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Biogas - Fundamentals, Process, and Operation (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018): Meisam Tabatabaei,... Biogas - Fundamentals, Process, and Operation (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018)
Meisam Tabatabaei, Hossein Ghanavati
R4,767 Discovery Miles 47 670 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book presents the state of the art in biogas production using anaerobic digestion technology, with an emphasis on waste utilization/valorization. Offering a comprehensive reference guide to biogas production from different waste streams, it covers various aspects of anaerobic digestion technology from the basics, i.e., microbiological aspects to prominent parameters governing biogas production systems, as well as major principles of their operation, analysis, process control, and troubleshooting. Written and edited by internationally recognized experts in the field of biogas production from both academia and industry, it provides in-depth and cutting-edge information on central developments in the field. In addition, it discusses and reviews major issues affecting biogas production, including the type of feedstock, pretreatment techniques, production systems, design and fabrication of biogas plants, as well as biogas purification and upgrading technologies. 'Biogas: Fundamentals, Process, and Operation' also addresses the application of advanced environmental and energy evaluation tools including life cycle assessment (LCA), exergy, techno-economics, and modeling techniques. This book is intended for all researchers, practitioners and students who are interested in the current trends and future prospects of biogas production technologies.

Design and Analysis of Ecological Experiments (Hardcover, New): Samuel M Scheiner, Jessica Gurevitch Design and Analysis of Ecological Experiments (Hardcover, New)
Samuel M Scheiner, Jessica Gurevitch
R3,322 Discovery Miles 33 220 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The goal of this book is to make some underutilized but potentially very useful methods in experimental design and analysis available to ecologists, and to encourage better use of standard statistical techniques. Ecology has become more and more an experimental science in both basic and applied work, but experiments in the field and in the laboratory often present formidable statistical difficulties. Organized around providing solutions to ecological problems, this book offers ways to improve the statistical aspects of conducting manipulative ecological experiments, from setting them up to interpreting and reporting the results. An abundance of tools, including advanced approaches, are made available to ecologists in step-by-step examples, with computer code provided for common statistical packages. This is an essential how-to guide for the working ecologist and for graduate students preparing for research and teaching careers in the field of ecology.

Plasmids - Biology and Impact in Biotechnology and Discovery (Hardcover): Marcelo Tolmasky, Juan Alonso Plasmids - Biology and Impact in Biotechnology and Discovery (Hardcover)
Marcelo Tolmasky, Juan Alonso
R2,610 Discovery Miles 26 100 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Plasmids are at the forefront of scientific research as models for understanding innumerable biological mechanisms of living cells, as tools for creating the most diverse therapies, and as invaluable helpers to understand the dissemination of microbial populations. Plasmids: Biology and Impact in Biotechnology and Discovery contains a series of expertly written chapters that describe the latest advances in the basic knowledge of plasmid biology, the specialized functions plasmids confer to the host cell, and the practical utilization of plasmids for discovery, medicine, and agriculture.

Spillover - Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic (Paperback): David Quammen Spillover - Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic (Paperback)
David Quammen
R316 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R46 (15%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The next big human pandemic-the next disease cataclysm, perhaps on the scale of AIDS or the 1918 influenza-is likely to be caused by a new virus coming to humans from wildlife. Experts call such an event "spillover" and they warn us to brace ourselves. David Quammen has tracked this subject from the jungles of Central Africa, the rooftops of Bangladesh, and the caves of southern China to the laboratories where researchers work in space suits to study lethal viruses. He illuminates the dynamics of Ebola, SARS, bird flu, Lyme disease, and other emerging threats and tells the story of AIDS and its origins as it has never before been told. Spillover reads like a mystery tale, full of mayhem and clues and questions. When the Next Big One arrives, what will it look like? From which innocent host animal will it emerge? Will we be ready?

Fungal Cellulolytic Enzymes - Microbial Production and Application (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Xu Fang, Yinbo Qu Fungal Cellulolytic Enzymes - Microbial Production and Application (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Xu Fang, Yinbo Qu
R3,896 Discovery Miles 38 960 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The book provides an overview of the current knowledge on cellulolytic enzymes and their applications. It summarizes the mechanisms of synthesis and hydrolysis of cellulolytic enzymes, industrial fungal strains, genetic engineering of fungal strains and application of cellulolytic enzymes. This book will be a useful reference for researchers and bioengineering experts engaged in lignocelluloses biodegradation, biomass utilization, enzyme production and fungal molecular biology.

