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Microbiology: A Laboratory Manual, Global Edition (Paperback, 11th edition): James Cappuccino, Chad Welsh Microbiology: A Laboratory Manual, Global Edition (Paperback, 11th edition)
James Cappuccino, Chad Welsh
R1,521 Discovery Miles 15 210 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For courses in Microbiology Lab and Nursing and Allied Health Microbiology Lab A Flexible Approach to the Modern Microbiology Lab Easy to adapt for almost any microbiology lab course, this versatile, comprehensive, and clearly written manual is competitively priced and can be paired with any undergraduate microbiology text. Known for its thorough coverage, straightforward procedures, and minimal equipment requirements, the Eleventh Edition incorporates current safety protocols from governing bodies such as the EPA, ASM, and AOAC. The new edition also includes alternate organisms for experiments for easy customization in Biosafety Level 1 and 2 labs. New lab exercises have been added on Food Safety and revised experiments, and include options for alternate media, making the experiments affordable and accessible to all lab programs. Ample introductory material, engaging clinical applications, and laboratory safety instructions are provided for each experiment along with easy-to-follow procedures and flexible lab reports with review and critical thinking questions.

The Amoeba in the Room - Lives of the Microbes (Hardcover): Nicholas P Money The Amoeba in the Room - Lives of the Microbes (Hardcover)
Nicholas P Money 1
R420 R388 Discovery Miles 3 880 Save R32 (8%) In stock

Animals and plants rule the world - or do they? A cup of seawater contains 100 million cells which are preyed upon by billions of viruses; a pinch of soil swarms with cryptic microbes whose activities are a mystery; 50 million tons of fungal spores are released into the atmosphere every year and affect the weather; and, human beings are mobile ecosystems that farm, and are farmed by, vast populations of bacteria and viruses involved with almost every aspect of our wellbeing. These are the vast, unnoticed, unmentioned 'elephants in the room' of planet earth. The more we learn about microbial biodiversity, the less important do animals and plants become in our understanding life on earth. The flowering of microbial science is revolutionizing biology and medicine in ways unimagined even a decade or two ago, and is inspiring a new view of what it means to be human. Nicholas P. money explores the extraordinary breadth of the microbial world and the vast swathes of biological diversity that are now becoming recognized using molecular methods. Money argues for nothing less than a revolution in our perception of the living world: the big lumbering forms we see are just froth on a vast ocean of single-celled protists, bacteria, and viruses that constitute most of life on earth.

Living in a Microbial World (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Bruce Hofkin Living in a Microbial World (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Bruce Hofkin
R4,747 Discovery Miles 47 470 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Please note this version is for instructors only; students and bookstores should purchase 9780815346102. As with the first edition, this new edition of Living in a Microbial World is written for students taking a general microbiology course, or a microbiology-based course for non-science majors. The conversational style and use of practical, everyday examples make the essential concepts of microbiology accessible to a wide audience. While using this approach, the text maintains scientific rigor with clear explanations spanning the breadth of microbiology, including health, evolution, ecology, food production, biotechnology, and industrial processes. Each chapter contains a series of case studies based on microbiology in the news, in history, and in literature. There are questions at the end of each case study and the end of each chapter, as well as an online quiz with help on answering the questions. The text, questions, and cases have been updated to reflect the changing influence of microbiology in the world today, from the microbiome, to new disease outbreaks (Ebola and Zika) and antibiotic resistance, to new biotechnology tools (CRISPR-Cas). Living in a Microbial World, Second Edition is additionally supported by the Garland Science Learning System. This homework platform is designed to evaluate and improve student performance and allows instructors to select assignments on specific topics and review the performance of the entire class, as well as individual students, via the instructor dashboard. Students receive immediate feedback on their mastery of the topics, and will be better prepared for lectures and classroom discussions. The user-friendly system provides a convenient way to engage students while assessing progress. Performance data can be used to tailor classroom discussion, activities, and lectures to address students' needs precisely and efficiently. For more information and sample material, visit http://garlandscience.rocketmix.com/. Living in a Microbial World, Second Edition comes with a full range of supplements: The Garland Science Learning System Images available in PowerPoint and JPEG Testbank Online quiz with answers and feedback Extra modules Help answering the end-of-chapter questions Animations Media guide Online glossary

