Microbial Ecology

Author: J Vaun McArthur
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080511542
Format: PDF
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Based on the thesis that insights into both evolution and ecology can be obtained through the study of microorganismsm, Microbial Ecology examines microbiology through the lens of evolutionary ecology. Measured from a microbial perspective, this text covers such topics as optimal foraging, genome, reduction, novel evolutionary mechanisms, bacterial speciation, and r and K selection. Numerous aspects of microbial existence are also discussed and include: species competition, predation, parasitism, mutualism, microbial communication through quorum sensing and other. The result is a context for understanding microbes in nature and a framework for microbiologists working in industry, medicine, and the environment. Applies evolutionary ecological concepts to microbes Addresses individual, population and community ecology Presents species concepts and offers insights on the origin of life and modern microbial ecology Examines topics such as species interactions, nutrient cycling, quorum sensing and cheating

Microbial Ecology

Author: Larry L. Barton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118015835
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book covers the ecological activities of microbes in the biosphere with an emphasis on microbial interactions within their environments and communities In thirteen concise and timely chapters, Microbial Ecology presents a broad overview of this rapidly growing field, explaining the basic principles in an easy-to-follow manner. Using an integrative approach, it comprehensively covers traditional issues in ecology as well as cutting-edge content at the intersection of ecology, microbiology, environmental science and engineering, and molecular biology. Examining the microbial characteristics that enable microbes to grow in different environments, the book provides insights into relevant methodologies for characterization of microorganisms in the environment. The authors draw upon their extensive experience in teaching microbiology to address the latest hot-button topics in the field, such as: Ecology of microorganisms in natural and engineered environments Advances in molecular-based understanding of microbial phylogeny and interactions Microbially driven biogeochemical processes and interactions among microbial populations and communities Microbial activities in extreme or unusual environments Ecological studies pertaining to animal, plant, and insect microbiology Microbial processes and interactions associated with environmental pollution Designed for use in teaching, Microbial Ecology offers numerous special features to aid both students and instructors, including: Information boxes that highlight key microbial ecology issues "Microbial Spotlights" that focus on how prominent microbial ecologists became interested in microbial ecology Examples that illustrate the role of bacterial interaction with humans Exercises to promote critical thinking Selected reading lists Chapter summaries and review questions for class discussion Various microbial interactions and community structures are presented through examples and illustrations. Also included are mini case studies that address activities of microorganisms in specific environments, as well as a glossary and key words. All these features make this an ideal textbook for graduate or upper-level undergraduate students in biology, microbiology, ecology, or environmental science. It also serves as a highly useful reference for scientists and environmental professionals. PowerPoint slides of figures from the book are available for download at: ftp://ftp.wiley.com/public/sci_tech_med/microbial_ecology

Techniques in Microbial Ecology

Author: Robert S. Burlage
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195092233
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A practical guide to reliable and well-established techniques, this book is a good starting point for scientists new to microbial ecology and a concise review for experienced researchers.

Microbial Ecology of the Oceans

Author: Josep M. Gasol
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119107180
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The newly revised and updated third edition of the bestselling book on microbial ecology in the oceans The third edition of Microbial Ecology of the Oceans features new topics, as well as different approaches to subjects dealt with in previous editions. The book starts out with a general introduction to the changes in the field, as well as looking at the prospects for the coming years. Chapters cover ecology, diversity, and function of microbes, and of microbial genes in the ocean. The biology and ecology of some model organisms, and how we can model the whole of the marine microbes, are dealt with, and some of the trophic roles that have changed in the last years are discussed. Finally, the role of microbes in the oceanic P cycle are presented. Microbial Ecology of the Oceans, Third Edition offers chapters on The Evolution of Microbial Ecology of the Ocean; Marine Microbial Diversity as Seen by High Throughput Sequencing; Ecological Significance of Microbial Trophic Mixing in the Oligotrophic Ocean; Metatranscritomics and Metaproteomics; Advances in Microbial Ecology from Model Marine Bacteria; Marine Microbes and Nonliving Organic Matter; Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemistry of Oxygen-Deficient Water Columns; The Ocean’s Microscale; Ecological Genomics of Marine Viruses; Microbial Physiological Ecology of The Marine Phosphorus Cycle; Phytoplankton Functional Types; and more. A new and updated edition of a key book in aquatic microbial ecology Includes widely used methodological approaches Fully describes the structure of the microbial ecosystem, discussing in particular the sources of carbon for microbial growth Offers theoretical interpretations of subtropical plankton biogeography Microbial Ecology of the Oceans is an ideal text for advanced undergraduates, beginning graduate students, and colleagues from other fields wishing to learn about microbes and the processes they mediate in marine systems.

Microbial Functional Genomics

Author: Jizhong Zhou
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471071907
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Genomics: toward a genome-level understanding of the structure, functions, and evolution of bioloical systems; Microbial diversity and genomics. Computational genome annotation. Microbial evolution from a genomics perspective. Computational methods for functional prediction of genes. DNA microarray technology. Microarray gene expression data analysis. Mutagenesis as a genomic tool for studying gene function. Mass spectrometry. Identification of protein-ligand interactions. The functional genomics of model organisms: addressing old questions from a new perspective. Functional genomic analysis of bacterial pathogens and environmentally significant microorganisms. The impact of genomics on antimicrobial drug discovery and toxicology. Application of microarray-based genomic technology to mutation analysis and microbial detection. Future perspectives: genomics beyond single cells.

Handbook of Molecular Microbial Ecology II

Author: Frans J. de Bruijn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470647191
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Handbook of Molecular Microbial Ecology I: Metagenomics and Complementary Approaches is the first comprehensive reference covering the various metagenomics in a large variety of habitats, which could not previously have been analysed without metagenomic methodology. This Volume includes topics such as species designations in microbiology, metagenomics, consortia and databases, bioinformatics, microarrays, and other metagenomics applications. This reference is ideal for researchers in metagenomics, microbiology, environmental microbiology, those working on the Human Microbiome Project, microbial geneticists, molecular microbiology, and bioinformatics"--

Microbial Ecology in States of Health and Disease

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309290651
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Individually and collectively, resident microbes play important roles in host health and survival. Shaping and shaped by their host environments, these microorganisms form intricate communities that are in a state of dynamic equilibrium. This ecologic and dynamic view of host-microbe interactions is rapidly redefining our view of health and disease. It is now accepted that the vast majority of microbes are, for the most part, not intrinsically harmful, but rather become established as persistent, co-adapted colonists in equilibrium with their environment, providing useful goods and services to their hosts while deriving benefits from these host associations. Disruption of such alliances may have consequences for host health, and investigations in a wide variety of organisms have begun to illuminate the complex and dynamic network of interaction - across the spectrum of hosts, microbes, and environmental niches - that influence the formation, function, and stability of host-associated microbial communities. Microbial Ecology in States of Health and Disease is the summary of a workshop convened by the Institute of Medicine's Forum on Microbial Threats in March 2013 to explore the scientific and therapeutic implications of microbial ecology in states of health and disease. Participants explored host-microbe interactions in humans, animals, and plants; emerging insights into how microbes may influence the development and maintenance of states of health and disease; the effects of environmental change(s) on the formation, function, and stability of microbial communities; and research challenges and opportunities for this emerging field of inquiry.

I Microbiologist

Author: Erin R. Sanders
Publisher: Amer Society for Microbiology
ISBN: 9781555814700
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"I, Microbiologist" proposes to get students engaged in research in a classroom setting. The course is set up to include lecture and laboratory materials in an all-inclusive manual. Students will experience the trials and tribulations of laboratory research, learn to work independently, and form and test hypotheses in a controlled setting.