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The desk encyclopedia of microbiology

Author: Moselio Schaechter; Joshua Lederberg
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/Academic Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The Desk Encyclopedia of Microbiology aims to give a broad perspective on a wide range of topics. It is predominantly a synthesis from the comprehensive and multi-volumed Encyclopedia of Microbiology. The intention of the Desk Encyclopedia of Microbiology is to provide an affordable and ready access to a large variety of microbiological topics within one set of covers. Encompasses broad coverage of all main areas of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Encyclopédie (Descripteur de forme)
Encyclopédies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Moselio Schaechter; Joshua Lederberg
ISBN: 0126213615 9780126213614
OCLC Number: 54965925
Description: 1149 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: 1. Adhesion, Bacterial / Matthew A. Mulvey and Scott J. Hultgren --
2. Agrobacterium and plant cell transformation / Peter J. Christie --
3. Antibiotic resistance in bacteria / Julian Davies and Vera Webb --
4. Antifungal agents / Ana Espinel-Ingroff --
5. Antisense RNAs / Andrea Denise Branch --
6. Antiviral agents / Richard J. Whitley --
7. Archaea / Paul Blum and Vidula Dikshit --
8. Attenuation, Transcriptional / Charles Yanofsky --
9. Bacillus subtilis, Genetics / Kevin M. Devine --
10. Bacteriophages / Hans-Wolfgang Ackermann --
11. Biocides (Nonpublic health, Nonagricultural antimicrobials) / Mohammad Sondossi --
12. Biofilms and biofouling / Karen T. Elvers and Hilary M. Lappin-Scott --
13. Biological warfare / James A. Poupard and Linda A. Miller --
14. Bioluminescence, Microbial / J. Woodland Hastings --
15. Bioreactors / Larry E. Erickson --
16. Bioremediation / Joseph B. Hughes, C. Nelson Neale and C. Herb Ward --
17. Biosensors / Yoko Nomura and Isao Karube --
18. Cell membrane: structure and function / Robert J. Kadner --
19. Cell Walls, Bacterial / Joachim-Volker Holtje --
20. Chemotaxis / Jeff Stock and Sandra Da Re --
21. Chromosome, Bacterial / Karl Drlica and Arnold J. Bendich --
22. Conjugation, Bacterial / Laura S. Frost --
23. Crystalline bacterial cell surface layers (S layers) / Uwe B. Sleytr and Paul Messner --
24. Culture collections and their databases / Mary K.B. Berlyn --
25. Developmental processes in bacteria / Yves V. Brun --
26. Diversity, Microbial / Charles R. Lovell --
27. DNA repair / Lawrence Grossman --
28. DNA replication / James A. Hejna and Robb E. Moses --
29. DNA restriction and modification / Noreen E. Murray --
30. DNA sequencing and genomics / Brian A. Dougherty --
31. Ecology, Microbial / Michael J. Klug and David A. Odelson --
32. Emerging infections / David L. Heymann --
33. Energy transduction processes: from respiration to photosynthesis / Stuart J. Ferguson --
34. Enteropathogenic bacteria / Farah K. Bahrani-Mougeot and Michael S. Donnenberg --
35. Escherichia coli and Salmonella, Genetics / K. Brooks Low --
36. Exotoxins / Joseph T. Barbieri --
37. Extremophiles / Ricardo Cavicchioli and Torsten Thomas --
38. Fimbriae, Pili / Matthew A. Mulvey, Karen W. Dodson, Gabriel E. Soto and Scott J. Hultgren --
39. Flagella / Shin-Ichi Aizawa --
40. Food-borne illnesses / David W.K. Acheson --
41. Fungal infections, Cutaneous / Peter G. Sohnle and David K. Wagner --
42. Fungal infections, Systemic / Arturo Casadevall --
43. Gastrointestinal microbiology / T.G. Nagaraja --
44. Genetically modified organisms: guidelines and regulations for research / Sue Tolin and Anne Vidaver --
