Derived from the Encyclopedia of Microbiology, this edition contains about 25 percent of the articles that originally appeared in that work. The articles selected have been chosen to offer the broadest appeal to microbiologists in all fields, and for their currency. The result is a volume where the coverage is extensive but not overly long in specific details. Topics fall into all major headings of the Encyclopedia, but greatest emphasis is placed on genetics, physiology, metabolism and gene expression, infectious diseases and pathogenesis and applied microbiology. Additionally, hot topics such as biofilms and quorum sensing have been included.
Mascia, Peter N.|Scheffran, JÃ¼rgen|Widholm, Jack M.