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Omics in Soil Science ISBN: 978-1-908230-32-4 Price: £159
Edited by: Paolo Nannipieri, Giacomo Pietramellara and Giancarlo Renella
This volume presents the state-of-the-art of omic applications in soil science, a field that is advancing rapidly on many fronts. Distinguished authors describe the application of metagenomics, metatranscriptomics and proteomics to soil science. In particular the book covers the current and emerging omics techniques and the contribution of these approaches to a better assessment of soil functionality. The authors also explore the specific problems encountered in the application of various omics technologies to soil science and the future research requirements necessary to overcome the current limitations in this area. Topics covered include soil functional genomics, soil metagenomics, soil microbial ecology, soil metatranscriptomics, soil proteomics, soil volatilomics and soil proteogenomics. Omics techniques are also discussed in comparison with classical techniques. This book is both a practical guide and a recommended reference volume for all soil scientists.
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Genome Analysis: Current Procedures and Applications ISBN: 978-1-908230-29-4 Price: £159
Edited by: Maria S. Poptsova
In this book, an impressive array of expert authors highlight and review current advances in genome analysis. This volume provides an invaluable, up-to-date and comprehensive overview of the methods currently employed for next-generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis, highlights their problems and limitations, demonstrates the applications and indicates the developing trends in various fields of genome research. The first part of the book is devoted to the methods and applications that arose from, or were significantly advanced by, NGS technologies: the identification of structural variation from DNA-seq data; whole-transcriptome analysis and discovery of small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) from RNA-seq data; motif finding in promoter regions, enhancer prediction and nucleosome sequence code discovery from ChiP-Seq data; identification of methylation patterns in cancer from MeDIP-seq data; transposon identification in NGS data; metagenomics and metatranscriptomics; NGS of viral communities; and causes and consequences of genome instabilities. The second part is devoted to the field of RNA biology with the last three chapters devoted to computational methods of RNA structure prediction including context-free grammar applications. An essential book for everyone involved in sequence data analysis, next-generation sequencing, high-throughput sequencing, RNA structure prediction, bioinformatics and genome analysis.
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Bacterial Toxins: Genetics, Cellular Biology and Practical Applications ISBN: 978-1-908230-28-7 Price: £159
Edited by: Thomas Proft
This timely volume serves as an update on the most important recent advances in the genetics, cellular biology and practical applications of the most important bacterial toxins. Written by internationally respected scientists from eight different countries, topics reviewed include: the molecular basis and risk factors for verotoxin pathogenesis; molecular mechanisms of Helicobacter pylori CagA translocation and function; structure and mechanisms of action of pore-forming toxins; bacterial enterotoxins as immunomodulators and vaccine adjuvants; mobile genetic elements as carriers for bacterial virulence genes; the novel family of staphylococcal superantigen-like toxins (SSLs); new insights into the use of botulinum neurotoxins as therapeutics; microbial toxins as tools in cell biology; the role of the large clostridial cytotoxins in C. difficile disease. Essential reading for everyone with an interest in bacterial toxins and recommended book for researchers interested in microbial genomics and microbial pathogenesis.
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Bacterial Membranes: Structural and Molecular Biology ISBN: 978-1-908230-27-0 Price: £180
Edited by: Han Remaut and Rémi Fronzes
Written by specialists in the field, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the structural and molecular biology of cellular processes that occur at or near bacterial membranes. The authors present and discuss recent progress on the function and involvement of membranes in bacterial physiology enabling a greater understanding of the molecular details of the cell envelope, its biogenesis and function. Topics covered include: cell wall growth, shape and division, the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria, outer membrane protein biosynthesis, bacterial lipoproteins, mycobacteria, lipid composition, ABC transporters, transport across the outer membrane, drug passage across membranes, bacterial membrane proteins, secretion systems, signal transduction, signalling mechanisms, bacterial membranes in adhesion and pathogenesis, and membranes as a drug target. This cutting-edge text will provide a valuable resource for all those working in this field and is recommended for all microbiology libraries.
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Cold-Adapted Microorganisms ISBN: 978-1-908230-26-3 Price: £159
Edited by: Isao Yumoto
In this up-to-date book, prominent authors present cutting-edge knowledge and current concepts on cold-adapted microorganisms. Divided into three main sections the book covers the major aspects of biodiversity in cold ecosystems, the physiology and molecular adaptation mechanisms, and the various biomolecules related to cold adaptation. Individual chapters cover the various habitats and the diverse strategies employed to cope with the cold. This major new work represents a valuable source of information to all those scientists interested in cold-adapted microorganisms, extremophiles, microbial ecology and environmental microbiology.
