This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.
Microbiology is the study of microorganisms (or microbes), which include bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, and even prions. In short, microbiology refers to the study of life and organisms that are too small to be seen with the naked eye. Microorganisms are found in almost every habitat present in nature and are vital to humans and the environment. While some microbes are harmful, causing diseases that harm and kill people, animals, and plants, they are exploited by researchers. They have uses in food, water treatment, science and medicine, energy, warfare, and much more. This new book presents a collection of new research and studies covering advances in microbiology dealing with medicine, agriculture, and more.
Table of Contents
Discovery of Novel Inhibitors of Streptococcus pneumoniae Based on the Virtual Screening with the Homology-Modeled Structure of Histidine Kinase (VicK)
Identification and Characterisation of a Novel Anti-Viral Peptide Against Avian Influenza Virus H9N2
Archaeosomes Made of Halorubrum tebenquichense Total Polar Lipids: A New Source of Adjuvancy
Microfabricated Microbial Fuel Cell Arrays Reveal Electrochemically Active Microbes
A New Cold-Adapted ¿-D-Galactosidase from the Antarctic Arthrobacter sp. 32c – Gene Cloning, Overexpression, Purification and Properties
Microbial Communication, Cooperation and Cheating: Quorum Sensing Drives the Evolution of Cooperation in Bacteria
Resveratrol Exhibits a Strong Cytotoxic Activity in Cultured Cells and Has an Antiviral Action Against Polyomavirus: Potential Clinical Use
Genome-Scale Reconstruction and Analysis of the Pseudomonas putida KT2440 Metabolic Network Facilitates Applications in Biotechnology
Prion Protein Modulates Cellular Iron Uptake: A Novel Function with Implications for Prion Disease Pathogenesis
Activity and Interactions of Liposomal Antibiotics in Presence of Polyanions and Sputum of Patients with Cystic Fibrosis
Metabolic Analysis of the Soil Microbe Dechloromonas aromatica str. RCB: Indications of a Surprisingly Complex Life-Style and Cryptic Anaerobic Pathways for Aromatic Degradation
Proteomics of Porphyromonas gingivalis Within a Model Oral Microbial Community
Global Transcriptional Response of Pig Brain and Lung to Natural Infection by Pseudorabies Virus
Professor Dana M. Santos earned an MA in Biological Anthropology and an MS in Biomedical Anthropology. Her Ph.D concentrated on molecular anthropology, examining population origins and malaria selection in the Pacific. Currently at Binghamton University, State University of New York, her focus on population and disease genetics publication topics have included the malaria vector in the Pacific, Anopheles punctulatus; the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum; Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis; and Parkinsonism-dementia.