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Enzymes in Food Technology - Improvements and Innovations (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Mohammed Kuddus Enzymes in Food Technology - Improvements and Innovations (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Mohammed Kuddus
R3,695 R3,343 Discovery Miles 33 430 Save R352 (10%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The integration of enzymes in food processing is well known, and dedicated research is continually being pursued to address the global food crisis. This book provides a broad, up-to-date overview of the enzymes used in food technology. It discusses microbial, plant and animal enzymes in the context of their applications in the food sector; process of immobilization; thermal and operational stability; increased product specificity and specific activity; enzyme engineering; implementation of high-throughput techniques; screening of relatively unexplored environments; and development of more efficient enzymes. Offering a comprehensive reference resource on the most progressive field of food technology, this book is of interest to professionals, scientists and academics in the food and biotech industries.

Biofilms in the Food Environment (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Anthony L Pometto III, Ali Demirci Biofilms in the Food Environment (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Anthony L Pometto III, Ali Demirci
R3,482 Discovery Miles 34 820 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In nature, microorganisms are generally found attached to surfaces as biofilms such as dust, insects, plants, animals and rocks, rather than suspended in solution. Once a biofilm is developed, other microorganisms are free to attach and benefit from this microbial community. The food industry, which has a rich supply of nutrients, solid surfaces, and raw materials constantly entering and moving through the facility, is an ideal environment for biofilm development, which can potentially protect food pathogens from sanitizers and result in the spread of foodborne illness. Biofilms in the Food Environment is designed to provide researchers in academia, federal research labs, and industry with an understanding of the impact, control, and hurdles of biofilms in the food environment. Key to biofilm control is an understanding of its development. The goal of this 2nd edition is to expand and complement the topics presented in the original book. Readers will find: * The first comprehensive review of biofilm development by Campylobacter jejuni * An up-date on the resistance of Listeria monocytogenes to sanitizing agents, which continues to be a major concern to the food industry * An account of biofilms associated with various food groups such as dairy, meat, vegetables and fruit is of global concern * A description of two novel methods to control biofilms in the food environment: bio-nanoparticle technology and bacteriophage Biofilms are not always a problem: sometimes they even desirable. In the human gut they are essential to our survival and provide access to some key nutrients from the food we consume. The authors provide up-date information on the use of biofilms for the production of value-added products via microbial fermentations. Biofilms cannot be ignored when addressing a foodborne outbreak. All the authors for each chapter are experts in their field of research. The Editors' hope is that this second edition will provide the bases and understanding for much needed future research in the critical area of Biofilm in Food Environment .

Boundaries of Utopia - Imagining Communism from Plato to Stalin (Hardcover): Erik Van Ree Boundaries of Utopia - Imagining Communism from Plato to Stalin (Hardcover)
Erik Van Ree
R3,084 Discovery Miles 30 840 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The idea that socialism could be established in a single country was adopted as an official doctrine by the Soviet Union in 1925, Stalin and Bukharin being the main formulators of the policy. Before this there had been much debate as to whether the only way to secure socialism would be as a result of socialist revolution on a much broader scale, across all Europe or wider still. This book traces the development of ideas about communist utopia from Plato onwards, paying particular attention to debates about universalist ideology versus the possibility for "socialism in one country". The book argues that although the prevailing view is that "socialism in one country" was a sharp break from a long tradition that tended to view socialism as only possible if universal, in fact the territorially confined socialist project had long roots, including in the writings of Marx and Engels.

Microbiology: An Introduction, Global Edition (Paperback, 13th edition): Gerard Tortora, Berdell Funke, Christine Case, Derek... Microbiology: An Introduction, Global Edition (Paperback, 13th edition)
Gerard Tortora, Berdell Funke, Christine Case, Derek Weber, Warner Bair
R994 R840 Discovery Miles 8 400 Save R154 (15%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

For pre-nursing and allied health students (including mixed-majors courses). Cutting edge microbiology research for today's learners Tortora, Funke, and Case's Microbiology, An Introduction brings a 21st-century lens to the #1 best-selling text on the market. Known for its exceptionally clear presentation of complex topics, this trusted text provides a careful balance of concepts and applications, pedagogically superior art, and robust animations and media via Mastering (TM) Microbiology. With the 13th Edition, new Exploring the Microbiome boxes present updated research on the microbiome and how microbes influence human health. Four new Big Picture spreads cover vaccine-preventable diseases, the "hygiene hypothesis," vertical transmission, and bioterrorism.