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Fusarium: Genomics, Molecular and Cellular Biology ISBN: 978-1-908230-25-6 Price: £159
Edited by: Daren W. Brown and Robert H. Proctor
In this book, an international group of researchers critically reviews the most important current research on the genomics and molecular and cellular biology of Fusarium. The opening chapter provides a fascinating introduction to the organism. Subsequent chapters deal with: sex and fruiting; genome structural dynamics; molecular genetics and genomic approaches to study pathogenesis in wheat; proteomic analysis of the fungus-host interaction; Repeat-induced point mutation, DNA methylation and heterochromatin in Fusarium graminearum (Gibberella zeae); nitrogen regulation network and its impact on secondary metabolism and pathogenicity; diversity of polyketide synthases; and plant responses to Fusarium metabolites. This volume is essential for everyone working with Fusarium and other filamentous fungi. A recommended book for all biology, agriculture and medical libraries.
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Prions: Current Progress in Advanced Research ISBN: 978-1-908230-24-9 Price: £120
Edited by: Akikazu Sakudo and Takashi Onodera
In this book, renowned prion experts review the most recent advances to provide a timely and up-to-date overview of the field. Topics covered include: prion proteins (PrP) and their family members; PrP function; molecular mechanisms of prions diseases; immunological strategies for the prevention and treatment of prion disease; microglial inflammation and prion diseases; methods for prion inactivation; clinical aspects of CJD; the BSE and scrapie prions; chronic wasting disease; future strategies for the prevention and treatment of prion diseases. The book closes with a look to the future of prion research. Essential reading for everyone with an interest in prions and prion diseases. A recommended book for all biology, veterinary and medical libraries.
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RNA Editing: Current Research and Future Trends ISBN: 978-1-908230-23-2 Price: £159
Edited by: Stefan Maas
This major new work presents an up-to-date overview of RNA editing. All the chapters here have been written by experts in the various research areas and describe key recent findings as well as exploring current frontiers in the mechanisms and functional roles of RNA editing. The chapters span the editing of protein coding mRNAs, small regulatory RNAs, tRNAs and non-coding sequences. Also included are studies employing bioinformatics to identify and predict RNA editing sites as well as the evolution of RNA modification. An essential text for anyone interested in RNA editing and modification, RNA structure and function, post-transcriptional regulation, and the regulation of gene expression and a recommended purchase for molecular biology libraries.
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Real-Time PCR: Advanced Technologies and Applications ISBN: 978-1-908230-22-5 Price: £159
Edited by: Nick A. Saunders and Martin A. Lee
This essential manual provides both the novice and experienced user with an invaluable reference to a wide-range of real-time PCR technologies and applications and provides an overview of the theory of this increasingly important technique. Renowned international authors present detailed technical insights into the underlying principles, methods and practice of real-time PCR. The initial chapters cover the important aspects of real-time PCR including choosing an instrument and probe system, set-up, nucleic acid synthesis, sample extraction controls, and validation and data analysis. Further chapters provide a comprehensive overview of important real-time PCR methodologies such as quantification, expression analysis and mutation detection. This is complemented by the final chapters, which address the application of real-time PCR to diagnosis of infectious diseases, biodefence, veterinary science, food authenticity and molecular haplotyping. This timely and authoritative volume serves both as a basic introduction to real-time PCR and as a source of current trends and applications for those already familiar with the technology. The editors also aim to stimulate readers of all levels to develop their own innovative approaches to real-time PCR. An essential book for all laboratories using PCR.
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Microbial Efflux Pumps: Current Research ISBN: 978-1-908230-21-8 Price: £159
Edited by: Edward W. Yu, Qijing Zhang and Melissa H. Brown
Infectious diseases caused by bacteria remain a leading cause of death worldwide. Many of the antibiotics developed to combat bacterial infections have been rendered almost impotent due to the rapid evolution and spread of antibiotic resistance. A common and major resistance mechanism, the efflux system, enables bacteria to extrude structurally diverse antimicrobials, facilitating survival in toxic environments. The pumps also have important physiological functions, play major roles in bacterial pathogenesis and are distributed widely across diverse bacterial species. In addition a single species may harbour several different types of efflux systems: of these, active efflux has proven to be one of the most successful detoxification mechanisms used by both Gram-positive and -negative pathogens. Unravelling the intricacies of the microbial efflux systems is essential for the development of new strategies to overcome antimicrobial resistance. This has inspired a plethora of multidisciplinary research projects that have focused on the biochemistry, bioinformatics, structural and molecular biology of this fascinating field. With contributions from leading researchers in the field, this book reviews the most important current research and summarizes the most spectacular discoveries. Essential reading for all scientists with an interest in drug and antibiotic resistance in a range of different microorganisms.
