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Microbial Nanotechnology: Green Synthesis and Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Mohammad Azam Ansari, Suriya Rehman Microbial Nanotechnology: Green Synthesis and Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Mohammad Azam Ansari, Suriya Rehman
R4,165 Discovery Miles 41 650 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book introduces the principles and mechanisms of the biological synthesis of nanoparticles from microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, viruses, algae, and protozoans. It presents optimization processes for synthesis of microbes-mediated nanoparticles. The book also reviews the industrial and agricultural applications of microbially-synthesized nanoparticles. It also presents the medical applications of green nanoparticles, such as treating multidrug-resistant pathogens and cancer treatment. Further, it examines the advantages and prospects for the synthesis of nanoparticles by microorganisms. Lastly, it also presents the utilization of microbial-synthesized nanoparticles in the bioremediation of heavy metals.

Metal Ions in Biological Systems - Volume 30: Metalloenzymes Involving Amino Acid-residue and Related Radicals (Hardcover,... Metal Ions in Biological Systems - Volume 30: Metalloenzymes Involving Amino Acid-residue and Related Radicals (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Helmut Sigel, Astrid Sigel
R8,548 R6,148 Discovery Miles 61 480 Save R2,400 (28%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This volume is devoted solely to the research area of metalloenzymes involving amino acid-residue and related radicals. Topics covered include: general considerations; structure, function and engineering of peroxidases; and ribonucleotide reductase in mammalian systems.

Ultrastructure of Microalgae (Hardcover, Revised): Tamar Berner Ultrastructure of Microalgae (Hardcover, Revised)
Tamar Berner; Contributions by Charles J. O'Kelly, Thomas E. Jensen, Guy Cox, Barry S.C. Leadbeater, …
R10,324 Discovery Miles 103 240 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Ultrastructure of Microalgae provides both fundamental and specific information regarding the ultrastructure of the major components of the microalgal cell. The book compares homologous structures in different groups within an evolutionary frame of reference. It covers all taxa and structures, and it incorporates new concepts that have resulted from contemporary development in EM. The book will appeal to phycologists, cell biologists, electron microscopists, and botanists interested in microalgae ultrastructure.

Ecology of Protozoa - The Biology of Free-living Phagotrophic Protists (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2020): Genoveva F. Esteban, Tom M.... Ecology of Protozoa - The Biology of Free-living Phagotrophic Protists (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2020)
Genoveva F. Esteban, Tom M. Fenchel
R3,648 Discovery Miles 36 480 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book emphasises the important role that protozoa play in many natural eco systems. To shed new light on their individual adaptive skills, the respective chapters examine the ecology and functional biology of this diverse group of eukaryotic microbes. Protozoa are well-established model organisms that exemplify many general problems in population ecology and community ecology, as well as evolutionary biology. Their particular characteristics, like large population sizes, life cycles and motile sensory behaviour, have a profound impact on their survival, distribution, and interaction with other species. Thus, readers will also be introduced to protozoan habitats in a broad range of environments. Even though this group of unicellular organisms is highly diverse, the authors focus on shared ecological patterns. Students and scientists working in the areas of eukaryotic microbiology and ecology will appreciate this updated and revised 2nd Edition as a valuable reference guide to the "lifestyles" of protozoa.

Microbial Biotechnology - Progress and Trends (Hardcover): Farshad Darvishi Harzevili, Hongzhang Chen Microbial Biotechnology - Progress and Trends (Hardcover)
Farshad Darvishi Harzevili, Hongzhang Chen
R3,721 Discovery Miles 37 210 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Incorporates the Experiences of World-Class Researchers Microbial Biotechnology: Progress and Trends offers a theoretical take on topics that relate to microbial biotechnology. The text uses the "novel experimental experiences" of various contributors from around the world-designed as case studies-to highlight relevant topics, issues, and recent developments surrounding this highly interdisciplinary field. It factors in metagenomics and microbial biofuels production, and incorporates major contributions from a wide range of disciplines that include microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, chemistry, biochemical engineering, and bioprocess engineering. In addition, it also provides a variety of photos, diagrams, and tables to help illustrate the material.The book consists of 15 chapters and contains subject matter that addresses: Microbial biotechnology from its historical roots to its different processes Some of the new developments in upstream processes Solid-state fermentation as an interesting field in modern fermentation processes Recent developments in the production of valuable microbial products such as biofuels, organic acids, amino acids, probiotics, healthcare products, and edible biomass Important microbial activities such as biofertilizer, biocontrol, biodegradation, and bioremediation Students, scientists, and researchers can benefit from Microbial Biotechnology: Progress and Trends, a resource that addresses biotechnology, applied microbiology, bioprocess/fermentation technology, healthcare/pharmaceutical products, food innovations/food processing, plant agriculture/crop improvement, energy and environment management, and all disciplines related to microbial biotechnology.

