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Antifungals review

Excerpt from a book review of Antifungals: From Genomics to Resistance and the Development of Novel Agents
"scientists working in the mycology field and industry scientists developing new antimicrobials will find this compilation very useful. Infectious disease physicians treating patients with fungal diseases will find this book enlightening ... This is an excellent addition to the personal or institutional library of those working in the field of mycology, antimicrobial drug development, or infectious diseases. It brings together in one publication, a compilation of papers from leading experts in fungal biology and the genetic and molecular basis of antifungal resistance." from Doodys read more ...
Antifungals: From Genomics to Resistance and the Development of Novel Agents
Edited by: Alix T. Coste and Patrick Vandeputte
"both timely and well-conceived" (ChemMedChem); "timely and scholarly overview" (IMA Fungus); "extremely valuable" (CID); "Reading this book was a real adventure" (Gen. Physiol. Biophy.)

Gas Plasma Sterilization in Microbiology review

Excerpt from a book review of Gas Plasma Sterilization in Microbiology: Theory, Applications, Pitfalls and New Perspectives
"The purpose is to present the current status of gas plasma technology for sterilization and disinfection. These worthy objectives are well met by this book .. a nice state of the art compilation ... You will want this book if this is your area of interest." from Doodys read more ...
Gas Plasma Sterilization in Microbiology: Theory, Applications, Pitfalls and New Perspectives
Edited by: Hideharu Shintani and Akikazu Sakudo
Topics range from: Background and principles of gas plasma sterilisation to applications (e.g. inactivation of spores, viruses and seed-borne plant pathogens) and common data-interpretation errors.

Biofilms in Bioremediation review

Excerpt from a book review of Biofilms in Bioremediation: Current Research and Emerging Technologies
"This book is the first to describe explicitly the role of biofilms in bioremediation ... The book presents the fundamentals of biofilm research ... and represents a first step in understanding the role of biofilms in bioremediation" from Biospektrum read more ...
Biofilms in Bioremediation: Current Research and Emerging Technologies
Edited by: Gavin Lear
Up-to-date and authoritative reviews of the latest scientific research on microbial biofilms and the biological remediation of contaminated environments

Flow Cytometry in Microbiology review

Excerpt from a book review of Flow Cytometry in Microbiology: Technology and Applications
"The book provides a comprehensive overview of the use of flow cytometry in the field of microbiology, from cell biology studies of bacteria and yeast to biotechnological and clinical applications ... the authors describe clearly how the method is widely used ... The book is directed primarily at microbiologists and offers a variety of valuable information for those who are interested in the applications of flow cytometry." from Biospektrum read more ...
Flow Cytometry in Microbiology: Technology and Applications
Edited by: Martin G. Wilkinson
"an impressive group of experts" (ProtoView); "practical and up-to-date information" (Biotechnol. Agron. Soc. Environ.)

Alphaviruses review

Excerpt from a book review of Alphaviruses: Current Biology
"The three editors of this book have led a team of twenty-four scientists ... to produce this up-to-date review of the field ... providing a thoughtful and critical introduction to the field and in identifying some of the more interesting emerging areas ... (The book) utilises the knowledge and experience of the authors to select, critically evaluate and synthesise the information into a coherent text that summarises current knowledge and points the way to future research opportunities and likely developments with this important group of viruses. It would be a great starting point for a post-graduate student commencing research in this field." from Australian Veterinary Journal read more ...
Alphaviruses: Current Biology
Edited by: Suresh Mahalingam, Lara Herrero and Belinda Herring
As the first to focus exclusively on alphaviruses, this book serves as an invaluable resource for researchers and clinicians working with alphaviruses and related viruses. Essential reading.

Aspergillus and Penicillium in the Post-genomic Era book available now

The new book on Aspergillus and Penicillium in the Post-genomic Era edited by Ronald P. de Vries, Isabelle Benoit Gelber and Mikael Rørdam Andersen is available now read more ...
Aspergillus and Penicillium in the Post-genomic Era
Edited by: Ronald P. de Vries, Isabelle Benoit Gelber and Mikael Rørdam Andersen
An essential reference for everyone working with Aspergillus and Penicillium and other filamentous fungi!
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