Germfree and Gnotobiotic Animal Models - Background and Applications (Hardcover, New): Bernard S. Wostmann Germfree and Gnotobiotic Animal Models - Background and Applications (Hardcover, New)
Bernard S. Wostmann
R8,162 Discovery Miles 81 620 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The germfree animal is reared in the laboratory to be bacteria free; its counterpart, the gnotobiotic animal, is exposed to select microorganisms. The need for such an animal model for use in biomedical studies was first expressed by Pasteur in the late 1800s. Subsequent development of germfree and gnotobiotic animals led to an explosion of studies on the effects of microflora and its components on the physiology and metabolism of the host. Germfree and Gnotobiotic Animal Models brings together the most notable points of early and recent studies and gives reference to the most pertinent literature.

Microbial Quality Assurance in Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, and Toiletries (Hardcover, Revised): R.M. Baird, S.F. Bloomfield Microbial Quality Assurance in Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, and Toiletries (Hardcover, Revised)
R.M. Baird, S.F. Bloomfield
R4,708 Discovery Miles 47 080 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Part 1 Identifying the issues: control of microbial contamination in cosmetics, toiletries and non-sterile pharmaceuticals; hazards associated with the microbiological contamination of cosmetics, toiletries and pharmaceuticals. Part 2 Control in manufacture: microbiological control of raw materials; control of microbial contamination during manufacture. Part 3 Control through preservation: natural and physical preservative systems; the effect of container materials and multiple phase formulation components on the activity of antimicrobial agents; formulation aspects of the preservation of skin and hair products; preservation of solid oral dosage forms; development of preservative systems; microbial resistance to preservative systems; safety evaluation of preservatives. Part 4 Microbiological control - methods and standards: preservative efficacy testing of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and toiletries and its limitations; challenge tests and their predictive ability; new methodology for microbial quality assurance; microbial contamination of manufactured products - official and unofficial limits.

Post-Harvest Processing, Packaging and Inspection of Frozen Shrimp: A Practical Guide (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2022): Md. Abdul... Post-Harvest Processing, Packaging and Inspection of Frozen Shrimp: A Practical Guide (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2022)
Md. Abdul Hannan, Kazi Ahsan Habib, A. M. Sahabuddin, Md. Ariful Haque, Mohammad Bodrul Munir
R2,443 Discovery Miles 24 430 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The book is a practical guide for the various steps in the post-harvest technology of frozen shrimps. Shrimps are one of the most common and popular types of seafood consumed globally. The book discusses some of the most sought-after shrimps such as Penaeus monodon, P. vannamei, and Macrobrachium rosenbergii. Good-quality shrimp is a prerequisite for the seafood business as it is used for human consumption. Lack of proper knowledge in raw materials handling and post-harvest processing is the main obstacle in quality shrimp production. Complex business policy, commitment break in both parties (buyers and sellers), competition with other seafood-producing countries, and fluctuation of currency in international seafood market are the factors affecting international seafood business. This book closes this gap in literature and facilitates the production of excellent-quality exportable frozen shrimp through informed practices from experts. The book includes information about packaging of frozen shrimp, inspection, and shipment. It also compiles different mathematical calculations which are in practiced in the processing industries. The book is essential reading for professionals in the shrimp producing and processing industries. It is also useful for researchers in fisheries science, aquaculture, food technology, and food microbiology.

Wastewater Organisms A Color Atlas (Paperback): Sharon G. Berk, John H. Gunderson Wastewater Organisms A Color Atlas (Paperback)
Sharon G. Berk, John H. Gunderson
R4,241 Discovery Miles 42 410 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Wastewater Organisms contains 210 high-quality full-color micrographs to help you identify organisms found in sewage and sludge. These photos provide the maximum level of detail and will help you better understand the form and dimension of the organisms. Subjects depicted in the micrographs include bacteria, eggs, amoeba, parasitic protozoa, tardigrada (water bears), rotifers, ciliates, parasitic helminths, pollen grain, free-living nematodes, algae, flagellates, and more. There is a chapter on enumeration which provides literature and techniques for fixing and staining, techniques often required for identification to the species level. The book also contains a valuable glossary and index to make the book even easier to use. Wastewater Organisms is an indispensable reference for wastewater managers and supervisors, wastewater operators, environmental consultants, practicing engineers, regulatory agency personnel at all levels of government, and libraries.

