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Systems microbiology : current topics and applications /
edited by Brian D. Robertson and Brendan W. Wren.
imprint
Norfolk, UK : Caister Academic Press, c2012.
description
viii, 170 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
1908230029 (Cloth), 9781908230027 (Cloth)
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imprint
Norfolk, UK : Caister Academic Press, c2012.
isbn
1908230029 (Cloth)
9781908230027 (Cloth)
catalogue key
8909222
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Systems biology is the study of the dynamic interactions of more than one component in a biological system in order to understand and predict the behavior of the system as a whole. Systems biology is a rapidly expanding discipline fuelled by the 'omics' era and new technological advances that have increased the precision of data. A focus on simple single cell organisms, such as bacteria, aids tractability and means that systems microbiology is a rapidly maturing science. Recommended for all microbiology laboratories, this book contains cutting-edge reviews by world-leading experts on the systems biology of microorganisms. As well as covering theoretical approaches and mathematical modeling, the book includes case studies on single microbial species of bacteria and archaea, and it explores the systems analysis of microbial phenomena, such as chemotaxis and phagocytosis. The topics covered include: the mathematical models for systems biology * systems biology of Escherichia coli metabolism * bacterial chemotaxis * systems biology of infection * host-microbe interactions * phagocytosis * system-level study of metabolism in Mycobacterium tuberculosis * systems biology of Sulfolobus.
Main Description
Systems biology is the study of the dynamic interactions of more than one component in a biological system in order to understand and predict the behaviour of the system as a whole. Systems biology is a rapidly expanding discipline fuelled by the 'omics era and new technological advances that have increased the precision of data obtainable. A focus on simple single cell organisms such as bacteria aids tractability and means that systems microbiology is a rapidly maturing science. This volume contains cutting-edge reviews by world-leading experts on the systems biology of microorganisms. As well as covering theoretical approaches and mathematical modelling this book includes case studies on single microbial species of bacteria and archaea, and explores the systems analysis of microbial phenomena such as chemotaxis and phagocytosis. Topics covered include mathematical models for systems biology, systems biology of Escherichia coli metabolism, bacterial chemotaxis, systems biology of infection, host-microbe interactions, phagocytosis, system-level study of metabolism in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and the systems biology of Sulfolobus. This book is a major resource for anyone interested in systems biology and a recommended text for all microbiology laboratories.

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