With strong emphasis on microbial population biology and distilling cutting-edge research into basic principles, this book will complement other currently available volumes.
Author: Stephen T. Abedon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Bacteriophages, or phages, are viruses that infect bacteria and are believed to be the most abundant and genetically diverse organisms on Earth. As such, their ecology is vast both in quantitative and qualitative terms. Their abundance makes an understanding of phage ecology increasingly relevant to bacterial ecosystem ecology, bacterial genomics and bacterial pathology. Abedon provides the first text on phage ecology for almost 20 years. Written by leading experts, synthesizing the three key approaches to studying phage ecology, namely studying them in natural environments (in situ), experimentally in the lab, or theoretically using mathematical or computer models. With strong emphasis on microbial population biology and distilling cutting-edge research into basic principles, this book will complement other currently available volumes. It will therefore serve as an essential resource for graduate students and researchers, particularly those with an interest in phage ecology and evolutionary biology.
This book is the first to explore the distribution, fate, and ecology of phage in the environment and point up the important applications of this information.
Author: Sagar M. Goyal
This book is the first to explore the distribution, fate, and ecology of phage in the environment and point up the important applications of this information. The text begins with an historical overview, followed by a discussion of the current state of phage taxonomy. Next is covered the distribution patterns and fate of phage in diverse environments, e.g. soil, fresh water, marine water, and water and wastewater treatment plants. Factors that can influence the numbers and activity of phage populations, e.g. host and phage density, association of a phage with solids, presence of organic matter, temperature, pH, ultraviolet and visible light, concentration and types of ions present, and the metabolic activities of bacteria other than the phage host are examined. One chapter is devoted to the occurrence and implications of phage in various industries, e.g. dairy, wine, sausage, and antibiotic industries.
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Author: Gary G. Mittelbach
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Community ecology has undergone a transformation in recent years, from a discipline largely focused on processes occurring within a local area to a discipline encompassing a much richer domain of study, including the linkages between communities separated in space (metacommunity dynamics), niche and neutral theory, the interplay between ecology and evolution (eco-evolutionary dynamics), and the influence of historical and regional processes in shaping patterns of biodiversity. To fully understand these new developments, however, students continue to need a strong foundation in the study of species interactions and how these interactions are assembled into food webs and other ecological networks. This new edition fulfils the book's original aims, both as a much-needed up-to-date and accessible introduction to modern community ecology, and in identifying the important questions that are yet to be answered. This research-driven textbook introduces state-of-the-art community ecology to a new generation of students, adopting reasoned and balanced perspectives on as-yet-unresolved issues. Community Ecology is suitable for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers seeking a broad, up-to-date coverage of ecological concepts at the community level.
Coverage: 1982- current; updated: monthly. This database covers current ecology research across a wide range of disciplines, reflecting recent advances in light of growing evidence regarding global environmental change and destruction. Major ares of subject coverage include: Algae/lichens, Animals, Annelids, Aquatic ecosystems, Arachnids, Arid zones, Birds, Brackish water, Bryophytes/pteridophytes, Coastal ecosystems, Conifers, Conservation, Control, Crustaceans, Ecosyst em studies, Fungi, Grasses, Grasslands, High altitude environments, Human ecology, Insects, Legumes, Mammals, Management, Microorganisms, Molluscs, Nematodes, Paleo-ecology, Plants, Pollution studies, Reptiles, River basins, Soil, TAiga/tundra, Terrestrial ecosystems, Vertebrates, Wetlands, Woodlands.
The phage proteomic tree is a potentially appropriate tool for metagenomic
analysis since it uses all of the genomic sequences ... Phage in the environment -
principles of phage ecology The ecological conditions and resources , which are
Author: Stephen Mc Grath
Publisher: Horizon Scientific Press
Written by eminent international researchers actively involved in the disparate areas of bacteriophage research this book focuses on the current rapid developments in this exciting field.
Key words : ASM , American Society for Microbiology , BEG , Bacteriophage
Ecology Group , EM , Database , NCBI , EMBL - EBI , Pittsburgh Bacteriophage
Institute , T4 , taxonomy , nomenclature , ATCC , DSMZ , Felix d ' Herelle
Author: Martha R. J. Clokie
This resource pulls together the vast body of knowledge from top international bacteriophage researchers to provide both classical and state-of-the-art molecular techniques. Coverage includes the bacteriophage genomics, metagenomics, and proteomics.
Author: Robert G. Webster
Covers animal, insect, plant and bacterial viruses. Virus entries may include information on taxonomy and classification, genetics, evolution, epidemiology, transmission, pathogenicity, clinical features of infection, pathology and histopathology, immune response, and prevention and control.