45. Genomes, Mapping of Bacterial / J. Guespin-Michel and F. Joset --
46. Germ-free animal techniques / Bernard S. Wostmann --
47. Gram-negative anaerobic pathogens / Arthur O. Tzianabos, Laurie E. Comstock and Dennis L. Kasper --
48. Gram-negative cocci, Pathogenic / Emil C. Gotschlich --
49. Heat stress / Christophe Herman and Carol A. Gross --
50. Horizontal transfer of genes between microorganisms / Jack A. Heinemann --
51. Human immunodeficiency virus / Lu Montagnier --
52. Identification of bacteria, Computerized / Trevor N. Bryant --
53. Industrial fermentation processes / Thomas M. Anderson --
54. Insect's symbiotic microorganisms / A.E. Douglas --
55. Iron metabolism / Charles F. Earhart --
56. Lipopolysaccharides / Chris Whitfield --
57. Methanogenesis / Kevin R. Sowers --
58. Methylotrophy / J. Colin Murrell and Ian R. McDonald --
59. Nitrogen cycle / Roger Knowles --
60. Nitrogen fixation / L. David Kuykendall, Fawzy M. Hashem, Robert B. Dadson and Gerald H. Elkan --
61. Nodule formation in legumes / Peter H. Graham --
62. Nutrition of microorganisms / Thomas Egli --
63. Oral microbiology / Ian R. Hamilton and George H. Bowden --
64. Osmotic stress / Douglas H. Bartlett and Mary F. Roberts --
65. Outer membrane, Gram-negative bacteria / Mary J. Osborn --
66. Oxidative stress / Pablo J. Pomposiello and Bruce Demple --
67. pH Stress / Joan L. Slonczewski --
68. Plant pathogens / George N. Agrios --
69. Plasmids, Bacterial / Christopher M. Thomas --
70. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) / Carol J. Palmer and Christine Paszko-Kolva --
71. Prions / Christine Musahl and Adriano Aguzzi --
72. Protein secretion / Donald B. Oliver and Jorge Galan --
73. Quorum sensing in gram-negative bacteria / Clay Fuqua --
74. Recombinant DNA, Basic procedures / Judith W. Zyskind --
75. Sexually transmitted diseases / Jane A. Cecil and Thomas C. Quinn --
76. Skin microbiology / Morton N. Swartz --
77. Soil microbiology / Kate M. Scow --
78. SOS response / Kevin W. Winterling --
79. Space flight, effects on microorganisms / D.L. Pierson and S.K. Mishra --
80. Sporulation / Patrick J. Piggot --
81. Starvation, Bacterial / A.C. Matin --
82. Strain improvement / Sarad Parekh --
83. Sulfur cycle / Piet Lens, Marcus Vallero and Look Hulshoff Pol --
84. Transcriptional regulation in prokaryotes / Orna Amster-Choder --
85. Transduction: host DNA transfer by bacteriophages / Millicent Masters --
86. Transformation, Genetic / Brian M. Wilkins and Peter A. Meacock --
87. Transposable elements / Peter M. Bennett --
88. Two-component systems / Alexander J. Ninfa and Mariette R. Atkinson --
89. Vaccines, Bacterial / Susan K. Hoiseth --
90. Vaccines, Viral / Ann M. Arvin --
91. Viruses / Sondra Schlesinger and Milton J. Schlesinger --
92. Viruses, Emerging / Stephen S. Morse --
93. Yeasts / Graeme M. Walker.
Responsibility: editor, Moselio Schaechter ; consulting editor, Joshua Lederberg.
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The Desk Encyclopedia of Microbiology aims to give a broad perspective on a wide range of topics. It is predominantly a synthesis from the comprehensive and multi-volumed Encyclopedia of Microbiology. The intention of the Desk Encyclopedia of Microbiology is to provide an affordable and ready access to a large variety of microbiological topics within one set of covers. Encompasses broad coverage of all main areas of microbiology. Thoroughly updated chapters from the authoritative Encyclopedia of Microbiology, Second Edition. Helpful resource in preparing for lectures, writing reports, or drafting grant applications.

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