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Cytomegaloviruses: From Molecular Pathogenesis to Intervention ISBN: 978-1-908230-18-8 (Two Volume Box Set) Price: £300
Edited by: Matthias J. Reddehase
This two-volume work, is an updated and upgraded 2nd-edition of 'Cytomegaloviruses: Molecular Biology and Immunology' (2006). The title 'Cytomegaloviruses: From Molecular Pathogenesis to Intervention' reflects its expanded commitment not only to cover cutting-edge basic science but also to include the translation of this to clinical science. In an interdisciplinary approach to understanding CMV disease and outlining options for prevention and treatment, leading international experts provide comprehensive and authoritative reviews on literally every aspect of current research with an unprecedented completeness, integrating research on human CMV and insights gained from experimental animal models. With contributions from over 100 authors, the topics covered in the 46 chapters range from the most contemporary systems biology 'omics' views on virus-host interaction to considerations of the health and economic impact of CMV disease for evaluating the hoped-for benefit from a vaccine. Volume I focuses on basic science laying the foundations of clinical research, starting with the comparative genomics of primate CMVs and ending with the emerging field of humanized mouse models. Volume II is more clinically-oriented, covering the immune response to CMV, the most pressing medical problems in the newborn and in transplantation patients, as well as diagnostics, the management of antiviral drug resistance, the state and future of a CMV vaccine, and the potential of using CMV as a vaccine vector to fight unrelated diseases. The book closes with a critical survey of disputed associations between CMV and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, certain tumors such as Glioblastoma Multiforme, and the phenomenon of 'immune senescence' in the elderly. The book is liberally illustrated with more than 200 figures, most of which are in full colour. There are over 60 tables and several thousand references which enhance the book even further making it an invaluable source of information. Essential reading for all virologists with an interest in cytomegaloviruses, for all clinicians in pediatric intensive-care medicine and at transplantation centers, for scientists working on antiviral drug and vaccine development, as well as for public health service and science funding system authorities.
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Oral Microbial Ecology: Current Research and New Perspectives ISBN: 978-1-908230-17-1 Price: £159
Edited by: Nicholas S. Jakubovics and Robert J. Palmer Jr.
Expert authors from around the world provide an update on recent developments in the burgeoning field of oral microbial ecology. The focus of the book is on the most topical areas in oral microbiology and the volume is a major new work in the field. The chapters are arranged into five sections: microbial populations in oral biofilms, the structure of oral biofilms, communication and sensing within biofilms, health to disease - the microbial community perspective, and new approaches for oral biofilm control. Specialist authors contribute chapters on various topics including population biology, detection and culture of novel oral bacteria, bacterial catabolism of salivary substrates, structural organization of oral biofilms, the extracellular polysaccharides matrix, extracellular proteins and DNA in the matrix, a holistic view of inter-species bacterial interactions, environmental sensory perception, microbial community interactions of Streptococcus mutans, biofilms in periodontal health and disease, oral biofilms as a reservoir for pathogens, oral biofilms as a device for therapeutic agents, and probiotics in oral healthcare. The book is an essential text for scientists interested in oral microbiology, bacterial communities and biofilms and is recommended reading for anyone working in the areas of oral health, and the pathogenesis of dental caries and periodontal disease. A recommended book for all microbiology laboratories.
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Bionanotechnology: Biological Self-assembly and its Applications ISBN: 978-1-908230-16-4 Price: £159
Edited by: Bernd H. A. Rehm
Under the expert guidance of Bernd H. A. Rehm, the authors of this book provide a survey of the most striking and successful approaches for the production of biogenic nanodevices considering not only living organisms as manufacturer but also in vitro processes that utilize the self-assembly of isolated biomolecules. The book provides a topical overview of the vast field of bionanotechnology by describing various biological nanostructures, the implied design space and the enormous potential for applications in medicine and technology. Two chapters describe the microbial production of tailor-made self-assembled nanostructures which can be processed into functional nanoparticles. Other chapters comprehensively summarize recent developments in the use of protein-based assemblies for nanodevice and nanomaterials production. Topics include: polymer synthesis, self-assembly and display technology, self-assembly and application of cellulosomal components, protein-aided mineralization of inorganic nanostructures, amyloid fibrils as bionanomaterials, self-assembly and applications of bacteriophages and virus-like particles, plant oil bodies and oleosins-structure function and biotechnological applications, visual restoration using microbial rhodopsins, magnetosomes and liposome-nanoparticle assemblies. This is a recommended book for anyone interested in the fields of nanotechnology, biotechnology, metabolic engineering, molecular biology, genetic engineering and protein design.
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Real-Time PCR in Food Science: Current Technology and Applications ISBN: 978-1-908230-15-7 Price: £159
Edited by: David Rodríguez-Lázaro
Written by experts in the field, this book is an indispensable manual for scientists in the food industry. The first section, Real-Time PCR Basics, provides an introduction to real-time PCR, discusses the use of PCR diagnostics in food science, describes the principles and methods of sample preparation, and covers the verification and control of PCR procedures. The eleven chapters in the second section, Food Microbiology, cover the use of real-time PCR to detect various pathogens including Salmonella, Listeria, E. coli, Campylobacter, Yersinia, Staphylococcus, Clostridium, viruses and parasites. Also included is a chapter on the standardisation of real-time PCR methods in food microbiology. The final section, Food Quality, covers the use of real-time PCR for the analysis of GMOs, food allergens and for the identification of animal or plant species. An invaluable book for anyone involved in food science or the detection of foodborne pathogens and a recommended volume for all microbiology laboratories.
