Encyclopedia of Microbiology - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780128117361

Encyclopedia of Microbiology

4th Edition

Editors: Thomas Schmidt
Book ISBN: 9780128117361
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 13th August 2019
Page Count: 3496
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Description

Comprehensive and fully up-to-date, this new edition of Encyclopedia of Microbiology gathers basic and applied dimensions of this dynamic field, which includes virtually all environments on Earth. This attracts a growing number of cross-disciplinary studies, which the encyclopedia makes available to readers from diverse educational backgrounds. The new edition builds on the solid foundation established in earlier versions, adding new material which reflects recent advances in the field. New focus areas include Animal and Plant Microbiomes’ and ‘Global Impact of Microbes. The thematic organization of the work allows users to focus on specific areas, e.g. for didactical purposes, as well as browsing for topics in different areas of research.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage: offers an up-to-date and authoritative resource covering the whole microbiology field, from basic principles to applied technologies
  • Educational resource: each thematic section provides an organic overview useful to academic teachers and scientist coming from different backgrounds
  • Enhanced reading experience: All chapters are enriched with figures and graphs, and can easily be consulted in isolation to find fundamental definitions and concepts

Readership

University and corporate sector libraries serving students and scientists in microbiology, biomolecular and evolutionary biology, immunology and ecology. Secondary users include local and federal agencies e.g. decision makers in biotechnology, public health and environmental science

Table of Contents

Pathogenesis and Immunology
Microbial Genetics and Physiology
Ecology and Evolution of Microbes
Microbial Diversity
Technological Advances and Applied Microbiology

Details

No. of pages:
3496
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2019
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Book ISBN:
9780128117361

About the Editor

Thomas Schmidt

Prof. Schmidt has been investigating the structure, function and dynamics of microbial communities in natural ecosystems for over 20 years, most recently focusing on microbial communities in the human GI tract. His group helped pioneer the methods for culture-independent metagenomic analyses and continues to refine and apply these methods to track microbial populations in nature. In 2015, he initiated the Michigan Microbiome project with the goal of elucidating principles underlying the structure, function, and dynamics of the human microbiome. The ultimate goal of this project is to manage microbiomes to benefit human health. His laboratory has also pioneered methods for cultivation of bacteria under alternative atmospheres, including low oxygen environments. He is full Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Michigan; committee member at the American Academy for Microbiology and American Society for Microbiology; editorial board member for a number of journals, including Annual Reviews of Microbiology, and was Section Editor on the 3rd edition of Encyclopedia of Microbiology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, USA

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