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By Trudy M. Wassenaar

A finished, reader-friendly advent to the area of bacteria

When most folks pay attention the be aware "bacteria" they believe of nutrients poisoning; infections; and acute, debilitating, or deadly illnesses. but, whereas E. coli, strep, and different bacterial pathogens definitely reason their percentage of distress on the earth, they're just a tiny component to an unlimited universe of microorganisms—the most elementary of existence kinds. with no them, not anything else may possibly dwell or develop on Planet Earth. Bacteria: The Benign, the undesirable, and the Beautiful introduces you to this assorted, microscopic global and explains the basic microbiological recommendations you want to discover the lifestyles and behaviour of micro organism. whether you haven't any earlier historical past within the topic, the book's transparent, jargon-free language tells you what you must comprehend about:

  • The origins and evolution of bacteria

  • Some of the elemental ways that micro organism have formed the world

  • Bacteria in most cases present in the fit human body

  • Antibiotics and the becoming challenge of resistance

  • Marine microbiology, bacterial pollutants, and enzymes

  • Bacterial genetics and genomics

  • Bacteria that live to tell the tale in severe environments, equivalent to boiling water

  • And a lot more

This accomplished consultant gains custom-drawn, black-and-white illustrations via artist Karoly Farkas, and it illuminates its issues via real-world examples and interesting tales. Discrete, topic-by-topic constitution, text-box summaries of historical past technological know-how, and a worthwhile thesaurus make for fast and straightforward reference. even if you're a technology specialist wanting info on micro organism outdoors of your uniqueness, a pupil looking for a great advent, or a curious reader searching for attention-grabbing and trustworthy details, Bacteria: The Benign, the undesirable, and the Beautiful is the source you need.

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