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2012 Books

Our high level microbiology and molecular biology books bring together expert international authors under the skilled editorship of leading scientists to produce state-of-the-art compendiums of current research. Aimed at the research scientist, graduate student, medical reseacher and other professionals, these books are highly recommended for all microbiology and molecular biology laboratories. Every microbiology, molecular biology and bioscience library should have a copy of each of our books.
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Rhabdoviruses: Molecular Taxonomy, Evolution, Genomics, Ecology, Host-Vector Interactions, Cytopathology and Control
Edited by: Ralf G. Dietzgen and Ivan V. Kuzmin
Published: 2012
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-11-9 £159, $319
Written by a select group of world-renowned virologists, this book reviews all of the most recent advances in rhabdovirology providing a timely overview of the field. Most contributions are written from a molecular and genomic perspective and contain expert insights upon which to base future research efforts. Topics covered include: morphology, genome organization, transcription, virus replication, taxonomy, characterization, virus evolution, vesiculovirus, lyssavirus, ephemeroviruses, fish novirhabdoviruses, the sigma viruses of Drosophila, virus-host protein interaction of plant-adapted rhabdoviruses, cereal-infecting rhabdoviruses, and rabies prevention and control including lyssavirus vaccine development. The book is a 'must read' for all virologists working on these and related negative sense RNA viruses. A recommended book for all biology, veterinary and medical libraries. read more ...
Horizontal Gene Transfer in Microorganisms
Edited by: M. Pilar Francino
Published: 2012
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-10-2 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-908230-72-0 £159, $319
Under the expert guidance of the editor, M. Pilar Francino, expert authors from around the world have contributed novel work and comprehensive, up-to-date reviews on the most topical aspects of horizontal gene transfer in microorganisms. Topics include: gene survival in emergent genomes, evolution of prokaryotic pangenomes, horizontal transfer of host-adaptability systems, barriers to horizontal gene transfer, evolution of horizontally transferred genes, lateral gene transfer in natural ecosystems, maintenance of plasmids among bacteria, mobile genetic elements in metagenomes, and the evolution of antibiotic resistance genes. Aimed primarily at research scientists, graduate students and other experts, this book is a major resource for anyone interested in horizontal gene transfer, microbial evolution or antibiotic resistance in bacteria. A recommended book for all microbiology laboratories. read more ...
Microbial Ecological Theory: Current Perspectives
Edited by: Lesley A. Ogilvie and Penny R. Hirsch
Published: 2012
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-09-6 £120, $240. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-908230-71-3 £120, $240
Written for graduate students and academic researchers, the book aims to encourage cross-disciplinary thinking and provide direction and perspective on the still fledgling field of microbial ecological theory. This volume is highly recommended for all microbiology libraries. read more ...
Two-Component Systems in Bacteria
Edited by: Roy Gross and Dagmar Beier
Published: 2012
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-08-9 £180, $360
In this book, expert authors from around the world present the current knowledge on two-component systems in bacteria and critically evaluate the vast amount of exciting new information that has been brought to light in recent years. The eighteen chapters cover various topics including the structure-function analysis of two-component systems, the sensing mechanisms, essential or atypical two-component systems and signaling networks, two-component systems in stress responses, two-component systems in developmental processes, and two-component systems in virulence and symbiosis. The aim of this book is to provide a comprehensive overview of the area for graduate students, academic scientists and researchers in the pharmaceutical industry. This major reference work is essential reading for everyone working on bacterial regulation or antimicrobial drug design and a recommended volume for all microbiology libraries. read more ...
Foodborne and Waterborne Bacterial Pathogens: Epidemiology, Evolution and Molecular Biology
Edited by: Shah M. Faruque
Published: 2012
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-06-5 £159, $319
Food- and waterborne pathogens continue to be a major cause of mortality in developing countries and cause significant morbidity in developed nations. Important pathogens include species or strains of Salmonella, Vibrio, Shigella, Escherichia coli, Yersinia, Staphylococcus and Campylobacter. Understanding the molecular basis of pathogenesis, its evolution and spread is critical to the development of new strategies for disease prevention and control. The application of genomic and other omics technologies in recent years has led to a deluge of information in this area, making it difficult for the busy researcher to keep abreast of developments. This timely book aims to capture the essence of the latest developments to provide a timely overview of the field. Written by leading bacteriologists, chapters cover all the important bacteria and review topics such as pathogenic properties, population genetics, virulence genes, evolution, drug resistance, epidemiology, detection, identification and control strategies. Other topics include the molecular basis for enhanced transmissibility of waterborne pathogens, their mode of survival in the environment, and the evolution of new species with increased fitness both as pathogens and environmental organisms. Essential reading for microbiologists working with these and related pathogens. read more ...
