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various paging : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
  • The microbial world and you
  • Chemical principles
  • Observing microorganisms through a microscope
  • Functional anatomy of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
  • Microbial growth
  • The control of microbial growth
  • Microbial genetics
  • Biotechnology and DNA technology
  • Classification of microorganisms
  • The prokaryotes: domains bacteria and archaea
  • The eukaryotes: fungi, algae, protozoa, and helminths
  • Viruses, viroids, and prions
  • Principles of disease and epidemiology
  • Microbial mechanisms of pathogenicity
  • Innate immunity: specific defenses of the host
  • Practical applications of immunology
  • Disorders associated with the immune system
  • Antimicrobial drugs
  • Microbial diseases of the skin and eyes
  • Microbial diseases of the nervous system
  • Microbial diseases fo the cardiovascular and lymphatic systems
  • Microbial diseases of the respiratory system
  • Microbial diseases of the digestive system
  • Microbial diseases of the urinary and reproductive systems
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Applied and industrical microbiology.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
1 online resource (ix, 204 pages) : illustrations (some color). Digital: text file; PDF.
  • Chapter 1: Soil Microbiology in the coming decades (Adhya).- Chapter 2: Molecular genomic techniques for identification of soil microbial community structure and dynamics (Dhiraj Paul).- Chapter 3: "Omics" tools in Soil microbiology: The state of the art (Angana Sarkar).- Chapter 4: Diversity of sulfur oxidizing and reducing microbes in diverse ecosystems (Upendra Kumar).- Chapter 5: Microbial cycling of arsenic in the aquifers of Bengal delta plain (BDP) (Punyasloke Bhadury).- Chapter 6: Bacterial communities of Uranium contaminated tailing ponds and their interactions with different heavy metals (Paltu Kumar Dhal).- Chapter 7: Microbial cycling of greenhouse gases and their impact on climate change (Santosh Ranjan Mohanty).- Chapter 8: Microbe Mediated Bioremediation: An Ecofriendly Sustainable Approach for Environmental Clean-Up (Seema Sangwan).- Chapter 9: Remediation of oily sludge and oil contaminated soil from petroleum industry.- Chapter 10: Microbial soil enzymes (Swati Joshi).- Chapter 11: Biosurfactants in soil bioremediation (Vivek Rangarajan).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811061776 20180514
This book presents a comprehensive collection of articles illustrating the importance of microbial community structure and function for ecosystem sustainability and environmental reclamation. It addresses a diverse range of topics, including microbial diversity, physiology, genomics, ecosystem function, interaction, metabolism, and the fruitful use of microbial communities for crop productivity and environmental remediation. In addition, the book explores issues ranging from general concepts on the diversity of microorganisms in soil, and ecosystem function to the evolution and taxonomy of soil microbiota, with future prospects. It covers cutting-edge methods in soil microbial ecological studies, rhizosphere microflora, the role of organic matter in plant productivity, biological nitrogen fixation and its genetics, microbial transformation of plant nutrients in soil, plant-growth-promoting rhizobacteria, and organic matter transformation. The book also discusses the application of microbes in biodegradation of xenobiotic contaminants. It covers bio-fertilizers and their role in sustainable agriculture and soil health, biological control of insect pests and plant pathogens, and the latest tools of omics in soil microbiology, i.e. genomics, proteomics, transcriptomics and metabolomics, which offer pioneering approaches to the exploration of microbial structure and function.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811061776 20180514
xii, 267 pages : illustrations (some color) ; [ca. 23-29] cm.
  • Overview. Molecular mechanisms and different favors of autophagy. Autophagy and cell fate. Cross-talk between autophagy and cell death pathways. Autophagy and cellular senescence in aging and pathophysiology. Autophagy, genome stability and cancer. Autophagy in Immunity and infection. Autophagy and regulation of immune response. Autophagy and inflammatory Disease. Autophagy and host response to invading pathogens. Autophagy in Nutrient Sensing and metabolism. Lipophagy: connecting autophagy and lipid metabolism. Functional interaction between autopahgy and ciliogenesis in nutrient sensing. Chaperone-mediated autophagy and energetic balance. Lysosome: A regulator of autophagy and cellular bioenergetics. Autophagy in Neural Homeostasis and Neurodegeneration. Mitophagy in aging and neurodegeneration. Autophagy in neural protein housekeeping: Different ways of taking the trash out. Central role of autophagy in the proteostasis network. Autophagy in synaptic structure and function: implications in brain injuries.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498731904 20171218
Autophagy and Signaling is an up-to-date overview of the many signaling pathways regulating autophagy in response to different cellular needs. Discussion includes the status and future directions of autophagy signaling research with respect to different aspects of health and disease. These include the roles of autophagy in regulating cell fate, immune response and host defense, nutrient sensing and metabolism, neural functions and homeostasis. The mechanisms and significance of cross-talk between autophagy and other cellular processes is also explored. Lastly, alterations in autophagy observed in aging and age-related pathologies are described.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498731904 20171218
1 online resource (xi, 262 pages) : illustrations (some color).
