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Biofilms | 1st Edition

ISBN-10: 0471826634
ISBN-13: 9780471826637
PUBLISHER: Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, John
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Product Description: Metal Ions and Bacteria Edited by Terrauce J. Beveridge and Ronald J. Doyle The metal-microbe interaction, a critical feature of the biosphere, is examined in this first-of-a-kind publication. The full diversity of these interactions, their influence on bacteria and humanity, and the global scale of the reaction products is thoroughly described. Such an approach, broadened by the collective expertise of leading scientists, includes a detailed look at the use of microbes to immobilize toxic metals; natural biological metal chelators; metalloenzymes; heavy metal resistance mechanisms; biomineralization; influence of metals on bacterial virulence; and the impact of the biosphere on mineral production and cycling. Of suitable breadth, scope, and detail for researchers active in academia, the mining and metal industries, biotechnology, agriculture, environmental science and toxicology health science, geology, and other disciplines. 1989 (0 471-62918-9) 461 pp. Biology of Anaerobic Microorganisms Edited by Alexander J. B. Zehnder Protean in kind and application, anaerobes--organisms living in the absence of oxygen--provide an essential window onto fundamental life processes. Collected here is the work of 19 leading researchers who examine the interplay between the thermodynamic state and the microbiology of anaerobic systems; the molecular mechanisms of anoxic photosynthesis, denitrification, manganese and iron reduction, hydrolysis and fermentation reactions; prospects for the application of anaerobes in the environment and in biotechnological processes. A study that provides researchers, engineers, and students with a fascinating, detailed, and up-to-date look at anaerobic behavior. 1988 (0 471-88226-7) 872 pp. Microbial Lectins and Agglutinins Properties and Biological Activity Edited by David Mirelman Lectins--glycoproteins that enhance or inhibit the agglutination of cells--is examined for the first time as a phenomenon common to a broad range of microorganisms: viruses, bacteria, fungi, mold, and marine microorganisms. Unlike earlier studies which have described the presence and function of lectins in plants, this book provides a prodigious analysis from a new perspective. This compilation of current research studies from 45 leading specialists contains their preliminary results and observations as well as experimental insights and unpublished data. There is also ample information about isolation and characterization procedures and critical reviews of the existing information about each system. A cornerstone study for professors and students of biology and chemistry destined to stir further research, inquiry, and debate. 1986 (0 471-87858-8) 443 pp.

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