Yersinia: Systems Biology and Control
Edited by: Elisabeth Carniel and B. Joseph Hinnebusch
Published: 2012
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-05-8 £159, $319
Three members of the genus Yersinia are important human pathogens, causing diseases ranging from the deadly Plague (Yersinia pestis) to a relatively mild gastroenteritis (Y. enterocolitica and Y. pseudotuberculosis). Plague, a re-emerging disease, is endemic in many parts of the world. The extraordinary pathogenicity of Y. pestis makes it a potential bioterrorist weapon. On the other hand, the two enteropathogenic Yersinia species represent the third most common bacterial cause of gastroenteritis in Europe and probably elsewhere, although their prevalence is largely underestimated. This and the emergence of antibiotic resistant Y. pestis in recent years highlight the urgency to understand the mechanisms of pathogenicity and the need to devise new strategies for the prevention and control of human pathogenic Yersinia. In this book, leading Yersinia researchers review the hot topics in the systems biology and control of these important bacteria. Topics include: transcriptome analysis of the bacterial response to the host and of the host response to a Yersinia infection; proteome analysis of the bacterial and host responses; treatment and antibiotic resistance; vaccines; surveillance and control. Essential reading for everyone working on Yersinia and related organisms and recommended reading for researchers interested in biodefence, microbial genomics and the evolution of microbial virulence. read more ...
Stress Response in Microbiology
Edited by: Jose M. Requena
Published: 2012
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-04-1 £180, $360
In this book, expert authors from around the world summarise the current knowledge on microbial stress response and comprehensively review the recent findings that have greatly advanced the understanding of stress response systems. Each chapter is devoted to a particular organism or group of organisms including Gram-negative bacteria, Streptococcus,Neisseria, Listeria monocytogenes, Bacillus cereus, Salmonella, Yersinia, Vibrio, Mycobacterium, mycoplasmas, yeast, Plasmodium falciparum, Toxoplasma gondii, Leishmania, Trypanosoma cruzi, Trypanosoma brucei and Entamoeba histolytica. In addition to providing an up-to-date review of current trends the authors also describe the challenges for future research and provide comprehensive reference sections. The volume represents a major collection of information and knowledge across a wide range of microorganisms and is essential reading for anyone with an interest in stress response. A highly recommended book for anyone interested in stress response, regulatory networks, environmental microbiology or the pathogenicity of microorganisms. read more ...
Bacterial Regulatory Networks
Edited by: Alain A.M. Filloux
Published: 2012
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-03-4 £180, $360
Renowned authors under the expert guidance of the editor Alain A.M. Filloux, have contributed authoritative, up-to-date reviews of the current research and theories on regulatory networks in bacteria. The volume contains critical reviews written by the leading research scientists in this topical field. The authors fully explore various regulatory networks, discuss variations of common themes and provide fresh insights into bacterial regulatory mechanisms. Topics include: the sigma network in Escherichia coli, control of bacterial virulence, ECF sigma factors, quorum sensing, cyclic di-GMP, RNA-mediated regulation, the H-NS regulator, two-component regulatory systems, bacterial chemotaxis, regulation of iron homeostasis, anaerobic regulatory networks, bacterial bistable regulatory networks, and evolution of transcription factors and regulatory networks. This book is essential reading for everyone interested in gene expression and regulation in bacteria and is a recommended text for all microbiology libraries. read more ...
Systems Microbiology: Current Topics and Applications
Edited by: Brian D. Robertson and Brendan W. Wren
Published: 2012
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-02-7 £159, $319
This volume contains cutting-edge reviews by world-leading experts on the systems biology of microorganisms. As well as covering theoretical approaches and mathematical modelling this book includes case studies on single microbial species of bacteria and archaea, and explores the systems analysis of microbial phenomena such as chemotaxis and phagocytosis. Topics covered include mathematical models for systems biology, systems biology of Escherichia coli metabolism, bacterial chemotaxis, systems biology of infection, host-microbe interactions, phagocytosis, system-level study of metabolism in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and the systems biology of Sulfolobus. This book is a major resource for anyone interested in systems biology and a recommended text for all microbiology laboratories. read more ...
Quantitative Real-time PCR in Applied Microbiology
Edited by: Martin Filion
Published: 2012
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-01-0 £159, $319
Written by experts in the field and aimed specifically at microbiologists, this volume describes and explains the most important aspects of current qPCR strategies, instrumentation and software. Renowned authors cover the application of qPCR technology in various areas of applied microbiology and comment on future trends. Topics covered include instrumentation, fluorescent chemistries, quantification strategies, data analysis software, environmental microbiology, water microbiology, food microbiology, gene expression studies, validation of microbial microarray data and future trends in qPCR technology. The editor and authors have produced an outstanding book that will be invaluable for all microbiologists. A recommended book for all microbiology laboratories. read more ...