  • Preface... Table of Contents... Contributing Authors... 1. Activation-Induced Cytidine Deaminase Aided In Vitro Antibody Evolution Lili An, Chuan Chen, Ruiqi Luo, Yun Zhao, and Haiying Hang 2. Analyzing Mouse B-Cell Responses Specific to LCMV Infection Yaxing Hao, Zhirong Li, Yifei Wang, Xiaobing Liu, and Lilin Ye 3. Expression of Exogenous Genes in Murine Primary B Cells and B Cell Lines Using Retroviral Vectors Zhiyong Yang and Christopher D. C. Allen 4. Biophysical Techniques to Study B Cell Activation: Single Molecule Imaging and Force Measurements Ivan Rey, David A. Garcia, Brittany A. Wheatley, Wenxia Song, and Arpita Upadhyaya 5. DNA-Based Probes for Measuring Mechanical Forces in Cell-Cell Contacts: Application to B Cell Antigen Extraction from Immune Synapses Katelyn M. Spillane and Pavel Tolar 6. Deriving Quantitative Cell Biological Information from Dye-Dilution Lymphocyte Proliferation Experiments Koushik Roy, Maxim Nikolaievich Shokhirev, Simon Mitchell, and Alexander Hoffmann 7. Flow Cytometry Analysis of mTOR Signaling in Antigen-Specific B Cells Qizhao Huang, Haoqiang Wang, Lifan Xu, Jianjun Hu, Pengcheng Wang, Yiding Li, and Lilin Ye 8. Ex Vivo Culture Assay to Measure Human Follicular Helper T (Tfh) Cell-Mediated Human B Cell Proliferation and Differentiation Xin Gao, Lin Lin, and Di Yu -- 9. B Cell Receptor Signaling and Compartmentalization by Confocal Microscopy Anurag R. Mishral and Akanksha Chaturvedi 10. Investigate Early Activation Events of B Cell Receptor Signaling by Membrane Associated Antigen System and Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence Microscopy Xiaoming Bai, Xiaodong Zhao, and Chaohong Liu 11. Imaging the Interactions between B Cells and Antigen-Presenting Cellsal, Jia C. Wang, Madison Bolger-Munro, and Michael R. Gold 12. In Vivo Tracking of Particulate Antigen Localization and Recognition by B Lymphocytes at Lymph Nodes Yolanda R. Carrasco 13. Study B Cell Antigen Receptor Nano-scale Organization by In Situ Fab Proximity Ligation Assay Kathrin KlaÌ sener, Jianying Yang, and Michael Reth 14. Single Particle Tracking of Cell Surface Proteins Laabiah Wasim and Bebhinn Treanor 15. The Use of Intravital Two-Photon and Thick Section Confocal Imaging to Analyze B Lymphocyte Trafficking in Lymph Nodes and Spleen Chung Park, Il-Young Hwang, and John H. Kehrl 16. Time-lapse Foerster Resonance Energy Transfer Imaging by Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy for Analyzing Dynamic Molecular Interactions in the Plasma Membrane of B Cells Hae Won Sohn and Joseph Brzostowski 17. Understanding of B Cell Receptor Signaling through a Photo-Activatable Antigen Presentation System Jing Wang, Zhengpeng Wan, and Wanli Liur 18. Use of Streptolysin O-induced Membrane Damage as a Method of Studying the Function of Lipid Rafts during B Cell Activation Heather Miller and Wenxia Song 19. Visualization and Quantitative Analysis of the Actin Cytoskeleton upon B Cell Activation Vid Sustar, Marika Vainio, Pieta K. Mattila.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781493974733 20180312
This volume looks the current advanced protocols used to study aspects of the B cell receptor (BCR). The chapters in this book cover topics such as the mutant of BCR repertoire to understand antibody evolution; interactions between B cells and viruses; mechanical force during BCR activation; B cell signaling using flow cytometry; confocal microscopy, total internal reflection microscopy and intravital two-photon microscopy; and the methods used to study critical cell components related with B cell activation. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Cutting-edge and practical, B Cell Receptor Signaling: Methods and Protocols is a valuable resource for everyone in the scientific community currently working in the B cell field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781493974733 20180312
260 pages ; 25 cm
Green Library
1 online resource (xiv, 361 pages) : illustrations (some color).
1 online resource.
1 online resource (296 p.) : ill. (some col.)
  • Introducing bacteria
  • Friend or foe?
  • A silent battle in the body
  • A history of the hard and difficult war against bacteria
  • A protracted tug of war
  • Who will be the winner? The war continues.
"This book explains how pathogenic bacteria cause diseases, how the human immune system launches timely and effective defense mechanisms against bacterial infection, why the discovery and application of penicillin and streptomycin are so important, how scientists have created medicines to defeat bacteria, and why these bacteria might outsmart modern medicine. On the other hand, bacteria can be beneficial to humans: some bacteria live in harmony with the human body, and they are indispensable to our health. They also help in refining biological energy in the post-fossil fuel era, and in producing fermented food. With accessible language, illustrations and comics, this book tells the story of our tumultuous relationship with bacteria and how it has shaped history."-- Provided by publisher.
xxvii, 1022 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