March of the Microbes - Sighting the Unseen (Paperback): John L. Ingraham March of the Microbes - Sighting the Unseen (Paperback)
John L. Ingraham; Foreword by Roberto Kolter 1
R595 Discovery Miles 5 950 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Though nothing in the natural world would be quite the same without them, microbes go mostly unnoticed. They are the tiny, mighty force behind the pop in Champagne and the holes in Swiss cheese, the granite walls of Yosemite and the white cliffs of Dover, the workings of snowmaking machines, Botox, and gunpowder; and yet we tend to regard them as peripheral, disease-causing, food-spoiling troublemakers. In this book renowned microbiologist John Ingraham rescues these supremely important and ubiquitous microorganisms from their unwonted obscurity by showing us how we can, in fact, see them-and appreciate their vast and varied role in nature and our lives. Though we might not be able to see microbes firsthand, the consequences of their activities are readily apparent to our unaided senses. March of the Microbes shows us how to examine, study, and appreciate microbes in the manner of a birdwatcher, by making sightings of microbial activities and thereby identifying particular microbes as well as understanding what they do and how they do it. The sightings are as different as a smelly rock cod, a bottle of Chateau d'Yquem, a moment in the Salem witch trials, and white clouds over the ocean. Together they summarize the impact of microbes on our planet, its atmosphere, geology, weather, and other organisms including ourselves, to whom they dole out fatal illnesses and vital nutrients alike. In the end, Ingraham leaves us marveling at the power and persistence of microbes on our planet and gives credence to Louis Pasteur's famous assertion that "microbes will have the last word."

Polar Microbiology - The Ecology, Biodiversity and Bioremediation Potential of Microorganisms in Extremely Cold Environments... Polar Microbiology - The Ecology, Biodiversity and Bioremediation Potential of Microorganisms in Extremely Cold Environments (Paperback)
Asim K. Bej, Jackie Aislabie, Ronald M. Atlas
R1,418 Discovery Miles 14 180 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Pollution has accompanied polar exploration since Captain John Davis' arrival on the Antarctic continent in 1821 and has become an unavoidable consequence of oil spills in our polar regions. Fortunately, many of the organisms indigenous to Polar ecosystems have the ability to degrade pollutants. It is this metabolic capacity that forms the basis for bioremediation as a potential treatment for the hydrocarbons that contaminate the pristine polar environments. The only book to cover the breadth of microbial ecology and diversity in polar regions with an emphasis on bioremediation, Polar Microbiology: The Ecology, Biodiversity, and Bioremediation Potential of Microorganisms in Extremely Cold Environments examines the diversity of polar microorganisms and their ability to degrade petroleum hydrocarbon contaminants in polar terrestrial and aquatic environments. Providing a unique perspective of these microorganisms in extremely cold temperatures, the book focuses on their taxonomy, physiology, biochemistry, population structure, bioremediation potential, and potential for biotechnology applications. Leading investigators in the field provide complete coverage of the microbiology relevant to the study of biodiversity and biodegradation of pollutants in the Arctic and Antarctic, including: Microbial extremophiles living in cold and subzero temperature environments Genetics and physiology of cold adaptation of microorganisms Biodegradative microbial consortia in a defined closed environment Molecular characterization of biodegradative microbial populations Molecular approaches to assess biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons Environmental impact of hydrocarbon contamination Microbial biodiversity across Antarctic deserts By bringi

