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Epigenetics

Brian P. Chadwick presents a new book on Epigenetics: Current Research and Emerging Trends
The editor of this book has gathered together pioneers in the field of epigenetics to produce a volume of thought-provoking discussions on classic aspects of epigenetics and on the newer, emerging areas. The 17 chapters include topics on the impact of metabolism on the epigenome, how our actions may impact the health of our offspring several generations removed, and how exposure to environmental toxicants can have long-lasting effects on our epigenome with devastating consequences. This up-to-date volume is a major resource essential for those working in the field and is recommended reading for anyone new to this fascinating and fast-moving area of research. read more ...
Epigenetics: Current Research and Emerging Trends
Edited by: Brian P. Chadwick
Caister Academic Press
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-910190-07-4 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-910190-08-1 £159, $319
Thought-provoking discussions on classic aspects of epigenetics and on the newer, emerging areas. read more ...
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Myxobacteria review

Excerpt from a book review of Myxobacteria: Genomics, Cellular and Molecular Biology
"authored by renowned scientists from the international myxo community ... questions and problems are discussed with the necessary scientific depth and quality . Each of the twelve chapters includes an extensive bibliography ... impressive and detailed book ... fun to read this excellent and comprehensive book. It is a must for any advanced undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and experienced scientists who comes into contact during his work with myxobacteria ... the editors and authors have thoroughly ​​covered the current state of research on the topic." from Anne Rolbetzki (Marburg, Germany) writing in Biospektrum (2014) 20: 706. read more ...
Myxobacteria: Genomics, Cellular and Molecular Biology
Edited by: Zhaomin Yang and Penelope I. Higgs
Caister Academic Press
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-34-8 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-908230-96-6 £159, $319
The book covers ecology, genomics and cell biology as well as modelling and simulation on topics including motility, development and their associated genetic regulatory networks. read more ...
Full information at Myxobacteria.

Leishmania book available very soon

The new book on Leishmania edited by Subrata Adak and Rupak Datta will be available for dispatch within the next 2 or 3 weeks read more ...
Leishmania: Current Biology and Control
Edited by: Subrata Adak and Rupak Datta
Caister Academic Press
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-52-2 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-908230-53-9 £159, $319
Respected experts distil the important current research highlighting the most insightful discoveries in the field. Topics range from modulation of host miRNA to vaccine biology and mechanism of drug resistance in visceral Leishmaniasis. Essential reading! read more ...
Full information at Leishmania.

Advanced Vaccine Research Methods for the Decade of Vaccines

Fabio Bagnoli and Rino Rappuoli present a new book on Advanced Vaccine Research Methods for the Decade of Vaccines
We have retained the same format of our 2011 book and divided the book into two main parts. The first explores in considerable depth the key innovations that we think are dramatically changing the field; both for preclinical as well as clinical vaccine research fields. Some of the topics covered include: the use of deep sequencing, cellular screens to interrogate the human T and B cell repertoires, comparative genomics to track bacterial pathogens, quantitative proteomics, structural biology, novel strategies for vaccine administration, T-cell inducing vaccines, etc. The second part focuses on diseases for which current medical treatment is not very effective and disease that could be either prevented or treated by vaccination. The examples that we have used comprise very different diseases; we include not only infectious diseases (e.g. caused by bacteria), but also cancer. We believe that these will be the vaccines of the future, the 'vaccines for 2020'. This books is essential reading for everyone working in vaccine R and D in academia, biotechnology companies, and the pharmaceutical industry and a recommended volume for all microbiology libraries. read more ...
Advanced Vaccine Research Methods for the Decade of Vaccines
Edited by: Fabio Bagnoli and Rino Rappuoli
Caister Academic Press
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-910190-03-6 £180, $360. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-910190-04-3 £180, $360
A thorough and up-to-date review of vaccinology research in age of ‘omics’ technologies. Essential reading for everyone working in vaccine R and D. read more ...
Full information at Advanced Vaccine Research Methods for the Decade of Vaccines.

