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I am looking for any book that elaborates experimental methods to study multiple aspects of experimental study about fungi including culturing, induction of sporulation and other reproductive structure, fungal hormones/signaling molecules, biochemical characterisation, biosafety while working with fungi, fungal chromosome and DNA isolation, etc.


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Microbiology: An Introduction, 13th Edition

Authors: Gerard J. Tortora, Berdell R. Funke and Christine L. Case

An engaging and clear approach to learning complex microbiology topics and theory Praised for its exceptionally clear presentation of complex topics, this #1-selling text for microbiology non-majors provides a careful balance of concepts and applications, proven art that teaches and the most robust, dynamic media in Mastering Microbiology. The Twelfth Edition of Tortora, Funke, and Case’s Microbiology: An Introduction focuses on big picture concepts and themes in microbiology, encouraging students to visualize and synthesize tough topics such as microbial metabolism, immunology, and microbial genetics. The text and accompanying resources also help students make connections between microbiology theory and disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Read more…


Fungi: Experimental Methods In Biology (Mycology Book 24) 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

"… Following in the footsteps of its highly-praised predecessor, this book continues to be a comprehensive review of the state of our knowledge about how fungi function."
―Northeastern Naturalist, December 2012

Praise for the First Edition:
"𠉪n important volume. 𠉪 comprehensive review of the state of our knowledge about how fungi function as individuals, populations, and members of the global economy of nature. Maheshwari has done an exemplary job. …the integration of information from such a broad area and the general clarity of presentation found in this volume deserve wide readership among mycologists, plant pathologists, geneticists, and molecular biologists."
�vid S. Yohalem, East Malling Research, Kent, UK

"The book is simply written and easy to digest, which is aided by the consistent editorial style throughout the book."
―N. Louise Glass, Mycopathologia , 2006

"The most important feature of the book is its comprehensive nature…. This book, in describing the modernization of mycology that has come from advances in biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology, will serve as an excellent introduction and reference for students and investigators having a background in these subjects and a particular interest in the fungi…. As such, the book sets an agenda for fungal research in the 21st century."
―Rowland H. Davis, University of California, Irvine

"It should prove useful both for undergraduate students and postgraduate researchers."
�vid J. Adams, Microbiology Today

--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

About the Author

Ramesh Maheshwari received his PhD degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He did his postdoctoral work at the University of Michigan𠄺nn Arbor and at Stanford University, California. He has held academic appointment as a professor of biochemistry at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. He is the author of Fungi: Experimental Methods in Biology and over 100 scientific papers on fungal and plant physiology. The thrust of his research over a span of 35 years was on the physiology and enzymes of thermophilic fungi and the genetics and ecology of Neurospora .


When you’re with your family — but want to read about other people’s

Census by Jesse Ball
I recently came across this captivating novel, and I couldn’t put it down. Filled with a beautiful but complex theme of familial love, it follows the story of a man and his son, who has Down syndrome, as they embark on a cross-country road trip. If you’re looking for a novel that will truly resonate with you this summer, this one’s for you.
Mindy Scheier (TED Talk: How adaptive clothing empowers people with disabilities)

Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
The author brilliantly stitches together pre-colonial and contemporary Uganda in this beautifully told story that covers three centuries and multiple generations of a single family. Kintu is surely one of the most ambitiously conceived and elegantly executed novels in this generation of African writing. It was also the winner of the inaugural Manuscript Prize from Kwani Trust, a pathbreaking publishing network that connects new African literary voices to long-starved audiences.
Dayo Ogunyemi (TED Talk: Visions of Africa’s future, from Africa’s filmmakers)

Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien
China is a country that no one can ignore. Today we know it as a nation that has emerged as a global economic superpower in a very short period of time and as a country that is redefining Communism and some of the stereotypes that go with it. This novel takes us back seven to eight decades and walks us from there — via the turbulent history of the country — all the way to the present. It does so through the lives of a single family and their friends and acquaintances. This book is a mesmerizing peek into all that has made the country into the China that exists today.
— Seema Bansal (TED Talk: How to fix a broken education system without any money)


Myxomycetes

Myxomycetes: Biology, Systematics, Biogeography, and Ecology is a comprehensive overview of the body of accumulated knowledge that now exists on myxomycetes. Its broad scope takes an integrated approach to the knowledge of this organismal group, considering a number of important aspects of their genetics and molecular phylogeny. It also treats myxomycetes as a distinct group from fungi, and includes molecular information that discusses the systematics and evolutionary pathways of the group. Additionally, biomedical and engineering applicability is discussed, thus expanding the audience and use of the book in a multidisciplinary context.

