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Required Reading

  1. Tortora, Funke & Case. Microbiology: An Introduction (looseleaf) 12th edition, 2015, Pearson Education. ISBN 978013390555
  2. Richard Preston, The Hot Zone, 1994.

Further Recommended Reading

  1. Harold, Franklin M., Postscript to Schrödinger: So what is life? ASM News 67:611-616, 2001.
  2. Biswas, B. et al. Bacteriophage therapy rescues mice bacteremic from a clinical isolate of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium. Infect. Immun. 70:204-210, 2002.
  3. Billing, J. & P.W. Sherman. Antimicrobial function of spices: Why some like it hot. Quart. Rev. Biol. 73:3-49, 1998.
  4. Leboffe, M.J.  & B.E. Pierce, A Photographic Atlas for the Microbiology Laboratory, 3rd edition, Morton Publishers, Englewood, CO, 2005.
  5. Greg Bear, Darwin's Radio. Ballantine Books, 1999.
  6. Richard Preston, The Cobra Event.
  7. Lynne Osman Elkin, Rosalind Franklin and the Double Helix. Physics Today 56(3):42, 2003

  8. Kevin Young. The selective value of bacterial shape. Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews 70 (3):660-703, 2006.

  9. Sears CL. 2005. A dynamic partnership: Celebrating our gut flora. Anaerobe, Volume 11, Issue 5, October 2005, Pages 247-251.

Lecture-related articles

Microbial shape & structure

  1. Beveridge, T.J. Visualizing bacterial Cell Walls and Biofilms. Microbe 1:279 - 284, 2006.
  2. Holzman, D. E. coli L Forms Do Not Conform to Cell Wall-Less Dogma
    Microbe 2(10):476-477, 2007. 
  3. Keims, C.N., M. Farina and U. Lins. Magnetoglobus, Magnetic Aggregates in Anaerobic Environments
    Microbe 2(9):437-445, 2007. 

    Microbial Growth

  4. Schaudinn, C., P. Stoodley, A. Kainovic´, T. O’Keeffe, B. Costerton, D. Robinson, M. Baum, G. Ehrlich, and P. Webster

    Bacterial Biofilms, Other Structures Seen as Mainstream Concepts. Microbe 2(5):231-237, 2007. 
  5. Potera, C. Freeloading Mutants Arise in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Colonies
    Microbe 3(1):8-9, 2008. 
  6. Sauer, K., A. H. Rickard and D. G. Davies. Biofilms and Biocomplexity
    Microbe 2(7):347-353, 2007. 
  7. DiGregorio, B.E. Apparently 8-Million-Year-Old Bacteria Recovered from Antarctic Ice
    Microbe 2(11):525-526, 2007. 
  8. Potera, C. In Deinococcus Manganese Protects Vital Proteins -Not DNA- against Radiation
    Microbe 2(7):327-328, 2007. 
  9. Lyte, M. and P. Freestone. Microbial endocrinology comes of age
    Microbe 4(4):169-175, 2009
  10. Dixon, B. The Mystery of the Warehouse Stains
    Microbe 4(3):104-105, 2009 

    Microbial metabolism

  11. Barton, H.A. and V. Jurado. What's Up Down There? Microbial Diversity in Caves
    Microbe 2(3):132-138, 2007. 
  12. Schulz, H.N. Thiomargarita namibiensis: Giant Microbe Holding Its Breath
    ASM News 68(3):122 - 127, 2002 

    Microbial genetics

  13. Fontan, P.A. and I. Smith. M. tuberculosis sigma factor epsilon protects against environmental stress, immune responses
    Microbe 4(3):119-123, 2009 

    Microbial diversity

  14. Stackebrandt, E. Forces Shaping Bacterial Systematics
    Microbe 2(6):283-287, 2007. 

    Microbes in Health & Disease

  15. Marshall, B.M., D.J. Ochiong and S.B. Levy. Commensals: Underappreciated Reservoir of Antibiotic Resistance
    Microbe 4(5):231-238, 2009 
  16. Hoyle, B. Maggot Extracts Disrupt Both Gram-Negative and -Positive Bacterial Biofilms
    Microbe 2(7):331-332, 2007. 
  17. Simmons, W. L. and K. Dybvig. How Some Mycoplasmas Evade Host Immune Responses
    Microbe 2(11):537-543, 2007. 
  18. Brussow, H. Using Antibodies, Probiotics, Phages To Pressure Pathogens
    Microbe 2(7):341-346, 2007. 
  19. Fox, J.L. Rich Display of Novel Antimicrobial Agents at 47th ICAAC
    Microbe 2(12):582-584, 2007. 
  20. Steyert & Pineiro. New Genetic System to Manipulate Bacterium That May Harbor Novel Antibiotics
    Microbe 2(9):447, 2007. 

    Microbial Ecology, Biotechnology & Food Microbiology

  21. Capone, D. G. The Marine Nitrogen Cycle
    Microbe 3(4):186-192, 2008. 
  22. DiGregorio, D.E. How a Marine Archaea- Bacteria Duo May Cut Methane Emissions
    Microbe 3(4):165-166, 2008. 
  23. Potera, C. Promising Antimicrobial, Biodegradable Food Packaging Material
    Microbe 3(5):222-223, 2008. 
  24. Rare Microorganism That Produces Hydrogen May Be Key To Tomorrow's Hydrogen Economy
    ScienceDaily (July 8, 2008) 

 

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