Regulation of Secondary Metabolism in Actinomycetes (Hardcover): Stuart Shapiro Regulation of Secondary Metabolism in Actinomycetes (Hardcover)
Stuart Shapiro
R12,734 R9,011 Discovery Miles 90 110 Save R3,723 (29%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book provides a comprehensive examination of biochemical and genetic regulatory phenomena as they relate to the activity of actinomycete secondary metabolic pathways and the functioning of secondary metabolites as endogenous effectors of cytodifferentiation. Approximately 50 illustrations accompany the text.

Endoscopic Laser Surgery Handbook (Hardcover): Stanley M Shapshay Endoscopic Laser Surgery Handbook (Hardcover)
Stanley M Shapshay
R5,661 R4,223 Discovery Miles 42 230 Save R1,438 (25%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book is concerned primarily with operative endoscopy utilizing lasers, presenting proved and future endoscopic applications of lasers in medicine. It includes new concepts of cancer therapy, such as photodynamic therapy, because of the laser's endoscopic application.

Helicobacter pylori in Human Diseases - Advances in Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Public Health Volume 11 (Hardcover,... Helicobacter pylori in Human Diseases - Advances in Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Public Health Volume 11 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Shigeru Kamiya, Steffen Backert
R3,235 Discovery Miles 32 350 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book gathers a wealth of contributions on the virulence factors and pathogenic mechanism of Helicobacter pylori, prepared by leading international experts. In addition, it explores the epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment with drugs and probiotics, and prophylaxis by vaccination, reflecting the latest advances. H. pylori is a Gram negative microaerophilic bacterium that can produce various gastric diseases including gastritis, gastroduodenal ulceration, gastric cancer and gastric MALT lymphoma. Although efforts to combat H. pylori using a combination of proton pump inhibitor and several antimicrobial drugs have significantly decreased the burden of these gastric diseases, the microbial epidemiology and gastric pathogenesis following H. pylori infection are still not fully understood. Given its scope, the book offers a valuable resource not only for basic microbiologists, but also for researchers in the fields of pathology, biochemistry and genomics, as well as medical students/scientists.

Fundamentals of Biofilm Research (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Zbigniew Lewandowski, Haluk Beyenal Fundamentals of Biofilm Research (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Zbigniew Lewandowski, Haluk Beyenal
R5,440 Discovery Miles 54 400 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The six years that have passed since the publication of the first edition have brought significant advances in both biofilm research and biofilm engineering, which have matured to the extent that biofilm-based technologies are now being designed and implemented. As a result, many chapters have been updated and expanded with the addition of sections reflecting changes in the status quo in biofilm research and engineering. Emphasizing process analysis, engineering systems, biofilm applications, and mathematical modeling, Fundamentals of Biofilm Research, Second Edition provides the tools to unify and advance biofilm research as a whole. Retaining the goals of the first edition, this second edition serves as: A compendium of knowledge about biofilms and biofilm processes A set of instructions for designing and conducting biofilm experiments A set of instructions for making and using various tools useful in biofilm research A set of computational procedures useful in interpreting results of biofilm research A set of instructions for using the model of stratified biofilms for data interpretation, analysis, and biofilm activity prediction

Soil Reclamation Processes Microbiological Analyses and Applications (Hardcover): Donald A. Klein, Robert L. Tate III Soil Reclamation Processes Microbiological Analyses and Applications (Hardcover)
Donald A. Klein, Robert L. Tate III
R6,110 Discovery Miles 61 100 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book provides an assessment of the understanding of soil microbiology and biochemistry as part of reclamation processes. It attempts to assemble more specialized literature on reclamation, where application of microbiological concepts has provided the understanding of the process.

Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Trevor C. Charles, Mark R. Liles, Angela Sessitsch Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Trevor C. Charles, Mark R. Liles, Angela Sessitsch
R3,649 R1,496 Discovery Miles 14 960 Save R2,153 (59%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In this book, the latest tools available for functional metagenomics research are described.This research enables scientists to directly access the genomes from diverse microbial genomes at one time and study these "metagenomes". Using the modern tools of genome sequencing and cloning, researchers have now been able to harness this astounding metagenomic diversity to understand and exploit the diverse functions of microorganisms. Leading scientists from around the world demonstrate how these approaches have been applied in many different settings, including aquatic and terrestrial habitats, microbiomes, and many more environments. This is a highly informative and carefully presented book, providing microbiologists with a summary of the latest functional metagenomics literature on all specific habitats.

Microbiology of Infectious Disease - Integrating Genomics with Natural History (Hardcover): Sandy R. Primrose Microbiology of Infectious Disease - Integrating Genomics with Natural History (Hardcover)
Sandy R. Primrose
R2,029 Discovery Miles 20 290 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Prior to the advent of rapid DNA sequencing in the late 90s, students were taught in depth about the physiology and ecology of microorganisms. There was a generally good understanding about the biology of each organism and how it interacted with its environment. Since then, the focus of research has shifted towards an analysis of nucleic acid sequences to determine possible cellular biochemistry or phylogeny. A microbial genome can now be sequenced in a matter of hours, and with the help of a panoply of software programmes the inner workings of the organism can be probed in great detail. However, there is now so much detail that the student or researcher tends to lose any sense of the underlying biology of their study organism. Microbiology has almost become a branch of molecular biology, with the biology getting lost in the molecular detail. This novel text reverses that trend by cutting through the molecular information overload and placing the new sequence-derived information in the context of the natural history of the organism in question. Each concise chapter has a fascinating and different story to tell, focussing on one pathogen or group of closely related pathogens and highlighting a particularly interesting and/or unusual feature. The aim is to abstract the relevant molecular and genomic information, and then to show how it provides insights into the biology of the organism as a whole. Microbiology of Infectious Disease is aimed at undergraduates, graduates, and researchers in microbiology, microbial ecology, disease ecology, and related areas. It is intended as a supplemental text for students to provide them with a detailed overview of the biology and natural history of the microorganisms they will routinely encounter and the factors that influence their pathogenicity and infectivity.

Bioremediation of Selenium Contaminated Wastewater (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Eric D van Hullebusch Bioremediation of Selenium Contaminated Wastewater (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Eric D van Hullebusch
R2,396 R826 Discovery Miles 8 260 Save R1,570 (66%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book features the reduction and removal of selenium in wastewater via bioremediation. Arranged over five chapters, this book provides information regarding the interaction between micro-organisms and selenium, and it also explains the biogeochemistry of selenium in engineered ecosystems designed for wastewater treatment. The analytical approaches currently adopted by the scientific community are also described and discussed. Readers will find examples of the biological treatment of selenium contaminated wastewater, and discover a concise overview of selenium removal processes that are currently implemented at lab-scale as well as at industrial scale.

A Complete Guidebook on Biofilm Study (Paperback): Dijendra N. Roy A Complete Guidebook on Biofilm Study (Paperback)
Dijendra N. Roy
R2,787 R2,530 Discovery Miles 25 300 Save R257 (9%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book has emphasized the biofilm-related issues in the present context related to research and development. For this purpose, experimental design and relevant experimental protocols for the biofilm studies have been highlighted here. In addition to that, inhibitors from natural or synthetic sources against microbial biofilm development have been addressed. This approach has been further substantiated by bioinformatics as well as nanotechnology-based reports. Both, the image processing related to biofilm study and the characters of substratum associated with biofilm development have also been included for a better understanding of the beginners in this field. Further, how biofilm helps and/or hampers in food processing and waste management system, that discussion has been considered in this book. Similarly, human benefits from biofilm and reverse of it have also been included considering host-pathogen interaction, immunity aspects, and others.

