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Microbial Control of Vector-Borne Diseases

Brij Kishore Tyagi, Dharumadurai Dhanasekaran
February 15, 2018

Vector-borne diseases have increasingly emerged as significant causes of human illnesses worldwide, largely due to environmental changes (deforestation), population movements (migration and travelling), international trades, and buildup of drug resistance. These are presenting major challenge to...

Pictorial Atlas of Soilborne Fungal Plant Pathogens and Diseases

Tsuneo Watanabe
February 08, 2018

The Pictorial Atlas of Soilborne Fungal Plant Pathogens and Diseases describes the soilborne fungal diseases caused by Oomycetes, Zygomycetes, Ascomycetes, Basidiomycetes, and Deuteromycetous (Anamorphic) fungi. Soilborne fungal diseases are significant as both environmental and agricultural...

Molecular and Cellular Biology of Viruses

Phoebe Lostroh
February 01, 2018

Cellular and Molecular Biology of Viruses is a new undergraduate textbook focusing on how viruses interact with host cells at a molecular level. All the major classes of viruses are included, with separate chapters for the replication and expression strategies of the different classes, and...

Bench to Bedside: Diagnostic Microbiology for the Clinicians

Nancy Khardori
January 31, 2018

This reference text is a must have for any current or future clinicians or students of microbiology. It is concisely organized to provide vital information on many of the microbes one will regularly encounter and the most efficacious ways of addressing associated infections. Discussion of...

Plant Viruses: Diversity, Interaction and Management

Rajarshi Kumar Gaur, SMP Khurana, Yuri Dorokhov
January 31, 2018

Plant viruses are significant as they affect our food supply and are capable of rapidly spreading to new plant species, so a comprehensive study of plant viruses is important in understanding their pathogenesis and prevention. This book focuses on the plant virus evolution, their molecular...

Extremophiles: From Biology to Biotechnology

Ravi V. Durvasula, D. V. Subba Rao
January 25, 2018

Extremophiles are nature’s ultimate survivors, thriving in environments ranging from the frozen Antarctic to abyssal hot hydrothermal vents. Their lifeforms span bacteria to fishes, and are categorized as halophiles from hypersaline environments, acidophiles from acidic waters, psychrophiles from...

Strategies for Bioremediation of Organic and Inorganic Pollutants

Maria S. Fuentes, Verónica L. Colin, Juliana M. Saez
January 25, 2018

Increased awareness surrounding environmental protection has prompted the development of more ecofriendly technologies. This book provides useful information on technologies based upon the use of biological agents for environmental clean-up, including bacteria, yeast, fungi, algae, and plants. Some...

Case Studies in Infection Control

Meera Chand, John Holton
January 24, 2018

Case Studies in Infection Control has 25 cases, each focusing on an infectious disease, which illustrate the critical aspects of infection control and prevention. Scenarios in the cases are real events from both community and hospital situations, and written by experts. Although brief comments are...

Phytoremediation of Environmental Pollutants

Ram Chandra, N.K. Dubey, Vineet Kumar
December 20, 2017

Phytoremediation aids to augment bioremediation as it uses broad range plants to remediate soil, sediment, surface water and ground water that have been contaminated with toxic metals, organic, pesticides and radionuclides. This book serves to disseminate detailed up to date knowledge regarding the...

Attachment Of Organisms To The Gut Mucosa: Volume I

Edgar C. Boedeker
December 18, 2017

The present volumes are based on the presentations made during the October 1981 research work shop �The attachment of micro-organisms to the intestinal mucosa� which was held in Reston, Virginia. The workshop was supported by the American Gastroenterological Association, along with the National...

Campylobacter Infection in Man and Animals

Jean Paul Butzler
December 18, 2017

This book reflects the different efforts made by veterinary and medical doctors for better knowledge of the disease. It shows how much we depends on each other to understand better the clinical features, pathogenesis, and epidemiology of campylobacter infections and other diseases....

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