Volatiles and Food Security - Role of Volatiles in Agro-ecosystems (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Devendra K. Choudhary, Anil K.... Volatiles and Food Security - Role of Volatiles in Agro-ecosystems (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Devendra K. Choudhary, Anil K. Sharma, Prachi Agarwal, Ajit Varma, Narendra Tuteja
R3,918 R2,068 Discovery Miles 20 680 Save R1,850 (47%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book presents research on volatiles produced by microbes and plants along with their biotechnological implications for sustainable agriculture. A greater understanding of how plants and microbes live together and benefit each other can provide new strategies to improve plant productivity, while at the same time helping to protect the environment and maintain global biodiversity. To date, the use of chemicals to enhance plant growth or induced resistance in plants has been limited due to the negative effects and the difficulty in determining the optimal concentrations to benefit the plant. The book discusses extensive studies on biological alternatives that avoid these problems, and the research presented suggests that these compounds could offer an environmentally sound means to better grow and protect plants under greenhouse or field conditions. To understand the nature of VOCs and gene expression profiling of plant genes responding against these compounds can be conducted. It is possible that VOCs produced by microbes while colonizing roots are generated at sufficient concentrations to trigger plant responses. In conclusion, positive or negative effects of VOCs on plant productivity will be dependent on upon specific VOCs microbial strain, plant genotype, and presence/absence of abiotic/biotic stresses

Principles Of Organization In Organisms (Paperback): Arthur B. Baskin, Jay Mittenthal Principles Of Organization In Organisms (Paperback)
Arthur B. Baskin, Jay Mittenthal; Edited by Arthur B. Baskin, Jay Mittenthal
R1,121 Discovery Miles 11 210 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Based on a workshop held at the Santa Fe Institute in June, 1990, this book explores structure in organisms,both physical and dynamical,and presents the current status of the search for natural pathways, principles of organization, and the theory of design for organisms. Topics discussed include dynamical systems analysis the pathways of evolution development, physiology, and functional morphology and the principles of dynamical change in connectivity within the networks of processes.The aim of the workshop was to seek principles of organization in organisms and a theory that could generate those principles, as Newtonian mechanics generates Kepler's laws of planetary motion. The object of the theory is to explain patterns of structure in living or past organisms, or patterns to be expected in future organisms. The book proposes principles of organization that are independent of time scale and level of organization, and that make predictions about structure without recourse to micro-level details. Among them are principles of coordination, evolution to the edge of chaos, the matching of processes to constraints, and the evolution of higher-level processes as a way to surmount resource limitations. These general principles, which may be characteristic of any evolving complex system, may then be used in conjunction with properties of the specific materials and processes in organisms to understand biological structure.

Biogenesis of Hydrocarbons (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Alfons J.M. Stams, Diana Z. Sousa Biogenesis of Hydrocarbons (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Alfons J.M. Stams, Diana Z. Sousa
R6,553 Discovery Miles 65 530 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The book covers the microbiological, environmental and biotechnological aspects of alkane production. Alkanes are important energy-rich compounds on earth. Microbial synthesis of methane and other alkanes is an essential part of the geochemical cycling of carbon and offers perspectives for our biobased economy. This book discusses different aspects of current knowledge of microbial alkane production. Chapters with state of the art information are written by renowned scientists in the field. The chapters are organised into four themed parts:1. Biochemistry of Biogenesis - Hydrocarbons2. Taxonomy, Ecophysiology and Genomics of Biogenesis - Hydrocarbons3. Biogenic Communities: Members, Functional Roles4. Global Consequences of Methane Production

Life After Death: What Happens to Your Body After You Die? (Paperback, 1st ed. 2021): Mike Wilson Life After Death: What Happens to Your Body After You Die? (Paperback, 1st ed. 2021)
Mike Wilson
R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Death is not an end - it's a new beginning. After death, all of the molecules that came together to form the living "you" become nutrients for millions of creatures, large and small. Your body becomes the hub of a complex ecosystem of microbes, insects, worms, plants and more. Cheer up! This book shows how you are going to live forever - as components of so many other wonderful creatures. It describes the science behind the remarkable recycling of your body. We begin with lessons about how your body functions, is a collection of valuable nutrients and is a home to millions of microbes. The book goes on to describe the various stages the body passes through as it decomposes following death. The microbes and insects that make use of your tissues are then introduced. Finally, you will learn about the enduring effects that your body will have on the wider biosphere. We are rich in valuable resources that will end up feeding an immense number and variety of other creatures. Inevitably, your body supports the continuation of life on our beautiful planet - this book describes how all this happens.