Microbiological Examination Methods of Food and Water - A Laboratory Manual (Paperback): Neusely Da Silva, Marta Hirotomi... Microbiological Examination Methods of Food and Water - A Laboratory Manual (Paperback)
Neusely Da Silva, Marta Hirotomi Taniwaki, Valeria Christina Junqueira, Neliane Silveira, Maristela Da Silva Do Nascimento, …
R2,639 R1,923 Discovery Miles 19 230 Save R716 (27%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Microbiological Examination Methods of Food and Water is an illustrated laboratory manual that provides an overview of current standard microbiological culture methods for the examination of food and water, adhered to by renowned international organizations, such as ISO, AOAC, APHA, FDA and FSIS/USDA. It includes methods for the enumeration of indicator microorganisms of general contamination, indicators of hygiene and sanitary conditions, sporeforming, spoilage fungi and pathogenic bacteria. Every chapter begins with a comprehensive, in-depth and updated bibliographic reference on the microorganism(s) dealt with in that particular section of the book. The latest facts on the taxonomic position of each group, genus or species are given, as well as clear guidelines on how to deal with changes in nomenclature on the internet. All chapters provide schematic comparisons between the methods presented, highlighting the main differences and similarities. This allows the user to choose the method that best meets his/her needs. Moreover, each chapter lists validated alternative quick methods, which, though not described in the book, may and can be used for the analysis of the microorganism(s) dealt with in that particular chapter. The didactic setup and the visualization of procedures in step-by-step schemes allow the user to quickly perceive and execute the procedure intended. This compendium will serve as an up-to-date practical companion for laboratory professionals, technicians and research scientists, instructors, teachers and food and water analysts. Alimentary engineering, chemistry, biotechnology and biology (under)graduate students specializing in food sciences will also find the book beneficial. It is furthermore suited for use as a practical/laboratory manual for graduate courses in Food Engineering and Food Microbiology.

Biotechnology of Yeasts and Filamentous Fungi (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Andriy A. Sibirny Biotechnology of Yeasts and Filamentous Fungi (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Andriy A. Sibirny
R4,507 R1,869 Discovery Miles 18 690 Save R2,638 (59%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book provides a comprehensive overview on biotechnological applications of unicellular and multicellular fungi in a variety of industrial branches. Targeted genetic and metabolic engineering of fungi allows production of native and transgenic enzymes and proteins in industrial scales. Those most prominently find application in biorefineries for the production of value-added chemicals and biofuels, in the pharmaceutical industry as well as in biomedicine. Each chapter is dedicated to applications and potential beneficial use of particular strains of yeasts and filamentous fungi and their produced biomolecules. The book targets researchers from both academia and industry and graduate students working in microbial biotechnology.

Antibiotics and Antibiotics Resistance Genes in Soils - Monitoring, Toxicity, Risk Assessment and Management (Paperback,... Antibiotics and Antibiotics Resistance Genes in Soils - Monitoring, Toxicity, Risk Assessment and Management (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017)
Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi, Vladimir Strezov, Ajit Varma
R5,031 Discovery Miles 50 310 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book summarizes the current state of knowledge regarding antibiotics and antibiotics resistance genes (ARGs) in the soil environment. It covers a wide range of topics to help readers understand antibiotics and ARGs in soils, the risks they pose for the environment, and options for effective control. In addition, it presents a range of essential tools and methodologies that can be used to address antibiotics and ARGs in a consistent, efficient, and cost-effective manner. Gathering contributions by international experts, the book addresses both theoretical aspects and practical applications.The topics discussed include antibiotics-producing microorganisms; the routes of entry and fate of antibiotics and resistance genes; biomonitoring approaches; dissemination of ARGs in soils; risk assessment; the impact of antibiotics and ARGs on the soil microbial community and other biota; bioremediation and biodegradation approaches; and soil management strategies for antibiotics and ARG-contaminated soils.As such, the book will be of interest to students, researchers and scholars in environmental science and engineering, toxicology, the medical and pharmaceutical sciences, environmental biotechnology, soil sciences, microbial ecology and plant biotechnology. Readers and Journals: 1. This new volume on antibiotics and antibiotics resistance genes (ARGs) in the soil environment will be of interest to students, researchers and scholars in environmental science and engineering, toxicology, the medical and pharmaceutical sciences, environmental biotechnology, soil sciences,microbial ecology and plant biotechnology. 2. The book will provide government authorities all over the world with effective strategies for the management of antibiotics and antibiotics resistance genes (ARG)- contaminated soil. 3. Gathering contributions by international experts,the book addresses both theoretical aspects and practical applications.