The book provides an authoritative resource for students, researchers and educators interested in the fields of protistology, microbial ecology, molecular microbiology, biogeography, mycology, biodiversity, and evolutionary biology, and will also interest the amateur naturalist and biologist.

Myxomycetes: Biology, Systematics, Biogeography, and Ecology is a comprehensive overview of the body of accumulated knowledge that now exists on myxomycetes. Its broad scope takes an integrated approach to the knowledge of this organismal group, considering a number of important aspects of their genetics and molecular phylogeny. It also treats myxomycetes as a distinct group from fungi, and includes molecular information that discusses the systematics and evolutionary pathways of the group. Additionally, biomedical and engineering applicability is discussed, thus expanding the audience and use of the book in a multidisciplinary context.

The book provides an authoritative resource for students, researchers and educators interested in the fields of protistology, microbial ecology, molecular microbiology, biogeography, mycology, biodiversity, and evolutionary biology, and will also interest the amateur naturalist and biologist.


Advanced Methods in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Advanced Methods in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology: A Practical Lab Manual is a concise reference on common protocols and techniques for advanced molecular biology and biotechnology experimentation. Each chapter focuses on a different method, providing an overview before delving deeper into the procedure in a step-by-step approach. Techniques covered include genomic DNA extraction using cetyl trimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) and chloroform extraction, chromatographic techniques, ELISA, hybridization, gel electrophoresis, dot blot analysis and methods for studying polymerase chain reactions. Laboratory protocols and standard operating procedures for key equipment are also discussed, providing an instructive overview for lab work.

This practical guide focuses on the latest advances and innovations in methods for molecular biology and biotechnology investigation, helping researchers and practitioners enhance and advance their own methodologies and take their work to the next level.

Advanced Methods in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology: A Practical Lab Manual is a concise reference on common protocols and techniques for advanced molecular biology and biotechnology experimentation. Each chapter focuses on a different method, providing an overview before delving deeper into the procedure in a step-by-step approach. Techniques covered include genomic DNA extraction using cetyl trimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) and chloroform extraction, chromatographic techniques, ELISA, hybridization, gel electrophoresis, dot blot analysis and methods for studying polymerase chain reactions. Laboratory protocols and standard operating procedures for key equipment are also discussed, providing an instructive overview for lab work.

This practical guide focuses on the latest advances and innovations in methods for molecular biology and biotechnology investigation, helping researchers and practitioners enhance and advance their own methodologies and take their work to the next level.


Series: Laboratory Techniques in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The books in this well established series LABORATORY TECHNIQUES IN BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY cover all aspects of laboratory work in biochemistry and molecular biology. Each volume provides sufficient information for laboratory workers to apply a new technique without having seen it in practice or having any prior knowledge of it. The series is published in hardbound and paperback versions. In those cases where a volume consists of more than one part, a hardbound edition combines the parts for reference purposes.

As topical as its subject, the Laboratory Techniques series provides an up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of biochemical and molecular biological research techniques, and is specifically designed for use by researchers and laboratory technicians. Each book in the series provides a clear, concise, and easy-to-follow layout, which is ideal for use as a reference source, on-the-bench, or as a student tutorial.


School of Medicine Columbia

We are primarily involved in teaching, research and service. Our research is well-funded by grant support from federal sources such as the National Institutes of Health and from private foundations. Such support has resulted in high-quality publications in scientific journals as well as presentations at regional, national and international conferences.

Interdisciplinary Approach

Our department offers a highly interactive research environment conducive to collaborations on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research projects with others in our school, university and beyond, as evidenced by extramurally-funded center and program project grants.

Service

Our faculty direct state-of-the-art cores such as the Flow Cytometry and Sorting. Our other shared resources comprise cutting-edge equipment and technology for Advanced Microscopy, –Omics (Genomics, Epigenomics, Transcriptomics and Microbiome technology) and Metabolic Profiling studies. We welcome you to visit us to see our equipment and resources first-hand.

Faculty

Our faculty are recognized leaders in their fields. They are appointed to national and international grant-review committees, hold offices in scientific societies, organize conferences and serve on government-appointed panels and scientific journal editorial boards. They participate in teaching courses primarily for medical and graduate students, as well as for post-baccalaureate and physician assistant students.

Core Courses

A seven-credit-hour, fall semester, second-year course covering fundamental and clinical aspects of microbiology and immunology as they relate to bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Infectious agents are discussed in relation to their morphology, biology, epidemiology and pathogenesis.