Analytical Geomicrobiology - A Handbook of Instrumental Techniques (Hardcover): Janice P L Kenney, Harish Veeramani, Daniel S.... Analytical Geomicrobiology - A Handbook of Instrumental Techniques (Hardcover)
Janice P L Kenney, Harish Veeramani, Daniel S. Alessi
R1,677 Discovery Miles 16 770 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Geomicrobiology is the study of microbes and microbial processes and their role in driving environmental and geological processes at scales ranging from the nano, micron, to meter scale. This growing field has seen major advances in recent years, largely due to the development of new analytical tools and improvements to existing techniques, which allow us to better understand the complex interactions between microbes and their surroundings. In this comprehensive handbook, expert authors outline the state-of-the-art and emerging analytical techniques used in geomicrobiology. Readers are guided through each technique including background theory, sample preparation, standard methodology, data collection and analysis, best practices and common pitfalls, and examples of how and where the technique has been applied. The book provides a practical go-to reference for advanced students, researchers and professional scientists looking to employ techniques commonly used in geomicrobiology.

Basic and applied microbiology (Paperback): E. Cloete, R. Atlas Basic and applied microbiology (Paperback)
E. Cloete, R. Atlas
R735 R627 Discovery Miles 6 270 Save R108 (15%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Basic and applied microbiology gives a fresh perspective on microbiology. It deals with some of the important issues of the day, including genetically modified food; the increased incidence of food- and waterborne diseases and their control; the introduction of HACCP legislation worldwide; microbial resistance to antimicrobial compounds and the development of multiple drug-resistant organisms; the alleviation of environmental pollution using bioremediation and biofouling; and biocorrosion in water systems, to mention just a few. The title is supported by an e-learning platform with a comprehensive set of animations explaining the basic concepts. The Web portal accompanying the book also provides a gateway to carefully selected Internet sites, unlocking the world of microbiology for the experienced microbiologist and the uninitiated alike.

Wine Microbiology - Science and Technology (Hardcover): Claudio Delfini, Joseph V. Formica Wine Microbiology - Science and Technology (Hardcover)
Claudio Delfini, Joseph V. Formica
R6,826 Discovery Miles 68 260 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Applies an inductive experimental approach to recognize, control, and resolve the variables that effect the wine-making process and the qual ity of the final product{focusing on the grape variety-yeast interacti on controversy. Contains over 300 original drawings, photographs, and photomicrographs-unavailable in any other source-that illustrate the d iagnostic morphology of wine yeast and bacteria used to track wine spo ilage and related problems. Promotes a better understanding of the bio technological phenomena in the wine-making process in which yeast enzy mology plays a key role with plant physiology.

Lectin-Microorganism Interactions (Hardcover): R. Doyle Lectin-Microorganism Interactions (Hardcover)
R. Doyle
R6,772 Discovery Miles 67 720 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Provides in-depth coverage of lectins and their interactions with micro-organisms and demonstrates how lectins function as probes for viral, bacterial, fungal and protozoal surfaces, as well as for blood group antigens.

Recombinant Microbes for Industrial and Agricultural Applications (Hardcover): Yoshikatsu Murooka Recombinant Microbes for Industrial and Agricultural Applications (Hardcover)
Yoshikatsu Murooka
R9,434 Discovery Miles 94 340 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Bridging the gap between laboratory observations and industrial practices, this work presents detailed information on recombinant micro-organisms and their applications in industry and agriculture. All recombinant microbes, bacteria, yeasts and fungi are covered.

