By Stephen T. Abedon
Bacteriophages, or phages, are viruses that infect micro organism and are believed to be the main ample and genetically different organisms in the world. As such, their ecology is massive either in quantitative and qualitative phrases. Their abundance makes an realizing of phage ecology more and more suitable to bacterial surroundings ecology, bacterial genomics and bacterial pathology. Abedon offers the 1st textual content on phage ecology for nearly twenty years. Written via major specialists, synthesizing the 3 key techniques to learning phage ecology, specifically learning them in usual environments (in situ), experimentally within the lab, or theoretically utilizing mathematical or laptop types. With robust emphasis on microbial inhabitants biology and distilling state of the art study into easy rules, this publication will supplement different at present on hand volumes. it's going to as a result function a vital source for graduate scholars and researchers, relatively people with an curiosity in phage ecology and evolutionary biology.
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