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
·Culture collections and their databases
·Development processes in bacteria
·DNA repair, replication, restriction and modification, sequencing and genomics
·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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