Description

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

Readership

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

Table of Contents

PREFACE

I. FUNGI

Yeasts

Aspergillus: A Multifaceted Genus

Clavicipitaceae: Free-Living and Saprotrophs to Plant Endophytes

Microsporidia: a model for minimal parasite–host interactions

Mycorrhizae

Endophytic Microbes

Lichens

Plant Pathogens: Newly Emerging Diseases

Fungal and Protist Plant Pathogens

Entomogenous fungi

Fungal Infections, Systemic

Fungal Infections, Cutaneous 

II. PROTISTS

Amitochondriate Protists (Diplomonads, Parabasalids, Oxymonads)

Amoebas (Lobose)

Ciliates

Secretive ciliates and putative asexuality in microbial eukaryotes

Coccolithophores

Diatoms: The Grass Menagerie

Dinoflagellates

Dyctiostelium

Foraminifera

Euglenozoa

Protozoan, Intestinal

Leishmania

Oomycetes (Water Mold)

Picoeukaryotes

Stramenopiles

Toxoplasmosis

Trypanosomes

Sleeping Sickness

Secondary endosymbiosis

Algal blooms

Food Webs, Microbial

Details

No. of pages:
496
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123838766
Electronic ISBN:
9780123838773

About the author

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

Reviews

"The book is well illustrated with diagrams, figures and tables, and the chapters are thorough, well-presented and easy to read. The content has been carefully selected from the huge range of topics that are covered under eukaryotic microbiology, and provides an excellent overview. It will be a useful reference work for researchers and students in many areas of eukaryotic microbiology, and of course for all other microbiologists fascinated by these incredible, beautiful and important organisms."--Microbiology Today