Applications of Microbial Engineering (Paperback): Vijai Kumar Gupta, Monika Schmoll, Minna Maki, Maria Tuohy, Marcio Antonio... Applications of Microbial Engineering (Paperback)
Vijai Kumar Gupta, Monika Schmoll, Minna Maki, Maria Tuohy, Marcio Antonio Mazutti
R1,427 Discovery Miles 14 270 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The microbial engineering technologies have been identified as an essential and important subject area of engineering and applied biological sciences. A microbial engineer works on the biological, chemical and engineering aspects of biotechnology, manipulating microbes and developing new uses for microbes. In agriculture, bioprocess engineering, in biotechnology, genetic engineering, microbial vaccines, and the development of bionanotechnology, microbial engineering could be recognized as high potential technologies in the current scenario for economic development. Scientists and engineers are motivated for sustainable green technology as a part of an upcoming industrial revolution turning more and more to processes involving microorganisms. Applications of Microbial Engineering provides a better understanding of industrially important genetically manipulated and engineered prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell systems. The content of this book are based on most recent developments in microbial engineering. The contributions by specialists on the respective topics provide a profound scientific basis for further research. It is expected that this book will be a valuable resource for researchers as well as students dealing with microbiology and biotechnology.

Fungal diversity, ecology and control management (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2022): Vijay Rani Rajpal, Ishwar Singh, Shrishail S. Navi Fungal diversity, ecology and control management (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2022)
Vijay Rani Rajpal, Ishwar Singh, Shrishail S. Navi
R4,394 Discovery Miles 43 940 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This edited volume provides comprehensive and latest information on the fungal biodiversity in its morphological characters, bioactive molecules, pathogenicity and virulence, and its impacts on crop production and sustainable management of agricultural productivity towards resolving global food security issues. The increasing number of infectious fungal diseases are regarded as threats to agricultural productivity and global food security. The efforts done by scientists to inventories the fungal diversity and identification of fungal species contributing as pathogens towards many plant and human diseases have been compiled in the present volume. The identification of the potential fungal pathogens is a prerequisite for an effective disease control management program. Also important is to understand the complex interactions between the host-pathogen and the environment. The book dwells on insights on the aforementioned aspects. The book also includes articles on ecological significance of fungi and fungal antagonists used as biocontrol agents on other pathogens. This compilation is useful to scientists working in similar areas as well as to undergraduate and graduate students keen on getting updated information on the subject. Scientists involved in agricultural research, crop management, and industries that manufacture agrochemicals may also find it useful read.

Nanotechnology for Infectious Diseases (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2022): Saif Hameed, Suriya Rehman Nanotechnology for Infectious Diseases (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2022)
Saif Hameed, Suriya Rehman
R4,413 Discovery Miles 44 130 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book aims to cover the applications of nanotechnology against human infectious diseases. The chapters of the book discuss the role of nanotechnology in the efficient diagnosis and treatment of these diseases. It explicitly provides an overview of nanodiagnostics for infectious diseases from nanoparticles-based, nanodevice-based, and point-of-care platforms. The book also covers the state-of-the-art review of recent progress in biomimetic and bioengineered nanotherapies to treat infectious diseases. It also presents a nano carrier-based CRISPR/Cas9 delivery system for gene editing and its applications for developing interventional approaches against communicable diseases. Further, it reviews the recent developments in nanotechnology to engineer nanoparticles with desired physicochemical properties as a line of defense against multi-drug resistance micro-organisms. Cutting across the disciplines, this book serves as a guide for researchers in biotechnology, parasitology, and nanotechnology.

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 55 - Micro and Nano Engineering in Food Science Vol 1 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Vaibhav Kumar... Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 55 - Micro and Nano Engineering in Food Science Vol 1 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Vaibhav Kumar Maurya, K M Gothandam, Shivendu Ranjan, Nandita Dasgupta, Eric Lichtfouse
R4,312 Discovery Miles 43 120 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book provides up to date information on the emerging trends and technology in food nanotechnology. It gives high-quality literature focused on the recent developments, research trends, methods and issues related to the safe use of nanoscale materials to add value to food. Most importantly, this book encloses critical reviews on micro and nanoengineering concepts, principles and applications in food. It also provides a scientific basis of micro and nanoengineered structures and compounds, their industrial food applications, encapsulation techniques and methods. This book encompasses detection, analysis and characterization techniques for nanostructures, the fate of encapsulated materials in target food. It also educates on regulatory issues and safety of clinical translation of nanomaterials in fortified foods.