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Bacterial Gene Regulation and Transcriptional Networks ISBN: 978-1-908230-14-0 Price: £159
Edited by: M. Madan Babu
Along with the strategic guidance of M. Madan Babu (Cambridge, UK) authors from around the world have joined forces to review and discuss the latest research observations and current theories in this highly topical and important area of microbiology. The first few chapters describe the components required for transcriptional regulation, elucidate their complexity and discuss the genome-scale theories that currently prevail by investigating a large number of completely sequenced microbial genomes. Other chapters discuss how transcriptional regulation and gene circuits can be used by bacteria to sense signals and generate phenotypic variation. The next chapters introduce experimental and computational methods for investigating transcriptional regulatory networks on a genomic scale. Later chapters explore the transcriptional complexity of specific organisms, discuss current understanding of the genome-scale regulatory networks and the importance of key transcription factors. Specific organisms covered include Escherichia coli, Bacillus subtilis, Helicobacter pylori, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Cyanobacteria. This book constitutes a major work on bacterial gene regulation and is a recommended purchase for all institutions and organisations interested in microbiology.
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Bioremediation of Mercury: Current Research and Industrial Applications ISBN: 978-1-908230-13-3 Price: £120
Edited by: Irene Wagner-Döbler
In this timely book, established mercury experts review the latest research in this area, including the genetic engineering of bacteria and plants. The gap between laboratory research and field application is bridged using case studies: An abandoned chlor-alkali electrolysis factory in Kazhakhstan, a former PVC plant in Albania, and the Madeira River Basin in the Amazon region. The remaining chapters cover: the mercury-cell process of the chlor-alkali electrolysis industry; a pilot plant for wastewater bioremediation; and a comparison of the efficiency of microbial bioremediation to clean-up three types of industrial wastewater. The book covers the complete range from laboratory scale research to full scale industrial operation and shows a multitude of options for future mercury bioremediation technologies. Essential reading for research scientists, graduate students, and other specialists interested in mercury bioremediation, the book is also recommended reading for environmental microbiologists, chemists and engineers.
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Neurospora: Genomics and Molecular Biology ISBN: 978-1-908230-12-6 Price: £159
Edited by: Durgadas P. Kasbekar and Kevin McCluskey
In this book, internationally recognised Neurospora experts critically review the most important research and demonstrate the breadth of applications to industrial biology, biofuels, agriculture, and human health. The opening chapter is an introduction to the organism. Following chapters cover topics such as: carotenoid biosynthesis, polysaccharide deconstruction, genome biology, genome recombination, gene regulation, signal transduction, self-recognition, development, circadian rhythms and mutation. The book closes with a fascinating look at the history and future trends for research on Neurospora gene and genome analysis. This volume is essential for everyone working with Neurospora and other filamentous fungi. A recommended book for all biology, agriculture and medical libraries.
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Rhabdoviruses: Molecular Taxonomy, Evolution, Genomics, Ecology, Host-Vector Interactions, Cytopathology and Control ISBN: 978-1-908230-11-9 Price: £159
Edited by: Ralf G. Dietzgen and Ivan V. Kuzmin
Written by a select group of world-renowned virologists, this book reviews all of the most recent advances in rhabdovirology providing a timely overview of the field. Most contributions are written from a molecular and genomic perspective and contain expert insights upon which to base future research efforts. Topics covered include: morphology, genome organization, transcription, virus replication, taxonomy, characterization, virus evolution, vesiculovirus, lyssavirus, ephemeroviruses, fish novirhabdoviruses, the sigma viruses of Drosophila, virus-host protein interaction of plant-adapted rhabdoviruses, cereal-infecting rhabdoviruses, and rabies prevention and control including lyssavirus vaccine development. The book is a 'must read' for all virologists working on these and related negative sense RNA viruses. A recommended book for all biology, veterinary and medical libraries.
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Horizontal Gene Transfer in Microorganisms ISBN: 978-1-908230-10-2 Price: £159
Edited by: M. Pilar Francino
Under the expert guidance of the editor, M. Pilar Francino, expert authors from around the world have contributed novel work and comprehensive, up-to-date reviews on the most topical aspects of horizontal gene transfer in microorganisms. Topics include: gene survival in emergent genomes, evolution of prokaryotic pangenomes, horizontal transfer of host-adaptability systems, barriers to horizontal gene transfer, evolution of horizontally transferred genes, lateral gene transfer in natural ecosystems, maintenance of plasmids among bacteria, mobile genetic elements in metagenomes, and the evolution of antibiotic resistance genes. Aimed primarily at research scientists, graduate students and other experts, this book is a major resource for anyone interested in horizontal gene transfer, microbial evolution or antibiotic resistance in bacteria. A recommended book for all microbiology laboratories.