  • UNIT I: THE FOUNDATIONS OF MICROBIOLOGY 1. The Microbial World 2. Microbial Cell Structure and Function 3. Microbial Metabolism 4. Molecular Information Flow and Protein Processing UNIT II: MICROBIAL GROWTH AND REGULATION 5. Microbial Growth and Its Control 6. Microbial Regulatory Systems 7. Molecular Biology of Microbial Growth 8. Viruses and Their Replication UNIT III: GENOMICS AND GENETICS 9. Microbial Systems Biology 10. Viral Genomics 11. Genetics of Bacteria and Archaea 12. Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology UNIT IV: MICROBIAL EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY 13. Microbial Evolution and Systematics 14. Metabolic Diversity of Microorganisms 15. Functional Diversity of Microorganisms 16. Diversity of Bacteria 17. Diversity of Archaea 18. Diversity of Microbial Eukarya UNIT V: MICROBIAL ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY 19. Taking the Measure of Microbial Systems 20. Microbial Ecosystems 21. Nutrient Cycles in Nature 22. Microbiology of the Built Environment 23. Microbial Symbioses with Microbes, Plants, and Animals UNIT VI: MICROBE-HUMAN INTERACTIONS AND THE IMMUNE SYSTEM 24. Microbial Symbioses with Humans 25. Microbial Infection and Pathogenesis 26. Innate Immunity: Broadly Specific Host Defenses 27. Adaptive Immunity: Highly Specific Host Defenses 28. Clinical Microbiology and Immunology UNIT VII INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND THEIR TRANSMISSION 29. Epidemiology 30. Person-to-Person Bacterial and Viral Diseases 31. Vectorborne and Soilborne Bacterial and Viral Diseases 32. Foodborne and Waterborne Bacterial and Viral Diseases 33. Eukaryotic Pathogens: Fungi, Protozoa, and Helminths.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134261928 20171121
  • Machine generated contents note: UNIT 1 Foundations of Microbiology
  • 1. Microbial World
  • Microbiologynow Microorganisms, Our Constant Companions
  • I. Exploring the Microbial World
  • 1.1. Microorganisms, Tiny Titans of the Earth
  • 1.2. Structure and Activities of Microbial Cells
  • 1.3. Microorganisms and the Biosphere
  • 1.4. Impact of Microorganisms on Human Society
  • II. Microscopy and the Origins of Microbiology
  • 1.5. Light Microscopy and the Discovery of Microorganisms
  • 1.6. Improving Contrast in Light Microscopy
  • 1.7. Imaging Cells in Three Dimensions
  • 1.8. Probing Cell Structure: Electron Microscopy
  • III. Microbial Cultivation Expands the Horizon of Microbiology
  • 1.9. Pasteur and Spontaneous Generation
  • 1.10. Koch, Infectious Diseases, and Pure Cultures
  • 1.11. Discovery of Microbial Diversity
  • IV. Molecular Biology and the Unity and Diversity of Life
  • 1.12. Molecular Basis of Life
  • 1.13. Woese and the Tree of Life
  • 1.14. Introduction to Microbial Life
  • 2. Microbial Cell Structure and Function
  • Microbiologynow The Archaellum: Motility for the Archaea
  • I. Cells of Bacteria and Archaea
  • 2.1. Cell Morphology
  • 2.2. Small World
  • II. Cell Membrane and Wall
  • 2.3. Cytoplasmic Membrane
  • 2.4. Bacterial Cell Walls: Peptidoglycan
  • 2.5. LPS: The Outer Membrane
  • 2.6. Archaeal Cell Walls
  • III. Cell Surface Structures and Inclusions
  • 2.7. Cell Surface Structures
  • 2.8. Cell Inclusions
  • 2.9. Gas Vesicles
  • 2.10. Endospores
  • IV. Cell Locomotion
  • 2.11. Flagella, Archaella, and Swimming Motility
  • 2.12. Gliding Motility
  • 2.13. Chemotaxis and Other Taxes
  • V. Eukaryotic Microbial Cells
  • 2.14. Nucleus and Cell Division
  • 2.15. Mitochondria, Hydrogenosomes, and Chloroplasts
  • 2.16. Other Eukaryotic Cell Structures
  • Explore The Microbial World Tiny Cells
  • 3. Microbial Metabolism
  • Microbiologynow Sugars and Sweets: Archaea Do It Their Way
  • I. Microbial Nutrients and Nutrient Uptake
  • 3.1. Feeding the Microbe: Cell Nutrition
  • 3.2. Transporting Nutrients into the Cell
  • II. Energetics, Enzymes, and Redox
  • 3.3. Energy Classes of Microorganisms
  • 3.4. Principles of Bioenergetics
  • 3.5. Catalysis and Enzymes
  • 3.6. Electron Donors and Acceptors
  • 3.7. Energy-Rich Compounds
  • III. Catabolism: Fermentation and Respiration
  • 3.8. Glycolysis and Fermentation
  • 3.9. Respiration: Citric Acid and Glyoxylate Cycles
  • 3.10. Respiration: Electron Carriers
  • 3.11. Electron Transport and the Proton Motive Force
  • 3.12. Options for Energy Conservation
  • IV. Biosyntheses
  • 3.13. Sugars and Polysaccharides
  • 3.14. Amino Acids and Nucleotides
  • 3.15. Fatty Acids and Lipids
  • 4. Molecular Information Flow and Protein Processing
  • Microbiologynow Synthesis of Jumbo Proteins: Secretion of Halomucin
  • I. Molecular Biology and Genetic Elements
  • 4.1. DNA and Genetic Information Flow
  • 4.2. Genetic Elements: Chromosomes and Plasmids
  • II. Copying the Genetic Blueprint: DNA Replication
  • 4.3. Templates, Enzymes, and the Replication Fork
  • 4.4. Bidirectional Replication, the Replisome, and Proofreading
  • III. RNA Synthesis: Transcription
  • 4.5. Transcription in Bacteria
  • 4.6. Transcription in Archaea and Eukarya
  • IV. Protein Synthesis: Translation
  • 4.7. Amino Acids, Polypeptides, and Proteins
  • 4.8. Transfer RNA
  • 4.9. Translation and the Genetic Code
  • 4.10. Mechanism of Protein Synthesis
  • V. Protein Processing, Secretion, and Targeting
  • 4.11. Assisted Protein Folding and Chaperones
  • 4.12. Protein Secretion: The Sec and Tat Systems
  • 4.13. Protein Secretion: Gram-Negative Systems
  • UNIT 2 Microbial Growth and Regulation
  • 5. Microbial Growth and Its Control
  • Microbiologynow Picking Apart a Microbial Consortium
  • I. Cell Division and Population Growth
  • 5.1. Binary Fission, Budding, and Biofilms
  • 5.2. Quantitative Aspects of Microbial Growth
  • 5.3. Microbial Growth Cycle
  • 5.4. Continuous Culture
  • II. Culturing Microbes and Measuring Their Growth
  • 5.5. Growth Media and Laboratory Culture
  • 5.6. Microscopic Counts of Microbial Cell Numbers
  • 5.7. Viable Counting of Microbial Cell Numbers
  • 5.8. Turbidimetric Measures of Microbial Cell Numbers
  • III. Environmental Effects on Growth: Temperature
  • 5.9. Temperature Classes of Microorganisms
  • 5.10. Microbial Life in the Cold
  • 5.11. Microbial Life at High Temperatures
  • IV. Environmental Effects on Growth: pH, Osmolarity, and Oxygen
  • 5.12. Effects of pH on Microbial Growth
  • 5.13. Osmolarity and Microbial Growth
  • 5.14. Oxygen and Microbial Growth
  • V. Controlling Microbial Growth