The role of the specific and nonspecific immune systems in defense against infection and disease, as well as in the causation of disease (immunopathogenesis), is emphasized. A section of the course is devoted to special topics in infectious diseases. Primary methods of instruction include lecture, case-based discussion/presentation, patient-oriented problem-solving exercises, clinical correlations and laboratory. Modes of assessment include departmental written multiple choice examination and an assessment of participation in problem-solving exercises, case study discussions and computer simulated laboratory exercises.

A two-semester, seven-credit-hour (PAMB 641 - fall) and six-credit-hour (PAMB 642 - spring), second-year course that provides students with an understanding of the basic mechanisms of diseases, the body’s response to these diseases and the manifestation of these changes in patient signs, symptoms and tests in specific organ systems. Primary methods of instruction include lecture and small-group discussion. Modes of assessment include a NBME subject examination and departmental multiple choice examinations.

This graduate level course covers immune system components, including the innate and adaptive immune system, their functions and interactions. Topics on immune system dysregulation and consequences as related to disease and health are included. Current topics of interest in immunology also are covered. Overall, students will gain an advanced understanding of the immune system.

By the end of this course the student will demonstrate knowledge and understanding in:

  1. the components of the immune system and their functions.
  2. interactions between immune system components.
  3. immune system dysregulation and consequences.
  4. immune response during health and disease.

In this course, students learn and understand the following topics:

  • Apoptosis and its implications in neurodegenerative and malignant diseases
  • Proteomics in biomedical science
  • Basic concepts of stem cells and their roles in diseases
  • Roles of G-proteins in cell signaling in various disease processes
  • development of gene therapy approaches and gene therapy based therapeutics for basic and clinical applications

A minimum of 4 students is required to conduct this course.

In this course, students learn and understand the following topics:

  • Basic components of different neoplastic diseases and general pathology of neoplasia
  • Mechanisms of metastasis, oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes and telomerase
  • AIDS related malignancies
  • Signaling pathways in cancer
  • DNA and RNA tumor viruses apoptosis and cancer
  • Stem cells and cancer
  • HPV vaccines cancer epidemiology and chemoprevention
  • Environmental carcinogenesis
  • Animal models in cancer research and cancer chemotherapy

A minimum of 4 students is required to conduct this course.

This course is offered in Fall and Spring semesters, primarily to graduate students who have a background in basic Immunology. The format of the course is as a journal club wherein 2-3 papers will be discussed on a weekly basis on current immunology literature that has appeared in high-impact journals like Science, Nature, Nature Medicine, Nature Immunology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, Journal of Experimental Medicine, Journal of Immunology, Cell and Immunity.

The scientific paper discussion will include Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and Bibliography. One of the most important aspects of this course is to train the student to critique research and to improve the quality of their research by incorporating novel concepts and techniques.

This course is designed to provide graduate students with a fundamental biomedical knowledge base in human pathology and an introduction to the study of the disease process. Particular emphasis will be given to the etiology, pathogenesis and description of gross and microscopic pathologic patterns occurring during the progress and outcome of major human diseases and conditions.

Students will be introduced to the experimental approach of the development and subsequently effective treatment of certain diseases, through the description of animal models simulating related pathologies. With the knowledge of normal histology, and by gaining familiarity of microscopic appearances through a hands-on experience at the lab small groups, students will develop observational and descriptive skills and ultimately deepen thier understanding of the underlying mechanisms of disease. By the description of the experimental methodologies, including the murine models of various diseases, they will formulate the causative approach in the study of disease.

Research Area Focus Groups

The research interests of our faculty fall under the following main thematic groups.

