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Microbiology for Minerals, Metals, Materials and the Environment

Abhilash, B. D. Pandey, K. A. Natarajan
October 31, 2017

Microbiology for Minerals, Metals, Materials and the Environment links chemical, metallurgical, and other metal inherent systems with microbes, and analyzes the interdependence between them. Specifically intended to underscore the importance of microbes in environmental remediation in the mining...

Essential Oils and Nanotechnology for Treatment of Microbial Diseases

Mahendra Rai, Susana Zacchino, Marcos Derita
October 03, 2017

There has been emergence of multidrug resistance problem all over the world due to overuse or underuse of antibiotics. Most microbes including bacteria, fungi, protozoans and others have developed resistance to antibiotics, and therefore, this problem is now recognized to be of global concern....

Handbook of Online and Near-real-time Methods in Microbiology

Maximilian Lackner, Wihelm Grabow, Philipp Stadler
September 14, 2017

Rapid detection and indication of the microbiological quality of liquids is an emerging topic that has high potential for numerous applications in the fields of environmental monitoring, industrial process control and medical surveillance. Latest technologies allow online and near-real-time...

Applied Biomedical Microbiology: A Biofilms Approach

Daryl S. Paulson
September 12, 2017

From the slippery covering on rocks in a stream, to the clogging slime in a bathtub drain, biofilms are present in everyday life in a variety of forms. This seemingly harmless build-up also accounts for 80 percent of all microbial infections. With chapters authored by experienced contributors from...

Procedure Manual for the Diagnosis of Intestinal Parasites

Donald L. Price
August 31, 2017

Procedure Manual for the Diagnosis of Intestinal Parasites is the definitive resource for individuals involved in the collection, preparation, and examination of fecal specimens for microscopic diagnosis of intestinal parasitic infections. The book points out the stages of parasites possibly found...

Molecular Biotechnology: Principles and Applications of Recombinant DNA

Berhard R. Glick, Chery L. Patten
August 03, 2017

Since 1994, Molecular Biotechnology: Principles and Applications of Recombinant DNA has introduced students to the fast-changing world of molecular biotechnology. With each revision, the authors have extensively updated the book to keep pace with the many new techniques in gene isolation and...

Tuberculosis and Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infections

David Schlossberg
August 03, 2017

In this completely revised edition an international team of experts presents nearly every facet of the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of tuberculosis and nontuberculous mycobacterial infections. In addition to presenting the latest clinical data, epidemiological findings, and policy and...

The Power of Plagues

Irwin W. Sherman
August 03, 2017

This book presents an historical account of how plagues past and present have shaped the outcome of wars and altered the course of medicine, religion, education, feudalism, and science. Cholera gave birth to the field of epidemiology. The bubonic plague epidemic that began in 1346 led to the...

CRC Handbook of Laboratory Model Systems for Microbial Ecosystems, Volume I

Julian W.T. Wimpenny
July 27, 2017

These volumes present the main classes of useful laboratory model systems used to study microbial ecosystems, with emphasis on the practical details for the use of each model. The most commonly used model, the homogeneous fermenter, is featured along with linked homogeneous culture systems, film...

CRC Handbook of the Zoology of Amphistomes

Otto Sey
July 27, 2017

Handbook of the Zoology of Amphistomes provides a comprehensive survey on the morphology, ecology, systematics, and zoogeography of amphistomes, which are a group of digenetic trematodes parasitic in vertebrates. The handbook features the special morphological characteristics of amphistomes,...

Microbial Biotechnology: Progress and Trends

Farshad Darvishi Harzevili, Hongzhang Chen
July 26, 2017

  Incorporates the Experiences of World-Class Researchers Microbial Biotechnology: Progress and Trends offers a theoretical take on topics that relate to microbial biotechnology. The text uses the "novel experimental experiences" of various contributors from around the world—designed as case...

Biofilms: Methods for Enzymatic Release of Microorganisms

Jean F. Brisou
July 14, 2017

This text presents a new technique for detecting microorganisms, specifically bacteria found in all levels of the biosphere. It also discusses methods for enzymatic release of these microbes as well as their interactions in all ecosystems. Drawings and micrographs help to illustrate this...

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