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Desk Encyclopedia of Microbiology 1st Edition

ISBN-13: 978-0126213614
ISBN-10: 0126213615
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Editorial Reviews


"This is a useful reference...I recommend this volume for any academic college or university library."
- E-STREAMS, Paula J. Wolfe, University of Arizona Library, U.S. (October 2004)

"...no longer need we hear the refrain: if only there was an easy to understand, readily available, single source! Schaechter has provided it and deserves our sustained gratitude and applause...This encyclopedia is an indispensable tool that should be a constant companion on the desk of each and every microbiologist and all persons intrigued by the indivisible creatures that make life possible on this planet."
- Henry D. Isenberg, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, N.Y. (November 2004)

"...well written and authoritative."
-Microbiology Today (November 2004)

"This work provides a compact, affordable overview of microbiology topics that are of widest interest in the field."
-S.K. Oelker, Drew University, U.S., (November 2004)

From the Back Cover

The field of Microbiology encompasses a vast and varied array of research areas, techniques and protocols for the study of microbial organisms and their interaction with, and influence on ourselves and the world around us. The literature associated with the field of microbiology is generally very specialized and focused and The Desk Encyclopedia of Microbiology aims to provide a broad, easily accessible perspective on a wide range of microbiological topics.

Edited by Moselio Schaechter, and with Joshua Lederberg as Consulting Editor, The Desk Encyclopedia of Microbiology brings together an outstanding collection of work by the top scientists in the field.

Covering topics ranging from the basic science of microbiology to the current "hot" topics in the field, this handy desk-top reference includes chapters on:

·Biofilms and biofouling
·Biological warfare
·Culture collections and their databases
·Development processes in bacteria
·DNA repair, replication, restriction and modification, sequencing and genomics
·Emerging infections
·Foodborne illnesses
·Iron metabolism
·Microbial diversity
·Oral microbiology
·Space flight, effects on microorganisms
·Viral and bacterial vaccines

The Desk Encyclopedia of Microbiology also includes relevant URLs at the end of each chapter to help readers follow up on further material for chosen topics. This book will be an invaluable tool for microbiologists preparing grant applications, reports or lectures, working at all levels and in all fields, including those in research, teaching, clinical practice, industry and government.

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