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The Bacteria Book

The Bacteria Book

  • Author: Steve Mould
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • ISBN: 0241353270
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 72
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Meet the bacteria, viruses, and other germs and microbes that are all around, but too small for us to see. Learn how they keep us and our world running. What do a squid that glows, fungus that grows, and tiny creatures in the soil under your toes all have in common? They're all part of the world of microbiology! In this awesome book for kids, scientist Steve Mould reveals fun and fascinating facts about bacteria, viruses, and other germs and microbes. The Bacteria Book explores why we need bacteria, and introduces readers to its microbial mates - viruses, fungi, algae, and protozoa. Bacteria are the most important living organisms on Earth, and 99 per cent of them are helpful, not harmful. Without bacteria, we wouldn't have bread or cheese, and our bodies wouldn't be able to work how we need them to. Microbes keep us and our world running in surprising ways. This book will show you how, through real-life examples of microbiology in action. The Bacteria Book is a fun and informative introduction to a STEAM subject that brings kids up-close with the big world of tiny science. With remarkable photography, kooky character illustrations, and lots of fun facts that toe the line between "ew!" and "oh!", it's the only book on microbiology young scientists won't want to put down.

Eine kurze Geschichte der alltäglichen Dinge

Eine kurze Geschichte der alltäglichen Dinge

  • Author: Bill Bryson
  • Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641090970
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 640
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Die Welt verstehen, ohne einen Fuß vor die Tür zu setzen Was bleibt nach der „Geschichte von fast allem“ eigentlich noch zu schreiben? Die Geschichte von fast allem anderen, natürlich. Bill Bryson hat sich daher in seinen vier Wänden umgesehen und sich gefragt: Warum leben wir eigentlich, wie wir leben? Warum nutzen wir ausgerechnet Salz und Pfeffer, und weshalb hat unsere Gabel vier Zinken? Aber es bleibt nicht bei Geschichten von Bett, Sofa und Küchenherd. Die Geschichte des Heims ist auch immer eine der großen Entdeckungen und Abenteuer. Ohne die Weltausstellung in London hätte man vermutlich das Wasserklosett nicht so schnell zu schätzen gelernt. Und ohne die großen Entdecker müssten wir wohl ohne Kaffee, Tee oder Kakao auskommen. Bill Bryson zeigt uns unser Heim, wie wir es noch nie gesehen haben. Und wir verstehen ein wenig mehr, warum es so ist, wie es ist.

Genetics of Bacteria

Genetics of Bacteria

  • Author: Sheela Srivastava
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 8132210905
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 200
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Described as the earliest, simplest life forms, with unlimited metabolic versatility, bacteria are ideally suited to answer some very fundamental questions on life and its processes. They have been employed in almost all fields of biological studies, including Genetics. The whole edifice of science of Genetics centers around three processes: the generation, expression, and transmission of biological variation, and bacteria offer immediate advantages in studying all the three aspects of heredity. Being haploid and structurally simple, it becomes easy to isolate mutations of various kinds and relate them to a function. The availability of such mutants and their detailed genetic and biochemical analyses lead to a gamut of information on gene expression and its regulation. While studying the transmission of biological variation, it is clear that unlike their eukaryotic counterpart, a more genetic approach needs to be employed. Transmission of genetic information in most eukaryotic organisms rests on sexual reproduction that allows the generation of genetically variable offspring through the process of gene recombination. Even though bacteria show an apparent preference for asexual reproduction, they too have evolved mechanisms to trade their genetic material. In fact, bacteria not only could acquire many genes from close relatives, but also from entirely distant members through the process of horizontal gene transfer. Their success story of long evolutionary existence will stand testimony to these mechanisms. While teaching a course on Microbial Genetics to the post-graduate students at Delhi University, it was realized that a book devoted to bacterial genetics may be very handy to the students, researchers, and teachers alike. A strong foundation in genetics also helps in comprehending more modern concepts of molecular biology and recombinant DNA technology, always a favorite with the students and researchers. Planning the format of the book, emphasis has been laid on the generation and transmission of biological variability. The omission of expression part is indeed intentional because lots of information is available on this aspect in any modern biology book. The contents are spread over seven chapters and the text is supported with figures/tables wherever possible. The endeavor has been to induce the readers to appreciate the strength of bacterial genetics and realize the contribution of these tiny organisms to the growth of biological sciences as a whole and genetics in particular.