  • 5.15. General Principles and Growth Control by Heat
  • 5.16. Other Physical Control Methods: Radiation and Filtration
  • 5.17. Chemical Control of Microbial Growth
  • 6. Microbial Regulatory Systems
  • Microbiologynow Microbial Hunter: Pseudomonas aeruginosa Senses and Scavenges Nutrients from Damaged Tissues
  • I. DNA-Binding Proteins and Transcriptional Regulation
  • 6.1. DNA-Binding Proteins
  • 6.2. Negative Control: Repression and Induction
  • 6.3. Positive Control: Activation
  • 6.4. Global Control and the lac Operon
  • 6.5. Transcription Controls in Archaea
  • II. Sensing and Signal Transduction
  • 6.6. Two-Component Regulatory Systems
  • 6.7. Regulation of Chemotaxis
  • 6.8. Quorum Sensing
  • 6.9. Stringent Response
  • 6.10. Other Global Networks
  • III. RNA-Based Regulation
  • 6.11. Regulatory RNAs
  • 6.12. Riboswitches
  • 6.13. Attenuation
  • IV. Regulation of Enzymes and Other Proteins
  • 6.14. Feedback Inhibition
  • 6.15. Post-Translational Regulation
  • 7. Molecular Biology of Microbial Growth
  • Microbiologynow Explosive Cell Death Promotes Biofilm Formation
  • I. Bacterial Cell Division
  • 7.1. Visualizing Molecular Growth
  • 7.2. Chromosome Replication and Segregation
  • 7.3. Cell Division and Fts Proteins
  • 7.4. MreB and Cell Morphology
  • 7.5. Peptidoglycan Biosynthesis
  • II. Regulation of Development in Model Bacteria
  • 7.6. Regulation of Endospore Formation
  • 7.7. Caulobacter Differentiation
  • 7.8. Heterocyst Formation in Anabaena
  • 7.9. Biofilm Formation
  • III. Antibiotics and Microbial Growth
  • 7.10. Antibiotic Targets and Antibiotic Resistance
  • 7.11. Persistence and Dormancy
  • 8. Viruses and Their Replication
  • Microbiologynow Virophages: Viruses That Parasitize Other Viruses
  • I. Nature of Viruses
  • 8.1. What Is a Virus-- 8.2. Structure of the Virion
  • 8.3. Overview of the Virus Life Cycle
  • 8.4. Culturing, Detecting, and Counting Viruses
  • II. Viral Replication Cycle
  • 8.5. Attachment and Entry of Bacteriophage T4
  • 8.6. Replication of Bacteriophage T4
  • 8.7. Temperate Bacteriophages and Lysogeny
  • 8.8. Overview of Animal Virus Infection
  • UNIT 3 Genomics and Genetics
  • 9. Microbial Systems Biology
  • Microbiologynow DNA Sequencing in the Palm of Your Hand
  • I. Genomics
  • 9.1. Introduction to Genomics
  • 9.2. Sequencing and Annotating Genomes
  • 9.3. Genome Size and Gene Content in Bacteria and Archaea
  • 9.4. Organelle and Eukaryotic Microbial Genomes
  • II. Evolution of Genomes
  • 9.5. Gene Families, Duplications, and Deletions
  • 9.6. Horizontal Gene Transfer and the Mobilome
  • 9.7. Core Genome Versus Pan Genome
  • III. Functional Omics
  • 9.8. Metagenomics
  • 9.9. Gene Chips and Transcriptomics
  • 9.10. Proteomics and the Interactome
  • 9.11. Metabolomics
  • IV. Utility of Systems Biology
  • 9.12. Single-Cell Genomics
  • 9.13. Integrating Mycobacterium tuberculosis Omics
  • 9.14. Systems Biology and Human Health
  • 10. Viral Genomics, Diversity, and Ecology
  • Microbiologynow Viral Imaging to the Rescue: Structural Blueprint of Zika
  • I. Viral Genomes and Evolution
  • 10.1. Size and Structure of Viral Genomes
  • 10.2. Viral Evolution
  • II. DNA Viruses
  • 10.3. Single-Stranded DNA Bacteriophages: φ[×]174 and M13
  • 10.4. Double-Stranded DNA Bacteriophages: T7 and Mu
  • 10.5. Viruses of Archaea
  • 10.6. Uniquely Replicating DNA Animal Viruses
  • 10.7. DNA Tumor Viruses
  • III. Viruses with RNA Genomes
  • 10.8. Positive-Strand RNA Viruses
  • 10.9. Negative-Strand RNA Animal Viruses
  • 10.10. Double-Stranded RNA Viruses
  • 10.11. Viruses That Use Reverse Transcriptase
  • IV. Viral Ecology
  • 10.12. Bacterial and Archael Virosphere
  • 10.13. Viral Defense Mechanisms of Bacteria and Archaea
  • 10.14. Human Virome
  • V. Subviral Agents
  • 10.15. Viroids
  • 10.16. Prions
  • 11. Genetics of Bacteria and Archaea
  • Microbiologynow Killing and Stealing: DNA Uptake by the Predator Vibrio cholerae
  • I. Mutation
  • 11.1. Mutations and Mutants
  • 11.2. Molecular Basis of Mutation
  • 11.3. Reversions and Mutation Rates
  • 11.4. Mutagenesis
  • II. Gene Transfer in Bacteria
  • 11.5. Genetic Recombination
  • 11.6. Transformation
  • 11.7. Transduction
  • 11.8. Conjugation
  • 11.9. Formation of Hfr Strains and Chromosome Mobilization
  • III. Gene Transfer in Archaea and Other Genetic Events
  • 11.10. Horizontal Gene Transfer in Archaea
  • 11.11. Mobile DNA: Transposable Elements
  • 11.12. Preserving Genomic Integrity: CRISPR Interference
  • 12. Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology
  • Microbiologynow Creation of a New Life Form: Design of a Minimal Cell
  • I. Tools of the Genetic Engineer
  • 12.1. Manipulating DNA: PCR and Nucleic Acid Hybridization --
  • Contents note continued: 22.3. Bioremediation of Uranium-Contaminated Environments
  • 22.4. Bioremediation of Organic Pollutants: Hydrocarbons
  • 22.5. Bioremediation of Organic Pollutants: Pesticides and Plastics
  • III. Wastewater and Drinking Water Treatment
  • 22.6. Primary and Secondary Wastewater Treatment
  • 22.7. Advanced Wastewater Treatment
  • 22.8. Drinking Water Purification and Stabilization
  • 22.9. Water Distribution Systems
  • IV. Indoor Microbiology and Microbially Influenced Corrosion
  • 22.10. Microbiology of Homes and Public Spaces
  • 22.11. Microbially Influenced Corrosion of Metals
  • 22.12. Biodeterioration of Stone and Concrete
  • 23. Microbial Symbioses with Microbes, Plants, and Animals
  • Microbiologynow The Inner Life of Bees
  • I. Symbioses between Microorganisms
  • 23.1. Lichens
  • 23.2. "Chlorochromatium aggregatum"
  • II. Plants as Microbial Habitats
  • 23.3. Legume--Root Nodule Symbiosis
  • 23.4. Mycorrhizae
  • 23.5. Agrobacterium and Crown Gall Disease
  • III. Insects as Microbial Habitats