Basic Virology 3e (Paperback, 3rd Edition): EK Wagner Basic Virology 3e (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
EK Wagner
R1,191 Discovery Miles 11 910 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Ideal for the student seeking a solid understanding of the basic principles in this rapidly developing field, this best-selling text offers a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of virology. Featuring an enhanced art program now in full-color, the new edition has been updated throughout, including cutting-edge information on emerging viruses of medical importance and expanded coverage of viral pathogenesis, viral immunology, retroviruses and HIV/AIDS. New chapters have been added dealing with HIV and AIDS, viruses and cancer, generation and use of recombinant viruses and virus-like particles, viral evolution, network biology and viruses, and animal models and transgenics.

The third edition is even more comprehensive and accessible, including chapter outlines, revised and expanded review questions, case studies, and cumulative end of section problems, which integrate topics covered in that section and challenge students to synthesize new material. "Basic Virology" is supported by an outstanding website - www.blackwellpublishing.com/wagner - including original animations, downloadable artwork, and online resources designed to provide both students and instructors with an enhanced understanding of the field.

Statistical Analysis of Microbiome Data (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Somnath Datta, Subharup Guha Statistical Analysis of Microbiome Data (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Somnath Datta, Subharup Guha
R2,242 Discovery Miles 22 420 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Microbiome research has focused on microorganisms that live within the human body and their effects on health. During the last few years, the quantification of microbiome composition in different environments has been facilitated by the advent of high throughput sequencing technologies. The statistical challenges include computational difficulties due to the high volume of data; normalization and quantification of metabolic abundances, relative taxa and bacterial genes; high-dimensionality; multivariate analysis; the inherently compositional nature of the data; and the proper utilization of complementary phylogenetic information. This has resulted in an explosion of statistical approaches aimed at tackling the unique opportunities and challenges presented by microbiome data. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in statistical and informatics technologies for microbiome research. In addition to reviewing demonstrably successful cutting-edge methods, particular emphasis is placed on examples in R that rely on available statistical packages for microbiome data. With its wide-ranging approach, the book benefits not only trained statisticians in academia and industry involved in microbiome research, but also other scientists working in microbiomics and in related fields.

Microbiology for Sustainable Agriculture, Soil Health, and Environmental Protection (Hardcover): Deepak Kumar Verma Microbiology for Sustainable Agriculture, Soil Health, and Environmental Protection (Hardcover)
Deepak Kumar Verma
R3,312 Discovery Miles 33 120 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

With contributions from a broad range of experts in the field, this volume, Microbiology for Sustainable Agriculture, Soil Health, and Environmental Protection, focuses on important areas of microbiology related to soil and environmental microbiology associated with agricultural importance. The information and research on soil and environmental microbiology presented here seeks to act as a gateway to sustaining and improving agriculture and environmental security. Part I focuses on soil microbiology, dealing extensively with studies on the isolation, culture, and use of Rhizobium spp. and mycorrhizae to improve soil fertility, plant growth, and yield. This includes research progress on biogeochemical cycles, plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR), microbial interactions in soil and other soil activities, microbial diversity in soil, biological control and bioremediation, and improvement of beneficial microorganisms (N2 fixers, phosphate solubilizers, etc.). Part 2 goes on to focus on microbiology for crop disease management and pathogenic control in sustainable environment, with chapters on disease management of agricultural and horticultural crop plants through microbial control and how microbial control may a be a potential solution for a sustainability in agriculture. Part 3, Microbiology for Soil Health and Crop Productivity Improvement, features a chapter on the activity and mechanism of nitrogenase enzyme in soil, which is very important for soil health and crop production and productivity. Part 4 presents two chapters entirely devoted to the environmental pollution and its control, looking at the interaction of microbes in aqueous environments and eco-friendly approaches. There is an urgent need to explore and investigate the current shortcomings and challenges of the current innovations and challenges in agricultural microbiology. This book helps to fill that need. This volume will be valuable to those involved with agricultural microbiology, including students, instructors, and researchers.

