Microbe

Author: Alan P. Zelicoff
Publisher: Amacom Books
ISBN: 0814428835
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Bioterrorism

Whether a virus is unintentionally released via our modern transportation system, or deliberately by terrorists, even a small scale biological event could have a profound effect on our society. Yet our current public health system is completely unprepared to detect and respond quickly enough to avert a disease related crisis.

Microbe

Author: Michele Swanson
Publisher:
ISBN: 1555819125
Release Date: 2016-06-15
Genre: Science

Microbe, 2e brings the excitement, breadth and power of the modern microbial sciences to students and scientists in a fun and engaging way, building on key concepts and skills identified in the Curriculum Guidelines by the American Society for Microbiology Education Board. Intended for microbiology course for majors and pre-health professionals.

The Infectious Microbe

Author: William Firshein
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199329618
Release Date: 2014-03
Genre: Medical

Discusses the basic characteristics of infection and the spread of viruses and bacteria, using case studies of six critical diseases.

The Physical Microbe

Author: Stephen J. Hagen
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
ISBN: 9781681745305
Release Date: 2017-10-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The new field of physical biology fuses biology and physics. New technologies have allowed researchers to observe the inner workings of the living cell, one cell at a time. With an abundance of new data collected on individual cells, including observations of individual molecules and their interactions, researchers are developing a quantitative, physics-based understanding of life at the molecular level. They are building detailed models of how cells use molecular circuits to gather and process information, signal to each other, manage noise and variability, and adapt to their environment. This book narrows down the scope of physical biology by focusing on the microbial cell. It explores the physical phenomena of noise, feedback, and variability that arise in the cellular information-processing circuits used by bacteria. It looks at the microbe from a physics perspective, to ask how the cell optimizes its function to live within the constraints of physics. It introduces a physical and information based -- as opposed to microbiological -- perspective on communication and signaling between microbes. The book is aimed at non-expert scientists who wish to understand some of the most important emerging themes of physical biology, and to see how they help us to understand the most basic forms of life.

Plant Microbe Interactions

Author: Gary Stacey
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 041298881X
Release Date: 1995-12-31
Genre: Nature

This new series will cover all aspects of research on plant-microbe interactions, including beneficial plant symbioses such as symbiotic nitrogen fixation, plant pathology, plant genetics, molecular biology, agronomy, ecology, and phytochemistry. Over the past several years there has been a tremendous increase in our knowledge of plant-microbe relationships other than the Agrobacterium tumefaciens-crown gall complex and the nitrogen-fixing activites of Rhizobium species. The classical plant science disciplines (agronomy, breeding plant physiology, and systematics) in general have been strongly impacted by plant molecular biology, and concerns about environmental issues have also influenced the development of this new research. The Plant-Microbe Interactions Series will be of particular interest to professional researchers and graduate students interested in the interactions between bacteris and plants, including on the beneficial side nitrogen fixation and mycorrhizal associations, and on the other side interactions between plants and microbial pathogens. Plant molecular biologists and biotechnologists, and plant pathologists will also find this a valuable series.

Microbe Hunters

Author: Paul de Kruif
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547542102
Release Date: 2002-10-28
Genre: Medical

In this classic bestseller, Paul de Kruif dramatizes the pioneering bacteriological work of such scientists as Leeuwenhoek, Spallanzani, Koch, Pasteur, Reed, and Ehrlich. This seventieth anniversary edition features a new introduction by F. Gonzalez-Crussi.

Molecular Genetics of Plant Microbe Interactions

Author: Desh Pal S Verma
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9024734266
Release Date: 1986-12-31
Genre: Science

Increased interest in the basic biology of plants and microorganisms stems from the fact that crop productivity is directly affected by plant-microbe interactions. In spite of the fact that plants exist in the environment amongst diverse species of microorganisms, only a few ever establish a direct relationship. Emerging awareness concerning the indirect effect of microbial association on plant growth and the possibility of using one microbe against another for controlling pathogenic interactions is at the genesis of new fields of studies. The primary reason for a microbe to associate with· photoautotrophic organisms (plants) is to tap its nutritional requirements, fixed carbon, as a source of energy. By hook or by crook, a microbe must survive. Some have evolved mechanisms to exploit plants to develop a niche for their biotropic demands. When in contact with a living plant, microorganisms may live in a passive association using exudates from the plant, invade it pathogenically or coexist with it in symbiosis. The plant responds to the interloper, either reacting in a hypersensitive manner to contain the invasion of pathogens, or by inducing a set of genes that leads toward symbiosis, or by simply succumbing to the invader. Thus, prior to contact wi th the plant, mic roorganism is able to sense the presence of the host and activate accordingly a set of genes required for the forthcoming interaction, whether symbiotic or pathogenic.

Teaming with Microbes

Author: Wayne Lewis
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604692545
Release Date: 2010-09-10
Genre: Gardening

Healthy soil teems with life—not just earthworms and insects, but a staggering multitude of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms. Chemical fertilizers injure the microbial life that sustains healthy plants, and the soil becomes increasingly dependent on artificial, often toxic, substances. But there is an alternative: by strengthening the soil food web—the complex world of soil-dwelling organisms—gardeners can create a nurturing environment for plants. Teaming with Microbes extols the benefits of cultivating the soil food web. It clearly explains the activities and organisms that make up the web, and explains how gardeners can cultivate the life of the soil through the use of compost, mulches, and compost tea. With Jeff Lowenfels’ help, everyone—from devotees of organic gardening techniques to weekend gardeners who simply want to grow healthy, vigorous plants—can create rich, nurturing, living soil.

