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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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