Bacteriophage Ecology: Population Growth, Evolution, and by Stephen T. Abedon

By Stephen T. Abedon

Bacteriophages, or phages, are viruses that infect micro organism and are believed to be the main plentiful and genetically diversified organisms on the earth. As such, their ecology is great either in quantitative and qualitative phrases. Their abundance makes an knowing of phage ecology more and more suitable to bacterial environment ecology, bacterial genomics and bacterial pathology. Abedon presents the 1st textual content on phage ecology for nearly two decades. Written through major specialists, synthesizing the 3 key techniques to learning phage ecology, particularly learning them in average environments (in situ), experimentally within the lab, or theoretically utilizing mathematical or computing device types. With powerful emphasis on microbial inhabitants biology and distilling state of the art study into simple rules, this ebook will supplement different presently to be had volumes. it is going to hence function an important source for graduate scholars and researchers, rather people with an curiosity in phage ecology and evolutionary biology.

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1977; Lenski and Levin, 1985; Schrag and Mittler, 1996; Bohannan and Lenski, 1997, 1999, 2000b; Chapter 15). Many of these models make the assumption that the microbes inhabit a “chemostat-like” environment – one which is spatially homogeneous, constant in abiotic variables and continuously supplied with nutrients. In the chemostat, medium containing resources flows into a vessel at a constant rate and depleted medium flows out at the same rate, such that a stable vessel volume is maintained (Chapters 9 and 15).

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