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Microarray Review

A review published in 2014 is available that covers a wide range of microarray applications and technology. Written by experts in the field the review covers microarray data analysis, microbiome studies, bioremediation, soil and water microbial communities, plant-microbe interactions, microbial ecology, detection and typing of pathogens, and much more ...
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We have selected several further reviews that are recommended reading for anyone interested in this area:

Also recommended are three publications for everyone involved in sequence data analysis, bioinformatics, next-generation sequencing and genome analysis.

Note: these ebooks are also available through Ebrary and Ebsco

Microarrays: Current Technology, Innovations and Applications
Edited by: Zhili He
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-49-2 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-908230-59-1 £159, $319
Focused on current microarray technologies and their applications in environmental microbiology. read more ...
Full information at Microarrays.
Lab-on-a-Chip Technology (Vol. 1): Fabrication and Microfluidics
Edited by: Keith E. Herold and Avraham Rasooly
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-904455-46-2 £159, $319
"a comprehensive and felicitous compendium" (Drug Research) read more ...
Full information at Lab-on-a-Chip Technology (Vol. 1).
Proteomics: Targeted Technology, Innovations and Applications
Edited by: Manuel Fuentes and Joshua LaBaer
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-46-1 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-908230-62-1 £159, $319
An overview of targeted proteomics in biomedical science. read more ...
Full information at Proteomics.
Molecular Diagnostics: Current Research and Applications
Edited by: Jim Huggett and Justin O'Grady
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-41-6 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-908230-64-5 £159, $319
I would highly recommend this book (Doodys) read more ...
Full information at Molecular Diagnostics.
Omics in Soil Science
Edited by: Paolo Nannipieri, Giacomo Pietramellara and Giancarlo Renella
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-32-4 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-908230-94-2 £159, $319
"a recommended reference" (Biotechnol. Agrom. Soc. Environ.) read more ...
Full information at Omics in Soil Science.
Real-Time PCR: Advanced Technologies and Applications
Edited by: Nick A. Saunders and Martin A. Lee
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-22-5 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-908230-87-4 £159, $319
"an invaluable reference" (Doodys); "wide range of real time PCR technologies" (Food Sci Technol Abs) read more ...
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Bionanotechnology: Biological Self-assembly and its Applications
Edited by: Bernd H. A. Rehm
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-16-4 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-908230-81-2 £159, $319
"the most striking and successful approaches" Book News read more ...
Full information at Bionanotechnology.

Biofuel

The production of biofuel from genetically engineered microbes is comprehensively covered in the 2014 review Biofuels from Microbes to Molecules. Written by experts in their field the review covers the production of biogas, biohydrogen, bioethanol and biobutanol from microorganisms such as microalgae, yeast and cyanobacteria read more ...
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We have selected several further reviews that are recommended reading for anyone involved in the biofuel industry:

Note: these ebooks are also available through Ebrary and Ebsco

We also suggest recommended reading for bioinformatics and data analysis.

Biofuels: From Microbes to Molecules
Edited by: Xuefeng Lu
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-45-4 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-908230-63-8 £159, $319
Covers the production of different biofuel molecules, including hydrogen, methane, ethanol, butanol, higher chain alcohols, isoprenoids and fatty acid derivatives, from genetically engineered microbes. read more ...
Full information at Biofuels.
The Cell Biology of Cyanobacteria
Edited by: Enrique Flores and Antonia Herrero
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-38-6 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-908230-92-8 £159, $319
"up-to-date information" Book News read more ...
Full information at The Cell Biology of Cyanobacteria.
Applications of Molecular Microbiological Methods
Edited by: Torben L. Skovhus, Sean M. Caffrey and Casey R.J. Hubert
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-31-7 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-908230-69-0 £159, $319
Emerging molecular methods that allow the diversity of a microbial community to be surveyed and its functions to be investigated. read more ...
Full information at Applications of Molecular Microbiological Methods.
Neurospora: Genomics and Molecular Biology
Edited by: Durgadas P. Kasbekar and Kevin McCluskey
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-12-6 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-908230-77-5 £159, $319
"state-of-the-art review" (IMA Fungus); "a pleasure to read ... belongs in every lab that works on fungi and every academic library" (CIMB) read more ...
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Extremophiles: Microbiology and Biotechnology
Edited by: Roberto Paul Anitori
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-904455-98-1 £159, $319
"highlights current areas of research" (IFIS); "a good overview" (Biospektrum); "recommended" (Micro. Today); "essential reading" (Fungal Diversity) read more ...
Full information at Extremophiles.
Microbial Biofilms: Current Research and Applications
Edited by: Gavin Lear and Gillian D. Lewis
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-904455-96-7 £159, $319
"a useful update" (Micro. Today); "highly recommended" (Biospektrum); "highly recommended" (Fungal Diversity) read more ...
Full information at Microbial Biofilms.
Bacterial Glycomics: Current Research, Technology and Applications
Edited by: Christopher W. Reid, Susan M. Twine, and Anne N. Reid
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-904455-95-0 £159, $319
"essential" (Doodys); "up-to-date" (IFIS); "an important reference book" (ASM Microbe) read more ...
Full information at Bacterial Glycomics.