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Microbial Ecological Theory: Current Perspectives ISBN: 978-1-908230-09-6 Price: £120
Edited by: Lesley A. Ogilvie and Penny R. Hirsch
Written for graduate students and academic researchers, the book aims to encourage cross-disciplinary thinking and provide direction and perspective on the still fledgling field of microbial ecological theory. This volume is highly recommended for all microbiology libraries.
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Two-Component Systems in Bacteria ISBN: 978-1-908230-08-9 Price: £180
Edited by: Roy Gross and Dagmar Beier
In this book, expert authors from around the world present the current knowledge on two-component systems in bacteria and critically evaluate the vast amount of exciting new information that has been brought to light in recent years. The eighteen chapters cover various topics including the structure-function analysis of two-component systems, the sensing mechanisms, essential or atypical two-component systems and signaling networks, two-component systems in stress responses, two-component systems in developmental processes, and two-component systems in virulence and symbiosis. The aim of this book is to provide a comprehensive overview of the area for graduate students, academic scientists and researchers in the pharmaceutical industry. This major reference work is essential reading for everyone working on bacterial regulation or antimicrobial drug design and a recommended volume for all microbiology libraries.
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Malaria Parasites: Comparative Genomics, Evolution and Molecular Biology ISBN: 978-1-908230-07-2 Price: £159
Edited by: Jane M. Carlton, Susan L. Perkins and Kirk W. Deitsch
Since the publication of the first two Plasmodium genome sequences in 2002, numerous other parasite genomes have been sequenced. These include the genomes of several more Plasmodium species as well as those of other apicomplexans, including species of Toxoplasma, Cryptosporidium, Babesia, and Eimeria. This wealth of genome sequence data has provided researchers with a powerful new tool, comparative genomics, which has revolutionised research in this area. In this book, expert authors from around the world comprehensively review the current advances in Plasmodium comparative genomics, highlighting the fascinating new insights into parasite evolution and molecular biology that have ensued. Topics include: Plasmodium taxonomy and phylogeny; the apicomplexan genomic landscape; the 'art' of sequencing Plasmodium genomes; diversity of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax genomes; Plasmodium functional genomics; Plasmodium experimental genetic crosses; P. falciparum epigenetic modification and transcriptional regulation; Plasmodium invasion of host red blood cells; protein export and trafficking by malaria parasites; Plasmodium-mosquito vector interactions; and a practical guide to many of the revolutionary new techniques and molecular tools for Plasmodium research. The book is essential reading for every researcher working with malaria parasites and related organisms, from the PhD student to the experienced scientist, and is a recommended text for all parasitologists.
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Foodborne and Waterborne Bacterial Pathogens: Epidemiology, Evolution and Molecular Biology ISBN: 978-1-908230-06-5 Price: £159
Edited by: Shah M. Faruque
Food- and waterborne pathogens continue to be a major cause of mortality in developing countries and cause significant morbidity in developed nations. Important pathogens include species or strains of Salmonella, Vibrio, Shigella, Escherichia coli, Yersinia, Staphylococcus and Campylobacter. Understanding the molecular basis of pathogenesis, its evolution and spread is critical to the development of new strategies for disease prevention and control. The application of genomic and other omics technologies in recent years has led to a deluge of information in this area, making it difficult for the busy researcher to keep abreast of developments. This timely book aims to capture the essence of the latest developments to provide a timely overview of the field. Written by leading bacteriologists, chapters cover all the important bacteria and review topics such as pathogenic properties, population genetics, virulence genes, evolution, drug resistance, epidemiology, detection, identification and control strategies. Other topics include the molecular basis for enhanced transmissibility of waterborne pathogens, their mode of survival in the environment, and the evolution of new species with increased fitness both as pathogens and environmental organisms. Essential reading for microbiologists working with these and related pathogens.
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Yersinia: Systems Biology and Control ISBN: 978-1-908230-05-8 Price: £159
Edited by: Elisabeth Carniel and B. Joseph Hinnebusch
Three members of the genus Yersinia are important human pathogens, causing diseases ranging from the deadly Plague (Yersinia pestis) to a relatively mild gastroenteritis (Y. enterocolitica and Y. pseudotuberculosis). Plague, a re-emerging disease, is endemic in many parts of the world. The extraordinary pathogenicity of Y. pestis makes it a potential bioterrorist weapon. On the other hand, the two enteropathogenic Yersinia species represent the third most common bacterial cause of gastroenteritis in Europe and probably elsewhere, although their prevalence is largely underestimated. This and the emergence of antibiotic resistant Y. pestis in recent years highlight the urgency to understand the mechanisms of pathogenicity and the need to devise new strategies for the prevention and control of human pathogenic Yersinia. In this book, leading Yersinia researchers review the hot topics in the systems biology and control of these important bacteria. Topics include: transcriptome analysis of the bacterial response to the host and of the host response to a Yersinia infection; proteome analysis of the bacterial and host responses; treatment and antibiotic resistance; vaccines; surveillance and control. Essential reading for everyone working on Yersinia and related organisms and recommended reading for researchers interested in biodefence, microbial genomics and the evolution of microbial virulence.
