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Climate Change and Microbial Ecology

Jürgen Marxsen presents a new book on Climate Change and Microbial Ecology: Current Research and Future Trends
In this book, a broad range of renowned scientists reviews the most important hot-topics in the area of climate change and microbial ecology, thus providing a timely and authoritative overview of this increasingly important area. Individual chapters cover the various ecosystems on Earth as well as the different groups of microorganisms with respect to different cycles of matter. In addition, special chapters cover applied aspects, such as land-use and geoengineering. This is an essential book for every microbial ecologist from the PhD student to the experienced scientist and is also recommended for everyone interested in the field of global climate change. read more ...
Climate Change and Microbial Ecology: Current Research and Future Trends
Edited by: Jürgen Marxsen
Caister Academic Press
Book: ISBN 978-1-910190-31-9 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-910190-32-6 £159, $319
The most important hot-topics in the area of climate change and microbial ecology. read more ...
Full information at Climate Change and Microbial Ecology.

Thermophilic Microorganisms book available very soon

The new book on Thermophilic Microorganisms edited by Fu-Li Li will be available for dispatch within the next 2 or 3 weeks read more ...
Thermophilic Microorganisms
Edited by: Fu-Li Li
Caister Academic Press
Book: ISBN 978-1-910190-13-5 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-910190-14-2 £159, $319
Reviews of current research on thermophilic microorganisms providing a timely overview of the field and covering the ecology, enzymology and genetics of thermophiles. read more ...
Full information at Thermophilic Microorganisms.

Antifungals review

Excerpt from a book review of Antifungals: From Genomics to Resistance and the Development of Novel Agents
"a comprehensive and current assessment of antifungal drugs with a prominent emphasis on antifungal drug resistance and drug discovery ... (chapters) are well constructed and easy to read with a comprehensive overview of critical issues related to each drug class ... Collectively, the chapters form an overall monograph that works very well ... This book will be extremely valuable to practitioners in Medical Mycology, including established and new researchers, clinicians and clinical microbiologists, as well as to infectious disease specialists who desire a rapid update on the current state of antifungal drug resistance and antifungal development." from David S. Perlin (New Jersey, USA) writing in Clinical Infectious Diseases (2015) read more ...
Antifungals: From Genomics to Resistance and the Development of Novel Agents
Edited by: Alix T. Coste and Patrick Vandeputte
Caister Academic Press
Book: ISBN 978-1-910190-01-2 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-910190-02-9 £159, $319
"both timely and well-conceived" (ChemMedChem); "timely and scholarly overview" (IMA Fungus); "extremely valuable" (CID) read more ...
Full information at Antifungals.

Biofilms in Bioremediation

Gavin Lear presents a new book on Biofilms in Bioremediation: Current Research and Emerging Technologies
In this book, renowned scientists from around the world provide up-to-date and authoritative reviews of the latest scientific research that has contributed to our understanding of the vital importance of microbial biofilms for the biological remediation of contaminated environments. The results of a variety of key case studies are presented to highlight the broad range of treatment approaches and applications at our disposal. In addition, the authors discuss the future trends and likely growth areas in biofilm-related research. This comprehensive volume is indispensable for anyone involved in bioremediation, biofilm research or environmental microbiology. It is also recommended as a reference work for all microbiology libraries. read more ...
Biofilms in Bioremediation: Current Research and Emerging Technologies
Edited by: Gavin Lear
Caister Academic Press
Book: ISBN 978-1-910190-29-6 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-910190-30-2 £159, $319
Up-to-date and authoritative reviews of the latest scientific research on microbial biofilms and the biological remediation of contaminated environments read more ...
Full information at Biofilms in Bioremediation.

Gas Plasma Sterilization in Microbiology

Hideharu Shintani and Akikazu Sakudo present a new book on Gas Plasma Sterilization in Microbiology: Theory, Applications, Pitfalls and New Perspectives
Gas plasma is the fourth state of matter, alongside solid, liquid, and gas. There are many naturally occurring events and man-made products related to gas plasma including: aurora, thunderstorms, high-intensity discharge headlamp bulbs, oxonizers, semiconductors, and solar battery panels. A gas plasma is generated by removing electrons from a gas, e.g. N2, to produce a highly excited mixture of charged nuclei and free electrons. It has enormous potential as a broad spectrum antimicrobial sterilization procedure with applications in medical, industrial and agricultural settings (e.g. decontamination of medical instruments). A major advantage is the shallow penetration of gas plasmas: only ~10-20 nm from the surface thereby minimising damage to the material being sterilized. An important obstacle to overcome is the 'understanding-gap' between the engineering researchers who are developing the gas plasma sterilization technology and the microbiologists who aim to fine tune it for their needs. This timely volume aims to bridge that gap, permitting engineers and microbiologists to develop more coherent multidisciplinary strategies. The book opens with introductory chapters that explain the background and principles of gas plasma sterilization and outline the possible mechanisms of action. Requirements for achieving the 'gold-standard' sterilization level i.e. a sterility assurance level (SAL) of 10-6, is also covered. The next eight chapters cover applications of this technology: these range from the inactivation of spores and endotoxins to inactivation of viruses and seed-borne plant pathogens. The final chapters tackle sterilization validation (from several ISO documents), common data-interpretation errors and speculate about future trends. This book is an indispensable reference for students, microbiologists, engineers, and laboratory scientists interested in sterilization and decontamination read more ...
Gas Plasma Sterilization in Microbiology: Theory, Applications, Pitfalls and New Perspectives
Edited by: Hideharu Shintani and Akikazu Sakudo
Caister Academic Press
Book: ISBN 978-1-910190-25-8 £129, $259. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-910190-26-5 £129, $259
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. read more ...
Full information at Gas Plasma Sterilization in Microbiology.

Antifungals review

Excerpt from a book review of Antifungals: From Genomics to Resistance and the Development of Novel Agents
"This book provides a valuable background to the different approaches now becoming available. Twenty-nine authors drawn from 11 countries have combined to produce this timely and scholarly overview ... The topics covered are wide-ranging ... The book is well presented with informative, often coloured, explanatory diagrams, and an index which includes all mentions of particular compounds. The editors are to be congratulated on the selection of topics and contributors to produce such an instructive volume in such a fast-moving and topical field." from IMA Fungus (2015) 6: 28 read more ...
Antifungals: From Genomics to Resistance and the Development of Novel Agents
Edited by: Alix T. Coste and Patrick Vandeputte
Caister Academic Press
Book: ISBN 978-1-910190-01-2 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-910190-02-9 £159, $319
"both timely and well-conceived" (ChemMedChem) read more ...
Full information at Antifungals.
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