Bacteriophage Ecology: Population Growth, Evolution, and Impact of Bacterial Viruses

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Stephen T. Abedon
Cambridge University Press, May 1, 2008 - Science - 508 pages
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.
 

Contents

Section 1
1882
Section 2
1897
Section 3
1898
Section 4
1902
Section 5
1915
Section 6
1926
Section 7
1930
Section 8
1938
Section 23
1990
Section 24
Section 25
Section 26
Section 27
Section 28
Section 29
Section 30

Section 9
1939
Section 10
1945
Section 11
1959
Section 12
1965
Section 13
1993
Section 14
1993
Section 15
1993
Section 16
2017
Section 17
1961
Section 18
1970
Section 19
1974
Section 20
1990
Section 21
1992
Section 22
1996
Section 31
Section 32
Section 33
Section 34
Section 35
Section 36
Section 37
Section 38
Section 39
Section 40
Section 41
Section 42
Section 43
Section 44

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Stephen T. Abedon is Associate Professor of Microbiology at The Ohio State University, He contributed to the editing of The Bacteriophages (2006) and founded the Bacteriophage Ecology Group at http://www.phage.org to encourage collaboration and to provide a central resource for the bacteriophage community.

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