Control of Salmonella and Other Bacterial Pathogens in Low-Moisture Foods (Hardcover): Richard Podolak, Darryl G. Black Control of Salmonella and Other Bacterial Pathogens in Low-Moisture Foods (Hardcover)
Richard Podolak, Darryl G. Black
R3,438 Discovery Miles 34 380 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The first and only comprehensive reference/solutions manual for managing food safety in low-moisture foods The first book devoted to an increasingly critical public health issue, Control of Salmonella and Other Bacterial Pathogens in Low-Moisture Foods reviews the current state of the science on the prevalence and persistence of bacterial pathogens in low-moisture foods and describes proven techniques for preventing food contamination for manufacturers who produce those foods. Many pathogens, such as Salmonella, due to their enhanced thermal resistance in dry environments, can survive the drying process and may persist for prolonged periods in low-moisture foods, especially when stored in refrigerated environments. Bacterial contamination of low-moisture foods, such as peanut butter, present a vexing challenge to food safety, and especially now, in the wake of widely publicized food safety related events, food processors urgently need up-to-date, practical information on proven measures for containing the risk of contamination. While much has been written on the subject, until now it was scattered throughout the world literature in scientific and industry journals. The need for a comprehensive treatment of the subject has never been greater, and now this book satisfies that need. * Discusses a wide variety of foods and evaluates multiple processing platforms from the standpoint of process validation of all food safety objectives for finished food products * Takes a practical approach integrating the latest scientific and technological advances in a handy working resource * Presents all known sources and risk factors for pathogenic bacteria of concern in the manufacturing environment for low-moisture/water activity products * Characterizes the persistence and thermal resistance of bacterial pathogens in both the environment and most low-moisture food products Control of Salmonella and Other Bacterial Pathogens in Low-Moisture Foods is a much-needed resource for food microbiologists and food industry scientists, as well as managers and executives in companies that produce and use low-moisture foods. It also belongs on the reference shelves of food safety regulatory agencies worldwide.

Diatom Gliding Motility (Hardcover): Stanley A. Cohn, Kalina M. Manoylov, Richard Gordon Diatom Gliding Motility (Hardcover)
Stanley A. Cohn, Kalina M. Manoylov, Richard Gordon
R4,172 Discovery Miles 41 720 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Das Buch behandelt ein umfassendes Spektrum an Themen, die unseren derzeitigen Kenntnisstand auf dem Gebiet darlegen, insbesondere die historischen Kenntnisse und Missverstandnisse uber Motilitat; die Evolution der Motilitat von Diatomeen (Kieselalgen); die OEkologie und Physiologie von Diatomeen; die Zellbiologie und Biochemie der Motilitat von Diatomeen sowie die Anatomie beweglicher Diatomeen; Beobachtungen zum Bewegungsverhalten von Diatomeen; die Konkurrenzfahigkeit von Diatomeen und einzigartige Formen der Motilitat von Diatomeen wie bei der Gattung Eunotia; sowie Motilitatsmodelle. Dieses Werk ist das erste Buch, in dem Informationen rund um die Motilitat von Diatomeen zusammengefuhrt werden und das sich dabei allein diesem Thema widmet. Es wird sowohl der aktuelle Kenntnisstand uber die potenziellen Mechanismen und oekologischen Regulatoren der Motilitat vermittelt als auch dargestellt, mit Hilfe welcher moeglichen Modelle und Ansatze zu erklaren ist, wie Diatomeen so unterschiedliche Verhaltensweisen wie tageszeitliche Bewegungen, Anhaufung in Lichtbereichen und Nischenaufteilung an den Tag legen koennen, um den Erfolg der Art zu steigern. In Anbetracht der Tatsache, dass Diatomeen zu den oekologisch wichtigsten Einzellern in den aquatischen OEkosystemen gehoeren, hoffen wir, dass dieses Werk als Sprungbrett fur die kunftige Forschung zur Motilitat von Diatomeen dient und dazu beitragt, noch bessere Loesungen fur einige Fragen in Bezug auf die Motilitat zu finden.