Genetics, Evolution and Radiation - Crossing Borders, The Interdisciplinary Legacy of Nikolay W. Timofeeff-Ressovsky... Genetics, Evolution and Radiation - Crossing Borders, The Interdisciplinary Legacy of Nikolay W. Timofeeff-Ressovsky (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Victoria L. Korogodina, Carmel E. Mothersill, Sergey G. Inge-Vechtomov, Colin B. Seymour
R5,295 R1,764 Discovery Miles 17 640 Save R3,531 (67%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book is dedicated to the great scientist and outstanding individual Nikolay Wladimirovich Timofeeff-Ressovsky. The book brings together a number of brief stories/essays about Timofeeff-Ressovsky including "Stories told by himself", and scientific chapters addressing his major research areas: genetics, radiobiology, radiation ecology and epidemiology, and evolution. Timofeeff-Ressovsky contributed to several fields of biology and established new directions of scientific research. He often repeated the phrase, which would later become famous: "Science should not be approached with the ferocity of wild animals". In keeping with that philosophy, the issues discussed here are still open. Each scientific part starts with a current review; the chapters present leading scientific schools and views. The main theme discussed in the genetics part is mutation variability in the context of linear (replication, transcription, translation) and conformational template processes, and its dependence on phylogenetic group. In turn, the radiobiology chapters focus on the reorganization of DNA, cell, and population variability under low-dose irradiation, sparking indirect processes and adaptive response. The radiation ecology and epidemiology parts present data on the consequences of nuclear plants and related accidents for ecological systems and human beings. Here some approaches to estimating radiation risks are also offered. Evolution laws are demonstrated in the genomic universe, plant-microbe symbiosis, stabilizing and destabilizing (directional) selection. The last essay demonstrates the principles of organization operating in local animal populations, which are approached as social organisms of complex systemic nature. The chapter 'Radiation-Induced Aging and Genetic Instability of Mesenchymal Stem Cells: An Issue for Late Health Effects?' is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

Soil Microbiology, Third Edition (Hardcover, 3rd Edition): RL Tate Soil Microbiology, Third Edition (Hardcover, 3rd Edition)
RL Tate
R2,494 Discovery Miles 24 940 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The environmentally oriented specialties of microbiology are in the midst of a major paradigm shift from a focus on single or a few key microbial species to consideration of the entirety of the microbial community and its interactions. This fully revised and updated edition focuses on the importance of soil microbial communities to sustainability of terrestrial ecosystems and solutions to global problems. Basic principles are covered, and details of the finer points of processes and their implications have been updated. This is a one-of-a-kind reference for advanced students and professionals.

Beneficial Microorganisms in Agriculture (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2022): Ramprasad, Shihong Zhang Beneficial Microorganisms in Agriculture (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2022)
Ramprasad, Shihong Zhang
R4,570 Discovery Miles 45 700 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book discusses genetic engineering of both plants and microbes for making agricultural practices more productive and sustainable. It chapters explore the understanding of the interaction between plants and microbes, and genomic information to modify the metabolism of plants or microbes to further enhance the beneficial interaction. The book covers the development of commercial inoculants including selection of appropriate plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria/ phosphate solubilize bacteria based on target host plant, soil type, indigenous microbial communities, environmental conditions, inoculant density, suitability of carriers and compatibility with integrated crop management. This is a relevant content for scientists and researchers working on soil biology, sustainable agricultural and plant physiology. Also, this book is a useful read for graduate and post graduate students of agriculture, botany and microbiology.

Microbial Biofilms (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Mahmoud Ghannoum, Matthew Parsek, Marvin Whiteley, Pranab K. Mukherjee Microbial Biofilms (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Mahmoud Ghannoum, Matthew Parsek, Marvin Whiteley, Pranab K. Mukherjee
R2,826 Discovery Miles 28 260 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

An examination of the research and translational application to prevent and treat biofilm-associated diseases In the decade since the first edition of Microbial Biofilms was published, the interest in this field has expanded, spurring, breakthrough research that has advanced the treatment of biofilm-associated diseases. This second edition takes the reader on an exciting, extensive review of bacterial and fungal biofilms, ranging from basic molecular interactions to innovative therapies, with particular emphasis on the division of labor in biofilms, new approaches to combat the threat of microbial biofilms, and how biofilms evade the host defense. Chapters written by established investigators cover recent findings, and contributions from investigators new to the field provide unique and fresh insights. Microbial Biofilms is a useful reference for researchers and clinicians. It will also provide insight in the dynamic field of microbial biofilms for graduate and postgraduate students.