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Stress Response in Microbiology ISBN: 978-1-908230-04-1 Price: £180
Edited by: Jose M. Requena
In this book, expert authors from around the world summarise the current knowledge on microbial stress response and comprehensively review the recent findings that have greatly advanced the understanding of stress response systems. Each chapter is devoted to a particular organism or group of organisms including Gram-negative bacteria, Streptococcus,Neisseria, Listeria monocytogenes, Bacillus cereus, Salmonella, Yersinia, Vibrio, Mycobacterium, mycoplasmas, yeast, Plasmodium falciparum, Toxoplasma gondii, Leishmania, Trypanosoma cruzi, Trypanosoma brucei and Entamoeba histolytica. In addition to providing an up-to-date review of current trends the authors also describe the challenges for future research and provide comprehensive reference sections. The volume represents a major collection of information and knowledge across a wide range of microorganisms and is essential reading for anyone with an interest in stress response. A highly recommended book for anyone interested in stress response, regulatory networks, environmental microbiology or the pathogenicity of microorganisms.
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Bacterial Regulatory Networks ISBN: 978-1-908230-03-4 Price: £180
Edited by: Alain A.M. Filloux
Renowned authors under the expert guidance of the editor Alain A.M. Filloux, have contributed authoritative, up-to-date reviews of the current research and theories on regulatory networks in bacteria. The volume contains critical reviews written by the leading research scientists in this topical field. The authors fully explore various regulatory networks, discuss variations of common themes and provide fresh insights into bacterial regulatory mechanisms. Topics include: the sigma network in Escherichia coli, control of bacterial virulence, ECF sigma factors, quorum sensing, cyclic di-GMP, RNA-mediated regulation, the H-NS regulator, two-component regulatory systems, bacterial chemotaxis, regulation of iron homeostasis, anaerobic regulatory networks, bacterial bistable regulatory networks, and evolution of transcription factors and regulatory networks. This book is essential reading for everyone interested in gene expression and regulation in bacteria and is a recommended text for all microbiology libraries.
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Systems Microbiology: Current Topics and Applications ISBN: 978-1-908230-02-7 Price: £159
Edited by: Brian D. Robertson and Brendan W. Wren
This volume contains cutting-edge reviews by world-leading experts on the systems biology of microorganisms. As well as covering theoretical approaches and mathematical modelling this book includes case studies on single microbial species of bacteria and archaea, and explores the systems analysis of microbial phenomena such as chemotaxis and phagocytosis. Topics covered include mathematical models for systems biology, systems biology of Escherichia coli metabolism, bacterial chemotaxis, systems biology of infection, host-microbe interactions, phagocytosis, system-level study of metabolism in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and the systems biology of Sulfolobus. This book is a major resource for anyone interested in systems biology and a recommended text for all microbiology laboratories.
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Quantitative Real-time PCR in Applied Microbiology ISBN: 978-1-908230-01-0 Price: £159
Edited by: Martin Filion
Written by experts in the field and aimed specifically at microbiologists, this volume describes and explains the most important aspects of current qPCR strategies, instrumentation and software. Renowned authors cover the application of qPCR technology in various areas of applied microbiology and comment on future trends. Topics covered include instrumentation, fluorescent chemistries, quantification strategies, data analysis software, environmental microbiology, water microbiology, food microbiology, gene expression studies, validation of microbial microarray data and future trends in qPCR technology. The editor and authors have produced an outstanding book that will be invaluable for all microbiologists. A recommended book for all microbiology laboratories.
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Bacterial Spores: Current Research and Applications ISBN: 978-1-908230-00-3 Price: £159
Edited by: Ernesto Abel-Santos
In this book expert authors from around the world contribute comprehensive, up-to-date reviews on the current state of our knowledge of bacterial endospores. Topics covered include: gene regulation of sporulation, fruiting body development in Myxococcus xanthus, sporulation in Streptomyces, structure and composition of the bacterial spore, mechanisms of spore survival, germination of spores, spore peptidoglycan degradation, water and cations flux during sporulation and germination, the spore as an infectious agent, heterogeneity in spore populations, detection of bacterial spores, and the expression of recombinant proteins using spores. An essential text for everyone involved in spore research, the expression of recombinant proteins and pathogen detection, this book is also recommended for all scientists that like to keep up with cutting-edge research in microbiology and biotechnology.
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Small DNA Tumour Viruses ISBN: 978-1-904455-99-8 Price: £159
Edited by: Kevin Gaston
In this timely book leading scientists from around the world review current hot-topics in this area providing a fascinating overview of the molecular biology of these viruses and their interactions with the host. Topics covered include: HPV infections and the production of HPV virion stocks; viral oncoproteins and their functions; the replication and maintenance of viral genomes; virus induced alterations in cellular miRNAs; viral deregulation of DNA damage responses; the initiation of viral DNA replication; induction of genomic instability by viral oncoproteins; targeting of PML proteins and PML nuclear bodies by these viruses; adenoviruses and gene therapy. Essential reading for scientists and researchers working on small DNA tumour viruses and their associated diseases and a recommended text for anyone involved with DNA replication, DNA damage responses and genome instability, virus-host interactions, viral tumourigenesis or antiviral drug development.