Phoma: Diversity, Taxonomy, Bioactivities, and Nanotechnology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Mahendra Rai, Beata Zimowska, Gyoergy... Phoma: Diversity, Taxonomy, Bioactivities, and Nanotechnology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Mahendra Rai, Beata Zimowska, Gyoergy Janos Koevics
R3,680 Discovery Miles 36 800 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The book covers the taxonomy, diversity, bioactivity, and nanotechnology involved in the study of the genus Phoma. It presents the most recent molecular taxonomic approach, secondary metabolites, different bioactivities, combating microbial threats, and its use in nanotechnology from a basic research to an applied perspective. Expert contributors provide the latest research and applications to present thorough coverage of this important genus in human and plant pathology and the disease management.

Microbiological Activity for Soil and Plant Health Management (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Ravindra Soni, Deep Chandra Suyal,... Microbiological Activity for Soil and Plant Health Management (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Ravindra Soni, Deep Chandra Suyal, Prachi Bhargava, Reeta Goel
R5,416 Discovery Miles 54 160 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Plants and the soil they grow in, are confronted with severe biotic and abiotic stresses viz. nutrient starvation, salt stress, drought, flooding, xenobiotic contamination, in order to sustain in an ecosystem. They also shape the microbial composition in their vicinity by modulating their secretions. This book discusses the pressing demand for novel and potential microorganisms to support an environment-friendly and cost-effective way of stress management in the plants. The book summarizes the processes and mechanisms involved in microbe-assisted plant and soil stress management. It discusses the challenges and opportunities in the application of microbial interactions in plant health. It describes in detail the nutrient dynamics of different soil systems. It includes important topics like agriculturally important genes and enzymes, rhizosphere modeling & engineering, genetically engineered bio-inoculants etc. It also talks about the application of next-generation technologies, omics and nano-based technologies. In the recent years, more than 50% of agricultural production relies on chemical fertilizers, leading to serious health issues and environmental concerns. This book provides natural solutions to these environmental concerns. This book is useful for researchers and students in the field of microbiology, agriculture, soil biology and plant sciences.

Microbial Approaches for Insect Pest Management (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Omkar Microbial Approaches for Insect Pest Management (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
R5,988 Discovery Miles 59 880 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book brings together specialized information on modern aspects of applied microbiology in pest management. In the last few decades, the humans have witnessed major advancements in Life Sciences, as a result several new and powerful tools and techniques have evolved. This has led to great advancements in microbial nutrition, genetics and their application in different fields. In modern era of biotechnology, the microbes have provided solutions to many of the human problems and necessities and thus serve as human and farmers' friends. The microbes have proved to be successful tools for the pest management. Similarly, there has been much advancement in the field of molecular biology, where many more techniques have evolved which can be helpful in the field of pest management too. Plant resistance, development of transgenic plants, and many more techniques are being considered the panacea to pest problems. On the other hand, there are wide spread concerns of the safety of these microbial and biotechnological interventions with nontarget organisms including humans. While the world stands divided on the ethical issues of these approaches and the many safety concerns, scientists believe that well thought of microbial and biotechnological interventions are probably the only safest ways possible for reducing pest attacks on crops. This is useful read for postgraduate students and teachers, plant protection practioners across the world and also useful for policy planners.

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
R444 R388 Discovery Miles 3 880 Save R56 (13%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

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.

Brock Biology of Microorganisms, Global Edition (Paperback, 16th edition): Michael Madigan, Kelly Bender, Daniel Buckley, W... Brock Biology of Microorganisms, Global Edition (Paperback, 16th edition)
Michael Madigan, Kelly Bender, Daniel Buckley, W Sattley, David Stahl
R1,572 R1,405 Discovery Miles 14 050 Save R167 (11%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Authoritative. Accurate. Accessible. Brock Biology of Microorganisms setsthe standard for accuracy, impeccable scholarship, a visually stunning art program,and the use of cutting-edge research to illustrate basic concepts. The textguides students through the six major themes of microbiology - Evolution, CellStructure and Function, Metabolic Pathways, Information Flow and Genetics,Microbial Systems, and the Impact of Microorganisms - as outlined by theAmerican Society for Microbiology Conference on Undergraduate Education(ASMCUE). This robust and modern approach takes students through the genomicsrevolution and "omics" maze that has transformed microbiology and sharespowerful tools that microbiologists use to probe deeper and further into themicrobial world than ever before. The 16th Edition expands the extraordinary artprogram to ensure students experience microbiology as a visual science whileproviding an overview of the microbial world with basic principles thatstudents all need to master. Each chapter's theme focuses on a recent discoverythat connects students with the most current science and engages them withexciting, real-world topics.

