Introductory Microbiology by Uma Shankar Singh & Kiran Kapoor PDF

Introductory Microbiology by Uma Shankar Singh & Kiran Kapoor PDF

Author: Uma Shankar Singh & Kiran Kapoor
Release Year: 2010
Pages: 325
Edition: 1st Edition
File Size: 25 MB
File Type: pdf
Language: English

Description of Introductory Microbiology 1st Edition

Introductory Microbiology written by Shankar & Kapoor is a great book for microbiology studies available in (PDF) get a free download. Although microbes were first observed over three hundred years ago, the field of microbiology can be said to be in its infancy relative to older biological disciplines such as zoology and botany. Microbiology could be defined as the study of microorganisms, which are unicellular or cell-cluster microscopic organisms. This includes eukaryote such as fungi and protists, and prokaryotes, which are bacteria and archaea. Viruses, though not strictly classed as living organisms, are also studied. In short; microbiology refers to the study of life and organisms that are too small to be seen with the naked eye.

Whilst there are undoubtedly some who fear all microbes due to the association of some microbes with many human illnesses, many microbes are also responsible for many beneficial processes such as industrial fermentation, antibiotic production and as vehicles for cloning in higher organisms such as plants. Scientists have also exploited their knowledge of microbes to produce biotechnologically important enzymes such as Taq polymerase, reporter genes for use in other genetic systems and novel molecular biology techniques such as the yeast two-hybrid system.

Bacteria can be used for the industrial production of amino acids. Corynebacterium glutamicum is one of the most important bacterial species with an annual production of more than two million tons of amino acids, mainly L-glutamate and L-Iysine. A variety of biopolymers, such as polysaccharides, polyesters, and polyamides, are produced by microorganisms. Microbes are beneficial for microbial biodegradation or bioremediation of domestic, agricultural and industrial wastes and subsurface pollution in soils, sediments and marine environments. There are also various claims concerning the contributions to human and animal health by consuming probiotics and/or prebiotics. Recent research has suggested that microorganisms could be useful in the treatment of cancer. Various strains of non-pathogenic clostridia can infiltrate and replicate within solid tumours.

Content of Introductory Microbiology 1st Edition

  • 1. Introduction to Microbiology
  • 2. Microbial Cell Structure
  • 3. Bacteria: Structure and Functions
  • 4. Classification of Bacteria
  • 5. Human Microbial Flora
  • 6. Viruses: Structure and Functions
  • 7. Viral Effects on Cells
  • 8. Microbial Ecology
  • 9. Microbial Genetics
  • 10. Microbial Nutrition and Growth
  • 11. Microbial Epidemiology
  • 12. Bacterial Pathogens
  • 13. Viral Pathogens
  • 14. Basic Mycology
  • 15. Microbiology of Protozoans
  • 16. Infectious Diseases
  • 17. Immune Defence against Microbes
    • Bibliography


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