Horizontal Gene Transfer in Microorganisms review

Excerpt from a book review of Horizontal Gene Transfer in Microorganisms
"The editor and the repertoire of authors are leaders in their fields and routinely publish in highly-prestigious, international scientific journals ... The book is informative and provides a lot of good detail ... a good overview of the subject" from C. W. Knapp (Glasgow) writing in Ecotoxicology (2013) 22: 1443-1444. read more ...
Horizontal Gene Transfer in Microorganisms
Edited by: M. Pilar Francino
Caister Academic Press
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-10-2 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-908230-72-0 £159, $319
"a valuable source of ideas, facts and references" (Microbiol. Today); "state of the art information ... up-to-date" (Int. Micro.) read more ...
Full information at Horizontal Gene Transfer in Microorganisms.

A guide to data analysis and bioinformatics

We have selected three publications published in 2014 that will be an invaluable aid for anyone involved in the data analysis required for next-generation sequencing (NGS) and genome analysis.

The first publication provides up-to-date and detailed information on various aspects of bioinformatics data analysis with applications to microbiology. It describes a number of bioinformatics tools, makes links to some wet-lab techniques, explains different approaches to tackle a problem, talks about current challenges and limitations, gives examples of applications of bioinformatics and discusses future trends read more ...
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The second publication explores the most recent advances in NGS instrumentation and data analysis and describes current NGS platforms, their sequencing chemistries, instrument specifications, and general workflows and procedures. Also covered is the application of NGS technologies and data analysis in various fields including polymorphism detection, sRNA research, rare variant detection, large variant detection, exome sequencing, plant development studies, microbial metagenomics, and studies on the human microbiome read more ...
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The third publication in our selection reviews the methods currently employed for NGS data analysis, highlights their problems and limitations, demonstrates the applications and indicates the developing trends in various fields of genome research. Described as an invaluable, up-to-date and comprehensive overview of the topic read more ...
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We recommend these three publications for everyone involved in sequence data analysis, bioinformatics, next-generation sequencing and genome analysis.

Bioinformatics and Data Analysis in Microbiology
Edited by: Özlem Taştan Bishop
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-39-3 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-908230-73-7 £159, $319
Invaluable, up-to-date and detailed information on various aspects of bioinformatics data analysis with applications to microbiology. read more ...
Full information at Bioinformatics and Data Analysis in Microbiology.
Next-generation Sequencing: Current Technologies and Applications
Edited by: Jianping Xu
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-33-1 £120, $240. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-908230-95-9 £120, $240
The most recent advances in NGS instrumentation and data analysis, current NGS platforms, sequencing chemistries, instrument specifications, general workflows and procedures. read more ...
Full information at Next-generation Sequencing.
Genome Analysis: Current Procedures and Applications
Edited by: Maria S. Poptsova
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-29-4 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-908230-68-3 £159, $319
An up-to-date and comprehensive overview of next-generation sequencing data analysis, highlighting problems and limitations, applications and developing trends in various fields of genome research. read more ...
Full information at Genome Analysis.

Acanthamoeba book available very soon

The new book on Acanthamoeba edited by Naveed Ahmed Khan will be available for dispatch within the next 2 or 3 weeks read more ...
Acanthamoeba: Biology and Pathogenesis (2nd edition)
Edited by: Naveed Ahmed Khan
Caister Academic Press
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-50-8 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-908230-51-5 £159, $319
Fully comprehensive and up-to-date edition covering all aspects of Acanthamoeba biology. read more ...
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Molecular diagnosis of cancer and infection

A review on the molecular diagnosis of cancer and the molecular diagnosis of bacterial, fungal and viral infections. Includes sections on the identification of biomarkers, preclinical testing, and near patient point-of-care molecular diagnostics read more ...

Essential reading for anyone involved in the development or application of molecular diagnostics read more ...

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