  • 23.6. Heritable Symbionts of Insects
  • 23.7. Termites
  • IV. Other Invertebrates as Microbial Habitats
  • 23.8. Hawaiian Bobtail Squid
  • 23.9. Marine Invertebrates at Hydrothermal Vents and Cold Seeps
  • 23.10. Entomopathogenic Nematodes
  • 23.11. Reef-Building Corals
  • V. Mammalian Gut Systems as Microbial Habitats
  • 23.12. Alternative Mammalian Gut Systems
  • 23.13. Rumen and Ruminant Animals
  • Explore The Microbial World The Multiple Microbial Symbionts of Fungus-Cultivating Ants
  • UNIT 6 Microbe--Human Interactions and the Immune System
  • 24. Microbial Symbioses with Humans
  • Microbiologynow Frozen in Time: The Iceman Microbiome
  • I. Structure and Function of the Healthy Adult Human Microbiome
  • 24.1. Overview of the Human Microbiome
  • 24.2. Gastrointestinal Microbiota
  • 24.3. Oral Cavity and Airways
  • 24.4. Urogenital Tracts and Their Microbes
  • 24.5. Skin and Its Microbes
  • II. From Birth to Death: Development of the Human Microbiome
  • 24.6. Human Study Groups and Animal Models
  • 24.7. Colonization, Succession, and Stability of the Gut Microbiota
  • III. Disorders Attributed to the Human Microbiome
  • 24.8. Disorders Attributed to the Gut Microbiota
  • 24.9. Disorders Attributed to the Oral, Skin, and Vaginal Microbiota
  • IV. Modulation of the Human Microbiome
  • 24.10. Antibiotics and the Human Microbiome
  • 24.11. Probiotics and Prebiotics
  • Explore The Microbial World The Gut--Brain Axis
  • 25. Microbial Infection and Pathogenesis
  • Microbiologynow The Microbial Community That Thrives on Your Teeth
  • I. Human--Microbial Interactions
  • 25.1. Microbial Adherence
  • 25.2. Colonization and Invasion
  • 25.3. Pathogenicity, Virulence, and Attenuation
  • 25.4. Genetics of Virulence and the Compromised Host
  • II. Enzymes and Toxins of Pathogenesis
  • 25.5. Enzymes as Virulence Factors
  • 25.6. AB-Type Exotoxins
  • 25.7. Cytolytic and Superantigen Exotoxins
  • 25.8. Endotoxins
  • 26. Innate Immunity: Broadly Specific Host Defenses
  • Microbiologynow Rehabilitating a Much-Maligned Peptide: Amyloid-β
  • I. Fundamentals of Host Defense
  • 26.1. Basic Properties of the Immune System
  • 26.2. Barriers to Pathogen Invasion
  • II. Cells and Organs of the Immune System
  • 26.3. Blood and Lymphatic Systems
  • 26.4. Leukocyte Production and Diversity
  • III. Phagocyte Response Mechanisms
  • 26.5. Pathogen Challenge and Phagocyte Recruitment
  • 26.6. Pathogen Recognition and Phagocyte Signal Transduction
  • 26.7. Phagocytosis and Phagocyte Inhibition
  • IV. Other Innate Host Defenses
  • 26.8. Inflammation and Fever
  • 26.9. Complement System
  • 26.10. Innate Defenses against Viruses
  • Explore The Microbial World Drosophila Toll Receptors---An Ancient Response to Infections
  • 27. Adaptive Immunity: Highly Specific Host Defenses
  • Microbiologynow Got (Raw) MilkThe Role of Unprocessed Cow's Milk in Protecting against Allergy and Asthma
  • I. Principles of Adaptive Immunity
  • 27.1. Specificity, Memory, Selection Processes, and Tolerance
  • 27.2. Immunogens and Classes of Immunity
  • II. Antibodies
  • 27.3. Antibody Production and Structural Diversity
  • 27.4. Antigen Binding and the Genetics of Antibody Diversity
  • III. Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC)
  • 27.5. MHC Proteins and Their Functions
  • 27.6. MHC Polymorphism, Polygeny, and Peptide Binding
  • IV. T Cells and Their Receptors
  • 27.7. T Cell Receptors: Proteins, Genes, and Diversity
  • 27.8. T Cell Diversity
  • V. Immune Disorders and Deficiencies
  • 27.9. Allergy, Hypersensitivity, and Autoimmunity
  • 27.10. Superantigens and Immunodeficiency
  • 28. Clinical Microbiology and Immunology
  • Microbiologynow Bacteriophages: Tiny Allies in the Fight against Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
  • I. Clinical Microbiology Setting
  • 28.1. Safety in the Microbiology Laboratory
  • 28.2. Healthcare-Associated Infections
  • II. Isolating and Characterizing Infectious Microorganisms
  • 28.3. Workflow in the Clinical Laboratory
  • 28.4. Choosing the Right Treatment
  • III. Immunological and Molecular Tools for Disease Diagnosis
  • 28.5. Immunoassays and Disease
  • 28.6. Precipitation, Agglutination, and Immunofluorescence
  • 28.7. Enzyme Immunoassays, Rapid Tests, and Immunoblots
  • 28.8. Nucleic Acid--Based Clinical Assays
  • IV. Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases
  • 28.9. Vaccination
  • 28.10. Antibacterial Drugs
  • 28.11. Antimicrobial Drugs That Target Nonbacterial Pathogens
  • 28.12. Antimicrobial Drug Resistance and New Treatment Strategies
  • Explore The Microbial World MRSA---A Formidable Clinical Challenge
  • UNIT 7 Infectious Diseases and Their Transmission
  • 29. Epidemiology
  • Microbiologynow A Mysterious New Disease Outbreak
  • I. Principles of Epidemiology
  • 29.1. Language of Epidemiology
  • 29.2. Host Community
  • 29.3. Infectious Disease Transmission and Reservoirs
  • 29.4. Characteristics of Disease Epidemics
  • II. Epidemiology and Public Health
  • 29.5. Public Health and Infectious Disease
  • 29.6. Global Health Comparisons
  • III. Emerging Infectious Diseases, Pandemics, and Other Threats
  • 29.7. Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases
  • 29.8. Examples of Pandemics: HIV/AIDS, Cholera, and Influenza
  • 29.9. Public Health Threats from Microbial Weapons
  • Explore The Microbial World Textbook Epidemiology: The SARS Epidemic
  • 30. Person-to-Person Bacterial and Viral Diseases
  • Microbiologynow A New Weapon against AIDS-- I. Airborne Bacterial Diseases
  • 30.1. Airborne Pathogens
  • 30.2. Streptococcal Syndromes
  • 30.3. Diphtheria and Pertussis
  • 30.4. Tuberculosis and Leprosy
  • 30.5. Meningitis and Meningococcemia
  • II. Airborne Viral Diseases