Bacterial Pathogenesis - a Molecular Approach (Paperback, 4th New edition): Brenda A. Wilson, Malcolm E. Winkler, Brian T. Ho Bacterial Pathogenesis - a Molecular Approach (Paperback, 4th New edition)
Brenda A. Wilson, Malcolm E. Winkler, Brian T. Ho
R3,113 R2,384 Discovery Miles 23 840 Save R729 (23%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This highly anticipated update of the acclaimed textbook draws on the latest research to give students the knowledge and tools to explore the mechanisms by which bacterial pathogens cause infections in humans and animals. Written in an approachable and engaging style, the book uses illustrative examples and thought-provoking exercises to inspire students with the potential excitement and fun of scientific discovery. Completely revised and updated, and for the first time in stunning full-color, Bacterial Pathogenesis: A Molecular Approach, Fourth Edition, builds on the core principles and foundations of its predecessors while expanding into new concepts, key findings, and cutting-edge research, including new developments in the areas of the microbiome and CRISPR as well as the growing challenges of antimicrobial resistance.

The Stockholm Paradigm - Climate Change and Emerging Disease (Paperback): Daniel R. Brooks, Eric P Hoberg, Walter A Boeger The Stockholm Paradigm - Climate Change and Emerging Disease (Paperback)
Daniel R. Brooks, Eric P Hoberg, Walter A Boeger
R832 Discovery Miles 8 320 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The contemporary crisis of emerging disease has been a century and a half in the making. Human, veterinary, and crop health practitioners convinced themselves that disease could be controlled by medicating the sick, vaccinating those at risk, and eradicating the parts of the biosphere responsible for disease transmission. Evolutionary biologists assured themselves that coevolution between pathogens and hosts provided a firewall against disease emergence in new hosts. Most climate scientists made no connection between climate changes and disease. None of these traditional perspectives anticipated the onslaught of emerging infectious diseases confronting humanity today. As this book reveals, a new understanding of the evolution of pathogen-host systems, called the Stockholm Paradigm, explains what is happening. The planet is a minefield of pathogens with preexisting capacities to infect susceptible but unexposed hosts, needing only the opportunity for contact. Climate change has always been the major catalyst for such new opportunities, because it disrupts local ecosystem structure and allows pathogens and hosts to move. Once pathogens expand to new hosts, novel variants may emerge, each with new infection capacities. Mathematical models and real-world examples uniformly support these ideas. Emerging disease is thus one of the greatest climate change-related threats confronting humanity. While time is short, the danger is great, and we are largely unprepared, The Stockholm Paradigm offers hope for managing the crisis. By using the DAMA (document, assess, monitor, act) protocol, we can "anticipate to mitigate" emerging disease, buying time and saving money while we search for more effective ways to cope with this challenge.

Handbook of DNA Profiling (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2022): Hirak Ranjan Dash, Pankaj Shrivastava, J. A. Lorente Handbook of DNA Profiling (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2022)
Hirak Ranjan Dash, Pankaj Shrivastava, J. A. Lorente
R16,011 Discovery Miles 160 110 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This reference book comprehensively reviews the significance of DNA technology in forensic science. After presenting the theory, basic principles, tools and techniques that are used in forensic DNA typing, it summarizes various techniques, including autosomal STR, Y-STR, X-STR, mitochondrial DNA and NGS, used in solving both criminal as and civil cases, such as paternity disputes, identification of mutilated remains, and culprit identification in sexual assault and murder cases. It also provides an overview of DNA-based genetic diagnostics for various diseases, and discusses the role of DNA typing in drug reactions, as well as the application of non-human DNA profiling of animals and plants in forensic science investigations. Lastly, the book examines the role of internal quality control in maintaining the high quality of DNA profiling.

