eBook Encyclopedia of Microbiology, 1st Edition

  • Anne Maczulak Ph.D.
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  • ISBN-10: 1438134061
  • ISBN-13: 9781438134062
  • DDC: 579.03
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 640 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released March 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Overview

Humans have always struggled with how to balance the benefits bacteria offer with the threats that they produce. Much less obvious than the effects microorganisms have on plants and animals are the indirect ways in which they shape the planet. These hidden activities have rarely been explained in science, though scientists realize that the behavior of microbes supports all life on Earth. In more than 200 entries, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MICROBIOLOGY presents the myriad ways in which microorganisms influence the biosphere. Focusing on how all microorganisms relate to each other just as all higher organisms relate to all other animate and inanimate objects on Earth, this new resource explores all aspects of microbiology from mycology (the study of fungi) to the simplest biological entities of all, viruses, to prions, which are even more streamlined than viruses and just as dangerous.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Foreword.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
Half Title Page.
1: Aerobe.
2: Aeromicrobiology.
3: Agar.
4: Algae.
5: Amoeba (plural: amoebae).
6: Anaerobe.
7: Anthrax.
8: Antibiotic.
9: Antimicrobial Agent.
10: Antiseptic.
11: Archaea (Archea).
12: Aseptic Technique.
13: Aspergillus.
14: Bacillus.
15: Bacteria (singular: bacterium).
16: Bacteriocin.
17: Bacteriophage.
18: Binary Fission.
19: Biocide.
20: Biofilm.
21: Biogeochemical Cycles.
22: Biological Oxygen Demand.
23: Bioreactor.
24: Bioremediation.
25: Biosensor.
26: Bioweapon.
27: Bloom.
28: Candida Albicans.
29: Cell Wall.
30: Centrifugation.
31: Chemotaxis.
32: Chromosome.
33: Clean Room.
34: Clinical Isolate.
35: Clostridium.
36: Coliform.
37: Colony.
38: Common Cold.
39: Contamination.
40: Continuous Culture.
41: Cryptosporidium.
42: Culture.
43: Cyanobacteria.
44: Diatom.
45: Diffusion.
46: Direct Count.
47: Disinfection.
48: DNA Fingerprinting.
49: Domain.
50: Electron Microscopy.
51: Emerging Disease.
52: Enrichment.
53: Enteric Flora.
54: Environmental Microbiology.
55: Epidemic.
56: Epidemiology.
57: Escherichia Coli.
58: Eukaryote.
59: Extremophile.
60: Fermentation.
61: Filtration.
62: Fleming, Alexander (1881–1955).
63: Fluorescence Microscopy.
64: Food-Borne Illness.
65: Food Microbiology.
66: Fractionation.
67: Fungus.
68: Generation Time.
69: Gene Therapy.
70: Genetic Engineering.
71: Gene Transfer.
72: Genomics.
73: Germ Theory.
74: Glycolysis.
75: Gram Stain.
76: Green Bacteria.
77: Growth Curve.
78: Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points.
79: Hemolysis.
80: Hepatitis.
81: Heterotrophic Activity.
82: Hooke, Robert.
83: Human Immunodeficiency Virus.
84: Hybridization.
85: Hygiene.
86: Identification.
87: Immunity.
88: Immunoassay.
89: Indicator Organism.
90: Industrial Microbiology.
91: Infection.
92: Infectious Disease.
93: Infectious Dose.
94: Influenza.
95: Jenner, Edward (1749–1823).
96: Koch’s Postulates.
97: Lactic Acid Bacteria.
98: Latency.
99: Leeuwenhoek, Antoni Van (1632–1723).
100: Lichen.
101: Lister, Joseph (1827–1912).
102: Logarithmic Growth.
103: Malaria.
104: Marine Microbiology.
105: Media.
106: Mesophile.
107: Metabolic Pathways.
108: Metabolism.
109: Methanogen.
110: Microbial Community.
111: Microbial Ecology.
112: Microbiology.
113: Microenvironment.
114: Microscopy.
115: Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC).
116: Mode of Action.
117: Morphology.
118: Most Probable Number.
119: Motility.
120: Mutation Rate.
121: Mycobacteria.
122: Mycoplasma.
123: Mycoses (singular: mycosis).
124: Nanobiology.
125: Nitrogen Fixation.
126: Normal Flora.
127: Nosocomial Infection.
128: Opportunistic Pathogen.
129: Optimal Growth Conditions.
130: Oral Flora.
131: Organelle.
132: Osmotic Pressure.
133: Paramecium.
134: Pasteur, Louis (1822–95) French Microbiologist.
135: Pasteurization.
136: Pathogen.
137: Pathogenesis.
138: Penicillin.
139: Peptidoglycan.
140: Photosynthetic Bacteria.
141: Plankton (Singular: Plankter).
142: Plant Pathogen.
143: Plaque.
144: Plasmid.
145: Pneumonia.
146: Polymerase Chain Reaction.
147: Portals.
148: Preservation.
149: Prokaryote.
150: Proteobacteria.
151: Protoplast.
152: Protozoa.
153: Purple Bacteria.
154: Recombinant DNA Technology.
155: Reservoir.
156: Resistance.
157: Rickettsia.
158: Rumen Microbiology.
159: Saccharomyces.
160: Salmonella.
161: Sanitization.
162: Sepsis.
163: Serial Dilution.
164: Serology.
165: Sexually Transmitted Disease (Std).
166: Soil Microbiology.
167: Species.
168: Specimen Collection.
169: Spectrum of Activity.
170: Spore.
171: Stain.
172: Staphylococcus.
173: Sterilization.
174: Streptococcus.
175: Streptomyces.
176: Susceptibility Testing.
177: Symbiosis.
178: Systematics.
179: Taxonomy.
180: Toxin.
181: Transmission.
182: Vaccine.
183: Virulence.
184: Virus.
185: Wastewater Treatment.
186: Water Activity (AW).
187: Water Quality.
188: Yeast.
Appendix I: Chronology.
Appendix II: Glossary.
Appendix III: Further Resources.
Appendix IV.