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Extremophiles: Microbiology and Biotechnology ISBN: 978-1-904455-98-1 Price: £159
Edited by: Roberto Paul Anitori
This book highlights the current and topical areas of research in this rapidly growing field. Expert authors from around the world provide the latest insights into the mechanisms these fascinating organisms use to survive. The topics covered include the ability of acidophiles to maintain a neutral intracellular pH, the way that psychrophiles "loosen up" their proteins at low temperatures, and other equally ingenious adaptations and metabolic strategies that extremophiles use to survive and flourish under extreme conditions. The book also covers the established biotechnological uses of extremophiles and the most recent and novel applications including the exploitation of these organisms for enzyme production, their potential use in the generation of sustainable energy and in the oil industry. Aimed at research scientists, students, microbiologists and biotechnologists this book is essential reading for scientists working with extremophiles and a recommended reference text for anyone interested in the microbiology of these organisms, as well as bioprospecting, biomining, biofuels and extremozymes.
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Bacillus: Cellular and Molecular Biology (Second edition) ISBN: 978-1-904455-97-4 Price: £180
Edited by: Peter Graumann
Extensively revised and updated, the new edition of this valuable reference work provides a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of the current knowledge and new research in Bacillus molecular and cellular biology. Under the expert guidance of the editor Peter Graumann, renowned authors from around the world have contributed critical reviews on the most recent and topical research. Subjects covered include chromosome replication, DNA repair, chromosome segregation, cell division, transcription and translation, RNA-mediated regulation, general and regulatory proteolysis, the actin-like MreB cytoskeleton, the membrane proteome, the cell wall, endospore formation, biofilms, multicellularity and social behaviour, competence and transformation. An essential book for anyone interested in Bacillus and an important reference volume for those working in fields as diverse as medicine, biotechnology, agriculture, food and industry. A recommended book for all microbiology laboratories.
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Microbial Biofilms: Current Research and Applications ISBN: 978-1-904455-96-7 Price: £159
Edited by: Gavin Lear and Gillian D. Lewis
In this book, leading scientists provide an up-to-date review of the latest scientific research on these fascinating microbial communities and predict future trends and growth areas in biofilm-related research. Under the expert guidance of the editors Gavin Lear and Gillian Lewis, authors from around the world have contributed critical reviews on the most topical aspects of current biofilm research. Subjects covered include quorum sensing and social interactions in microbial biofilms, biofilms in disease, plant-associated biofilms, biofilms in the soil, applications in bioremediation, biofilms in wastewater treatment, corrosion and fouling, aquatic biofilms, microbial fuel cells, and catalytic biofilms. The book is essential for everyone interested in biofilms and their applications. It is also highly recommended for environmental microbiologists, soil scientists, medical microbiologists, bioremediation experts and microbiologists working in biocorrosion, biofouling, biodegradation, water microbiology, quorum sensing and many other areas.
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Bacterial Glycomics: Current Research, Technology and Applications ISBN: 978-1-904455-95-0 Price: £159
Edited by: Christopher W. Reid, Susan M. Twine, and Anne N. Reid
Written by a team of acknowledged experts, this book provides an up-to-date overview of our current understanding of bacterial glycomes, describes the main analytical methods in use and discusses recent and novel applications. The book is divided into three sections. The first section includes overviews of microbial glyconjugates, lipopolysaccharide, capsular polysaccharide, lipoarabinomannan biosynthesis, cell wall metabolism, and glycosylation of bacterial and archaeal proteins. The second section reviews the analytical approaches used in the characterization of the bacterial glycome. The final section describes applications of bacterial glycomics, including metabolic oligosaccharide labeling, the synthesis of bioactive glycans and the potential for glycoconjugate vaccines. Essential reading for microbiologists working in polysaccharide and carbohydrate research, the book is also recommended for carbohydrate experts, microbiologists, immunologists and researchers in many other fields of life sciences.
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Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression: Drivers of Natural Selection ISBN: 978-1-904455-94-3 Price: £159
Edited by: Kevin V. Morris
Many studies have been carried out on the modulation of gene transcription by non-coding RNAs. This book, written by a group of distinguished scientists under the expert guidance of the editor Kevin V. Morris, represents an important overview and summary of the field to date. The thirteen chapters are organized into three sections: Non-coding RNAs: Form, Function and Diversity; Non-coding RNAs: Gene Regulation and Epigenetics; and Non-coding RNAs: Disease and Therapeutics. This up-to-date volume is an essential book for those working in the area and represents a major information resource on current research in the fast-moving fields of epigenetics, the regulation of gene expression, and RNA research. For scientists in other fields it provides a valuable insight into this important and fascinating area of molecular biology.
