A Field Guide To Bacteria

Author: Betsey Dexter Dyer
Publisher: Comstock Pub Assoc
ISBN: 9780801488542
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Written for curious souls of all ages, this title opens readers eyes--and noses and ears--to this hidden world. Useful illustrations accompany Dyer's lively text.

March Of The Microbes

Author: John L. Ingraham
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674054032
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A Choice Outstanding Academic Title Renowned microbiologist John Ingraham rescues the supremely important and ubiquitous microorganisms from their unwonted obscurity by showing us how we can, in fact, see and appreciate them.

Guide To Microlife

Author: Kenneth G. Rainis
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780531112663
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Serves as a guide to be used for the identification of microorganisms and provides information about microlife forms and how they affect other life forms, including human.

Bacteria

Author: Trudy M. Wassenaar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118107667
Size: 35.22 MB
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"This book introduces bacteria and basic microbiological concepts to readers without previous background in the subject. Each chapter concentrates on a particular topic and can be read in isolation or as part of the whole, and wherever possible points are illustrated through real-world examples and short stories. Although bacterial scientific names are used and translated when possible, in general scientific jargon is avoided in order to make the material as accessible as possible for the lay reader"--

Bacteria Up Close

Author: Greg Roza
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 1433983370
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Bacteria are amazing microorganisms. Their ability to move, multiply, and adapt make them some of the most fascinating subjects of biology. Readers take a look at these microscopic single-celled wonders and gain information as to how they're able to survive in a variety of environments. Readers will be surprised to learn there are more bacteria in their body than human cells. Instructive photographs and diagrams accompany these facts and more.

Microbes And Evolution

Author: Roberto Kolter
Publisher: Amer Society for Microbiology
ISBN: 9781555815400
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Explore the fundamental role of microbes in the natural history of our planet with 40 first-person essays written by microbiologists with a passion for evolutionary biology, whose thinking and career paths in science were influenced by Darwin's seminal work On the Origin of Species.

Westcott S Plant Disease Handbook

Author: R. Kenneth Horst
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1468476823
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It was a compliment to me to be asked to prepare the fourth edition of Westcott's Plant Disease Handbook, and the decision to accept the responsi bility for the fourth edition and now the fifth edition was not taken lightly. The task has been a formidable one. I have always had a great respect professionally for Dr. Cynthia Westcott. That respect has grown considerably with the completion of the two editions. I now fully realize the tremendous amount of effort expended by Dr. Westcott in developing the Handbook. A book such as this is never finished, since one is never sure that everything has been included that should be. I would quote and endorse the words of Dr. Westcott in her preface to the first edition: "It is easy enough to start a book on plant disease. It is impossible to finish it. " This revision of the Handbook retains the same general format contained in the previous editions. The chemicals and pesticides regulations have been updated; a few taxonomic changes have been made in the bacteria, fungi, and mistletoes; the changing picture in diseases caused by viruses and/or viruslike agents has been described. A few new host plants have been added, and many recently reported diseases as well as previously known diseases listed now on new hosts have been included. In addition, photographs have been replaced where possible, and the color photograph section has been retained.

Most Wonderful In The Smallest

Author: Linda VanAller Hernick
Publisher: McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781935778370
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Most Wonderful in the Smallest, written for the general public, presents a first-person journal of a yearlong record of collecting, identifying, describing, and photographing common microscopic organisms gathered from freshwater environments within short distances of the authors home. Extensively illustrated, numerous photographs of the organisms show details of taxonomy, anatomy, behavior, and environment that are mentioned in the journal. The authors objectives with this work are to document the great number and diversity of microscopic organisms that occupy freshwater environments all around us, to illustrate the fact that viewing and photographing these organisms does not require expensive or sophisticated means, and to call attention to and address the need for more people to recognize the presence and importance of these micro-communities.

Diseases Of Sugarcane

Author: C. Ricaud
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444597670
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An extensive volume of Sugarcane Diseases and their World Distribution (Vol. I) was published by Elsevier under the auspices of the International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists in 1961. The present volume was intended to be a new edition of the book, but so many changes were required that a new book was needed. Only three chapters have been kept with slight amendments. The other chapters have been completely re-written. In fact with changes in importance of major diseases, four diseases previously treated have been left out; on the other hand, three new topics have been included in the new book, two new diseases and a chapter on sugarcane quarantine. The first chapter gives a brief account of the anatomy, morphology and physiology of the sugarcane plant to facilitate terminology and especially for a better appreciation of the effect of disease on the growth of the crop. Diseases are extensively treated as in Volume I, with a very good description of their symptoms and variation under different conditions and severity, all well illustrated by black and white figures and in a set of colour plates at the end of the book which will prove of valuable help for identification. The causal agents of the diseases are described giving synonyms, cultural characteristics, isolation methods and present knowledge on race variation, an aspect on which there has been quite an advance in knowledge since Volume I was published. New techniques of diagnosis are also given. Advances in research on the diseases over the last 25 years are well covered and supported by an extensive bibliography at the end of each chapter. The book has been edited by people having first hand experience in the field and in research on these diseases. Authors have been selected from among the most knowledgeable all over the sugar cane world, especially with due regard to the importance of the different diseases in their countries. The book should prove of immense value to those concerned with practical aspects of plant disease control in the field: pathologists, agronomists and crop specialists, including consultants, to those concerned with quarantine of the crop, for university lectures and students, and research scientists. In a pre-publication review D.J. Heinz and S.A. Ferreira of the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association stated: ``Much has changed and new information generated since the original version of this book was published in 1961. This new edition incorporates most of it, providing both the laboratory and field sugarcane pathologist a complete and authoritative guide to the major sugarcane diseases of the world. It is the best single book available on sugarcane diseases.''