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The New Microbiology: From Microbiomes to CRISPR

The New Microbiology: From Microbiomes to CRISPR

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Wydawnictwo American Society for Microbiology
Data wydania 01/04/2018
Liczba stron 200
Forma publikacji książka w miękkiej oprawie
Poziom zaawansowania Dla szkół wyższych i kształcenia podyplomowego
ISBN 9781683670100
Kategorie Biologia molekularna, Mikrobiologia (nie medyczna)
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Microbiology has undergone radical changes over the past few decades and ushered in an exciting new era in science. Microbes, specifically bacteria, are incredibly diverse: some are associated with disease and many others are essential for health. Bacteria are highly complex life forms able to communicate with each other and form mutually beneficial relationships with organisms they colonize. In plants, humans, and other animals, communities of microbes form biofilms and microbiota that use incredibly sophisticated strategies to influence their environment. The study of bacterial immune systems has led to a revolution: the development of the CRISPR/Cas9 system, a precise tool for editing DNA whose usefulness we are just beginning to imagine. Bacteria in both health and disease are at the forefront of global challenges we face today. They evolve to resist the antibiotics used against them, but they can also be used to modify mosquitoes that serve as carriers of diseases like malaria. As we learn about the complex and vitally important intestinal microbiome, it unlocks secrets to good health and potential treatments for problems such as obesity

The New Microbiology: From Microbiomes to CRISPR

Spis treści

Part 1: New Concepts in Microbiology


1. Bacteria: Many Friends, Few Enemies


2. Bacteria: Highly Organized Unicellular Organisms


3. The RNA Revolution


4. From the CRISPR Defense System to the CRISPR/Cas9 Method for Modifying Genomes


5. Antibiotic Resistance


Part 2: Sociomicrobiology: The Social Lives of Bacteria


6. Biofilms: When Bacteria Gather Together


7. How Bacteria Communicate: Chemical Language and Quorum Sensing


8. When Bacteria Kill Each Other


9. Human-Animal Symbioses: The Microbiotas


10. Bacterium-Plant Symbioses: Microbiotas of Plants


11. Endosymbiotic Relationships


Part 3: The Biology of Infections


12. Pathogenic Bacteria, Major Scourges, and New Diseases


13. The Multiple Strategies of Pathogenic Bacteria


14. Pathogenic Bacteria in Insects


15. Plants and Their Pathogenic Bacteria


16. New Visions in Infection Defense


Part 4: Bacteria as Tools


17. Bacteria as Tools for Research


18. Bacteria: Old and New Health Tools


19. Bacteria as Environmental Tools

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