Leben in kochendem Wasser und andere Mikrobengeschichten (German, Paperback): G. Gottschalk Leben in kochendem Wasser und andere Mikrobengeschichten (German, Paperback)
G. Gottschalk
R575 Discovery Miles 5 750 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

LesevergnA1/4gen garantiert: In 22 Geschichten erzAhlt Gerhard Gottschalk Spannendes und teilweise kaum Vorstellbares aus der Welt der Mikroben Mikroorganismen schufen durch ihre Vielfalt und ihre AktivitAt die Voraussetzungen fA1/4r die Evolution der Pflanzen- und Tierwelt auf unserer Erde. Nicht alle Mikroben, die das vollbracht haben, gehAren zu den Bakterien. Neben den eigentlichen Bakterien gibt es das Reich der Archaeen. Das sind Extremisten, sie besiedeln Standorte, wie eben kochendes Wasser auf Island oder auch die stark sauren und heiA en TA1/4mpel in den Solfatara bei Neapel; sie haben diesem Buch den Titel gegeben. Bakterien sind ansonsten A1/4berall, und Gerhard Gottschalk fA1/4hrt uns in ihre so unterschiedlichen Lebensbereiche, * in die Ozeane, die wenige Bakterienzellen pro Liter enthalten, aber insgesamt gewaltige Mengen, grAA er als die Masse aller Fische zusammen * in die Meeressedimente und den Schlamm der Wattenmeere mit der auffAlligen und geruchsintensiven Produktion von Schwefelwasserstoff * in den Boden, wo sie DA1/4nger zu Nitrat umsetzen, das dann ins Grundwasser sickert * in den Dickdarm mit bis zu einer Billion Bakterien pro Gramm Inhalt, ein Ort mit mannigfachen Wirkungen auf unsere Physiologie und unser Wohlbefinden * in unseren bakteriell besetzten KArper, der dieser Besetzung nicht immer Herr wird und dann von Infektionskrankheiten heimgesucht wird * in die Bakterienfabriken fA1/4r KAse, Essig, Alkohol, Antibiotika und Waschmittelenzyme, aber auch fA1/4r viel Gentechnisches wie Humaninsulin. Wir erfahren auA erdem, wie Bakterien das Weltklima beeinflussen, wie sie die grA1/4ne Gentechnik auf den Weg brachten und wie man mit Hilfe von passendem BakteriendA1/4nger A lteppiche abbauen kann. Mit Erstaunen erfahren wir, dass ein Bakterium aus der Gattung Clostridium bei der GrA1/4ndung des Staates Israel eine Rolle spielte. Leben in kochendem Wasser und andere Mikrobengeschichten ? geschrieben von einem fA1/4hrenden Mikrobiologen unserer Zeit ? ist spannende und unterhaltsame LektA1/4re fA1/4r jeden, der sich von der faszinierenden Welt der Mikroorganismen begeistern lassen mAchte.

Microbial Communities and their Interactions in the Extreme Environment (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Dilfuza Egamberdieva,... Microbial Communities and their Interactions in the Extreme Environment (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Dilfuza Egamberdieva, Nils-Kare Birkeland, Wenjun Li, Hovik Panosyan
R4,731 Discovery Miles 47 310 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This second edition of the book entitled "Microbial Communities and Interactions in extreme environments" focus on thermophilic and halophilic extremophiles from various ecosystems, their biodiversity, interactions with other organisms and functions within their hostile environment. Biotechnology of extremophiles and their potential agricultural and industrial applications is the focus of this edition. However, extremophiles may cope with their challenging environments. Information on biodiversity of extremophiles and their interactions with the surrounding biomes helps in understanding their ecology and functions within their respective extreme environments. This book is of interest to teachers, researchers, microbiologists, capacity builders and policymakers. Also, the book serves as additional reading material for undergraduate and graduate students of agriculture, forestry, ecology, soil science, microbiology and environmental sciences.