Plant Microbe Interactions in Agro Ecological Perspectives

Author: Dhananjaya Pratap Singh
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789811058134
Release Date: 2017-09-27
Genre: Science

This books presents an updated compilation on fundamental interaction mechanisms of microbial communities with the plant roots and rhizosphere (belowground) and leaves and aerial parts (aboveground). Plant rhizopshere recruits its own microbial composition that survive there and help plants grow and develop better under biotic and abiotic conditions. Similar is the case with the beneficial microorganisms which are applied as inoculants with characteristic functions. The mechanism of plant-microbe interactions is interesting phenomenon in biological perspectives with numerous implications in the fields. The First volume focuses on the basic and fundamental mechanisms that have been worked out by the scientific communities taking into account different plant-microbe systems. This includes methods that decipher mechanisms at cellular, physiological, biochemical and molecular levels and the functions that are the final outcome of any beneficial or non-beneficial interactions in crop plants and microbes. Recent advances in this research area is covered in different book chapters that reflect the impact of microbial interactions on soil and plant health, dynamics of rhizosphere microbial communities, interaction mechanisms of microbes with multiple functional attributes, microbiome of contrasting crop production systems (organic vs conventional), mechanisms behind symbiotic and pathogenic interactions, endophytic (bacterial and fungal) interaction and benefits, rhizoplane and endosphere associations, signalling cascades and determinants in rhizosphere, quorum sensing in bacteria and impact on interaction, mycorrhizal interaction mechanisms, induced disease resistance and plant immunization, interaction mechanisms that suppress disease and belowground microbial crosstalk with plant rhizosphere. Methods based on multiphasic and multi-omics approaches were discussed in detail by the authors. Content-wise, the book offers an advanced account on various aspects of plant-microbe interactions and valuable implications in agro-ecological perspectives.

Soil Mineral Microbe Organic Interactions

Author: Qiaoyun Huang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540776869
Release Date: 2008-05-10
Genre: Science

The book presents the latest research findings and prospects on soil mineral-organic matter-microorganism interactions. It includes topics covering mechanisms of transformations, dynamics and bioavailability of heavy metals, radionuclides, biomolecules and nutrients immobilized on soil minerals, humic substances, mineral-humic complexes and microorganisms and their impact on plant, animal and human health. The book is organized into six parts.

Molecular Mechanisms of Plant and Microbe Coexistence

Author: Chandra Shekhar Nautiyal
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540755753
Release Date: 2008-07-10
Genre: Science

Molecular Mechanisms of Plant and Microbe Coexistence presents studies on the complex and manifold interactions of plants and microbes at the population, genomics and proteomics level. The role of soil microbial diversity in enhancing plant health and plant microbe beneficial symbioses is discussed. Microbial communities are shown in the light of evolution. Main topics include genome coexistence and the functional genomics and proteomics of plant-associated microbes, which could form the basis for new environmentally benign strategies to combat infectious plant diseases and regulate plant growth. Further chapters focus on the role of signaling during the different stages of plant microbe coexistence, in symbiotic or pathogenic relationships, in quorum sensing and plant viral infections. Methods for studying the interactions in the root zone complement the book, which will certainly be of relevance in the practical application to agriculture, food security and for maintaining the balance of our ecosystems.

Plant Microbe Interactions

Author: B.B. Biswas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0306456788
Release Date: 1998-04-30
Genre: Science

Recent years have seen tremendous progress in unraveling the molecular basis of different plant-microbe interactions. Knowledge has accumulated on the mecha nisms of the microbial infection of plants, which can lead to either disease or resistance. The mechanisms developed by plants to interact with microbes, whether viruses, bacteria, or fungi, involve events that can lead to symbiotic association or to disease or tumor formation. Cell death caused by pathogen infection has been of great interest for many years because of its association with plant resistance. There appear to be two types of plant cell death associated with pathogen infection, a rapid hypersensitive cell death localized at the site of infection during an incompatible interaction between a resistant plant and an avirulent pathogen, and a slow, normosensitive plant cell death that spreads beyond the site of infection during some compatible interactions involving a susceptible plant and a virulent, necrogenic pathogen. Plants possess a number of defense mechanisms against infection, such as (i) production of phytoalexin, (ii) formation of hydrolases, (iii) accumulation of hydroxyproline-rich glycoprotein and lignin deposition, (iv) production of pathogen-related proteins, (v) produc tion of oligosaccharides, jasmonic acid, and various other phenolic substances, and (vi) production of toxin-metabolizing enzymes. Based on these observations, insertion of a single suitable gene in a particular plant has yielded promising results in imparting resistance against specific infection or disease. It appears that a signal received after microbe infection triggers different signal transduction pathways.

Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions

Author: Kamal Bouarab
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 9781845935757
Release Date: 2009-10-12
Genre: Science

This book, divided into 13 chapters, explores recent discoveries in the area of molecular plant-microbe interactions. It focuses mainly on the mechanisms controlling plant disease resistance and the cross talk among the signalling pathways involved, and the strategies used by fungi and viruses to suppress these defences. Two chapters deal with the role of symbionts (such as the symbiotic actinobacteria and vesicular arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi) during their interactions with plants.

Missing Microbes

Author: Martin J. Blaser
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805098105
Release Date: 2014-04-08
Genre: Health & Fitness

This groundbreaking book takes us to the front lines of cutting-edge research where they will discover the adverse effects of antibiotics on our bodies and the possible extinction of our irreplaceable microbes due to our most revered medical advances. 60,000 first printing.

Plant Microbe Interactions and Biological Control

Author: Greg Boland
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0824700430
Release Date: 1998-01-05
Genre: Science

Discusses the critical role of host-pathogen interactions in developing new and alternative biocontrol agents that promote plant health and disease resistance in crop pathosystems. Describes state-of-the-art as well as future technologies leading to more effective biological control programs.