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Fundamentals of Biofilm Research (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Zbigniew Lewandowski, Haluk Beyenal Fundamentals of Biofilm Research (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Zbigniew Lewandowski, Haluk Beyenal
R5,217 Discovery Miles 52 170 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

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
R3,499 R1,455 Discovery Miles 14 550 Save R2,044 (58%) 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.

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
R5,860 Discovery Miles 58 600 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.

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
R2,297 R805 Discovery Miles 8 050 Save R1,492 (65%) 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.

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering - Microbial Biotechnology in Agro-environmental... New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering - Microbial Biotechnology in Agro-environmental Sustainability (Paperback)
Jay Shankar Singh, D. P Singh
R4,038 R3,640 Discovery Miles 36 400 Save R398 (10%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Microbial Biotechnology in Agro-environmental Sustainability describes, in detail, the various roles of microbial resources in the management of crop diseases and how microbes can be used as a source of income for biomass and bioenergy production. In addition, the book covers microbial inoculants as bio-fertilizers to enhance crop productivity, along with degraded land restoration. Users will find the latest information in the field of microbial biotechnology and its further applications in bio-fertilizers, bio-pesticides, its generation as an alternative source of energy, restoration degraded and marginal lands, the mitigation of global warming gases, and more.

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
R4,321 R1,813 Discovery Miles 18 130 Save R2,508 (58%) 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.

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, …
R2,532 Discovery Miles 25 320 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.

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
R4,718 Discovery Miles 47 180 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.

Introduction to Adsorption - Basics, Analysis, and Applications (Paperback): Chi Tien Introduction to Adsorption - Basics, Analysis, and Applications (Paperback)
Chi Tien
R3,348 R3,087 Discovery Miles 30 870 Save R261 (8%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Introduction to Adsorption: Basics, Analysis, and Applications presents adsorption basics that are relevant and essential to its application, including data analysis, interpretation and design calculations. The book deliberately keeps background information to a minimum, instead comprehensively covering adsorption of liquid solutions, the difference between equilibrium individual solute uptake and surface excess, a general discussion of adsorbate uptake mechanisms and uptake rate expression, uptake steps, performance models and their generalizations, application of performance models, and design methods based on the constant behavior assumption and unused bed length concept.

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
R5,076 R1,725 Discovery Miles 17 250 Save R3,351 (66%) 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.

Red Wine Technology (Hardcover): Antonio Morata Red Wine Technology (Hardcover)
Antonio Morata
R2,256 R2,106 Discovery Miles 21 060 Save R150 (7%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Red Wine Technology is a solutions-based approach on the challenges associated with red wine production. It focuses on the technology and biotechnology of red wines, and is ideal for anyone who needs a quick reference on novel ways to increase and improve overall red wine production and innovation. The book provides emerging trends in modern enology, including molecular tools for wine quality and analysis. It includes sections on new ways of maceration extraction, alternative microorganisms for alcoholic fermentation, and malolactic fermentation. Recent studies and technological advancements to improve grape maturity and production are also presented, along with tactics to control PH level. This book is an essential resource for wine producers, researchers, practitioners, technologists and students.

Advances in Applied Microbiology, Volume 104 (Hardcover): Geoffrey M. Gadd, Sima Sariaslani Advances in Applied Microbiology, Volume 104 (Hardcover)
Geoffrey M. Gadd, Sima Sariaslani
R2,524 Discovery Miles 25 240 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Advances in Applied Microbiology, Volume 104, continues the comprehensive reach of this widely read and authoritative review source in microbiology. Users will find invaluable references and information on a variety of areas, with this updated volume including chapters covering Cold Shock Responses in Salmonella, Microbial Processes in Geotechnical Engineering, Microbial Diversity and Functional Analysis, The Mycosphere and Turnover of Contaminants, and the Enhancement of Metallosphaera Sedula Bioleaching by Targeted Recombination and Adaptive Laboratory Evolution.

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
R2,711 Discovery Miles 27 110 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.

The Use of Mass Spectrometry Technology (MALDI-TOF) in Clinical Microbiology (Paperback): Fernando Cobo The Use of Mass Spectrometry Technology (MALDI-TOF) in Clinical Microbiology (Paperback)
Fernando Cobo
R2,210 R2,019 Discovery Miles 20 190 Save R191 (9%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Use of Mass Spectrometry Technology (MALDI-TOF) in Clinical Microbiology presents the state-of the-art for MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. It is a key reference defining how MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry is used in clinical settings as a diagnostic tool of microbial identification and characterization that is based on the detection of a mass of molecules. The book provides updated applications of MALDI-TOF techniques in clinical microbiology, presenting the latest information available on a technology that is now used for rapid microbial identification at relatively low cost, thus offering an alternative to conventional laboratory diagnosis and proteomic identification systems. Although the main use of the technology has, until now, been identification or typing of bacteria from a positive culture, applications in the field of virology, mycology, microbacteriology and resistances are opening up new opportunities.

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
R3,551 Discovery Miles 35 510 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
R3,320 Discovery Miles 33 200 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.

Integrated Analytical Approaches for Pesticide Management (Paperback): Britt Maestroni, Andrew Cannavan Integrated Analytical Approaches for Pesticide Management (Paperback)
Britt Maestroni, Andrew Cannavan
R4,486 R4,036 Discovery Miles 40 360 Save R450 (10%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Integrated Analytical Approaches for Pesticide Management provides proven laboratory practices/examples and methods necessary to control pesticides in food and water in various environments. The book presents insights into good laboratory practices and examples of methods used in individual specialist laboratories, thus enabling stakeholders in the agri-food industry to appreciate the importance of proven, reliable data and the associated quality assurance approaches for end product testing for toxic levels of contaminant residues in food. The book is written in a rigorous, but simple, way to make sure that a broad range of readers can appreciate its technical content. The book's practical nature and generic guidelines distinguish it from others in the marketplace.