Applications of Cold Plasma in Food Safety (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2022): Tian Ding, P.J. Cullen, Wenjing Yan Applications of Cold Plasma in Food Safety (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2022)
Tian Ding, P.J. Cullen, Wenjing Yan
R2,889 Discovery Miles 28 890 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book provides readers with a comprehensive overview of cold plasma technology for tackling the various food-related hazards in a wide range of food sectors. The principles and characteristics of cold plasma generation in gas and its interaction with liquids, as well as its combating modes of action for common hazards (e.g., bacteria, spores, biofilms, fungi, and fungal toxins) are emphasized in this book. It also presents the applications of cold plasma or its hurdles with other techniques to assure the microbiological safety of the key food classifications, including fruits, vegetables, cereals, grains, meat, aquatic products, liquid food products (e.g., juices, milk), nuts, spices, herbs, and food packaging. This book is useful for researchers to grasp the comprehensive understandings of how food safety can be controlled with cold plasma technology. This book also provides adequate information for engineers in food industry for better development and optimization of the plasma-generating systems. Government institutions that are responsible for food safety regulations can understand more knowledge about the intricacies and influencing factors, which should be considered for regulating the applications of cold plasma technology in food.

Microbiology in Civil Engineering - Proceedings of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies Symposium held at... Microbiology in Civil Engineering - Proceedings of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies Symposium held at Cranfield Institute of Technology, UK (Paperback)
P. Howsam
R1,401 Discovery Miles 14 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Although most public health and environmental engineers are aware of the importance of microbial activity, many civil engineers do not appreciate the part microbiological process play in, for example, biodeterioration of concrete and other construction materials, alteration of soil and rock properties, clogging of boreholes, distribution and irrigation systems, and biofouling in embankment dams. There is a need for greater interaction between scientists and engineers in this respect. Recent advances in applied microbiology and biochemistry could usefully be extrapolated to fields of civil engineering. Indeed an understanding of microbiological activity in what is often thought of as purely physical and/or chemical processes and an awareness of what to look for is becoming increasingly important for civil engineers in their design of a variety of systems and structures. This book forms the Proceedings of the International Conference held at Cranfield Institute of Technology, UK, in September 1990.

The Model Legume Medicago truncatula 2V SET (Hardcover): F.J. de Bruijn The Model Legume Medicago truncatula 2V SET (Hardcover)
F.J. de Bruijn
R9,686 Discovery Miles 96 860 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Fully covers the biology, biochemistry, genetics, and genomics of Medicago truncatula Model plant species are valuable not only because they lead to discoveries in basic biology, but also because they provide resources that facilitate translational biology to improve crops of economic importance. Plant scientists are drawn to models because of their ease of manipulation, simple genome organization, rapid life cycles, and the availability of multiple genetic and genomic tools. This reference provides comprehensive coverage of the Model Legume Medicago truncatula. It features review chapters as well as research chapters describing experiments carried out by the authors with clear materials and methods. Most of the chapters utilize advanced molecular techniques and biochemical analyses to approach a variety of aspects of the Model. The Model Legume Medicago truncatula starts with an examination of M. truncatula plant development; biosynthesis of natural products; stress and M. truncatula; and the M. truncatula-Sinorhizobium meliloti symbiosis. Symbiosis of Medicago truncatula with arbuscular mycorrhiza comes next, followed by chapters on the common symbiotic signaling pathway (CSSP or SYM) and infection events in the Rhizobium-legume symbiosis. Other sections look at hormones and the rhizobial and mycorrhizal symbioses; autoregulation of nodule numbers (AON) in M. truncatula; Medicago truncatula databases and computer programs; and more. Contains reviews, original research chapters, and methods Covers most aspects of the M. truncatula Model System, including basic biology, biochemistry, genetics, and genomics of this system Offers molecular techniques and advanced biochemical analyses for approaching a variety of aspects of the Model Legume Medicago truncatula Includes introductions by the editor to each section, presenting the summary of selected chapters in the section Features an extensive index, to facilitate the search for key terms The Model Legume Medicago truncatula is an excellent book for researchers and upper level graduate students in microbial ecology, environmental microbiology, plant genetics and biochemistry. It will also benefit legume biologists, plant molecular biologists, agrobiologists, plant breeders, bioinformaticians, and evolutionary biologists.

