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Brain-eating Amoeba

Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui, Ibne Karim M. Ali, Jennifer R. Cope and Naveed Ahmed Khan present a new book on Brain-eating Amoeba: Biology and Pathogenesis of Naegleria fowleri
Naegleria fowleri is a eukaryotic protist pathogen that causes primary amoebic meningoencephalitis. It is one of the world's deadliest known parasites with a mortality rate higher than 90%: infection almost always results in death. A greater scientific understanding of this parasite, how it lives in the environment and its pathogenic mechanism, is crucial for the development of preventative and therapeutic strategies against this fatal, albeit rare disease. This concise book on N. fowleri serves as a quick guide for clinical practitioners, health professionals, researchers and students working with this parasite. Divided into easy-to-follow sections, the book covers all aspects of research into N. fowleri as an organism ranging from clinical and laboratory diagnosis to growth and life cycle. It is essential reading for all microbiologists, immunologists, physicians, public health officials and researchers (both new and experienced) involved with N. fowleri. This book is an invaluable reference for everyone working in the field of basic and medical microbiology and a recommended acquisition for all parasitology, microbiology and medical libraries read more ...
Brain-eating Amoeba: Biology and Pathogenesis of Naegleria fowleri
Author: Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui, Ibne Karim M. Ali, Jennifer R. Cope and Naveed Ahmed Khan
A concise guide on Naegleria fowleri for clinical practitioners, health professionals, researchers and students.

Staphylococcus

Greg A. Somerville presents a new book on Staphylococcus: Genetics and Physiology
This book brings together respected S. aureus experts from around the world to provide a timely overview of staphylococcal research. Topics covered include: historical background; medical significance in humans and animals; genetic variation; virulence factors; metabolism and physiology; physiological proteomics; cell wall assembly and physiology; transition metal ion homeostasis; molecular strategies of antibiotic resistance; genetic regulation; and immune response. Essential reading for scientists working with staphylococci. This text is an excellent introduction for entry level scientists, as well as those seeking a deeper understanding of this critically important bacterial pathogen read more ...
Staphylococcus: Genetics and Physiology
Edited by: Greg A. Somerville
Essential reading for scientists working with staphylococci. This text is an excellent introduction for entry level scientists, as well as those seeking a deeper understanding of this critically important bacterial pathogen.

Climate Change and Microbial Ecology review

Excerpt from a book review of Climate Change and Microbial Ecology: Current Research and Future Trends
"nicely reviews important topics in environmental microbiology research related to the increasing trends of global climate change. Editor Marxsen does a great job ... impressive short overview of a topic with likely broad student appeal" from ASM Blog read more ...
Climate Change and Microbial Ecology: Current Research and Future Trends
Edited by: Jürgen Marxsen
The most important hot-topics in the area of climate change and microbial ecology.

Microbial Biodegradation

Jerzy Długoński presents a new book on Microbial Biodegradation: From Omics to Function and Application
In this timely book, expert authors critically review the most important current research in this exciting field. Topics include the genomics, metagenomics and metatranscriptomics of biodegradation, molecular markers in biodegradation, metabolomics and crucial enzymes, proteomics in metabolic pathways inspection, lipidomics in microbial adaptation to toxic compounds, degradation of endocrine disrupting compounds, dyes decolourisation and degradation, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon biodegradation, biosurfactants enhancement factors, degradation of volatile compounds, heavy metals removal, and examples of the applications of recent research. Essential reading for scientists working in the field of microbial degradation and bioremediation and recommended reading for everyone interested in environmental microbiology, biotechnology and molecular biology read more ...
Microbial Biodegradation: From Omics to Function and Application
Edited by: Jerzy Długoński
Topics range from the genomics, metagenomics and metatranscriptomics of biodegradation to examples of the applications of recent research.

Aquatic Biofilms review

Excerpt from a book review of Aquatic Biofilms: Ecology, Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment
"up-to-date knowledge and a clear understanding of aquatic biofilms from different and complementary points of view. An essential reference book for anyone working with biofilms." from Biotechnol. Agron. Soc. Environ. read more ...
Aquatic Biofilms: Ecology, Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment
Edited by: Anna M. Romaní, Helena Guasch and M. Dolors Balaguer
Aquatic biofilms with an emphasis on the characteristics and ecology of biofilms in natural ecosystems and a focus on biofilm applications linked to water pollution problems.

Flow Cytometry in Microbiology review

Excerpt from a book review of Flow Cytometry in Microbiology: Technology and Applications
"The book provides a thorough description of flow cytometry and includes practical and up-to-date information aimed specifically at microbiologists." from Biotechnol. Agron. Soc. Environ. read more ...
Flow Cytometry in Microbiology: Technology and Applications
Edited by: Martin G. Wilkinson
"an impressive group of experts" (ProtoView)
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