Manipulative Tenants - Bacteria Associated with Arthropods (Hardcover, New): Einat Zchori-Fein, Kostas Bourtzis Manipulative Tenants - Bacteria Associated with Arthropods (Hardcover, New)
Einat Zchori-Fein, Kostas Bourtzis
R3,701 Discovery Miles 37 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In the English edition of his landmark book Endosymbiosis of Animals with Plant Microorganisms (1965), Professor Paul Buchner, probably the most prominent founder of systematic symbiosis research, wrote: ?I too soon fell victim to the spell of this subject, and from 1911 on devoted myself to it.? Almost half a century later, a growing number of entomologists are recognizing the impact that arthropod-bacteria symbiosis has on virtually all aspects of the biology of both host and symbiont. The discussion of this subject tends to be system based, with primary emphasis on the insect host. However, recent screening studies have revealed that the diversity of bacteria associated with arthropods may not be as wide as initially expected, and some genera are constantly being found in hosts that belong to distantly related taxa.

Manipulative Tenants: Bacteria Associated with Arthropods introduces the fascinating world of bacteria-arthropod associations with an emphasis on the bacterial partner. Written by an interdisciplinary team of international contributors, this book provides an overview of the diversity of bacterial symbionts identified to date as frequent partners of terrestrial arthropods. It discusses primary (obligatory) symbionts as well as the most abundant secondary (facultative) symbionts currently known.

Summarizing the most up-to-date information available on each symbiont, the book presents a synopsis of the field from the bacterial angle. Chapters examine Proteobacteria, including Sodalis and Wigglesworthia in tsetse flies and Stammerula and other symbiotic bacteria in fruit flies, as well as Bacteroidetes such as Blattabacterium and Cardinium. The book also identifies questions that emerge from the study of these systems. This comprehensive reference introduces the topic of bacteria-arthropod associations to researchers who are not familiar with it, enlarges the scope of knowledge of those who are, and provides a textbook for students in microbiology and other branches of biology.

Nanotechnology: Applications in Energy, Drug and Food (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Shafiquzzaman Siddiquee, Gan Jet Hong Melvin,... Nanotechnology: Applications in Energy, Drug and Food (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Shafiquzzaman Siddiquee, Gan Jet Hong Melvin, Md Mizanur Rahman
R3,461 Discovery Miles 34 610 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Applications of nanotechnology are the remarkable sizes dependent on physiochemical properties of nanomaterials that have led to the developed protocols for synthesizing nanomaterials over a range of size, shapes and chemical compositions. Nanomaterials are normally powders composed of nanoparticles which exhibit properties that are different from powders. Nanotechnology is the engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale with their wide applications in energy sector, including -but not limited to- energy resources, energy conversion, energy storage, and energy usage; drug delivery systems including- safety concerns, perspective, challenges, target therapeutics for cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and other human diseases, nanomaterials based tissue engineering; and food sectors including to- food safety and quality, opportunities, challenges, nanomaterials based enhancing food packing, and determination of foodborne pathogens, agro and marine food, analysis of market, regulations and future prospects. The utilization of nanotechnology in the energy field will be emphasized and highlighted, in accordance to their prominent and high impact in this particular field. Recent trends and significant benefits of nanotechnology in the energy field will be revealed to the readers, and their promising advanced applications will be discussed. The current drug discovery paradigm constantly needs to improve, enhance efficiency and reduce time to the market on the basis of designing new drug discovery, drug delivery and pharmaceutical manufacturing. In this book will be highlighted nanotechnology based drug delivery is an important aspect of medicine, as more potent and specific drugs that are particularly discussed the understanding of disease pathways. Several biomaterials can be applied to small-molecule drugs as controlled release reservoirs for drug delivery and provide new insights into disease processes, thus understanding the mechanisms of action of drugs. Applications of food nanotechnology are an area of emerging interest for the food industry, for the reason, in this book will be given more priority to discuss the uses of nanomaterials for food packing, food safety and quality, and to remove the contaminated or spoiled by foodborne pathogens. And also nanotechnology based food products will be discussed how making them tastier, healthier, and more nutritious such as vitamins, to reduce fat content, and to ensure they do not degrade during a product's shelf life. Nanotechnology is basically the uses of nanomaterials, devices and systems through the control of matter on the nanometer scale. Multidisciplinary studies are required the technology for discovery and moving so fast from concept to the reality. Nanotechnology always not only provided more benefits in energy, drugs and food products but also provided significantly benefits around multidisciplinary field applications.