Kin - How We Came to Know Our Microbe Relatives (Hardcover): John L. Ingraham Kin - How We Came to Know Our Microbe Relatives (Hardcover)
John L. Ingraham
R676 Discovery Miles 6 760 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Since Darwin, people have speculated about the evolutionary relationships among dissimilar species, including our connections to the diverse life forms known as microbes. In the 1970s biologists discovered a way to establish these kinships. This new era of exploration began with Linus Pauling's finding that every protein in every cell contains a huge reservoir of evolutionary history. His discovery opened a research path that has changed the way biologists and others think about the living world. In Kin John L. Ingraham tells the story of these remarkable breakthroughs. His original, accessible history explains how we came to understand our microbe inheritance and the relatedness of all organisms on Earth. Among the most revolutionary scientific achievements was Carl Woese's discovery that a large group of organisms previously lumped together with bacteria were in fact a totally distinct form of life, now called the archaea. But the crowning accomplishment has been to construct the Tree of Life-an evolutionary project Darwin dreamed about over a century ago. Today, we know that the Tree's three main stems are dominated by microbes. The nonmicrobes-plants and animals, including humans-constitute only a small upper branch in one stem. Knowing the Tree's structure has given biologists the ability to characterize the complex array of microbial populations that live in us and on us, and investigate how they contribute to health and disease. This knowledge also moves us closer to answering the tantalizing question of how the Tree of Life began, over 3.5 billion years ago.

Brock Biology of Microorganisms Plus Pearson Mastering Microbiology with Pearson Etext, Global Edition (Mixed media product, 15... Brock Biology of Microorganisms Plus Pearson Mastering Microbiology with Pearson Etext, Global Edition (Mixed media product, 15 Ed)
David Stahl
R1,894 Discovery Miles 18 940 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This package includes Pearson Mastering Microbiology. A streamlined approach to master microbiology Brock Biology of Microorganisms is the leading majors microbiology text on the market. It sets the standard for impeccable scholarship, accuracy, and strong coverage of ecology, evolution, and metabolism. The 15th edition seamlessly integrates the most current science, paying particular attention to molecular biology and the genomic revolution. It introduces a flexible, more streamlined organization with a consistent level of detail and comprehensive art program. Brock Biology of Microorganisms helps students quickly master concepts, both in and outside the classroom, through personalized learning, engaging activities to improve problem solving skills, and superior art and animations with Mastering (TM) Microbiology. This package includes Pearson Mastering (TM) Microbiology, an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature personalized wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience and help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. Mastering Microbiology should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Please be sure you have the correct ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson rep for more information.

Bacterial Metabolites in Sustainable Agroecosystem (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Dinesh K Maheshwari Bacterial Metabolites in Sustainable Agroecosystem (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Dinesh K Maheshwari
R5,034 R1,990 Discovery Miles 19 900 Save R3,044 (60%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

There has been a resurgence of interest in environmental friendly, sustainable and organic cultural practices that warrants high yield and quality in agricultural crops. To enhance sustainable agricultural production and alleviate food scarcity, spoor of majority of microorganisms, especially plant growth and health promoting bacteria of eminent characteristics that allow them for exploitation in agro-ecosystem. Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria are the soil bacteria inhabiting around/on the root surface and are directly or indirectly involved in promoting plant growth and development via production and secretion of various regulatory chemicals in the vicinity of rhizosphere. Among various beneficial bacteria mediated mechanisms include direct production of phytohormones and biosurfactants experiencing quest of research and concept up gradation that can built emerging paradigm (agriculture model). Research on bacteria-mediated phytohormones is crucially important, provides key understanding of the plant growth and development. Various genera including PGPR group of bacteria are potential source of plant growth regulators. Application of such organism allow plants to survive under abiotic and biotic stress conditions besides govern phytohormone mediated immune response and manage to regulate hormones. Such group of bacteria also produce another important metabolite i.e. biosurfacatants which are involved in many important functions to bacteria itself as we ll as for the plants and their ecosystem. Biosurfactants may alter nutrient availability, endogenous metabolites such as antibiotics production, root colonization imparting protection from phytopathogens besides eradicating soil contaminants and other pollutants. The role and activities of surfactants produced by bacteria are multifarious in nature. Thus, bacterial phytohormones and biosurfactants are identified as effector molecules in plant- microbe interactions, in pathogenesis and phyto-stimulation which can either be beneficial for the bacteria itself or for the crops. This book highlights current applications and research on bacterial hormones and surfactants to provide a timely overview. The chapters have been contributed by subject experts from around the world and include topics of varied importance which include phytohormones production by rhizospheric and endophytic bacteria, their role in rhizosphere competence, plant growth regulation, bioremediation, biosurfactants as antibiofilm agents and other aspects. This major new work represents a valuable source of information to all those scientists interested in microbial technology with respect to the microbial innovative products and applications towards sustainable agroecosystem.

