Bacteria in biology, biotechnology, and medicine

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John Wiley, 1999 - Science - 489 pages
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The 5th edition of this very popular introductory textbook covers the key areas of bacteriology, including morphology, multiplication, metabolism, genetics, bacteriophages, classification, and the basic practical procedures used by bacteriologists. Incorporating the many recent advances in all aspects of bacteriology which have arisen since the 4th edition was published, it keeps readers up-to-date with current progress. * Features increased coverage of the basic biology of the bacteria cell; RNA (its different forms and functions); recombinant DNA techniques; and adhesins * Presents a wealth of new material including sections on transposon mutagenesis, bioremediation; VNC (viable but non-cultivable) bacteria; flocculation in the activated sludge process; and chlorohexidine (antiseptic)

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The bacterial cell
6
Growth and reproduction
36
Differentiation
57
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For more than 30 years Paul Singleton has been an independent writer and editor in biomedical science. His works include "DNA Methods in Clinical Microbiology"; "Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology"; "Bacteria in Biology," "Biotechnology and Medicine"; and "Antimicrobial Drug Action,

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