Microorganisms in Home and Indoor Work Environments - Diversity, Health Impacts, Investigation and Control, Second Edition... Microorganisms in Home and Indoor Work Environments - Diversity, Health Impacts, Investigation and Control, Second Edition (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Brian Flannigan, Robert A. Samson, J.David Miller
R4,494 Discovery Miles 44 940 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In 2007, scientists estimated the direct cost of diseases associated with mould and dampness on the US population to be in the range of 4 billion dollars, and the indirect costs of lost work and school days are gauged even higher. The US Centers for Disease Control recently concluded that elimination of moisture and mouldy materials in the home definitively results in improved health. Unfortunately, problems of accurate assessment and precise identification plague the full understanding of the effects of mould on human health. Addressing exposure assessment and identification, Microorganisms in Home and Indoor Work Environments: Diversity, Health Impacts, Investigation, and Control, Second Edition discusses the methodology for conducting investigations on indoor environments, including details on key fungi and actinobacteria, and reflects advances in predicting their occurrence in buildings in various parts of the world. Beginning with a review of types of microorganisms in outdoor and indoor air, their growth and control in home and work environments, and their role in respiratory disease, this second edition presents new studies on pollen and its allergenic effects, the mechanistic basis for the effects of toxins and inflammatory agents on lung biology, and the use of molecular methods for determining microbial contaminants. On the practical side, this edition examines remediation, control, and quality assurance; occupational exposures in a wide range of environments; and infectious fungi and bacterial endotoxins in the built environment. Bringing together the state-of-the-science in this health-critical field, this accurate and timely book offers researchers, public health officials, and industrial hygienists crucial information on specific microorganisms in the built environment, along with current measurement and assessment solutions to clean up indoor air and keep residents and workers healthy in the future.

Bacterial Resistance to Antimicrobials (Paperback, 2nd edition): Richard G. Wax, Kim Lewis, Abigail A. Salyers, Harry Taber Bacterial Resistance to Antimicrobials (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Richard G. Wax, Kim Lewis, Abigail A. Salyers, Harry Taber; Contributions by Krzysztof Trzcinski, …
R1,491 Discovery Miles 14 910 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The enormous genetic flexibility of bacteria jeopardizes the usefulness of currently available antibiotics, and requires new approaches to antibiotic discovery and development. Antimicrobial resistance can be acquired in a short time frame, both by genetic mutation and by direct transfer of resistance genes across genus and species boundaries. Understanding mechanisms of resistance is crucial to the future of antimicrobial therapy. Extensively revised, with contributions from international leaders in their fields, Bacterial Resistance to Antimicrobials, Second Edition blends scientific and practical approaches to the social, economic, and medical issues related to this growing problem. The book begins with a history of antimicrobial agents and bacterial resistance, and outlines the forces that contributed to the abuse of antibiotics and precipitated the current crisis. It goes on to describe what is known about the ecology of antibiotic resistant bacteria and reveals the inadequacies in our understanding. Emphasizing public health aspects, the editors stress that significant progress will be made only by addressing the problem only as a public, worldwide, problem. Chapters on resistance mechanisms describe the latest findings on what makes different groups of bacteria susceptible or resistant to antibiotics. They reveal the staggering diversity of bacteria and the need for a foundational understanding that will stimulate development of antibiotics capable of avoiding resistance mechanisms. Examining the success and limitations of complementary approaches, such as combining ss-lactam antibiotics with ss-lactamase inhibitors, the book brings together information on resistance mechanisms in different groups of bacteria to help future efforts to more effectively develop and deploy antimicrobial therapies.

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