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3. Discovery

3. Discovery  

Sebastian G.B. Amyes

in Bacteria: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191777752
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10.1093/actrade/9780199578764.003.0003
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9780199578764
‘Discovery’ begins in the late 17th century with the work of Antonie van Leewenhoek who, using crude glass lenses as magnifying glasses, was able to see and describe red blood cells and ... More
3. Fungal genetics and life cycles

3. Fungal genetics and life cycles  

Nicholas P. Money

in Fungi: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191785825
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10.1093/actrade/9780199688784.003.0003
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All of the structures produced by fungi, from simple budding yeast cells to long-lived bracket mushrooms, are encoded in genes. The genome of the fungus is a blueprint for its organization ... More
8. The future

8. The future  

Sebastian G.B. Amyes

in Bacteria: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191777752
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10.1093/actrade/9780199578764.003.0008
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‘The future’ considers the benefits and potential downfalls of research into the molecular biology of bacteria. Bacteria as a cause of disease and bacteria within the modern world are ... More
4. Environment and civilization

4. Environment and civilization  

Sebastian G.B. Amyes

in Bacteria: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191777752
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10.1093/actrade/9780199578764.003.0004
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9780199578764
‘Environment and civilization’ considers the everyday processes in which bacteria play an important role. Firstly, the bacterial contamination and spoilage of food and the methods of food ... More
1. What is genomics?

1. What is genomics?  

John Archibald

in Genomics: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191827877
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10.1093/actrade/9780198786207.003.0001
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9780198786207
The term ‘genome’ is used to refer to the sum total of DNA inside the single or multiple cells that make up an organism. Complex organisms often have more than one genome. ‘What is ... More
5. Evolutionary genomics

5. Evolutionary genomics  

John Archibald

in Genomics: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191827877
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10.1093/actrade/9780198786207.003.0005
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9780198786207
We are still learning how to make sense of what genome sequences have to tell us. ‘Evolutionary genomics’ first considers the ‘molecular clock’, a bedrock concept underlying modern ... More
4. Viruses

4. Viruses  

Nicholas P. Money

in Microbiology: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Dec 2014
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9780191781605
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10.1093/actrade/9780199681686.003.0004
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‘Viruses’ explains that millions of people die from interacting with viruses every year, but beyond the effects of viruses on human health, the lives of all organisms and the cycling of ... More
3. Microbial genetics and molecular microbiology

3. Microbial genetics and molecular microbiology  

Nicholas P. Money

in Microbiology: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Dec 2014
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9780191781605
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10.1093/actrade/9780199681686.003.0003
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9780199681686
Cell structures and metabolic processes are specified by genes. The genomes of bacteria, archaea, and eukaryotic microorganisms are encoded in double-stranded helices of DNA. ‘Genetics and ... More
7. Microbes in agriculture and biotechnology

7. Microbes in agriculture and biotechnology  

Nicholas P. Money

in Microbiology: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Dec 2014
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9780191781605
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10.1093/actrade/9780199681686.003.0007
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9780199681686
‘Microbes in agriculture and biotechnology’ considers the applied microbiological research to improve soil fertility and combat plant diseases, as well as the development of genetically ... More
1. Microbial diversity

1. Microbial diversity  

Nicholas P. Money

in Microbiology: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Dec 2014
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9780191781605
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10.1093/actrade/9780199681686.003.0001
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9780199681686
‘Microbial diversity’ considers the vast array of microorganisms—the smallest forms of life—which exist everywhere. The three primary groups of microorganisms are bacteria, archaea, and ... More
Bacteria: A Very Short Introduction

Bacteria: A Very Short Introduction  

Sebastian G.B. Amyes

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May 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191777752
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199578764.001.0001
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9780199578764
Bacteria form a fundamental branch of life. They are the oldest forms of life as we know it, and they are still the most prolific living organisms. Bacteria: A Very Short Introduction ... More
6. Molecules and men

6. Molecules and men  

John Waller

in Heredity: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2017
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Aug 2017
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9780191831706
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10.1093/actrade/9780198790457.003.0006
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9780198790457
‘Molecules and men’ describes the brilliance, ingenuity, and ugliness with which ideas about heredity were developed and deployed from 1900 into the 1960s. Within sixty years the new field ... More
7. Antibiotic resistance

7. Antibiotic resistance  

Sebastian G.B. Amyes

in Bacteria: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191777752
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10.1093/actrade/9780199578764.003.0007
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9780199578764
Ever since the introduction of antibiotics, bacterial resistance has been an issue. Resistance now severely threatens the future use of antibiotics in hospitals. ‘Antibiotic resistance’ ... More
3. The nucleus

3. The nucleus  

Terence Allen and Graham Cowling

in The Cell: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777745
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10.1093/actrade/9780199578757.003.0003
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9780199578757
‘The nucleus’ considers the most spatially organized and probably the most dynamically active part of the cell. Looking in detail at the structure of the nucleus, the nuclear envelope, pore ... More
Genomics: A Very Short Introduction

Genomics: A Very Short Introduction  

John Archibald

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191827877
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198786207.001.0001
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9780198786207
Genomics has transformed the biological sciences. From epidemiology and medicine to evolution and forensics, the ability to determine an organism’s complete genetic makeup has changed the ... More
Microbiology: A Very Short Introduction

Microbiology: A Very Short Introduction  

Nicholas P. Money

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2014
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Dec 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781605
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199681686.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199681686
In recent decades we have come to realize that the microbial world is hugely diverse, and can be found in the most extreme environments. Fungi, single-celled protists, bacteria, archaea, ... More

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