  • 30.6. MMR and Varicella-Zoster Infections
  • 30.7. Common Cold
  • 30.8. Influenza
  • III. Direct-Contact Bacterial and Viral Diseases
  • 30.9. Staphylococcus aureus Infections
  • 30.10. Helicobacter pylori and Gastric Diseases
  • 30.11. Hepatitis
  • 30.12. Ebola: A Deadly Threat
  • IV. Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • 30.13. Gonorrhea and Syphilis
  • 30.14. Chlamydia, Herpes, and Human Papillomavirus
  • 30.15. HIV/AIDS
  • 31. Vectorborne and Soilborne Bacterial and Viral Diseases
  • Microbiologynow A New Look at Rabies Vaccines
  • I. Animal-Transmitted Viral Diseases
  • 31.1. Rabies Virus and Rabies
  • 31.2. Hantavirus and Hantavirus Syndromes
  • II. Arthropod-Transmitted Bacterial and Viral Diseases
  • 31.3. Rickettsial Diseases
  • 31.4. Lyme Disease and Borrelia
  • 31.5. Yellow Fever, Dengue Fever, Chikungunya, and Zika
  • 31.6. West Nile Fever
  • 31.7. Plague
  • III. Soilborne Bacterial Diseases
  • 31.8. Anthrax
  • 31.9. Tetanus and Gas Gangrene
  • 32. Waterborne and Foodborne Bacterial and Viral Diseases
  • Microbiologynow The Classic Botulism Scenario
  • I. Water as a Disease Vehicle
  • 32.1. Agents and Sources of Waterborne Diseases
  • 32.2. Public Health and Water Quality
  • II. Waterborne Diseases
  • 32.3. Vibrio cholerae and Cholera
  • 32.4. Legionellosis
  • 32.5. Typhoid Fever and Norovirus Illness
  • III. Food as a Disease Vehicle
  • 32.6. Food Spoilage and Food Preservation
  • 32.7. Foodborne Disease and Food Epidemiology
  • IV. Food Poisoning
  • 32.8. Staphylococcal Food Poisoning
  • 32.9. Clostridial Food Poisoning
  • V. Food Infection
  • 32.10. Salmonellosis
  • 32.11. Pathogenic Escherichia coli
  • 32.12. Campylobacter
  • 32.13. Listeriosis
  • 32.14. Other Foodborne Infectious Diseases
  • 33. Eukaryotic Pathogens: Fungi, Protozoa, and Helminths
  • Microbiologynow Environmental Change and Parasitic Diseases in the Amazon
  • I. Fungal Infections
  • 33.1. Pathogenic Fungi and Classes of Infection
  • 33.2. Fungal Diseases: Mycoses
  • II. Visceral Parasitic Infections
  • 33.3. Amoebae and Ciliates: Entamoeba, Naegleria, and Balantidium
  • 33.4. Other Visceral Parasites: Giardia, Trichomonas, Cryptosporidium, Toxoplasma, and Cyclospora
  • III. Blood and Tissue Parasitic Infections
  • 33.5. Plasmodium and Malaria
  • 33.6. Leishmaniasis, Trypanosomiasis, and Chagas Disease
  • 33.7. Parasitic Helminths: Schistosomiasis and Filariases.
For courses in General Microbiology. A streamlined approach to master microbiologyBrock Biology of Microorganisms is the leading majors microbiology text on the market. It sets the standard for impeccable scholarship, accuracy, and strong coverage of ecology, evolution, and metabolism. The 15th edition seamlessly integrates the most current science, paying particular attention to molecular biology and the genomic revolution. It introduces a flexible, more streamlined organization with a consistent level of detail and comprehensive art program. Brock Biology of Microorganisms helps students quickly master concepts, both in and outside the classroom, through personalized learning, engaging activities to improve problem solving skills, and superior art and animations with Mastering (TM) Microbiology. Also available with Mastering Microbiology.Mastering (TM) Microbiology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature personalized wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience and help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Microbiology, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering (TM) Microbiology does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Microbiology, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Microbiology, search for: 0134268660 / 9780134268668 Brock Biology of Microorganisms Plus Mastering Microbiology with eText -- Access Card Package, 15/e Package consists of:0134261925 / 9780134261928 Brock Biology of Microorganisms0134603974 / 9780134603971 Mastering Microbiology with Pearson eText -- Standalone Access Card -- for Brock Biology of Microorganisms, 15/e MasteringMicrobiology should only be purchased when required by an instructor.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134261928 20171121
Science Library (Li and Ma)
1 online resource (xxxviii, 399 pages) : map, illustrations (some color).
  • Extremophiles: Introduction. Diversity and Taxa. Chlorophylls and Pigments. Culturing Autotrophic Extremophiles - Growth Rates. Culturing Heterotrophic Extremophiles- Growth Rates. Antarctic Extremophiles. Osmosis. Salinity Stress. Allelopathy. Temperature -Extreme Low Temp. Temp. Heat Resistant. Psychrophillic Photosyn. Photo Heterotrophy. UV Radiation Impacts. Biochem P:N:C. Marine Enzymes. Fatty Acids and Lipids. Biliproteins. Source of Proteins. Metabolites/Metabolomics. Extremolytes. Valuable Products. Natural Compounds. Wastewater Cultivation. Bioremediation. Transesterification. Paratransgenics. Transgenics. Genomics. Biotechnological Applications. Emerging Fields.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498774925 20180306
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 cold habitats, and thermophiles from warm waters. Extremophiles: From Biology to Biotechnology comprehensively covers the basic biology, physiology, habitats, secondary metabolites for bioprospecting, and biotechnology of these extreme survivors. The chapters focus on the novel genetic and biochemical traits that lend these organisms to biotechnological applications. This unique guide serves as a resource for biotechnologists who wish to explore extremophiles for their commercial potential, as well as a valuable reference for teaching undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498774925 20180306

11. Foodborne diseases [2018]

1 online resource.