Trichoderma reesei - Methods and Protocols (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Astrid R. Mach-Aigner, Roland Martzy Trichoderma reesei - Methods and Protocols (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Astrid R. Mach-Aigner, Roland Martzy
R4,696 Discovery Miles 46 960 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This detailed book collects standard techniques and cutting-edge methods that are frequently used by the research community studying the fungus Trichoderma reesei. Beginning with overviews of its evolution, its use in the production of industrially-relevant enzymes, and synthetic biology applications, the volume continues with methods covering topics from transformation techniques and gene editing to downstream-analytical applications and -omics analyses and the corresponding bioinformatics approaches. Written for the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and practical, Trichoderma reesei: Methods and Protocols serves as an ideal guide for a wide range of audiences, from students who want to familiarize themselves with basic research protocols to experienced scientists who are planning to establish a new method in their laboratories, working with this dynamic fungus.

Leben in kochendem Wasser und andere Mikrobengeschichten (German, Paperback): Gerhard Gottschalk Leben in kochendem Wasser und andere Mikrobengeschichten (German, Paperback)
Gerhard Gottschalk
R644 Discovery Miles 6 440 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Coming Plague - Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance (Paperback): Laurie Garrett The Coming Plague - Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance (Paperback)
Laurie Garrett
R503 R431 Discovery Miles 4 310 Save R72 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Clean - The New Science of Skin (Hardcover): James Hamblin Clean - The New Science of Skin (Hardcover)
James Hamblin
R613 R499 Discovery Miles 4 990 Save R114 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Agriculturally Important Microbes for Sustainable Agriculture - Volume 2: Applications in Crop Production and Protection... Agriculturally Important Microbes for Sustainable Agriculture - Volume 2: Applications in Crop Production and Protection (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Vijay Singh Meena, Pankaj Kumar Mishra, Jaideep Kumar Bisht, Arunava Pattanayak
R4,699 Discovery Miles 46 990 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book is a compilation of case studies from different countries and covers contemporary with future prospective for sustainable development of agriculture. The book highlights the real-world as well as future generation situations facing the challenges for the twenty first century will be production of sufficient food and highlights the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities, to meet the needs of fast growing population it is imperative to increase agricultural productivity in an environmentally sustainable manner. Due to imbalanced use of chemical fertilizers and agrochemicals has a considerable negative impact on economy and environmental sustainability of nation, for the sustainable alternative means to solve these problems, the efficient utilization of biological agents have been extensively studied. Naturally existing plant-microbe-environment interactions are utilized in many ways for enhancing plant productivity. A greater understanding of how plants and microbes live together and benefit each other can therefore provide new strategies to improve plant productivity, in most sustainable way. To achieve the objective of sustainable agricultural practices there is a need for understanding both basic and applied aspects of agriculturally important microorganisms. Focus needs to be on transforming agricultural systems from nutrient deficient to nutrient rich soil-plant system. This book is split into two parts, with an aim to provide comprehensive description and highlight a holistic approach. It elucidated various mechanisms of nutrients solubilisation and its importance in enhancement of plant growth, nutrient content, yield of various crops and vegetables as well as soil fertility and health. Unit-1 in this book explains the importance of soil microbes in sustainable crop production. It contains chapters detailing the role and mechanism of action of soil microbes which enhances the productivity via various bio-chemical and molecular channe ls. In unit-2 the role of microbes in plant protection is elaborated. With the help of case studies of food crops, multiple ways in which soil microbes help in fighting and preventing plant diseases is explained. With the given content and layout book will be an all-inclusive collection of information, which will be useful for students, academicians, researchers working in the field of rhizospheric mechanisms, agricultural microbiology, soil microbiology, biotechnology, agronomy and sustainable agriculture and also for policy makers in the area of food security and sustainable agriculture.