Expand all Inflammatory and Autoimmune Diseases

    - Epigenetic regulation of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis and autoimmune hepatitis. - Effect of microbiome in inflammatory diseases such as colitis, obesity and cancer. – Role of macrophage-induced inflammation in colon cancer. – Targeting skin inflammation in atopic dermatitis. – Interaction of primary antibody deficiency and inflammation caused by host-microbiome dysbiosis. – Role of aryl hydrocarbon receptor in lupus, MS and diabetes. – Involvement of macrophage-produced tumor necrosis factor alpha in preclinical models of colitis and colon cancer.
    – Effect of exercise in obesity and metabolic disorders. – Cellular and molecular mechanisms in induction of obesity and metabolic syndrome. - Cannabinoid receptor antagonists in the treatment of obesity. - Gut microbiome in obesity. – Role of exercise and obesity in muscle wasting disorders.
    – Use of chemoimmunotherapy in treatment of glioblastoma and neuroblastoma. – Targeting Sphingosine-1 phosphate in macrophages and mast cells for cancer therapy. – Role of microRNA in induction of apoptosis in tumor stem cells from neuroblastoma and melanoma. - Epigenetic regulation colon cancer by plant products. – Molecular mechanism underlying carinogenesis. – H. pylori induced carcinogenesis. – Characterization of spontaneous pain in colorectal cancer.
    – Epigenomic studies on the effects of plant products (resveratrol and cannabinoids) in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, colitis and obesity. – Effects of dietary supplements (indoles, etc.) on regulation the microbiome in colitis, acute lung injury, MS and obesity. – Role of exercise and dietary products (curcumin, quercetin and emodin) in breast and colon cancer as well as obesity-driven cancer progression. – Therapeutic efficacy of resveratrol and other AhR ligands on MS, lupus and diabetes. – Development of dietary quercetin to treat muscle wasting disorders. The effects of Ojeok-san on neuro-immune interactions in cancer-induced visceral pain.


Review

"… Following in the footsteps of its highly-praised predecessor, this book continues to be a comprehensive review of the state of our knowledge about how fungi function."
―Northeastern Naturalist, December 2012

Praise for the First Edition:
"…an important volume. …a comprehensive review of the state of our knowledge about how fungi function as individuals, populations, and members of the global economy of nature. Maheshwari has done an exemplary job. …the integration of information from such a broad area and the general clarity of presentation found in this volume deserve wide readership among mycologists, plant pathologists, geneticists, and molecular biologists."
―David S. Yohalem, East Malling Research, Kent, UK

"The book is simply written and easy to digest, which is aided by the consistent editorial style throughout the book."
―N. Louise Glass, Mycopathologia , 2006

"The most important feature of the book is its comprehensive nature…. This book, in describing the modernization of mycology that has come from advances in biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology, will serve as an excellent introduction and reference for students and investigators having a background in these subjects and a particular interest in the fungi…. As such, the book sets an agenda for fungal research in the 21st century."
―Rowland H. Davis, University of California, Irvine

"It should prove useful both for undergraduate students and postgraduate researchers."
―David J. Adams, Microbiology Today

About the Author

Ramesh Maheshwari received his PhD degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He did his postdoctoral work at the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor and at Stanford University, California. He has held academic appointment as a professor of biochemistry at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. He is the author of Fungi: Experimental Methods in Biology and over 100 scientific papers on fungal and plant physiology. The thrust of his research over a span of 35 years was on the physiology and enzymes of thermophilic fungi and the genetics and ecology of Neurospora .


Book recommendation on experimental mycology - Biology

The genus Acinetobacter is a group of Gram-negative, non-motile and non-fermentative bacteria belonging to the family Moraxellaceae. They are important soil organisms where they contribute to the mineralisation of, for example, aromatic compounds. Acinetobacter are able to survive on various surfaces (both moist and dry) in the hospital environment, thereby being an important source of infection in debilitated patients. These bacteria are innately resistant to many classes of antibiotics. In addition, Acinetobacter is uniquely suited to exploitation for biotechnological purposes.

This concise volume reviews the most current and topical aspects of Acinetobacter genetics and molecular biology and is aimed at a readership of research scientists, graduate students and other specialists. Expert international authors have contributed chapters on diverse topics including taxonomy, lipopolysaccharides, catabolism of aromatic compounds, transformation systems, transcriptional regulation, applications in biotechnology, the molecular basis for virulence and pathogenicity, molecular epidemiology, and antibiotic resistance. This book is highly recommended for anyone involved in Acinetobacter research.

"Overall, this book is a valuable contribution to the literature and suitable to anyone involved in Acinetobacter research." from Microbiology Today (2008)

"a comprehensive overview of the current research . a very good review of the latest research and information on the bacteria that comprise the Acinetobacter genus." from Doodys (2008)

". covers the most current and topical aspects . " from Food Sci. Technol. Abstr. (2008) 40: (2).

"this useful book is especially recommended for advanced students in the field, senior researchers, and physicians but all microbiologists will find in the book an exceptional opportunity to extend their understanding of an unusual and unique microbial group." from International Microbiology (2008) 11: 147-148.

(EAN: 9781904455202 9781913652180 Subjects: [bacteriology] [microbiology] [medical microbiology] [molecular microbiology] [genomics] )


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