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Author Maczulak, Anne E. (Anne Elizabeth), 1954- author

Title Encyclopedia of microbiology / Anne Maczulak ; foreword by Robert H. Ruskin
Published New York, NY : Facts On File, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 858 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Facts on File science library
Facts on File science library.
Contents Entries A-Z -- Feature essays. "Antibiotics and meat" / Wanda C. Manhanke ; "Where are germs found?" / Anne Maczulak ; "Realities of bioterrorism" / Richard E. Danielson ; "Does immigration lead to increased incidence of disease?" / Anne Maczulak ; "Sanitation is restaurants" / Anne Maczulak ; "Why AIDS is not going away" / Carlos Enriquez ; "Will global warming influence emerging infectious diseases?" / Kelly A. Reynolds ; "Microbes meeting the need for new energy sources" / Anne Maczulak ; "The day care dilemma" / Anne Maczulak ; "Bioengineered microbes in the environment" / Anne Maczulak ; "Do disinfectants cause antibiotic resistance?" / Nokhbeh M. Reza, Susan Springthorpe, and Syed A. Sattar ; "How safe is air travel?" / Phillip M. Tierno, Jr. ; "Does vaccination improve of endanger our health?" / Anne Muczulak -- Appendixes. Chronology ; Glossary ; Further resources ; Proposed hierarchy of biota ; Classification of bacteria and archaea ; Viruses of animals and plants ; Major human disease caused by microorganisms
Summary "Humans have always struggled with how to balance the benefits bacteria offer with the threats that they produce. Much less obvious than the effects microorganisms have on plants and animals are the indirect ways in which they shape the planet. These hidden activities have rarely been explained in science, though scientists realize that the behavior of microbes supports all life on Earth. In more than 200 entries, Encyclopedia of Microbiology presents the myriad ways in which microorganisms influence the biosphere. Focusing on how all microorganisms relate to each other just as all higher organisms relate to all other animate and inanimate objects on Earth, this new resource explores all aspects of microbiology from mycology (the study of fungi) to the simplest biological entities of all, viruses, to prions, which are even more streamlined than viruses and just as dangerous"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Microbiology -- Encyclopedias.
Genre/Form Encyclopedia.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1438134061 (electronic book)
9781438134062 (electronic book)