Plant-Microbe Interaction: An Approach to Sustainable Agriculture (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Devendra K. Choudhary, Ajit Varma,... Plant-Microbe Interaction: An Approach to Sustainable Agriculture (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Devendra K. Choudhary, Ajit Varma, Narendra Tuteja
R5,977 Discovery Miles 59 770 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The book addresses current public concern about the adverse effect of agrochemicals and their effect on the agro-ecosystem. This book also aims to satisfy and contribute to the increasing interest in understanding the co-operative activities among microbial populations and their interaction with plants. It contains chapters on a variety of interrelated aspects of plant-microbe interactions with a single theme of stress management and sustainable agriculture. The book will be very useful for students, academicians, researcher working on plant-microbe interaction and also for policy makers involved in food security and sustainable agriculture.

Biological Adhesives (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2016): Andrew M Smith Biological Adhesives (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2016)
Andrew M Smith
R5,743 Discovery Miles 57 430 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Many creatures use adhesive polymers and structures to attach to inert substrates, to each other, or to other organisms. This is the first major review that brings together research on many of the well-known biological adhesives dealing with bacteria, fungi, algae, and marine and terrestrial animals. As we learn more about their molecular and mechanical properties we begin to understand why they adhere so well and with this comes broad applications in areas such as medicine, dentistry, and biotechnology.

Inorganic Polyphosphates in Eukaryotic Cells (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Tatiana Kulakovskaya, Evgeny Pavlov, Elena N. Dedkova Inorganic Polyphosphates in Eukaryotic Cells (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Tatiana Kulakovskaya, Evgeny Pavlov, Elena N. Dedkova
R5,401 Discovery Miles 54 010 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The book elucidates the role of inorganic polyphosphates in eukaryotic cells, from fungi and protozoa to human being. To date, there is plenty of evidence that these anionic biopolymers occurring in the cells of all living organisms, from bacteria to humans, perform numerous regulatory functions. The book describes the evolution of PolyPs, their role in lower eukaryotes and their involvement in various processes in the human organism, as well as its use in biomaterials such as bioactive glass and engineered bone tissue. The aim of this book is to summarize the data of the past decade on the functional role of inorganic polyphosphates in eukaryotes and discuss their biological role also in context of common human diseases. The book will provide a modern concept of the functional significance of these biopolymers, useful for researchers in cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology and biomedicine alike.

Microbial Factories - Biodiversity, Biopolymers, Bioactive Molecules: Volume 2 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Vipin Chandra Kalia Microbial Factories - Biodiversity, Biopolymers, Bioactive Molecules: Volume 2 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Vipin Chandra Kalia
R6,110 Discovery Miles 61 100 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book highlights the efforts made by distinguished scientific researchers world-wide to meet two key challenges: i) the limited reserves of polluting fossil fuels, and ii) the ever-increasing amounts of waste being generated. These case studies have brought to the foreground certain innovative biological solutions to real-life problems we now face on a global scale: environmental pollution and its role in deteriorating human health. The book also highlights major advances in microbial metabolisms, which can be used to produce bioenergy, biopolymers, bioactive molecules, enzymes, etc. Around the world, countries like China, Germany, France, Sweden and the US are now implementing major national programs for the production of biofuels. The book provides information on how to meet the chief technical challenges - identifying an industrially robust microbe and cheap raw material as feed. Of the various possibilities for generating bioenergy, the most attractive is the microbial production of biohydrogen, which has recently gained significant recognition worldwide, due to its high efficiency and eco-friendly nature. Further, the book highlights factors that can make these bioprocesses more economical, especially the cost of the feed. The anaerobic digestion (AD) process is more advantageous in comparison to aerobic processes for stabilizing biowastes and producing biofuels (hydrogen, biodiesel, 1,3-propanediol, methane, electricity), biopolymers (polyhydroxyalkanoates, cellulose, exopolysaccharides) and bioactive molecules (such as enzymes, volatile fatty acids, sugars, toxins, etc.) for biotechnological and medical applications. Information is provided on how the advent of molecular biological techniques can provide greater insights into novel microbial lineages. Bioinformatic tools and metagenomic techniques have extended the limits to which these biological processes can be exploited to improve human welfare. A new dimension to these scientific works has been added by the emergence of synthetic biology. The Big Question is: How can these Microbial Factories be improved through metabolic engineering and what cost targets need to be met?