Bacterial Spores: Current Research and Applications
Edited by: Ernesto Abel-Santos
Published: 2012
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-00-3 £159, $319
In this book expert authors from around the world contribute comprehensive, up-to-date reviews on the current state of our knowledge of bacterial endospores. Topics covered include: gene regulation of sporulation, fruiting body development in Myxococcus xanthus, sporulation in Streptomyces, structure and composition of the bacterial spore, mechanisms of spore survival, germination of spores, spore peptidoglycan degradation, water and cations flux during sporulation and germination, the spore as an infectious agent, heterogeneity in spore populations, detection of bacterial spores, and the expression of recombinant proteins using spores. An essential text for everyone involved in spore research, the expression of recombinant proteins and pathogen detection, this book is also recommended for all scientists that like to keep up with cutting-edge research in microbiology and biotechnology. read more ...
Small DNA Tumour Viruses
Edited by: Kevin Gaston
Published: 2012
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-904455-99-8 £159, $319
In this timely book leading scientists from around the world review current hot-topics in this area providing a fascinating overview of the molecular biology of these viruses and their interactions with the host. Topics covered include: HPV infections and the production of HPV virion stocks; viral oncoproteins and their functions; the replication and maintenance of viral genomes; virus induced alterations in cellular miRNAs; viral deregulation of DNA damage responses; the initiation of viral DNA replication; induction of genomic instability by viral oncoproteins; targeting of PML proteins and PML nuclear bodies by these viruses; adenoviruses and gene therapy. Essential reading for scientists and researchers working on small DNA tumour viruses and their associated diseases and a recommended text for anyone involved with DNA replication, DNA damage responses and genome instability, virus-host interactions, viral tumourigenesis or antiviral drug development. read more ...
Extremophiles: Microbiology and Biotechnology
Edited by: Roberto Paul Anitori
Published: 2012
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-904455-98-1 £159, $319
This book highlights the current and topical areas of research in this rapidly growing field. Expert authors from around the world provide the latest insights into the mechanisms these fascinating organisms use to survive. The topics covered include the ability of acidophiles to maintain a neutral intracellular pH, the way that psychrophiles "loosen up" their proteins at low temperatures, and other equally ingenious adaptations and metabolic strategies that extremophiles use to survive and flourish under extreme conditions. The book also covers the established biotechnological uses of extremophiles and the most recent and novel applications including the exploitation of these organisms for enzyme production, their potential use in the generation of sustainable energy and in the oil industry. Aimed at research scientists, students, microbiologists and biotechnologists this book is essential reading for scientists working with extremophiles and a recommended reference text for anyone interested in the microbiology of these organisms, as well as bioprospecting, biomining, biofuels and extremozymes. read more ...
Bacillus: Cellular and Molecular Biology (Second edition)
Edited by: Peter Graumann
Published: 2012
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-904455-97-4 £180, $360
Extensively revised and updated, the new edition of this valuable reference work provides a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of the current knowledge and new research in Bacillus molecular and cellular biology. Under the expert guidance of the editor Peter Graumann, renowned authors from around the world have contributed critical reviews on the most recent and topical research. Subjects covered include chromosome replication, DNA repair, chromosome segregation, cell division, transcription and translation, RNA-mediated regulation, general and regulatory proteolysis, the actin-like MreB cytoskeleton, the membrane proteome, the cell wall, endospore formation, biofilms, multicellularity and social behaviour, competence and transformation. An essential book for anyone interested in Bacillus and an important reference volume for those working in fields as diverse as medicine, biotechnology, agriculture, food and industry. A recommended book for all microbiology laboratories. read more ...
Microbial Biofilms: Current Research and Applications
Edited by: Gavin Lear and Gillian D. Lewis
Published: 2012
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-904455-96-7 £159, $319
In this book, leading scientists provide an up-to-date review of the latest scientific research on these fascinating microbial communities and predict future trends and growth areas in biofilm-related research. Under the expert guidance of the editors Gavin Lear and Gillian Lewis, authors from around the world have contributed critical reviews on the most topical aspects of current biofilm research. Subjects covered include quorum sensing and social interactions in microbial biofilms, biofilms in disease, plant-associated biofilms, biofilms in the soil, applications in bioremediation, biofilms in wastewater treatment, corrosion and fouling, aquatic biofilms, microbial fuel cells, and catalytic biofilms. The book is essential for everyone interested in biofilms and their applications. It is also highly recommended for environmental microbiologists, soil scientists, medical microbiologists, bioremediation experts and microbiologists working in biocorrosion, biofouling, biodegradation, water microbiology, quorum sensing and many other areas. read more ...