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
R4,311 Discovery Miles 43 110 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.

Advances in Applied Microbiology, Volume 103 (Hardcover): Geoffrey M. Gadd, Sima Sariaslani Advances in Applied Microbiology, Volume 103 (Hardcover)
Geoffrey M. Gadd, Sima Sariaslani
R2,529 Discovery Miles 25 290 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Advances in Applied Microbiology, Volume 103, continues the comprehensive reach of this widely read and authoritative review source in microbiology. Users will find invaluable references and information on a variety of areas, with this updated volume including chapters on antimicrobial resistance in Campylobacter species, microbial source tracking, modeling phage bacteria interactions, and bacterial anaerobic synthesis gas (syngas) and CO2 + H2 fermentation. Each eclectic volume in this series is supplemented by thematic volumes in areas such as Archaea and sick building syndrome.

Nitric Oxide and Other Small Signalling Molecules, Volume 72 (Hardcover): Robert K. Poole Nitric Oxide and Other Small Signalling Molecules, Volume 72 (Hardcover)
Robert K. Poole
R3,181 Discovery Miles 31 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Nitric Oxide and Other Small Signalling Molecules, Volume 72, the latest release in the Advances in Microbial Physiology series, continues the long tradition of topical, important, cutting-edge reviews in microbiology. The book contains updates in the field, with comprehensive chapters covering the Biochemistry of cysteine persulfides, NO signaling in yeast, The Inflammasome: Regulation of Nitric Oxide and Antimicrobial Host Defense, Nitric Oxide, aN Old molecule with NOble functions in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biology, the Emerging roles of nitric oxide synthase in bacterial physiology, and Anaerobic bacterial response to nitrosative stress.

Pet-to-Man Travelling Staphylococci - A World in Progress (Paperback): Vincenzo Savini Pet-to-Man Travelling Staphylococci - A World in Progress (Paperback)
Vincenzo Savini
R2,349 R2,142 Discovery Miles 21 420 Save R207 (9%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Pet-to-Man Travelling Staphylococci: A World in Progress explores Staphylococci, a dangerous pathogen that affects both humans and animals with a wide range of infection states. This bacteria can spread rapidly as a commensal organism in both humans and pets, and is an agent of disease. Staphylococci are potentially highly virulent pathogens which require urgent medical attention. In addition, Staphylococci remain a threat within hospital environments, where they can quickly spread across a patient population. This book explores the organisms' resistance to many compounds used to treat them, treatment failure and multidrug resistant staphylococci, amongst other related topics.

ISE Microbiology: A Systems Approach (Paperback, 6th edition): Marjorie Kelly Cowan, Heidi Smith ISE Microbiology: A Systems Approach (Paperback, 6th edition)
Marjorie Kelly Cowan, Heidi Smith
R1,421 Discovery Miles 14 210 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Cowan's, Microbiology: A Systems Approach is the perfect book for all students. Whether your students have prerequisite knowledge of biology or chemistry, this textbook will help them learn the fascinating world of microbiology. Students interested in allied health or nursing, will love this book for its balanced coverage of the basics and clinical applications. The sixth edition art program will help students understand the key concepts of microbiology. Connect Microbiology features interactive questions, animations, laboratory simulations and state-of-the art technology tailored to the ASM curriculum guidelines

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, …
R1,420 Discovery Miles 14 200 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.

Diet, Microbiome and Health, Volume 11 (Paperback): Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu, Alina Maria Holban Diet, Microbiome and Health, Volume 11 (Paperback)
Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu, Alina Maria Holban
R2,746 R2,497 Discovery Miles 24 970 Save R249 (9%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Diet, Microbiome and Health, Volume 11, in the Handbook of Food Bioengineering series, presents the most up-to-date research to help scientists, researchers and students in the field of food engineering understand the different microbial species we have in our guts, why they are important to human development, immunity and health, and how to use that understanding to further promote research to create healthy food products. In addition, the book provides studies that clearly demonstrate how dietary preferences and social behavior significantly impact the diversity of microbial species in the gut and their numeric values, which may balance health and disease.

Infection and Cancer: Bi-Directorial Interactions (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Michael R. Shurin, Yasmin Thanavala, Nahed Ismail Infection and Cancer: Bi-Directorial Interactions (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Michael R. Shurin, Yasmin Thanavala, Nahed Ismail
R4,137 R1,720 Discovery Miles 17 200 Save R2,417 (58%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This unique book summarizes current knowledge on co-development of infectious diseases and cancer. It provides an overview of the complex and unique role of the immune system, inflammation, tumor-mediated immunosuppression and infection-induced immunomodulation in cancer and infection progression. Chapters are organized into themed parts, beginning with a look at the historical perspective of human tumor viruses, then aspects and examples of infection-related cancers and cancer-associated infections. The work discusses how cancer- and infection-associated immune responses interact in a bi-directorial fashion and how these interactions may evolve during both disease progression and in response to therapy. The phenomenon of independent development of cancer and infection in the same host, known as comorbid cancer-infection progression, is explored. Understanding the complex pathways involved in the progression of infection and cancer will allow the prevention of the development of certain types of cancer, as well as advancing prophylactic anti-cancer vaccines. Readers of this work will discover innovative approaches for multidisciplinary projects, focusing on the design of original therapeutic modalities for cancer therapy. The book will therefore be particularly valuable to scholars interested in cancer immunology and researchers and clinicians in the field of basic and applied immunobiology and microbiology.

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