Microbial Factories - Biofuels, Waste treatment: Volume 1 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Vipin Chandra Kalia Microbial Factories - Biofuels, Waste treatment: Volume 1 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Vipin Chandra Kalia
R6,110 Discovery Miles 61 100 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book highlights the efforts made by distinguished scientific researchers world-wide to meet two key challenges: i) the limited reserves of polluting fossil fuels, and ii) the ever-increasing amounts of waste being generated. These case studies have brought to the foreground certain innovative biological solutions to real-life problems we now face on a global scale: environmental pollution and its role in deteriorating human health. The book also highlights major advances in microbial metabolisms, which can be used to produce bioenergy, biopolymers, bioactive molecules, enzymes, etc. Around the world, countries like China, Germany, France, Sweden and the US are now implementing major national programs for the production of biofuels. The book provides information on how to meet the chief technical challenges - identifying an industrially robust microbe and cheap raw material as feed. Of the various possibilities for generating bioenergy, the most attractive is the microbial production of biohydrogen, which has recently gained significant recognition worldwide, due to its high efficiency and eco-friendly nature. Further, the book highlights factors that can make these bioprocesses more economical, especially the cost of the feed. The anaerobic digestion (AD) process is more advantageous in comparison to aerobic processes for stabilizing biowastes and producing biofuels (hydrogen, biodiesel, 1,3-propanediol, methane, electricity), biopolymers (polyhydroxyalkanoates, cellulose, exopolysaccharides) and bioactive molecules (such as enzymes, volatile fatty acids, sugars, toxins, etc.) for biotechnological and medical applications. Information is provided on how the advent of molecular biological techniques can provide greater insights into novel microbial lineages. Bioinformatic tools and metagenomic techniques have extended the limits to which these biological processes can be exploited to improve human welfare. A new dimension to these scientific works has been added by the emergence of synthetic biology. The Big Question is: How can these Microbial Factories be improved through metabolic engineering and what cost targets need to be met?

The Prokaryotes - Firmicutes and Tenericutes (Hardcover, 4th ed. 2014): Eugene Rosenberg The Prokaryotes - Firmicutes and Tenericutes (Hardcover, 4th ed. 2014)
Eugene Rosenberg; Edited by Edward F. DeLong, Stephen Lory, Erko Stackebrandt, Fabiano Thompson
R16,743 Discovery Miles 167 430 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Prokaryotes is a comprehensive, multi-authored, peer reviewed reference work on Bacteria and Achaea. This fourth edition of The Prokaryotes is organized to cover all taxonomic diversity, using the family level to delineate chapters. Different from other resources, this new Springer product includes not only taxonomy, but also prokaryotic biology and technology of taxa in a broad context. Technological aspects highlight the usefulness of prokaryotes in processes and products, including biocontrol agents and as genetics tools. The content of the expanded fourth edition is divided into two parts: Part 1 contains review chapters dealing with the most important general concepts in molecular, applied and general prokaryote biology; Part 2 describes the known properties of specific taxonomic groups. Two completely new sections have been added to Part 1: bacterial communities and human bacteriology. The bacterial communities section reflects the growing realization that studies on pure cultures of bacteria have led to an incomplete picture of the microbial world for two fundamental reasons: the vast majority of bacteria in soil, water and associated with biological tissues are currently not culturable, and that an understanding of microbial ecology requires knowledge on how different bacterial species interact with each other in their natural environment. The new section on human microbiology deals with bacteria associated with healthy humans and bacterial pathogenesis. Each of the major human diseases caused by bacteria is reviewed, from identifying the pathogens by classical clinical and non-culturing techniques to the biochemical mechanisms of the disease process. The 4th edition of The Prokaryotes is the most complete resource on the biology of prokaryotes. The following volumes are published consecutively within the 4th Edition: Prokaryotic Biology and Symbiotic Associations Prokaryotic Communities and Ecophysiology Prokaryotic Physiology and Biochemistry Applied Bacteriology and Biotechnology Human Microbiology Actinobacteria Firmicutes Alphaproteobacteria and Betaproteobacteria Gammaproteobacteria Deltaproteobacteria and Epsilonproteobacteria Other Major Lineages of Bacteria and the Archaea

