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Bacterial Spore : From Molecules to Systems (Hardcover)
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Expert reviews covering the breadth and depth of spore research
Spore research has been at the forefront of microbial research ever since Robert Koch and Ferdinand Cohn both published seminal works on the process of spore formation. Shortly thereafter, Louis Pasteur and Emile Roux developed an anthrax vaccine and John Tyndall a sterilization method to remove spores from food.
The Bacterial Spore provides a comprehensive series of reviews of the major topics in spore biology that are presently areas of intensive research. Rather than focus on one general category of spore biology, such as biodefense, human health, or development, this book presents a comprehensive collection of general topics, as well as more specialized research areas, representing the cutting edge of spore research.
Editors Adam Driks and Patrick Eichenberger assembled chapters written by a team of diverse and multidisciplinary experts in biodefense and microbial forensics to produce an overview of topics of spore research, such as spore molecular biology, bioremediation, systems biology, issues in biodefense and the challenge of food safety, that is accessible any reader, regardless of expertise.The Bacterial Spore also encompasses the diversity of spore research, which will appeal to those seeking to broaden their knowledge.
The Bacterial Spore is a reference for a wide range of readers including geneticists, cell biologists, physiologists, structural and evolutionary biologists, applied scientists, advanced undergraduate and graduate students, and non-researchers, such as national security professionals.