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Microbiology

Format:  Paperback,

352 pages

Edition: Revised

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Publish Date: Feb 2011

ISBN-13: 9780415607704

ISBN-10: 0415607701

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BIOS Instant Notes in Microbiology, Fourth Edition, is the perfect text for undergraduates looking for a concise introduction to the subject, or a study guide to use before examinations. Each topic begins with a summary of essential facts-an ideal revision checklist-followed by a description of the subject that focuses on core information, with clear, simple diagrams that are easy for students to understand and recall in essays and exams.

BIOS Instant Notes in Microbiology, Fourth Edition, is fully up-to-date and covers:

  • The Microbial World
  • Systematics
  • Microbiology
  • Microbial Growth
  • Microbial Metabolism
  • Prokaryotic DNA and RNA Metabolism
  • Industrial Microbiology
  • Eukaryotic Microbes: An Overview
  • The Fungi and Related Phyla
  • Archaeplastida, Excavata, Chromalveolata and Amoebozoa
  • The Viruses

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Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publish Date: Feb 2011
ISBN-13: 9780415607704
ISBN-10: 0415607701
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 352
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.42
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.0 x 10.0 x 1.0
Walmart No.: 9780415607704

Chapter outline

Prefacep. v
The microbial worldp. 1
The microbial worldp. 1
Systematicsp. 5
Prokaryotic systematicsp. 5
Identification of Bacteriap. 8
Inference of phylogeny from rRNA gene sequencep. 11
Microbiologyp. 15
Discovery and historyp. 15
Prokaryotic diversityp. 17
Culture of bacteria in die laboratoryp. 20
Enumeration of microorganismsp. 24
Looking at microbesp. 28
The major prokaryotic groupsp. 35
Composition of a typical prokaryotic cellp. 45
The bacterial cell wallp. 51
Cell divisionp. 57
Bacterial flagella and movementp. 61
Prokaryotes and their environmentp. 64
Microbial growthp. 69
Measurement of microbial growthp. 69
Batch culture in the laboratoryp. 76
Large-scale and continuous culturep. 80
Microbial metabolismp. 85
Heterotrophic pathwaysp. 85
Electron transport, oxidative phosphorylation, and -oxidation of fatty acidsp. 90
Autotrophic reactionsp. 94
Other unique microbial biochemical pathwaysp. 102
Prokaryotic DNA and RNA metabolismp. 107
DNA - the primary informational macromoleculep. 107
Genomesp. 111
DNA replicationp. 116
Transcriptionp. 124
Messenger RNA and translationp. 134
Signal transduction and environmental sensingp. 137
DNA repairp. 142
Transfer of DNA between cellsp. 146
Recombinationp. 151
Bacteriophagesp. 156
Plasmidsp. 161
Industrial microbiologyp. 165
Biotechnologyp. 165
Food microbiologyp. 167
Recombinant microorganisms in biotechnologyp. 172
Microbial bioproductsp. 176
Eukaryotic microbes: an overviewp. 179
Taxonomyp. 179
Eukaryotic cell structurep. 183
Cell division and ploidyp. 190
The fungi and related phylap. 196
Fungal structure and growthp. 196
Fungal nutritionp. 201
Reproduction in fungip. 204
Beneficial effectsp. 211
Detrimental effectsp. 215
Archaeplastida, Excavata, Chromalveolata, and Amoebozoap. 217
Taxonomy and structurep. 217
Nutrition and metabolismp. 228
Life cyclesp. 234
Beneficial effectsp. 243
Detrimental effectsp. 246
The virusesp. 248
Virus structurep. 248
Virus taxonomyp. 253
Virus genomesp. 258
Virus proteinsp. 267
Cell culture and virus propagationp. 273
Virus assayp. 279
Virus replicationp. 285
Virus infectionsp. 296
Viruses and the immune systemp. 303
Virus vaccinesp. 308
Antiviral chemotherapyp. 313
Plant virusesp. 319
Prions and transmissible spongiform encephalopathiesp. 324
Further readingp. 330
Abbreviationsp. 332
Indexp. 334

Book description

BIOS Instant Notes in Microbiology, Fourth Edition, is the perfect text for undergraduates looking for a concise introduction to the subject, or a study guide to use before examinations. Each topic begins with a summary of essential facts-an ideal revision checklist-followed by a description of the subject that focuses on core information, with clear, simple diagrams that are easy for students to understand and recall in essays and exams.

BIOS Instant Notes in Microbiology, Fourth Edition, is fully up-to-date and covers:

  • The Microbial World
  • Systematics
  • Microbiology
  • Microbial Growth
  • Microbial Metabolism
  • Prokaryotic DNA and RNA Metabolism
  • Industrial Microbiology
  • Eukaryotic Microbes: An Overview
  • The Fungi and Related Phyla
  • Archaeplastida, Excavata, Chromalveolata and Amoebozoa
  • The Viruses

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