Current Trends in Microbial Biotechnology for Sustainable Agriculture (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Ajar Nath Yadav, Joginder... Current Trends in Microbial Biotechnology for Sustainable Agriculture (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Ajar Nath Yadav, Joginder Singh, Chhatarpal Singh, Neelam Yadav
R5,279 Discovery Miles 52 790 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Microbial biotechnology is an emerging field with applications in a broad range of sectors involving food security, human nutrition, plant protection and overall basic research in the agricultural sciences. The environment has been sustaining the burden of mankind from time immemorial, and our indiscriminate use of its resources has led to the degradation of the climate, loss of soil fertility, and the need for sustainable strategies. The major focus in the coming decades will be on achieving a green and clean environment by utilizing soil and plant-associated beneficial microbial communities. Plant-microbe interactions include the association of microbes with plant systems: epiphytic, endophytic and rhizospheric. The microbes associated with plant ecosystems play an important role in plant growth, development, and soil health. Moreover, soil and plant microbiomes help to promote plant growth, either directly or indirectly by means of plant growth-promoting mechanisms, e.g. the release of plant growth regulators; solubilization of phosphorus, potassium and zinc; biological nitrogen fixation; or by producing siderophores, ammonia, HCN and other secondary metabolites. These beneficial microbial communities represent a novel and promising solution for agro-environmental sustainability by providing biofertilizers, bioprotectants, and biostimulants, in addition to mitigating various types of abiotic stress in plants. This book focuses on plant-microbe interactions; the biodiversity of soil and plant microbiomes; and their role in plant growth and soil health. Accordingly, it will be immensely useful to readers working in the biological sciences, especially microbiologists, biochemists and microbial biotechnologists.

Tuberculosis in Animals: An African Perspective (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Asseged B. Dibaba, Nicolaas P. J. Kriek, Charles O.... Tuberculosis in Animals: An African Perspective (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Asseged B. Dibaba, Nicolaas P. J. Kriek, Charles O. Thoen
R5,340 Discovery Miles 53 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book recounts the biology of M. bovis, followed by the status of bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) in African countries, primarily based on zoonotic and epidemiological field reports. Since the accumulation of data is valueless unless it led to practicable control measures, emphasis is put on locally adapted protocols for future control of the disease. In order to systematically evaluate the knowledge base of bTB, Epidemiologic Problem Oriented Approach (EPOA) methodology was used. The methodology is composed of two triads: i) the problem identification/characterization triad, which is mainly descriptive in nature, and ii) the problem management/solution/mitigation triad, which is mainly geared toward problem management/solution (see figure). The first triad comprises three pillars: i) agent ii) host, and iii) environment and the second one: i) therapeutics/treatment, ii) prevention/control, and iii) health maintenance/promotion. The two triads are linked together by the diagnostic procedure linkage. The systematic and detailed studies of the 'Host-Agent-Environment' interactions are the building blocks to the understanding of agent transmission pathways and disease spread. These may include data about the disease status of the country, the nature of the disease agent and its hosts, the modes of transmission, the wildlife reservoirs in nature, persistence of infection, and agent survival in animal products and the environment. The problem identification and characterization triad identifies these interactions. Once a problem has been identified and well understood, the next step is to minimize the risk of transmission and spread of a disease. This area, referred to as problem solution/management triad, consists of problem management alternatives that rely upon prevention/control, and health maintenance/promotion of the disease in livestock, wildlife, and humans with the emphasis on resource-poor, developing countries in Africa.