  • 1. Foodborne Diseases 2. Recent advances in molecular techniques for diagnostics of food borne diseases 3. Important emerging and re-emerging tropical food borne diseases 4. Foodborne pathogens produced toxins acting on signal transduction 5. Campylobacteriosis - An Emerging Infectious Foodborne Disease 6. Listeria monocytogenes: A foodborne pathogen 7. Bacillus spp. as pathogens in the dairy industry 8. Staphylococcus aureus - a food pathogen: virulence factors and antibiotic resistance 9. Food-borne mycotoxicoses: Pathologies and public health impact 10. Foodborne botulism from a systems biology perspective 11. Pathogenic biofilm formation in the food industry and alternative control strategies 12. Biosensor Based Methods For The Determination Of Foodborne Pathogens 13. Molecular Typing of Major Foodborne Pathogens 14. Environmental Pollution and the Burden of Food-borne Diseases 15. Food borne illness: threats and control.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128114445 20180312
Foodborne Diseases, Volume Fifteen, is the latest release in the Handbook of Bioengineering series. This volume covers the ever-changing complex issues that have emerged in the food industry over the past decade. This is a solid reference with broad coverage to provide a foundation for a practical understanding of diseases and related industrial applications. It will help researchers and scientists manage foodborne diseases and prevent and control outbreaks. The book provides information on the most common and classical foodborne diseases, their emergence and inquiries, along with the most investigated and successful strategies developed to combat these health-threatening conditions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128114445 20180312
1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • 1. The Main Themes of Microbiology2. The Chemistry of Biology3. Tools of the Laboratory: Methods of Studying Microorganisms4. A Survey of Prokaryotic Cells and Microorganisms5. A Survey of Eukaryotic Cells and Microorganisms6. An Introduction to Viruses7. Microbial Nutrition, Ecology, and Growth8. An Introduction to Microbial Metabolism: The Chemical Crossroads of Life9. Microbial Genetics10. Genetic Engineering: A Revolution in Molecular Biology11. Physical and Chemical Agents for Microbial Control12. Drugs, Microbes, Host--The Elements of Chemotherapy13. Microbe-Human Interactions: Infection and Disease14. An Introduction to Host Defenses and Innate Immunities15. Adaptive, Specific Immunity and Immunization16. Disorders in Immunity17. Procedures for Identifying Pathogens and Diagnosing Infections18. The Gram-Positive and Gram-Negative Cocci of Medical Importance19. The Gram-Positive Bacilli of Medical Importance20. The Gram-Negative Bacilli of Medical Importance21. Miscellaneous Bacterial Agents of Disease22. The Fungi of Medical Importance23. The Parasites of Medical Importance24. Introduction to Viruses That Infect Humans: The DNA Viruses25. The RNA Viruses That Infect Humans26. Environmental Microbiology27. Applied and Industrial Microbiology.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781259705212 20180213
Foundations in Microbiology is an allied health microbiology text with a taxonomic approach to the disease chapters. It offers an engaging and accessible writing style through the use of case studies and analogies to thoroughly explain difficult microbiology concepts.We were so excited to offer a robust learning program with student-focused learning activities, allowing the students to manage their learning while you easily manage their assessment. Revised art and updated photos help concepts stand out. Detailed reports show how your assignments measure various learning objectives from the book (or input your own!), levels of Bloom's Taxonomy or other categories, and how your students are doing. The Talaro Learning Users who purchase Connect receive access to a full online eBook version of the textbook, including SmartBook! New to SmartBook with this edition are learning resources to aid student understanding of content utilizing a variety of learning tools.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781259705212 20180213
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xxx, 555, A-3, B-3, C-2, D-2, G-17, I-21 pages ; 28 cm
  • 1. The Main Themes of Microbiology2. The Chemistry of Biology3. Tools of the Laboratory: Methods of Studying Microorganisms4. A Survey of Prokaryotic Cells and Microorganisms5. A Survey of Eukaryotic Cells and Microorganisms6. An Introduction to Viruses7. Microbial Nutrition, Ecology, and Growth8. An Introduction to Microbial Metabolism: The Chemical Crossroads of Life9. Microbial Genetics10. Genetic Engineering: A Revolution in Molecular Biology11. Physical and Chemical Agents for Microbial Control12. Drugs, Microbes, Host--The Elements of Chemotherapy13. Microbe-Human Interactions: Infection, Disease, and Epidemiology14. An Introduction to Host Defenses and Innate Immunities15. Adaptive, Specific Immunity and Immunization16. Disorders in Immunity17. Procedures for Identifying Pathogens and Diagnosing Infections.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781259916038 20171106
Foundations in Microbiology is an allied health microbiology text with a taxonomic approach to the disease chapters. It offers an engaging and accessible writing style through the use of case studies and analogies to thoroughly explain difficult microbiology concepts.We were so excited to offer a robust learning program with student-focused learning activities, allowing the students to manage their learning while you easily manage their assessment. Revised art and updated photos help concepts stand out. Detailed reports show how your assignments measure various learning objectives from the book (or input your own!), levels of Bloom's Taxonomy or other categories, and how your students are doing. The Talaro Learning Users who purchase Connect receive access to a full online eBook version of the textbook, including SmartBook! New to SmartBook with this edition are learning resources to aid student understanding of content utilizing a variety of learning tools.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781259916038 20171106
Science Library (Li and Ma)
1 online resource
  • Chapter 1: An Overview of the Human Microbiome Chapter 2: The Gut Microbiota Chapter 3: Gut Microbiota Throughout the Lifespan Chapter 4: Gut Microbiota in Health and Disease Chapter 5: Genetic and Environmental Influences on Gut Microbiota Chapter 6: Impact of Nutrition on the Gut Microbiota Chapter 7: Therapeutic Manipulation of Gut Microbiota Chapter 8: Practical Diet Recommendations Chapter 9: Applications of Gut Microbiota and Nutrition Science Chapter 10: The Future of Gut Microbiota and Nutrition.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128105412 20180312
Gut Microbiota: Interactive Effects on Nutrition and Health focuses on the fascinating intestinal microbiome as it relates to nutrition. The book covers the core science in the microbiome field and draws links between the microbiome and nutrition in medicine. Reflecting the most current state of evidence available in the field, the early chapters introduce key concepts about the microbiome, and the latter focus on the application of the gut microbiome and nutrition science. Both human studies and animal studies (where appropriate) are discussed throughout the work. Addressing topics such as gut microbiota throughout the lifespan, gut microbiota in health and disease, and genetic and environmental influences on gut microbiota, this book will provide scientists and clinicians who have an interest in the microbiome with an understanding of the future potential and limitations of this tool as they strive to make use of evidence-based diet information for the maintenance of good health.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128105412 20180312
1 online resource.
xvii, 552, A3, B4, C2, G6, I4 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
This popular lab manual that for years has taught students the basics of working in a lab and how to safely handle microorganisms, has been completely redesigned and updated. All labs have been expanded and reorganized to fit neatly into new sections of the lab, such as "Fungi", "Viruses", or "Biotechnology", and are presented from easiest to most challenging. New introductions for each section provide the appropriate context for the labs and connects the lab concepts to the core text, Fundamentals of Microbiology, Eleventh Edition. The most exciting update are the NEW videos available with the Lab Manual that teach common lab skills that tie to the labs in the manual. Students will clearly see how to work safely in the lab setting, how to use operating equipment, how to swab cultures, and many more lab skills. New photos and micrograph examples and new exercises and assessments only further enhance the eleventh edition of Laboratory Fundamentals of Microbiology, making it the easy choice for microbiology lab courses.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781284100976 20171030
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xvi, 271 pages ; 24 cm
  • Six ingredients connect us all
  • How microbes created the air we breathe
  • The impossible microbial species concept
  • A marriage of microbes
  • Microbes make landfall
  • The soil microbiome
  • Soil without microbes
  • The plant microbiome
  • Your microbiome is a park
  • Our microbiomes
  • Germophobia and microbiomania
  • The Earth microbiome.
