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Understanding Microbes

Author : Jeremy W. Dale
ISBN : 9781118482759
Genre : Science
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We can’t see them, but microbes are the dominant form oflife on Earth. They make up half of the world’s biomass. Theywere here billions of years before we were, and they will be hereafter we are gone. Without their activity, life as we know it wouldbe impossible. Even within our own bodies, there are ten times asmany bacterial cells as human cells. Understanding Microbesprovides a clear, accessible introduction to this world ofmicrobes. As well as looking at a selection of infectious diseases,including how they are prevented and treated, the book explores theimportance of microbes in the environment, in the production andpreservation of food, and their applications in biotechnology. This lively and engaging book provides the basics ofmicrobiology, in a contemporary context. It will be equally usefulfor students across the biological, environmental and healthsciences, and for the curious reader wanting to learn more aboutthis fascinating subject. A highly-readable, concise introduction to the basics ofmicrobiology placed in the context of the very latest developmentsin molecular biology and their impact on the microbial world. Numerous real-world examples range from how cows digest grassto the role of microbes in cancer and the impact of climatechange Well-illustrated in full colour throughout. Written by an Author with a proven track record in teaching,writing and research.

Understanding Microbes An Introduction To A Small World

Author : CTI Reviews
ISBN : 9781490271187
Genre : Education
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Did You Just Eat That Two Scientists Explore Double Dipping The Five Second Rule And Other Food Myths In The Lab

Author : Paul Dawson
ISBN : 9780393609769
Genre : Science
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Is the five-second rule legitimate? Are electric hand dryers really bacteria blowers? Am I spraying germs everywhere when I blow on my birthday cake? How gross is backwash? When it comes to food safety and germs, there are as many common questions as there are misconceptions. And yet there has never been a book that clearly examines the science behind these important issues—until now. In Did You Just Eat That? food scientists Paul Dawson and Brian Sheldon take readers into the lab to show, for example, how they determine the amount of bacteria that gets transferred by sharing utensils or how many microbes live on restaurant menus. The authors list their materials and methods (in case you want to replicate the experiments), guide us through their results, and offer in-depth explanations of good hygiene and microbiology. Written with candid humor and richly illustrated, this fascinating book will reveal surprising answers to the most frequently debated—and also the weirdest—questions about food and germs, sure to satisfy anyone who has ever wondered: should I really eat that?

Why Does Evolution Matter The Importance Of Understanding Evolution

Author : Gabriel Trueba
ISBN : 9781443870030
Genre : Science
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Evolution is not merely a chapter in biology textbooks; rather, it is the mesh that embraces and connects every biological phenomenon; indeed, as Dobzhansky pointed out, nothing in biology could be understood without the evolutionary logic. The contents of this book highlight the importance of evolution in applied biological sciences such as agricultural, medical, environmental and the social sciences. Evolutionary science provides renewed ideas which can result in practical applications and tools that deal with current problems concerning humanity, such as disease, food production, and environmental destruction. Most of the topics in this book were discussed during the III Summit on Evolution which took place in the Galapagos Islands in June 2013, hosted by the Galapagos Institute for the Arts and Sciences and the Galapagos Science Institute, Universidad San Francisco de Quito.

Asm News

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ISBN : UCLA:L0081963001
Genre : Microbiology
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Bioinformatics Of Genome Evolution From Ancestral To Modern Metabolism Phylogenomics And Comparative Genomics To Understand Microbial Evolution

Author : Marco Fondi
ISBN : 9788866550433
Genre : Medical
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Journey To Diverse Microbial Worlds

Author : Joseph Seckbach
ISBN : 0792360206
Genre : Nature
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In this Journey to Microbial Worlds we present the diversity of microorganisms, from the state of fossil microbes in Archaean age rocks to the possibilities of extraterrestrial life. This volume discusses the extremophiles living in harsh environments (from our anthropocentric point) and describes them in considerable detail. Some chapters also review topics such as symbiosis, bacterial luminescence, methanogens, and petroleum-grown cells. The final chapters of this book shed new light on astrobiology and speculate on extremophiles as candidates for extraterrestrial life. All chapters are updated to the latest research level.

Applied And Environmental Microbiology

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ISBN : NWU:35558004427981
Genre : Microbial ecology
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Micro Mania

Author : Jordan Brown
ISBN : 9781607343516
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Get ready to be grossed out! Try not to panic, but a million creatures are crawling all over your skin--wriggling on your legs, your neck, your scalp...everywhere! And that's only on the outside of our bodies. Trillions more of these itty-bitty things are thriving INSIDE! Here's a big treat for every kid who loves the squirmy, icky, buggy, and the generally gross. Sensationally designed, with eye-opening, jaw-dropping photography, MICRO MANIA takes a close-up look at a world that's mostly invisible to us. It's an amazing universe that comes into astonishingly large-scale focus on these spectacular pages--which showcase everything from luminescent, furry-green bacteria and flowerlike virus cells to maggots, mold, and more. But this is more than just a collection of mind-blowing images; it's solid science that encourages children's natural curiosity. They'll find out about the great scientists who discovered the existence of microbes; see how bacteria travel and reproduce; peek at some of the insects that make themselves at home in our kitchens, bathrooms, and bodies; and learn why some germs are good and others make us ill--and what we can do to stay healthy. By the time they've finished taking this voyage through nature's miniature universe, kids will fully understand why even the tiniest of creatures--from foot fungus and salmonella to blood-sucking bugs and organisms squiggling in a pond near you--can have a really big impact on our lives.

Plant And Microbe Adaptations To Cold In A Changing World

Author : Ryozo Imai
ISBN : 9781461482536
Genre : Science
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​This book includes papers from keynote lecture and oral presentations of Plant and Microbe Adaptations to Cold (PMAC) 2012, an international conference on winter hardiness of crop and pathogenic microbes. The PMAC has been started in 1997 in Japan as an interdisciplinary forum for scientists and extension people working in the field in plant pathology, plant physiology, microbiology, and crop breeding to increase our knowledge and improve our understanding of overwintering of crops, forages and grasses and solve the problems associated with losses due to freezing and heavy snow cover. Successive meetings have been held in Iceland (2000), Canada (2003), Italy (2006), and Norway (2009). PMAC2012 will be a special meeting with a focus on global climate change, food security and agriculture sustainability and the whole program will be arranged to reflect this theme. The topics covered by this proceedings includes, global warming in agricultural environment, plant adaptations to cold, microbial adaptations to cold, plant-microbe interaction under cold, and molecular breeding for winter hardiness. The researches range from molecular biology to ecology and breeding. Experts in the field will report cutting edge research and thoughtful strategies for sustainability.​

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