Rhizotrophs: Plant Growth Promotion to Bioremediation (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Samina Mehnaz Rhizotrophs: Plant Growth Promotion to Bioremediation (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Samina Mehnaz
R5,207 Discovery Miles 52 070 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book describes the contributions of rhizotrophs - microbes associated with the parts of plants below ground - in sustainable agriculture. It covers a broad range of aspects, from plant growth promotion to bioremediation. It highlights the role of bacteria, actinomycetes, mycorrhizal fungi, and most interestingly protists, in the sustainability of agriculture. Further, it addresses in detail the involvement of quorum sensing signals, and the role of hydrolytic enzymes and bacteriocin in combating the phytopathogen. The book sheds light on the interaction of rhizotrophs in rhizosphere and how these microbes support plants growing under adverse stress conditions such as saline, drought or heavy-metals contamination. Challenges faced in the field application of these microbes, strategies for modifying the rhizosphere to improve crop yield, and the latest advances in rhizobial bioformulations are also discussed. Overall, the book provides comprehensive information on how various microbes can be used to improve the sustainability of agriculture without disturbing the environment.

Pandemic - Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Coronaviruses and Beyond (Paperback): Sonia Shah Pandemic - Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Coronaviruses and Beyond (Paperback)
Sonia Shah
R389 R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Save R66 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Channelrhodopsin - Methods and Protocols (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Robert E. Dempski Channelrhodopsin - Methods and Protocols (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Robert E. Dempski
R4,712 Discovery Miles 47 120 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book merges approaches in understanding the function of the light-gated ion channels known as channelrhodopsin together with methods addressing how channelrhodopsins can be used to address biomedical questions on a cellular or organismal level. Since the first molecular identification of channelrhodopsins, a broad range of tools have been created and new approaches developed to both better understand the molecular determinants of channelrhodopsin function as well as to use these and homologous proteins from a variety of species as tools to better understand physiological processes, which this volume addresses. Additionally, channelrhodopsins have become instrumental as a potential treatment for disease states. Written for the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and practical, Channelrhodopsin: Methods and Protocols provides a resource for those interested in honing their current expertise in this vital area of study as well as potentially branching out into new directions.

Microbiology For Dummies (Paperback): Jennifer Stearns, Michael Surette Microbiology For Dummies (Paperback)
Jennifer Stearns, Michael Surette
R454 R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Save R110 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Microbiology For Dummies (9781119544425) was previously published as Microbiology For Dummies (9781118871188). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. Microbiology is the study of life itself, down to the smallest particle Microbiology is a fascinating field that explores life down to the tiniest level. Did you know that your body contains more bacteria cells than human cells? It's true. Microbes are essential to our everyday lives, from the food we eat to the very internal systems that keep us alive. These microbes include bacteria, algae, fungi, viruses, and nematodes. Without microbes, life on Earth would not survive. It's amazing to think that all life is so dependent on these microscopic creatures, but their impact on our future is even more astonishing. Microbes are the tools that allow us to engineer hardier crops, create better medicines, and fuel our technology in sustainable ways. Microbes may just help us save the world. Microbiology For Dummies is your guide to understanding the fundamentals of this enormously-encompassing field. Whether your career plans include microbiology or another science or health specialty, you need to understand life at the cellular level before you can understand anything on the macro scale. Explore the difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells Understand the basics of cell function and metabolism Discover the differences between pathogenic and symbiotic relationships Study the mechanisms that keep different organisms active and alive You need to know how cells work, how they get nutrients, and how they die. You need to know the effects different microbes have on different systems, and how certain microbes are integral to ecosystem health. Microbes are literally the foundation of all life, and they are everywhere. Microbiology For Dummies will help you understand them, appreciate them, and use them.

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