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Current microbiology research, new and forthcoming publications, forthcoming conferences, hot research topics, high impact publications in microbiology, molecular biology and PCR.

Arboviruses review

Excerpt from a book review of Arboviruses: Molecular Biology, Evolution and Control
"provides a thorough and compelling review on the current status of arbovirology ... Overall, Arboviruses: Molecular Biology, Evolution and Control is an outstanding book. An impressive team of contributors was involved in its conception, and each contributor provides an excellent review of their particular research niche. This is arguably the first comprehensive book devoted specifically to arboviruses to be published in the last few decades. The book is highly recommended for every arbovirologist whether it be a first-year graduate student or an established researcher." from Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. read more ...
Arboviruses: Molecular Biology, Evolution and Control
Edited by: Nikos Vasilakis and Duane J. Gubler
Topics range from taxonomy and genome organization, to arbovirus diagnostics and control. Essential reading.

Virus Evolution review

Excerpt from a book review of Virus Evolution: Current Research and Future Directions
"This highly informative book, written by experts in the field, explores some thought-provoking topics and research approaches. Each of the 12 chapters opens with a helpful summary and covers the subject matter comprehensively ... The book is well organised and contains informative tables and figures that complement the text ... the book was not only highly informative but a pleasure to read" from Microbiol. Today read more ...
Virus Evolution: Current Research and Future Directions
Edited by: Scott C. Weaver, Mark Denison, Marilyn Roossinck and Marco Vignuzzi
Addresses a wide range of current questions and research approaches at the forefront of the field and highlights recent advances in our understanding of the history and mechanisms of virus evolution.

Biofilms in Bioremediation review

Excerpt from a book review of Biofilms in Bioremediation: Current Research and Emerging Technologies
"up-to-date and authoritative reviews ... indispensable ... recommended as a reference work" from Biotechnol. Agron. Soc. Environ. read more ...
Biofilms in Bioremediation: Current Research and Emerging Technologies
Edited by: Gavin Lear
"describes explicitly the role of biofilms in bioremediation" (Biospektrum)

Brain-eating Amoebae review

Excerpt from a book review of Brain-eating Amoebae: Biology and Pathogenesis of Naegleria fowleri
"explains the current knowledge and research on the parasite" from ProtoView read more ...
Brain-eating Amoebae: 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.

Aspergillus and Penicillium in the Post-genomic Era review

Excerpt from a book review of Aspergillus and Penicillium in the Post-genomic Era
"This new and well-presented book gives the impression of a vibrant field and the prospect of an increasingly exciting age of understanding in the biology and physiology of species in these two genera" from IMA Fungus 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!

Cyanobacteria

Dmitry A. Los presents a new book on Cyanobacteria: Omics and Manipulation
Topics covered: The cyanobacterial core-genome with a focus on secondary metabolites; cyanobacterial evolution; genomics of NRPS/PKS biosynthetic gene clusters; RNA-seq based transcriptomic analysis of single cyanobacterial cells; transcriptomics of the responses: genes, sensors, and molecular triggers; transcriptomic and proteomic analysis of diurnal cycles in nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria; proteomic analysis of post translational modifications; metabolic engineering and systems biology for free fatty acid production; isoprene production; ethanol production: impact of omics of the model organism Synechocystis on yield enhancement; engineering of alkane production; photoautotrophic polyhydroxyalkanoate production. This cutting-edge text will serve as a valuable resource for all those working in this field and is recommended for all microbiology libraries read more ...
Cyanobacteria: Omics and Manipulation
Edited by: Dmitry A. Los
Reviews the most important topics on cyanobacterial omics and manipulation to provide a timely overview of the field.
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