The Bacteria

The Bacteria

Molecular Basis of Bacterial Pathogenesis

  • Author: Gerard Meurant
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 0323137601
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 488
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The reviews in this volume deal with questions of the mechanisms of pathogenesis and with organisms that have only recently been extensively studied on the molecular level.**The introductory section presents an overview of pathogenesis, emphasizing common elements and genetic mechanisms of regulation and a review on the population genetics of bacterial pathogenesis. The second section deals with the regulation of synthesis of surface components and their role in the colonization of the host and/or of the host immune systems. The third section covers the invasion and intracellular growth of facultative and obligate intracellular parasites. The last section is devoted to studies of the role of bacterial toxic products in pathogenesis.

Developmental biology of the bacteria

Developmental biology of the bacteria

  • Author: Martin Dworkin
  • Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780805324600
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 255
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The Bacteria

The Bacteria

  • Author: Jeevan P. Verma
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bacteria
  • Page: 259
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Blah the Bacteria

Blah the Bacteria

  • Author: Emma Parker
  • Publisher: Second Edition
  • ISBN: 9781877547461
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 24
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How will Blah get out of the vacuum cleaner? A new range of brightly coloured and imaginatively written children's picture books, which will captivate the attention of children from age 4-7 (and some adults too)!

Genetics of Bacteria

Genetics of Bacteria

  • Author: John Scaife,David Leach,A. Galizzi
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 9780126211818
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 286
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For many years there has been a need for an up-to-date advanced textbook on bacterial genetics. Genetics of Bacteria has been designed for this purpose. The text is primarily intended for students who are close to or already engaged in research involving bacteria. An introductory chapter has been included for newcomers to the field. Each chapter has a supplementary reading list and detailed references for the topic in question.The book covers all the major genetic aspects of bacteria, their plasmids, and phages mutation: gene transfer and recombination, the transposition of genetic elements, the mechanism and control of gene expression. Special emphasis is placed on Escherichia coli . In addition, Bacillus subtilis is introduced, a Gram-positive organism which has unique features as a genetic system. For those wishing to study other bacteria a list of helpful references is provided at the end of Chapter One.From the Preface:Bacterial systems have several major roles to play in molecular biology. They contribute to the analysis of fundamental biological processes: mutation, replication, recombination and transposition, and the expression of genes and the processing of their products. In addition, bacteria occupy a pivotal position in recombinant DNA technology, allowing the genetic material of many organisms to be analyzed and expressed. Equally, genetic manipulation in vivo provides an approach in the analysis of genes and their products which complements both classical studies and in vitro cloning techniques. We discuss here the major aspects of manipulation in vivo including genetic fusions and the different kinds of transposable elements. This book should be particularly valuable to gene cloners in this respect and as an account of the basic biology of the bacteria, phages, and plasmids commonly used in their work.The purpose of this book is to give an up-to-date account of the molecular genetics of bacteria for advanced students and new recruits to research using bacterial systems. To this end each chapter reviews a topic of central importance and provides a list of major references for those active in the field. We have not intended the lists to be exhaustive since we refer the reader to current review articles on specialist topics. For the benefit of new recruits we provide an introductory chapter discussing the basic concepts of bacterial genetics and the organization of phage The material presented is intended to illustrate the underlying principles in the field. It is based on the large body of work which has exploited the gram-negative organism Escherichia coli over the years. In addition, we introduce the gram-positive Bacillus subtilis which has unique features as a genetic system. Those wishing to study other bacteria will find a list of helpful references at the end of Chapter 1.

The Bacteria Menace

The Bacteria Menace

Today's Emerging Infections and How to Protect Yourself

  • Author: Skye Weintraub
  • Publisher: Woodland Pub
  • ISBN: 9781580543521
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 453
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We live in a society that is currently experiencing a dramatic rise in chronic and unexplainable illnesses like chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. Despite medical advances in recent years, mainstream solutions to these conditions are often too little, too late. We are also witnessing the emergence of new and powerful pathogens or "superbugs" that threaten to undermine the very foundations of modern medicine. In response, many medical experts now believe that today's most menacing health threat is harbored within the body, not lurking outside it. In this book, author and naturopathic physician Skye Weintraub outlines how bacteria may be at the root of many of today's chronic health conditions, and explains how to effectively build immunity and protect one's self from these dangerous agents, without the help of antibiotics. Citing the most recent research on the subject, she argues that the body's "inner terrain" is where the battle for health is really won or lost.

