|Bacterial Fish Pathogens: Disease of Farmed and Wild Fish
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Author: Brian Austin
This book puts emphasis on the isolation, taxonomy, diagnosis (phenotypic, serology and molecular biology), epizootiology, pathogenicity mechanisms, and methods of disease control (by vaccination, immunostimulation, probiotics, prebiotics, plant products, and antimicrobial compounds. Co-infections, which are attributed to more than one microbial species have been discussed. Shortcomings in knowledge have been highlighted. This sixth edition is the successor to the original version, first published in 1987, and which fills the need for an up-to-date comprehensive text on the biological aspects of the bacterial taxa which cause disease in finfish.
The book is primarily targeted at researcher workers, including postgraduate students, and diagnosticians. It is anticipated that the readership will include veterinary microbiologists, public health scientists and microbial ecologists.
|Plasmids: A Practical Approach (Practical Approach Series)
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This completely updated and revised second edition of Plasmids: A Practical Approach provides the researcher with detailed protocols for studying bacterial plasmids and for using plasmids and phagemids as vectors. With many new sections and protocols, it is the most up-to-date reference describing the techniques for the study of plasmid replication and maintenance, the fundamental methods for purifying plasmids and introducing them into cells, and the protocols for the mutagenesis and analysis of plasmid-encoded products. The book features further techniques for the study of plasmids and the use of plasmid vectors in such important groups of bacteria as animal and plant pathogens harboring virulence plasmids, Streptomyces, and lactococci. Plus, the book describes the use of plasmid composite vectors for expression of cDNA cloning, and much more. It is a invaluable reference for molecular biologists, microbiologists, and biotechnology researchers. It includes detailed protocols for studying bacterial plasmids and for using both plasmids and phagemids as vectors, techniques for studying fundamental aspects of plasmids, such as replication, are included, as well as methods for using plasmid vectors in important groups of bacteria. Also described are protocols for using phagemids, which are extremely useful tools for genetic engineering.
|Minerals in Foods: Bioactivity, Metabolism, Nutrition
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Author: Edward Harris
This book presents a technical introduction to all facets of nutritive minerals in foods, including their chemistry, transport, absorption, bioavailability and physiological functions. The book explains the in vivo behavior of minerals at a molecular level and clarifies their unique metabolic roles. It is an important instructional text for students and practitioners of nutrition and food science.
|A Field Guide to Mushrooms North America (Peterson Field Guides)
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Author: Kent H. McKnight
Over 500 species are described and illustrated in this authoritative guide to mycology that uses the famous Peterson Identification System and contains recipes for delicious wild mushroom dishes.
|The Role of Biofilms in Device-Related Infections (Springer Series on Biofilms)
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Approximately 60% of all hospital-associated infections, over one million cases per year, are due to biofilms that have formed on indwelling medical devices. Device-related biofilm infections increase hospital stays and add over one billion dollars/year to U.S. hospitalization costs. Since the use and the types of indwelling medical devices commonly used in modern healthcare are continuously expanding, especially with an aging population, the incidence of biofilm infections will also continue to rise. The central problem with microbial biofilm infections of foreign bodies is their propensity to resist clearance by the host immune system and all antimicrobial agents tested to date. In fact, compared to their free floating, planktonic counterparts, microbes within a biofilm are 50 – 500 times more resistant to antimicrobial agents. Therefore, achieving therapeutic and non-lethal dosing regimens within the human host is impossible. The end result is a conversion from an acute infection to one that is persistent, chronic, and recurrent, most often requiring device removal in order to eliminate the infection. This text will describe the major types of device-related infections, and will explain the host, pathogen, and the unique properties of their interactions in order to gain a better understanding of these recalcitrant infections.
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Author: Tom Betsy
The high demand for nurses and other medical professionals has resulted in a dramatic enrollment increase in nursing schools and colleges who offer medical training. All these students are required to pass a course in microbiology, which tends to trip up many students. The proposed book will demystify the complex topic of microbiology in a way that students will gain the necessary skills required for several different branches of the medical profession.
|Mushrooms and Molds (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Books)
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Author: Robert Froman
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Describes mushrooms, molds, and other fungi and their function in the cycle of growing things.
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|2: Bergey's Manual® of Systematic Bacteriology: Volume Two: The Proteobacteria, Part A Introductory Essays (Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology (Springer-Verlag))
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Includes introductory chapters on classification of prokaryotes, the concept of bacterial species, numerical and polyphasic taxonomy, bacterial nomenclature and the etymology of prokaryotic names, nucleic acid probes and their application in environmental microbiology, culture collections, and the intellectual property of prokaryotes. The first Road Map to the prokaryotes is included as well as an overview of the phylogenetic backbone and taxonomic framework for prokaryotic systematics.
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|Listeria monocytogenes: Pathogenesis and Host Response
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During the past twenty years Listeria monocytogenes has emerged as one of the most intensely studied bacterial pathogens. New windows are constantly being opened into the complexity of host cell biology and the interplay of the signals connecting the various cells and organs involved in the host response. This volume includes research from studies at the molecular level on the pathogenesis of Listeria monocytogenes and the response of the host to its infections.
- Listeria Monocytogenes Pathogenesis and Host Response
|A Field Guide to Western Mushrooms
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Author: Alexander H Smith
A guide to finding and identifying mushrooms found west of the Great Plains