Bacterial Glycomics: Current Research, Technology and Applications
Edited by: Christopher W. Reid, Susan M. Twine, and Anne N. Reid
Published: 2012
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-904455-95-0 £159, $319
Written by a team of acknowledged experts, this book provides an up-to-date overview of our current understanding of bacterial glycomes, describes the main analytical methods in use and discusses recent and novel applications. The book is divided into three sections. The first section includes overviews of microbial glyconjugates, lipopolysaccharide, capsular polysaccharide, lipoarabinomannan biosynthesis, cell wall metabolism, and glycosylation of bacterial and archaeal proteins. The second section reviews the analytical approaches used in the characterization of the bacterial glycome. The final section describes applications of bacterial glycomics, including metabolic oligosaccharide labeling, the synthesis of bioactive glycans and the potential for glycoconjugate vaccines. Essential reading for microbiologists working in polysaccharide and carbohydrate research, the book is also recommended for carbohydrate experts, microbiologists, immunologists and researchers in many other fields of life sciences. read more ...
Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression: Drivers of Natural Selection
Edited by: Kevin V. Morris
Published: 2012
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-904455-94-3 £159, $319
Many studies have been carried out on the modulation of gene transcription by non-coding RNAs. This book, written by a group of distinguished scientists under the expert guidance of the editor Kevin V. Morris, represents an important overview and summary of the field to date. The thirteen chapters are organized into three sections: Non-coding RNAs: Form, Function and Diversity; Non-coding RNAs: Gene Regulation and Epigenetics; and Non-coding RNAs: Disease and Therapeutics. This up-to-date volume is an essential book for those working in the area and represents a major information resource on current research in the fast-moving fields of epigenetics, the regulation of gene expression, and RNA research. For scientists in other fields it provides a valuable insight into this important and fascinating area of molecular biology. read more ...
Brucella: Molecular Microbiology and Genomics
Edited by: Ignacio López-Goñi and David O'Callaghan
Published: 2012
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-904455-93-6 £159, $319
Written by highly acclaimed Brucella scientists, this book comprehensively reviews the most important advances in the field. Opening chapters focus on genetic diversity within Brucella, covering both classical and new species. Particular emphasis is given to how comparative genomics has led to advances in molecular diagnostics, taxonomy and phylogeny. Following chapters cover proteomic analysis, transcriptomic analysis, the VirB type IV secretion system, signalling complexes, e.g. the BvrR/BvrS two-component regulatory system and quorum sensing. These chapters highlight the intricate interplay between factors involved in virulence. Another chapter discusses the role of the Brucella cell envelope in bacterial virulence and evasion of host defences. The final two chapters review the current strategies for the development of novel antibacterial agents and improved vaccines. This volume is essential reading for everyone with an interest in Brucella and brucellosis. It is also recommended reading for the wider body of scientists, veterinarians and MDs with an interest in microbial diagnostics, microbial pathogenesis, host-parasite interactions, cellular microbiologists and immunologists and vaccine development scientists. read more ...
Molecular Virology and Control of Flaviviruses
Edited by: Pei-Yong Shi
Published: 2012
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-904455-92-9 £180, $360
The editor of Molecular Virology and Control of Flaviviruses has assembled an up-to-date and cutting-edge anthology from the leading experts in the flavivirus field. Chapters are balanced by contributions from established investigators, who have dedicated their careers to flavivirus research, with those from newcomers who have recently made significant contributions to the flavivirus field. The book opens with a brief introduction then divides into two sections: Molecular Virology (Chapters 2-9) and Virus Prevention (Chapters 10-15). The first section covers: virion structure; virus replication; the NS1 glycoprotein; the NS3 protein; the NS5 protein; innate immunity and flavivirus infection; host responses to flavivirus infection; and flavivirus fitness and transmission. The second section includes: vaccines; antibody therapy; small molecule antiviral development; flavivirus diagnostics; vector-virus interactions; and vector control. The book represents an important update of flavivirus research and will serve as a reference to flavivirus researchers at the graduate level and beyond. A recommended text for all virology libraries. read more ...
Bacterial Pathogenesis: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms
Edited by: Camille Locht and Michel Simonet
Published: 2012
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-904455-91-2 £180, $360
In this book, a group of distinguished scientists from eight different countries and three continents, under the expert guidance of the editors Camille Locht and Michel Simonet, overview the molecular and cellular mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis. The fifteen chapters are organized into five sections: approaches to the study of bacterial pathogenesis; bacterial adhesion to the cell surface and extracellular matrix of host tissues; poisoning the host by toxins; cellular invasion by bacterial pathogens; and bacterial evasion of host defences. The authors comprehensively describe the most relevant and up-to-date information on pathogenic features across the bacterial world. Aimed at the entire scientific community from students to senior scientists and physicians, the book is relevant to a broad range of people interested in the mechanisms of bacterial infectious diseases and is a recommended text for all microbiology laboratories. read more ...