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.

Stories Of The Invisible

Author: Philip Ball
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192803177
Size: 36.20 MB
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What are things made of? 'Everything is composed of small mollycules of itself, and they are flying around in concentric circles and arcs and segments,' explains Sergeant Fottrell in Flann O'Brien's The Dalkey Archive. Philip Ball shows that the world of the molecule is indeed a dynamic place. Using the chemistry of life as a springboard, he provides a new perspective on modern chemical science as a whole. Living cells are full of molecules in motion, communication, cooperation, and competition. Molecular scientists are now starting to capture the same dynamism in synthetic molecular systems, promising to reinvent chemistry as the central creative science of the new century.

Bacteria Up Close

Author: Greg Roza
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
ISBN: 1433983370
Size: 15.81 MB
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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 about 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.

I Superorganism

Author: Jon Turney
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848318235
Size: 41.21 MB
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Every human body carries a secret cargo: a huge population of microorganisms living in the mouth, on the skin, in the gut. They help digest our food. They make essential vitamins. They break down toxins and metabolise drugs. They exert an invisible influence on our hormones, our immune systems, perhaps even our brains. This is the human microbiome – a living, shifting system of previously unimagined importance and complexity. In this first book-length account of this new realm of human biology, award-winning science writer Jon Turney explores the microbiome in detail, charting its birth and development, investigating how it works, and assessing its many implications for our health, including its potential to shed new light on conditions such as bowel diseases, cancer, allergies and asthma. He considers the potential impacts of our modern disinfectant and antibiotic obsessions, and ponders a future of designer microbiomes and mood-altering probiotics. This book will make you think again about your relationship with your body, your habits – even your sense of who and what you are – as it reveals what it means to be a 21st century superorganism.

Manual Of Techniques In Insect Pathology

Author: Lawrence A. Lacey
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0080535771
Size: 36.87 MB
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Biological Techniques is a series of volumes aimed at introducing to a wide audience the latest advances in methodology. The pitfalls and problems of new techniques are given due consideration, as are those small but vital details not always explicit in the methods sections of journal papers. In recent years, most biological laboratories have been invaded by computers and a wealth of new DNA technology and this will be reflected in many of the titles appearing in the series. The books will be of value to advances researches and graduate students seeking to learn and apply new techniques, and will be useful to teachers of advanced undergraduate courses involving practical or project work. This manual describes the broad array of techniques that are used in insect pathology. It will provide biologists, insect pathologists, entomologists, and those interested in biological control, with the necessary information to work on a variety of pathogen groups. This book will be an essential laboratory reference for insect pathologists. Features include: * Step by-step instructions on how to isolate, identify, culture, bioassay and store the major groups of entomopathogens * Details of the practical knowledge needed by beginners to apply the techniques * Chapters written by an international group of experts * Discussion of safety testing of entomopathogens in mammals and also broader methods such as microscopy and molecular techniques * Provides extensive supplemental literature and recipes for media, fixatives and stains

Westcott S Plant Disease Handbook

Author: R. Kenneth Horst
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1468476823
Size: 49.62 MB
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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.

Microbiology In Your Pocket

Author: Melphine Harriott
Publisher: Thieme
ISBN: 1626234167
Size: 54.21 MB
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Microbiology in Your Pocket: Quick Pathogen Review by Melphine Harriott is a concise guide to common and rare bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites that begins with pathogens that infect the nervous system and ends with pathogens infecting multiple organs. The presentation of material by organ system facilitates easy organization and provides versatility of use. Each card presents similar information with variations due to inherent pathogen differences. On the front is an introduction to each pathogen with clinical vignettes and images. The back provides the taxonomy or morphology, infections, pathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention, treatment options, and an explanation. Key Features More than 230 graphics including full-color clinical images, pathogen photomicrographs, cell stains, biochemical tests, and diagrams Six color-coded pathogen types further facilitate quick acquisition of knowledge Online content via Winking Skull.com provides navigation by organ system or pathogen type Promotes long-term retention of complex material Animations further enhance learning This is an essential guide for medical students preparing for the USMLE®. It is also an ideal choice for graduate-level students in health science and dentistry looking for a user-friendly microbiology review.

Most Wonderful In The Smallest

Author: Linda VanAller Hernick
Publisher: McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781935778370
Size: 21.83 MB
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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.