Optimization and Applicability of Bioprocesses (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Hemant J. Purohit, Vipin Chandra Kalia, Atul N.... Optimization and Applicability of Bioprocesses (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Hemant J. Purohit, Vipin Chandra Kalia, Atul N. Vaidya, Anshuman A. Khardenavis
R4,772 Discovery Miles 47 720 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book argues that the sustainable management of resources requires a systematic approach that primarily involves the integration of green innovative biotechnological strategies and eco-engineering. It discusses how microbial community intelligence can be used for waste management and bio-remediation and explains how biological processes can be optimized by integrating genomics tools to provide perspectives on sustainable development. The book describes the application of modern molecular techniques such as fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), highly sensitive catalyzed reporter deposition (CARD)-FISH, in situ DNA-hybridization chain reaction (HCR) and methods for detecting mRNA and/or functional genes to optimize bioprocessess. These techniques, supplemented with metagenomic analysis, reveal that a large proportion of micro-organisms still remain to be identified and also that they play a vital role in establishing bioprocesses.

Microsporidia - Pathogens of Opportunity (Hardcover): Louis M. Weiss, James J. Becnel Microsporidia - Pathogens of Opportunity (Hardcover)
Louis M. Weiss, James J. Becnel
R3,675 Discovery Miles 36 750 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Microsporidia: Pathogens of Opportunity provides a systematic overview of the biology of this important pathogen. Written by leading experts in the field, the book combines background and basic information on microsporidia with descriptive methods and resources for working with the pathogen.Newly revised and updated for its second edition, Microsporidia will continue to be the standard text reference for these pathogenic protists, and is an indispensable research resource for biologists, physicians and parasitologists. The first edition of this book was published in 1999 and was the first systematic review of information that had accumulated on these pathogens since the publication of a 2 monograph series in Comparative Pathobiology in 1977. In the last decade there have been tremendous strides in our understanding of the biology of the Microsporidia. This has included the development of new information on genomics and proteomics of this organism as well as a new understanding of the population biology and genetic diversity of this organism. The new edition of this publication will provide systematic reviews of the biology of this pathogen by leading experts in the field. This will be combined with descriptions of the methods and resources for working with this pathogen.

Mycotoxins and Mycotoxicoses (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2022): Karuna Singh, Ankita Kumari Mycotoxins and Mycotoxicoses (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2022)
Karuna Singh, Ankita Kumari
R2,437 Discovery Miles 24 370 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book presents a comprehensive view on mycotoxins of agricultural as well as non-agricultural environments and their health effects in humans and animals. Mycotoxins have immunosuppressive effects; but some of them can cause cancers, mutagenicity, neurotoxicity, liver and kidney damage, birth defects, DNA damage and respiratory disorders. The problem of mycotoxins is long-lasting and their direct or indirect exposures to humans and animals must be further discussed. The first chapter will cover the historical perspective of mycotoxins along with timeline while the second one will provide overview including classification of mycotoxins and mycotoxicoses. The comprehensive information/ literature on traditional, emerging and mushroom mycotoxins will be given in chapters 3, 4 and 5 respectively. Chapter 6 will deal with mycotoxins co-occurrence poisoning whereas new and masked mycotoxins will be described in chapter 7. The important aspects of mycotoxin studies like extraction, characterization and analysis and management strategies will be summarized in 8 and 9 chapters. The last chapter of the book will cover the recent developments in toxicokinetic studies of mycotoxins. The book will have the most up-to-date information and recent discoveries to deliver accurate data and to illustrate essential points to a wide range of readers including mycologists, clinicians, agricultural scientists, chemists, veterinarians, environmentalists and food scientists.

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