Eukaryotic Microbes

Eukaryotic Microbes

1st Edition - August 12, 2011

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  • Editor: Moselio Schaechter
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128103661
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123838773

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Eukaryotic Microbes presents chapters hand-selected by the editor of the Encyclopedia of Microbiology, updated whenever possible by their original authors to include key developments made since their initial publication. The book provides an overview of the main groups of eukaryotic microbes and presents classic and cutting-edge research on content relating to fungi and protists, including chapters on yeasts, algal blooms, lichens, and intestinal protozoa. This concise and affordable book is an essential reference for students and researchers in microbiology, mycology, immunology, environmental sciences, and biotechnology.

Key Features

  • Written by recognized authorities in the field
  • Includes all major groups of eukaryotic microbes, including protists, fungi, and microalgae
  • Covers material pertinent to a wide range of students, researchers, and technicians in the field


Students and researchers in microbiology, mycology, immunology, environmental sciences and biotechnology.

Table of Contents


    I. FUNGI


    Aspergillus: A Multifaceted Genus

    Clavicipitaceae: Free-Living and Saprotrophs to Plant Endophytes

    Microsporidia: a model for minimal parasite–host interactions


    Endophytic Microbes


    Plant Pathogens: Newly Emerging Diseases

    Fungal and Protist Plant Pathogens

    Entomogenous fungi

    Fungal Infections, Systemic

    Fungal Infections, Cutaneous 


    Amitochondriate Protists (Diplomonads, Parabasalids, Oxymonads)

    Amoebas (Lobose)


    Secretive ciliates and putative asexuality in microbial eukaryotes


    Diatoms: The Grass Menagerie





    Protozoan, Intestinal


    Oomycetes (Water Mold)





    Sleeping Sickness

    Secondary endosymbiosis

    Algal blooms

    Food Webs, Microbial

Product details

  • No. of pages: 496
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2011
  • Published: August 12, 2011
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128103661
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123838773

About the Editor

Moselio Schaechter

Moselio Schaechter
Dr. Schaechter is a Distinguished Professor, Emeritus at Tufts University, where he served as chairman of the Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology from 1970 to 1993. He has worked on bacterial growth physiology and the relationship of the chromosome and the bacterial cell membrane. He has authored ten treatises and textbooks, most in collaboration with others, plus a book for the general public, In the Company of Mushrooms. He has served as President of the American Society for Microbiology. Currently, he is Adjunct Professor Emeritus, Biology Department, at San Diego State University and Visiting Scholar at the University of California, San Diego.

Affiliations and Expertise

San Diego State University, CA, USA Expertise: Microbial Physiology and Ecology, Field Mycology, Microbiological Education, Science Communication

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