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Desk encyclopedia of microbiology

Author: Moselio Schaechter
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston ; London : Academic, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

A comprehensive guide to microbiology for the advanced reader. Covering topics ranging from the basic science of microbiology, it offers background information on a broad range of microbiological  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Moselio Schaechter
ISBN: 9780123749802 0123749808
OCLC Number: 423582317
Notes: Previous edition: Amsterdam; London: Elsevier Academic, 2004.
Description: xv, 1259 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: By topic Structure Cell membrane, prokaryotic Cell Structure, Organization, Bacteria and Archaea Chromosome, Bacterial Flagella, Prokaryotic Outer Membrane, Gram-Negative Bacteria Peptidoglycan. (Murein) Pili, Fimbriae Crystalline Cell Surface Layers Physiology Adhesion, Microbial Autotrophic CO2 Metabolism Bioluminescence, Microbial Cell Cycles and Division Continuous Cultures (Chemostats) Fermentation Metabolism, Central (Intermediary) Nutrition, Microbial Photosynthesis: microbial Posttranscriptional Regulation Quorum-Sensing in Bacteria Sensory Transduction in Bacteria Stress, bacterial: General and Specific Transcriptional Regulation Transport, Solute Development, Prokaryotic: Variety and Versatility Chromosome Replication and Segregation Chemotaxis Growth Kinetics, Bacterial Genetics Conjugation, Bacterial DNA Restriction and Modification Plasmids, Bacterial Transduction: Host DNA Transfer by Bacteriophages Transposable Elements Genomics and Evolution DNA Sequencing and Genomics Evolution, Theory and Experiments with Microorganisms Horizontal gene transfer: Uptake of extracellular DNA by bacteria Metagenomics Ecology Biofilms, microbial Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents Marine Habitats Ecology, Microbial Pathogenesis and antimicrobials Antibiotic Resistance Emerging Infections Exotoxins Gastrointestinal Microbiology in the Normal Human Host Lipopolysaccharides (endotoxins) Plant Pathogens and Disease: general introduction Vaccines, Viral Food and Waterborne Illnesses Symbiosis Endosymbionts and Intracellular Parasites Microbial Diversity Actinobacteria Agrobacterium and Plant Cell Transformation Archaea (overview) Bacillus subtilis Caulobacter Cyanobacteria Escherichia coli Opportunistic Human Gram Negative Anaerobes: Friend and Foe Gram-Negative Opportunistic Anaerobes: Friends and Foes Helicobacter pylori Legionella, Bartonella, Haemophilus Tuberculosis: Molecular Basis of Pathogenesis Mycoplasma and Spiroplasma Pseudomonas Spirochetes Staphylococcus Streptococcus pneumoniae Yeasts Viruses (and Prions) Bacteriophage - Overview Hepatitis Viruses Herpesviruses HIV/AIDS Influenza Prions Viroids/virusoids Industrial Processes and Methodology Amino Acid Production Bioreactors Ethanol Metal Extraction and Biomining Strain Improvement Industrial Biotechnology, (Overview) Bioterrorism Biological Warfare Forensic Microbiology
Responsibility: editor-in-chief, Moselio Schaechter.


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