By Stephen T. Abedon
Bacteriophages, or phages, are viruses that infect micro organism and are believed to be the main considerable and genetically varied organisms on the earth. As such, their ecology is immense either in quantitative and qualitative phrases. Their abundance makes an figuring out of phage ecology more and more appropriate to bacterial environment ecology, bacterial genomics and bacterial pathology. Abedon presents the 1st textual content on phage ecology for nearly two decades. Written by means of major specialists, synthesizing the 3 key techniques to learning phage ecology, particularly learning them in typical environments (in situ), experimentally within the lab, or theoretically utilizing mathematical or desktop versions. With robust emphasis on microbial inhabitants biology and distilling state of the art learn into uncomplicated ideas, this e-book will supplement different at the moment to be had volumes. it is going to accordingly function a necessary source for graduate scholars and researchers, relatively people with an curiosity in phage ecology and evolutionary biology.
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Bacteriophage Ecology: Population Growth, Evolution, and Impact of Bacterial Viruses by Stephen T. Abedon