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Brucella: Molecular Microbiology and Genomics ISBN: 978-1-904455-93-6 Price: £159
Edited by: Ignacio López-Goñi and David O'Callaghan
Written by highly acclaimed Brucella scientists, this book comprehensively reviews the most important advances in the field. Opening chapters focus on genetic diversity within Brucella, covering both classical and new species. Particular emphasis is given to how comparative genomics has led to advances in molecular diagnostics, taxonomy and phylogeny. Following chapters cover proteomic analysis, transcriptomic analysis, the VirB type IV secretion system, signalling complexes, e.g. the BvrR/BvrS two-component regulatory system and quorum sensing. These chapters highlight the intricate interplay between factors involved in virulence. Another chapter discusses the role of the Brucella cell envelope in bacterial virulence and evasion of host defences. The final two chapters review the current strategies for the development of novel antibacterial agents and improved vaccines. This volume is essential reading for everyone with an interest in Brucella and brucellosis. It is also recommended reading for the wider body of scientists, veterinarians and MDs with an interest in microbial diagnostics, microbial pathogenesis, host-parasite interactions, cellular microbiologists and immunologists and vaccine development scientists.
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Molecular Virology and Control of Flaviviruses ISBN: 978-1-904455-92-9 Price: £180
Edited by: Pei-Yong Shi
The editor of Molecular Virology and Control of Flaviviruses has assembled an up-to-date and cutting-edge anthology from the leading experts in the flavivirus field. Chapters are balanced by contributions from established investigators, who have dedicated their careers to flavivirus research, with those from newcomers who have recently made significant contributions to the flavivirus field. The book opens with a brief introduction then divides into two sections: Molecular Virology (Chapters 2-9) and Virus Prevention (Chapters 10-15). The first section covers: virion structure; virus replication; the NS1 glycoprotein; the NS3 protein; the NS5 protein; innate immunity and flavivirus infection; host responses to flavivirus infection; and flavivirus fitness and transmission. The second section includes: vaccines; antibody therapy; small molecule antiviral development; flavivirus diagnostics; vector-virus interactions; and vector control. The book represents an important update of flavivirus research and will serve as a reference to flavivirus researchers at the graduate level and beyond. A recommended text for all virology libraries.
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Bacterial Pathogenesis: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms ISBN: 978-1-904455-91-2 Price: £180
Edited by: Camille Locht and Michel Simonet
In this book, a group of distinguished scientists from eight different countries and three continents, under the expert guidance of the editors Camille Locht and Michel Simonet, overview the molecular and cellular mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis. The fifteen chapters are organized into five sections: approaches to the study of bacterial pathogenesis; bacterial adhesion to the cell surface and extracellular matrix of host tissues; poisoning the host by toxins; cellular invasion by bacterial pathogens; and bacterial evasion of host defences. The authors comprehensively describe the most relevant and up-to-date information on pathogenic features across the bacterial world. Aimed at the entire scientific community from students to senior scientists and physicians, the book is relevant to a broad range of people interested in the mechanisms of bacterial infectious diseases and is a recommended text for all microbiology laboratories.
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Bunyaviridae: Molecular and Cellular Biology ISBN: 978-1-904455-90-5 Price: £159
Edited by: Alexander Plyusnin and Richard M. Elliott
Fuelled by the application of omics and reverse genetics technologies, impressive progress has been achieved in the field of molecular and cellular biology of Bunyaviridae in recent years. In this book, a panel of international experts review the most important findings, providing a timely and coherent overview of the field. All five genera i.e. Orthobunyavirus, Hantavirus, Nairovirus, Plebovirus and Tospovirus, are covered in seperate chapters. Genetics and evolution of hantaviruses is given a special treatment in chapter 3 while current advances in diagnostics are reviewed in detail in chapter 7. The book closes with an excellent overview of the remaining challenges and future prospects in this fascinating field. The book is essential reading for everyone working on bunyaviruses and related viruses. A recommended text for all virology libraries.
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Emerging Trends in Antibacterial Discovery: Answering the Call to Arms ISBN: 978-1-904455-89-9 Price: £180
Edited by: Alita A. Miller and Paul F. Miller
In this book, respected international experts summarize the most important concepts and pioneering strategies currently being used to develop novel antibacterials. The book opens with chapters on cellular processes that could be used as novel antibacterial targets. Examples include cell division, efflux pumps, metabolite-sensing riboswitches and bacterial secretion systems. These are followed by excellent chapters on the identification of new, naturally occurring antibacterial agents, including phage and biosynthetically engineered compounds. Understanding the host-microbe interaction and microbial communities and how they can be exploited to develop new antibacterial strategies is discussed in subsequent chapters. Other topics included are: antibacterial vaccines adjuvants, host defence peptides, antibodies, within-host models, and diagnostics. A major reference volume on antibacterial research and how it impacts on public health worldwide, the book is essential reading for everyone working in antibacterial research and is a recommended volume for all microbiology libraries.
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