Encyclopedia of Microbiology, Four-Volume Set / Edition 2by Martin Alexander
The First Edition of the Encyclopedia of Microbiology was hailed by leading scientists and researchers around the world as "excellent," "outstanding," and "impressive." This Second Edition will serve as an up-to-date version of this reference which has been useful to academic, industrial, and personal libraries for years. The Encyclopedia of/b>/b>… See more details below
The First Edition of the Encyclopedia of Microbiology was hailed by leading scientists and researchers around the world as "excellent," "outstanding," and "impressive." This Second Edition will serve as an up-to-date version of this reference which has been useful to academic, industrial, and personal libraries for years. The Encyclopedia of Microbiology, Second Edition both challenges and stimulates the reader, and illustrates the importance of microbiology, a field that cannot be over emphasized in this booming biotechnology age.
• Completely redesigned and revised approach with 65% new material
• Contains approximately 300 articles, 1000 illustrations, and 400 tables
• New design includes thematic table of contents, combined glossary of terms, and appendix
• Provides color plate sections in each volume
• 17 subject areas, including exciting coverage of microbes in extreme environments and microbes in emerging infections
- Elsevier Science
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- 10.30(w) x 12.31(h) x 8.97(d)
Table of Contents
Contents by Subject Area.
From the Preface to the First Edition.
Guide to the Encyclopedia.
VOLUME 1 - A-C:
Acetic Acid Production.
Acetogenesis and Acetogenic Bacteria.
Aerobic Respiration: Oxidases and Globins.
Agrobacterium and Plant Cell Transformation.
Airborne Microorganisms and Indoor Air Quality.
Amino Acid Function and Synthesis.
Amino Acid Production.
Aminoglycosides, Bioactive Bacterial Metabolites.
Antibodies and B Cells.
Autotrophic CO2 Metabolism.
Bacillus subtilis, Genetics.
Beet Necrotic Yellow Vein Virus.
Biocatalysis for Synthesis of Chiral Pharmaceutical Intermediates.
Biodeterioration: In Wood, Architecture, Art, and Other Media.
Biofilms and Biofouling.
Biological Control of Weeds.
Biological Nitrogen Fixation.
Biomonitors of Environmental Contamination by Microorganisms.
Biopolymers, Production and Uses of.
Bioreactor Monitoring and Control.
Carbohydrate Synthesis and Metabolism.
Carbon and Nitrogen Assimilation, Regulation of.
Careers in Microbiology.
Cell Division, Prokaryotes.
Cell Membrane: Structure and Function.
Cell Walls, Bacterial.
Chromosome Replication and Segregation.
Coenzyme and Prosthetic Group Biosynthesis.
Conservation of Cultural Heritage.
Crystalline Bacterial Cell Surface Layers.
VOLUME 2 - D-K:
Detection of Bacteria in Blood: Centrifugation and Filtration.
Developmental Processes in Bacteria.
DNA Restriction and Modification.
DNA Sequencing and Genomics.
Economic Consequences of Infectious Diseases.
Education in Microbiology.
Energy Transduction Processes: From Respiration to Photosynthesis.
Enzymes in Biotechnology.
ErwiniaL Genetics of Pathogenicity Factors.
Escherchia coli, General Biology.
Escherchia coli, and Salmonella, Genetics.
Evolution, Theory and Experiments.
Food Spoilage and Preservation.
Foods, Quality Control.
Freeze-Drying of Microorganisms.
Fungal Infections, Cutaneous.
Fungal Infections, Systemic.
Genetically Modified Organisms: Guidelines and Regulations from Research.
Genomic Engineering of Bacterial Metabolisms.
Germfree Animal Techniques.
Global Burden of Infectious Diseases.
Glyoxylate Bypass in Escherichia coli.
Gram-Negative Anaerobic Pathogens.
Gram-Negative Cocci, Pathogenic.
Growth Kinetics, Bacterial.
Haemophilus influenzae, Genetics.
Heavy Metal Pollutants: Environmental and Biotechnological Aspects.
Heavy Metals, Bacterial Resistances.
History of Microbiology.
Horizontal Transfer of Genes between Microorganisms.
Identification of Bacteria, Computerized.
Industrial Biotechnology, Overview.
Industrial Effluents: Sources, Properties, and Treatments.
Industrial Fermentation Processes.
Infectious Waste Management.
International Law and Infectious Disease.
Intestinal Protozoan Infections in Humans.
VOLUME 3 - L-P:
Lactic Acid Bacteria.
Lactic Acid, Microbially Produced.
Lignocellulose, Lignin, Ligninases.
Lipases, Industrial Uses.
Lipids, Microbially Produced.
Mapping Bacterial Genomes.
Meat and Meat Products.
Metal Extraction and Ore Discovery.
Methane Production/Agricultural Waste Management.
Method, Philosophy of.
Methylation of Nucleic Acids and Proteins.
Microbes and the Atmosphere.
Natural Selection, Bacterial.
Nodule Formation in Legumes.
Nutrition of Microorganisms.
Ore Leaching by Microbes.
Origin of Life.
Outer Membrane, Gram-Negative Bacteria.
Patenting of Living Organisms and Natural Products.
PEP: Carbohydrate Phosphotransferase Systems.
Pigments, Microbially Produced.
Plant Disease Resistance: Natural Mechanisms and Engineered Resistance.
Plant Virology, Overview.
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR).
Pulp and Paper.
VOLUME 4 - Q-Z:
Quorum Sensing in Gram-Negative Bacteria.
recA: The Gene and Its Protein Product.
Recombinant DNA, Basic Procedures.
Ribosome Synthesis and Regulation.
RNA Splicing, Bacterial.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
Smuts, Bunts, and Ergot.
Soil Dynamics and Organic Matter, Decomposition.
Space Flight, Effects on Microorganisms.
Stock Culture Collections and Their Databases.
Surveillance of Infectious Diseases.
Symbiotic Microorganisms in Insects.
Tetrapyrrole Biosynthesis in Bacteria.
Timber and Forest Products.
Transcriptional Regulation in Prokaryotes.
Transduction: Host DNA Transfer by Bacteriophages.
Transgenic Animal Technology.
Translational Control and Fidelity.
Typhus Fevers and Other Rickettsial Diseases.
Vitamins and Related Biofactors, Microbial Production.
Wastewater Treatment, Industrial.
Wastewater Treatment, Municipal.
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