Desk Encyclopedia of Microbiology - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780123749802, 9780080961286

Desk Encyclopedia of Microbiology

2nd Edition

Editors: Moselio Schaechter
eBook ISBN: 9780080961286
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 7th July 2009
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Description

The Desk Encyclopedia of Microbiology, Second Edition is a single-volume comprehensive guide to microbiology for the advanced reader. Derived from the six volume e-only Encyclopedia of Microbiology, Third Edition, it bridges the gap between introductory texts and specialized reviews. Covering topics ranging from the basic science of microbiology to the current "hot" topics in the field, it will be invaluable for obtaining background information on a broad range of microbiological topics, preparing lectures and preparing grant applications and reports.

Key Features

  • The most comprehensive single-volume source providing an overview of microbiology to non-specialists
    Bridges the gap between introductory texts and specialized reviews.
    Provides concise and general overviews of important topics within the field making it a helpful resource when preparing for lectures, writing reports, or drafting grant applications

Readership

Microbiologists working in research, teaching, industry, and government.

Table of Contents

By topic

Structure

Cell membrane, prokaryotic

Cell Structure, Organization, Bacteria and Archaea

Chromosome, Bacterial

Flagella, Prokaryotic

Outer Membrane, Gram-Negative Bacteria

Peptidoglycan. (Murein)

Pili, Fimbriae

Crystalline Cell Surface Layers

Physiology

Adhesion, Microbial

Autotrophic CO2 Metabolism

Bioluminescence, Microbial

Cell Cycles and Division

Continuous Cultures (Chemostats)

Fermentation

Metabolism, Central (Intermediary)

Nutrition, Microbial

Photosynthesis: microbial

Posttranscriptional Regulation

Quorum-Sensing in Bacteria

Sensory Transduction in Bacteria

Stress, bacterial: General and Specific

Transcriptional Regulation

Transport, Solute

Development, Prokaryotic: Variety and Versatility

Chromosome Replication and Segregation

Chemotaxis

Growth Kinetics, Bacterial

Genetics

Conjugation, Bacterial

DNA Restriction and Modification

Plasmids, Bacterial

Transduction: Host DNA Transfer by Bacteriophages

Transposable Elements

Genomics and Evolution

DNA Sequencing and Genomics

Evolution, Theory and Experiments with Microorganisms

Horizontal gene transfer: Uptake of extracellular DNA by bacteria

Metagenomics

Ecology

Biofilms, microbial

Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents

Marine Habitats

Ecology, Microbial

Pathogenesis and antimicrobials

Antibiotic Resistance

Emerging Infections

Exotoxins

Gastrointestinal Microbiology in the Normal Human Host

Lipopolysaccharides (endotoxins)

Plant Pathogens and Disease: general introduction

Vaccines, Viral

Food and Waterborne Illnesses

Symbiosis

Endosymbionts and Intracellular Parasites

Microbial Diversity

Actinobacteria

Agrobacterium and Plant Cell Transformation

Archaea (overview)

Bacillus subtilis

Caulobacter

Cyanobacteria

Escherichia coli

Opportunistic Human Gram Negative Anaerobes: Friend and Foe

Gram-Negative Opportunistic Anaerobes: Friends and Foes

Helicobacter pylori

Legionella, Bartonella, Haemophilus

Tuberculosis: Molecular Basis of Pathogenesis

Mycoplasma and Spiroplasma

Pseudomonas

Spirochetes

Staphylococcus

Streptococcus pneumoniae

Yeasts

Viruses (and Prions)

Bacteriophage – Overview

Hepatitis Viruses

Herpesviruses

HIV/AIDS

Influenza

Prions

Viroids/virusoids

Industrial Processes and Methodology

Amino Acid Production

Bioreactors

Ethanol

Metal Extraction and Biomining

Strain Improvement

Industrial Biotechnology, (Overview)

Bioterrorism

Biological Warfare

Forensic Microbiology



Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080961286

About the Editor

Moselio Schaechter

Affiliations and Expertise

San Diego State University, CA, USA