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Author Schaechter, Moselio, author

Title In the company of microbes : ten years of Small Things Considered / Elio Schaechter ; artwork by Judith Schaechter
Published Washington, DC : ASM Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 292 pages) : color illustrations
Contents Table of Contents -- Contributors -- Introduction -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- What Do We Mean by a Talmudic Question? -- Part 1: -- The View from Here -- 1 Of Ancient Curses, Microbes, and the ASM / Bonnie L. Bassler -- 2 On the Evolution of the Genetic Code / Charles Yanofsky -- 3 Microbes Touch Everything -- Tim Donohue -- 4 Getting a Handle on Cell Organization / Franklin M. Harold -- 5 The Age of Imaging / Elio -- 6 Bacillus subtilis: Wild and Tame / Richard Losick -- 7 The Tyranny of Phylogeny: An Exhortation / Elio -- 8 Virus in the Room / Welkin Johnson -- 9 Feynman Said "Just Look at the Thing!" / Jan Spitzer -- 10 Self-Assembly For Me / Elio -- 11 On the Definition of Prokaryotes / Nanne Nanninga -- 12 The Microbial Nature of Humans / Maureen O'Malley -- 13 Good Writing Beats Bad Writing, Most Any Day / Elio -- 14 Finally, Farewell to "Stamp Collecting" / Christoph Weigel -- Part 2: -- Accounts of the Past -- 15 Esther Lederberg: Pioneer of Bacterial Genetics / Mercé Piqueras -- 16 How Proteomics Got Started / Fred Neidhardt -- 17 Did van Leeuwenhoek Observe Yeast Cells in 1680? / Nanne Nanninga -- 18 The Louse and the Vaccine / Elio -- 19 The Ten-Minute Leeuwenhoek Microscope / Patrick Keeling -- 20 Microbiology in the Andes: Ancient and Unexpected / Elio -- 21 Dr. Rous's Prize-Winning Chicken / Welkin Johnson -- 22 The Two Quantitative Steps in the Biology Growth Curve / Elio -- 23 A Tale of Centenarians / Claudio Schazzocchio -- 24 A Failed Experiment / Elio -- 25 "Microbe Hunters" by Paul DeKruif: A Major Force in Microbiological History / Elio -- 26 Fecal Transplants in the "Good Old Days" / Stanley Falkow -- 27 Requiem for a Machine / Elio -- 28 Mad Dogs and Microbiologists / William C. Summers -- 29 Joshua Lederberg and the "Cellularity" of Bacteria / Elio -- Part 3: / Small Wonders -- 30 Where Art Thou, O Nucleoid? / Conrad Woldringh -- 31 Teaching E. coli to Endocytose / Elio -- 32 The Awesomest Thing in Biology / Elio -- 33 Let's Not Forget Acetabularia / Elio -- 34 The Fastest Flights in Nature / Elio -- 35 Fungal Alchemy: Using Radiation as a Source of Energy / Elio -- 36 Arms and the Fungus / Elio -- 37 Bacterial Hopanoids: The Lipids That Last Forever / Elio -- 38 A Bacterium Learns Long Division / Nanne Nanninga -- 39 Commuting to Work / Elio -- Part 4: On Being a Microbiologist -- 40 Directed Science, Curiosity-Driven Science, and Striking the Balance / Jeff F. Miller -- 41 The Gender Bias of Science Faculty / Vincent Racaniello -- 42 The Excitement of Clinical Microbiology / Elio -- 43 The Bacterial Chromosome: A Physical Biologist's Apology. A Perspective / Suckjoon Jun -- 44 Whose Planet Is It Anyway? / Elio -- 45 If Microbes Could Tweet / Daniel P. Haeusser -- 46 State Microbes / Elio -- 47 Recalling the Good in the Good Old Days / Elio -- 48 The Attendee's Guide to Scientific Meetings / Julian Davies -- Part 5: Personal Notes -- 49 The Encyclopedia and I / Elio -- 50 The Guild / Elio -- 51 The Magasanik Paradox / Elio -- Part 6: The Ways of Microbes -- 52 The Parvome / Julian Davies -- 53 The World Is Pleiotropic / Elio -- 54 Constructing a Synthetic Mycoplasma / Shmuel Razin -- 55 By Chance and Necessity: The Role of the Cytoskeleton in the Genesis of Eukaryotes / Daniel P. Haeusser -- 56 The Gram Stain: Its Persistence and Its Quirks / Elio -- 57 On the Continuity of Biological Membranes -- 58 Energetics of the Eukaryotic Edge / Franklin M. Harold -- 59 The Road to Microbial Endocrinology / Mark Lyte -- 60 Begetting the Eukarya: An Unexpected Light / Franklin M. Harold -- 61 The Higgs Boson and Biology / Elio -- 62 The Power of Fungal Genetics: Cassava for Food Security and Sustainability in Colombia / Chris Condayan / Peter Geoghan -- 63 Why Is It So Hard to Make an HIV Vaccine? / John Coffin -- 64 Measuring Up / Jamie Henzy -- Part 7: Teaching Things -- 65 On Teaching / Stanley Falkow -- 66 Hello Again, Metabolism! / Amy Cheng Vollmer -- 67 Why Medical Microbiology Is Not Like Stamp Collecting / Elio -- 68 Where Mathematicians and Biologists Meet / Joe Mahaffy -- 69 Short Courses for Long-Term Learning / Phoebe Lostroh -- 70 Preaching to a Prokaryotic Choir / Mark Martin -- 71 "The Great Plate Count Anomaly" That Is No More / Gemma Reguera -- Talmudic Question #73 -- List of Contributors to Small Things Considered
Summary With more than 1,000 posts and 2 million views, the esteemed blog Small Things Considered has been sparking the imagination of microbiologists for an entire decade. Throughout the years, Elio Schaechter and his team of dedicated bloggers have shared exciting, unexpected, and unusual stories from the microbial world. In the Company of Microbes is a carefully selected treasure chest of wise, amusing, and even profound statements about the ubiquity and relevance of the microbial world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Microbiology -- Blogs.
Microorganisms -- Blogs.
Microbiology.
Genre/Form Blogs.
Form Electronic book
Author Schaechter, Judith, 1961- illustrator
ISBN 1555819605 (electronic bk.)
9781555819606 (electronic bk.)
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