Pathogenic Escherichia coli review

Excerpt from a book review of Pathogenic Escherichia coli: Molecular and Cellular Microbiology
"Oververall, Pathogenic Escherichia coli: Molecular and Cellular Microbiology is an excellent textbook. It is current, comprehensive, and a great resource ... The information in each chapter is highly detailed ... comprehensive, informative, and well referenced ... a worthwhile investment for those interested in the molecular and cellular microbiology of pathogenic E. coli." from Rodney A. Moxley (Lincoln NE, USA) writing in Vet Med Today JAVMA (2014) 245: 658. read more ...
Pathogenic Escherichia coli: Molecular and Cellular Microbiology
Edited by: Stefano Morabito
Caister Academic Press
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-37-9 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-908230-99-7 £159, $319
A timely review of the most recent molecular and cellular biology research on pathogenic E. coli. The wider perspective, including considerations on public health and the impact on animal productions, is also discussed. read more ...
Full information at Pathogenic Escherichia coli.

Neisseria

The following publications provide advanced information on Neisseria biology.

The most recent publication (July 2014) provides a timely overview of pathogenic Neisseria covering vaccine development, antibiotic resistance, transcriptomics, sRNAs, interactions with neutrophils read more ...
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Relevant articles in other publications include:

A review by Yaramah M. Zalucki et al in Microbial Efflux Pumps (Chapter 10) discusses the function and regulation of efflux pumps in Neisseria gonorrhoeae read more ...
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A chapter by Vincent van Dam et al in Bacterial Membranes (Chapter 13) covers the role of Neisseria outer-membrane proteins in adhesion and pathogenesis read more ...
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A review by Jeannette Adu-Bobie et al in Vaccine Design (Chapter 9) is a detailed overview of the serogroup B meningococcus vaccine read more ...

An article by James W. B. Moir et al in Nitrogen Cycling in Bacteria (Chapter 12) covers the processes and consequences of nitrogen cycling by Neisseria species read more ...

An article by Isabel Delany and Kate L. Seib et al in Stress Response in Microbiology (Chapter 3) discusses the oxidative and nitrosative stress responses in Neisseria read more ...

We also recommend the 2010 publication Molecular Mechanisms of Pathogenesis. It is a comprehensive review of the molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis both in Neisseria meningitidis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae read more ...

We recommend these publications for everyone involved in Neisseria research.

Note that the ebooks are also available on Ebrary.com and Ebsco.com

Pathogenic Neisseria: Genomics, Molecular Biology and Disease Intervention
Edited by: John K. Davies and Charlene M. Kahler
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-47-8 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-908230-61-4 £159, $319
Reviews the most important research on pathogenic Neisseria including: vaccine development; antibiotic resistance; transcriptomics of regulatory networks; etc. read more ...
Full information at Pathogenic Neisseria.
Neisseria: Molecular Mechanisms of Pathogenesis
Edited by: Caroline Genco and Lee Wetzler
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-904455-51-6 £159, $319
"authoritative reviews" (Microbiology Today); "a comprehensive update" (Soc. Microbial Ecology and Disease); "excellent, comprehensive ... valuable and timely ... highly recommended" (Expert Rev. Anti Infect. Ther.) read more ...
Full information at Neisseria.
Bacterial Membranes: Structural and Molecular Biology
Edited by: Han Remaut and Rémi Fronzes
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-27-0 £180, $360. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-908230-91-1 £180, $360
"I highly recommend this book" (Biospektrum) read more ...
Full information at Bacterial Membranes.
Microbial Efflux Pumps: Current Research
Edited by: Edward W. Yu, Qijing Zhang and Melissa H. Brown
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-21-8 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-908230-86-7 £159, $319
"does an excellent job" (JAVMA) read more ...
Full information at Microbial Efflux Pumps.
Vaccine Design: Innovative Approaches and Novel Strategies
Edited by: Rino Rappuoli and Fabio Bagnoli
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-904455-74-5 £180, $360
"valuable information" (Doodys); "high-quality illustrations" (Ref. Res. Book News); "recommended" (Microbiol. Today); "essential reading" (Arch. Virol.); "a valuable addition to the field" (CID); "a comprehensive update" (Med. Sci. Books) read more ...
Full information at Vaccine Design.

Further reading and recommended reviews:

1. Microarrays A review of current microarray applications and technology.

2. Biofuels A report on the production of biofuel using genetically engineered microbes.

3. A guide to data analysis and bioinformatics

4. A guide to omics technology and applications

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