Environmental Microbiology (Paperback): Alan Varnam, Malcolm Evans Environmental Microbiology (Paperback)
Alan Varnam, Malcolm Evans
R1,001 Discovery Miles 10 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Micro-organisms play a major role in the geochemistry of the planet, forming the basic stage in the food chain, and thus sustaining the existence of higher evolutionary life. The continuing interaction between these living organisms and the environment, combined with their exploitation by man are shaping the material world today. Over the last few years our understanding has increased considerably due to the development of new technology and the emergence of new paradigms which have enabled the microbiologist to view the microbial world, and its significance to life, with new eyes. Combining the basics of science with the most up-to-date new material, and incorporating high quality photographs and graphics, this book is valuable as both a textbook and reference guide for students and professionals.

Handbook of Microalgal Culture - Applied Phycology and Biotechnology 2e (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): A. Richmond Handbook of Microalgal Culture - Applied Phycology and Biotechnology 2e (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
A. Richmond
R5,617 Discovery Miles 56 170 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Algae are some of the fastest growing organisms in the world, with up to 90% of their weight made up from carbohydrate, protein and oil. As well as these macromolecules, microalgae are also rich in other high-value compounds, such as vitamins, pigments, and biologically active compounds, All these compounds can be extracted for use by the cosmetics, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and food industries, and the algae itself can be used for feeding of livestock, in particular fish, where on-going research is dedicated to increasing the percentage of fish and shellfish feed not derived from fish meal. Microalgae are also applied to wastewater bioremediation and carbon capture from industrial flue gases, and can be used as organic fertilizer.

So far, only a few species of microalgae, including cyanobacteria, are under mass cultivation. The potential for expansion is enormous, considering the existing hundreds of thousands of species and subspecies, in which a large gene-pool offers a significant potential for many new producers.

Completely revised, updated and expanded, and with the inclusion of new Editor, Qiang Hu of Arizona State University, the second edition of this extremely important book contains 37 chapters. Nineteen of these chapters are written by new authors, introducing many advanced and emerging technologies and applications such as novel photobioreactors, mass cultivation of oil-bearing microalgae for biofuels, exploration of naturally occurring and genetically engineered microalgae as cell factories for high-value chemicals, and techno-economic analysis of microalgal mass culture. This excellent new edition also contains details of the biology and large-scale culture of several economically important and newly-exploited microalgae, including "Botryococcus," "Chlamydomonas, Nannochloropsis," "Nostoc," "Chlorella, Spirulina, " "Haematococcus," and "Dunaniella" species/strains.

Edited by Amos Richmond and Qiang Hu, each with a huge wealth of experience in microalgae, its culture, and biotechnology, and drawing together contributions from experts around the globe, this thorough and comprehensive new edition is an essential purchase for all those involved with microalgae, their culture, processing and use. Biotechnologists, bioengineers, phycologists, pharmaceutical, biofuel and fish-feed industry personnel and biological scientists and students will all find a vast amount of cutting-edge information within this Second Edition. Libraries in all universities where biological sciences, biotechnology and aquaculture are studied and taught should all have copies of this landmark new edition on their shelves.

Microbial Technology for Sustainable Environment (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Pankaj Bhatt, Saurabh Gangola, Dhanushka Udayanga,... Microbial Technology for Sustainable Environment (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Pankaj Bhatt, Saurabh Gangola, Dhanushka Udayanga, Govind Kumar
R5,417 Discovery Miles 54 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Microorganisms are ubiquitous on earth. These microorganisms are able to perform various functions in the environment. Microbial applications are used as biofertilizers, bioremediation, biofortification and other sustainable approaches of environmental development. Indigenous microbial cultures have the potential to perform various functions that are beneficial to achieve the sustainable goals. To date, different strains have been commercialized for the industrial and common applications for the sustainable environment. This book will cover different aspects of microbial technology for sustainable development.

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