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Laboratory Techniques in Plant Bacteriology

Suresh G. Borkar
September 19, 2017

Bacterial diseases of plants occur worldwide and cause substantial economic losses in crops. This book includes the techniques required to identify and isolate pathogenic bacteria of plants and covers other important topics of bacterial diseases....

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...

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...

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...

Clinical Microbiology, Second Edition

J. Keith Struthers
June 28, 2017

This concise, beautifully illustrated book provides a convenient introduction to the basic science of medical microbiology and how this relates to clinical practice. Expanded from the prize-winning first edition to cover virology and parasitology in addition to bacteriology, this second editions...

Molecular Detection of Human Viral Pathogens

Dongyou Liu
June 20, 2017

Despite being recognized and fought against over countless centuries, human viral pathogens continue to cause major public health problems worldwide—killing millions of people and costing billions of dollars in medical care and lost productivity each year. With contributions from specialists in...

Environmental Pollutants and their Bioremediation Approaches

Ram Naresh Bharagava
June 20, 2017

This book is a compilation of detailed and latest knowledge on the various types of environmental pollutants released from various natural as well as anthropogenic sources, their toxicological effects in environments, humans, animals and plants as well as various bioremediation approaches for their...

Handbook of Nucleic Acid Purification

Dongyou Liu
June 16, 2017

An Indispensable Roadmap for Nucleic Acid Preparation Although Friedrich Miescher described the first isolation of nucleic acid in 1869, it was not until 1953 that James Watson and Francis Crick successfully deciphered the structural basis of DNA duplex. Needless to say, in the years since,...

Microbial Biofilms: Omics Biology, Antimicrobials and Clinical Implications

Chaminda Jayampath Seneviratne
May 08, 2017

Microbial Biofilms: Omics Biology, Antimicrobials and Clinical Implications is a comprehensive survey of microbial biofilms and their role in human health and disease with contributions from world renowned experts in molecular microbiology, proteomics, genomics, metabolomics and infectious diseases...

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