"Set against a backdrop of [the author's] misadventures in academia, [this work] explores what microbes are and how they live and compares the microbiomes of soil, plants, animals (that includes us), and places, explaining such things as the wrongheadedness of labeling some bacteria 'good' and others 'bad' ... [and] walks you through this incredible garden of the unseen and helps you realize that we share everything"-- Provided by publisher.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xvi, 507 pages ; 26 cm
The newly revised and updated third edition of the bestselling book on microbial ecology in the oceans The third edition of Microbial Ecology of the Oceans features new topics, as well as different approaches to subjects dealt with in previous editions. The book starts out with a general introduction to the changes in the field, as well as looking at the prospects for the coming years. Chapters cover ecology, diversity, and function of microbes, and of microbial genes in the ocean. The biology and ecology of some model organisms, and how we can model the whole of the marine microbes, are dealt with, and some of the trophic roles that have changed in the last years are discussed. Finally, the role of microbes in the oceanic P cycle are presented. Microbial Ecology of the Oceans, Third Edition offers chapters on The Evolution of Microbial Ecology of the Ocean; Marine Microbial Diversity as Seen by High Throughput Sequencing; Ecological Significance of Microbial Trophic Mixing in the Oligotrophic Ocean; Metatranscritomics and Metaproteomics; Advances in Microbial Ecology from Model Marine Bacteria; Marine Microbes and Nonliving Organic Matter; Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemistry of Oxygen-Deficient Water Columns; The Ocean s Microscale; Ecological Genomics of Marine Viruses; Microbial Physiological Ecology of The Marine Phosphorus Cycle; Phytoplankton Functional Types; and more. A new and updated edition of a key book in aquatic microbial ecology Includes widely used methodological approaches Fully describes the structure of the microbial ecosystem, discussing in particular the sources of carbon for microbial growth Offers theoretical interpretations of subtropical plankton biogeography Microbial Ecology of the Oceans is an ideal text for advanced undergraduates, beginning graduate students, and colleagues from other fields wishing to learn about microbes and the processes they mediate in marine systems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119107187 20180423
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
xxii, 292 pages, 10 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Bioaerosols, sampling and characterization
  • Sources and transport of microbial aerosols
  • Impacts of microbial aerosols on atmospheric processes
  • Impacts of bioaerosols on human health and environment.
An introduction to the microbiology of bioaerosols and their impact on the world in which we live The microbiology of aerosols is an emerging field of research that lies at the interface of a variety of scientific and health-related disciplines. This eye-opening book synthesizes the current knowledge about microorganisms bacteria, archaea, fungi, viruses that are aloft in the atmosphere. The book is written collaboratively by an interdisciplinary and international panel of experts and carefully edited to provide a high-level overview of the emerging field of aerobiology. Four sections within Microbiology of Aerosols present the classical and online methods used for sampling and characterizing airborne microorganisms, their emission sources and short- to long-distance dispersal, their influence on atmospheric processes and clouds, and their consequences for human health and agro-ecosystems. Practical considerations are also discussed, including sampling techniques, an overview of the quantification and characterization of bioaerosols, transport of bioaerosols, and a summary of ongoing research opportunities in the field. Comprehensive in scope, the book: Explores this new field that is applicable to many disparate disciplinesCovers the emission of bioaerosols to their deposit, covering both quantitative and qualitative aspectsProvides insights into social and environmental effects of the presence of bioaerosols in the atmosphereDetails the impact of bioaerosols on human health, animal and plant health, and on physical and chemical atmospheric processes Written by authors internationally recognized for their work on biological aerosols and originating from a variety of scientific fields collaborated on, Microbiology of Aerosols is an excellent resource for researchers and graduate or PhD students interested in atmospheric sciences or microbiology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119132288 20171211
Science Library (Li and Ma)
1 online resource (xviii, 300 pages) : illustrations.
  • SECTION 1: ANTI-GAL BACKGROUND 1. Anti-Gal in humans and its antigen the α-gal epitope 2. Why do we produce anti-Gal: Evolutionary appearance of anti-Gal in Old World primates 3. Anti-Gal comprises most of anti-blood group B antibodies: Landsteiner's enigma 4. Anti-Gal interaction with Trypanosoma, Leishmania and Plasmodium parasites 5. Anti-Gal B cells are tolerized by α-gal epitopes in the absence of T cell help SECTION 2: ANTI-GAL AS FOE 6. Anti-Gal and other immune barriers in xenotransplantation 7. Anti-Gal IgE mediates allergies to red meat 8. Anti-Gal and autoimmunity SECTION 3: ANTI-GAL AS FRIEND 9. Anti-Gal mediated amplification of viral vaccine efficacy 10. Cancer immunotherapy by anti-Gal mediated in situ conversion of tumors into autologous vaccines 11. Anti-Gal as cancer cell destroying antibody and as antibiotics targeted by α-gal bi-functional molecules 12. Acceleration of wound and burn healing by anti-Gal/α-gal nanoparticles interaction SECTION 4: FUTURE HYPOTHETICAL DIRECTIONS 13. Anti-Gal and anti-non gal antibodies in regeneration of extracellular matrix (ECM) bio-implants in humans 14. Post infarction regeneration of ischemic myocardium by intramyocardial injection of α-gal nanoparticles 15. Regeneration of injured spinal cord and peripheral nerves by α-gal nanoparticles 16. Inhalation of α-gal/sialic acid liposomes for decreasing influenza virus infection.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128133620 20171017
The Natural Anti-Gal Antibody as Foe Turned Friend in Medicine provides a comprehensive review of the natural anti-Gal antibody, which is the most abundant antibody in humans constituting ~1% of immunoglobulins and the carbohydrate antigen it recognizes, the α-gal epitope. It discusses the discovery of this antigen/antibody system, its evolution in mammals, the pathological effects of this antibody, and its possible use in various therapies in humans. Most significantly, the book discusses microbial and regenerative therapies in which an antibody present in all humans may be harnessed as an in vivo pharmaceutical agent that enables a wide variety of therapies. Some of these therapies are described as experimental studies that are compiled in this book, other already studied therapies in the area of cancer immunotherapy are also included in this book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128133620 20171017