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Microbiology in Action [Hardcover]

Item : Microbiology in Action [Hardcover]
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Author Author : Heritage, J., Evans, E. G. V., Killington, R. A.
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0521621119
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780521621113
Publisher Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Pages Pages : 306
Binding Binding : Hardcover
Item ID : 100413053

An introductory text providing a broad coverage of the fundamentals of applied microbiology for non-specialists.Microbes have an impact on our everyday lives, from the food we eat and the water we drink to the multitude of human infections. The authors introduce both the beneficial and adverse effects of interactions between microbes and their environment in a manner accessible to the non-specialist.Microbes have an impact on our everyday lives, from the food we eat and the water we drink to the multitude of human infections. The authors introduce both the beneficial and adverse effects of interactions between microbes and their environment in a manner accessible to the non-specialist.Microbes play an important role in our everyday lives. As agents of infectious disease, they cause untold human misery, yet their beneficial activities are manifold, ranging from the natural cycling of chemical elements to the production of food and pharmaceuticals. In this introductory text, the authors provide a clear and accessible account of the interactions among microbes, their environments, and other organisms, citing examples of both beneficial and detrimental activities. The book begins by considering positive activities, focusing on environmental microbiology and manufacturing, and then moves on to consider some of the more adverse aspects of microbes, particularly the myriad diseases to which we are susceptible and the treatments currently in use. Microbiology in Action will prove to be a valuable text for those studying microbiology.Preface; 1. The microbiology of soil and nutrient cycling; 2. Plant-microbe interactions; 3. The microbiology of drinking water; 4. Microbial products; 5. Food microbiology; 6. The human commensal flora; 7. Microbial infections; 8. Chemotherapy and antibiotic resistance; Further reading; Glossary; Index. Microbiology in Action gives a solid foundation of the importance of microbes from Chapters 1-6, with a great deal of information relating tolc’

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