Tel: 012 342 2765 | marketing@vanschaiknet.com

  • Basic and applied microbiology
  • Cloete TE, Atlas RM (Editors)
  • ISBN: 9780627026478
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: N/A
  • 544 Pages | Published: 2006

Basic and applied microbiology gives a fresh perspective on microbiology. It deals with some of the important issues of the day, including genetically modified food; the increased incidence of food- and waterborne diseases and their control; the introduction of HACCP legislation worldwide; microbial resistance to antimicrobial compounds and the development of multiple drug-resistant organisms; the alleviation of environmental pollution using bioremediation and biofouling; and biocorrosion in water systems, to mention just a few.

The book is supported by an e-learning platform with a comprehensive set of animations explaining the basic concepts. The Web portal accompanying the book also provides a gateway to carefully selected Internet sites, unlocking the world of microbiology for the experienced microbiologist and the uninitiated alike.

SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION, HISTORY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY PERSPECTIVES

Chapter 1: Introduction, history and biotechnology perspectives

SECTION 2: THE STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF VIRUSES AND BACTERIA

Chapter 2: The anatomy of viruses

Chapter 3: The anatomy of bacteria

SECTION 3: MICROBIAL GROWTH AND NUTRITION

Chapter 4: Microbial growth and nutrition

SECTION 4: TAXONOMY

Chapter 5: Conventional and molecular taxonomy

SECTION 5: MICROBIAL GENETICS

Chapter 6: Microbial genetics

SECTION 6: CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL CONTROL OF MICROORGANISMS

Chapter 7: Chemical and physical control of micro-organisms

Chapter 8: Mechanisms of microbial resistance

SECTION 7: FOOD AND WATER MICROBIOLOGY

Chapter 9: Factors affecting the growth of micro-organisms in food, food preservation and hurdle technology

Chapter 10: The HACCP concept in food and water supply

Chapter 11: Food spoilage and food-borne disease

Chapter 12: Waterborne disease-causing micro-organisms

Chapter 13: Microbiological detection techniques

Chapter 14: Food biotechnology myths and facts

Chapter 15: Traditional African fermentations

Chapter 16: Industrial microbiology and the microbiology of fermented foods

SECTION 8: ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY

Chapter 17: Species diversity and microbial interactions

Chapter 18: Biogeochemical cycling

Chapter 19: Molecular approaches to studying microbial ecology

SECTION 9: APPLIED BIOTECHNOLOGY

Chapter 20: Rhizoremediation

Chapter 21: Lignocellulose biodegradation: fundamentals and applications

Chapter 22: The microbiology of phosphorus removal in activated sludge

Chapter 23: Methods for the production of potable water

Chapter 24: Acid mine drainage treatment

Chapter 25: Biofilms, biofouling and biocorrosion

Appendix Experimental design

"The book is a perfect reference for students:

  • The text is up to date, easy to read, but still comprehensive
  • It is well structured and excellently illustrated. Also, this highlighting of 'take-home' messages in boxes is very educative.
  • The book contains more than enough background material, e.g. extensive literature lists and citation of relevant websites."

- Prof. P Lens, Wageningen University, The Netherlands


All source material (excluding figures and tables) has been supplied in an editable format (Microsoft Office) and you can fully customise it to your needs.

Please click on the link below to access the Lecturer Support Material (LSM) portal:

LSM Portal

If this is the first time you access Van Schaik Publishers LSM, you will need to register and set up a profile. Once your registration has been approved you will be sent an email and will then be able to request access to the resources you need for a particular book. You will also be able to request access to the resources of additional books using your profile.

We welcome any suggestions regarding new or additional resources. For any queries or feedback please contact our digital publisher at lsm@vanschaiknet.com. The material available varies from book to book and may also be developed further over time.

If you are uncertain about the registration and access request procedures, please download the LSM Manual.

LSM Manual

Lecturer Support Material is available free to lecturers who lecture on courses where the book is prescribed but samples are also available should you wish to review what is available as part of your prescribed book selection process. Please contact your Marketer for access to the sample LSM.

Student requests for LSM will not be entertained and any attempts by students to access lecturer support material will be reported to a student’s lecturer or to the Head of Department.