Electrotransformation of Bacteria

Electrotransformation of Bacteria

  • Author: Natalie Eynard,Justin Teissie
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 366204305X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 292
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In this manual, protocols for the transformation of about 40 strains of bacteria are described, with the emphasis placed on the individual critical procedural steps, since the practical details mainly depend on the bacterial strain under investigation. This presentation together with the theoretical introductionary chapters, allows users to modify and adapt each protocol to their own experiments. Bacterial strains with relevance in the food industry, biotechnology, medical and veterinary fields, agroindustry and environmental sciences are covered.

Bacteria and Viruses

Bacteria and Viruses

  • Author: Kara Rogers Senior Editor, Biomedical Sciences
  • Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • ISBN: 1615303065
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 240
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Discusses bacteria and viruses.

Introduction to the bacteria

Introduction to the bacteria

  • Author: Charles Egolf Clifton
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 558
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The Bacterial Cell Wall

The Bacterial Cell Wall

  • Author: Guntram Seltmann,Otto Holst
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3662048787
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 280
  • View: 7041
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The bacterial cell wall represents a very complex structure disconnecting the interior of single-cell organisms from the environment, thus protecting, but also enabling, them to interact with the surrounding milieu and to exchange both substances and information. Knowledge of the biochemistry of the cell wall (components) and the genetic background helps to understand their significance with regard to microbiology and immunology of bacteria. This book represents the second edition of a publication which was presented nearly 20 years ago in the German language (Die bakterielle Zellwand). Since that time our knowledge in this field has been significantly enlarged. Therefore, the manuscript had to be completely revised and updated. To maintain both the size and the introductory character of the book at least to a great extent, the authors had to restrict the presented material to that which appears basic and most important. This requirement must inevitably bring about many subjective factors. As pointed out in the first edition, the term cell wall was not taken too strictly. Since the constituents located outside the cytoplasmic membrane are frequently difficult to divide in structure, localisation, and/or function into true cell wall components and supplementary substances, they are all at least briefly mentioned.

Cowan and Steel's Manual for the Identification of Medical Bacteria

Cowan and Steel's Manual for the Identification of Medical Bacteria

  • Author: Samuel Tertius Cowan,G. I. Barrow,Kenneth John Steel,R. K. A. Feltham
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521543286
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 331
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A practical manual of the key characteristics of the bacteria likely to be encountered in microbiology laboratories and in medical and veterinary practice.

The Bacterial Cell: Coupling between Growth, Nucleoid Replication, Cell Division and Shape

The Bacterial Cell: Coupling between Growth, Nucleoid Replication, Cell Division and Shape

  • Author: Arieh Zaritsky,Conrad L. Woldringh,Jaan Männik
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
  • ISBN: 2889198170
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Bacterial Physiology was inaugurated as a discipline by the seminal research of Maaløe, Schaechter and Kjeldgaard published in 1958. Their work clarified the relationship between cell composition and growth rate and led to unravel the temporal coupling between chromosome replication and the subsequent cell division by Helmstetter et al. a decade later. Now, after half a century this field has become a major research direction that attracts interest of many scientists from different disciplines. The outstanding question how the most basic cellular processes - mass growth, chromosome replication and cell division - are inter-coordinated in both space and time is still unresolved at the molecular level. Several particularly pertinent questions that are intensively studied follow: (a) what is the primary signal to place the Z-ring precisely between the two replicating and segregating nucleoids? (b) Is this coupling related to the structure and position of the nucleoid itself? (c) How does a bacterium determine and maintain its shape and dimensions? Possible answers include gene expression-based mechanisms, self-organization of protein assemblies and physical principles such as micro-phase separations by excluded volume interactions, diffusion ratchets and membrane stress or curvature. The relationships between biochemical reactions and physical forces are yet to be conceived and discovered. This e-book discusses the above mentioned and related questions. The book also serves as an important depository for state-of-the-art technologies, methods, theoretical simulations and innovative ideas and hypotheses for future testing. Integrating the information gained from various angles will likely help decipher how a relatively simple cell such as a bacterium incorporates its multitude of pathways and processes into a highly efficient self-organized system. The knowledge may be helpful in the ambition to artificially reconstruct a simple living system and to develop new antibacterial drugs.

Growth of the bacterial cell

Growth of the bacterial cell

  • Author: John L. Ingraham,Ole Maaløe,Frederick Carl Neidhardt
  • Publisher: Sinauer Associates Inc
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 435
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Chemistry of bacteria

Chemistry of bacteria

  • Author: Treat Baldwin Johnson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 14
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