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The Resource The social biology of microbial communities : workshop summary, Leighanne Olsen, Eileen R. Choffnes, and Alison Mack, Rapporteurs ; Forum on Microbial Threats, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

The social biology of microbial communities : workshop summary, Leighanne Olsen, Eileen R. Choffnes, and Alison Mack, Rapporteurs ; Forum on Microbial Threats, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

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The social biology of microbial communities : workshop summary
Title
The social biology of microbial communities
Title remainder
workshop summary
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Leighanne Olsen, Eileen R. Choffnes, and Alison Mack, Rapporteurs ; Forum on Microbial Threats, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
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eng
Summary
Beginning with the germ theory of disease in the 19th century and extending through most of the 20th century, microbes were believed to live their lives as solitary, unicellular, disease-causing organisms . This perception stemmed from the focus of most investigators on organisms that could be grown in the laboratory as cellular monocultures, often dispersed in liquid, and under ambient conditions of temperature, lighting, and humidity. Most such inquiries were designed to identify microbial pathogens by satisfying Koch's postulates This pathogen-centric approach to the study of microorganisms produced a metaphorical "war" against these microbial invaders waged with antibiotic therapies, while simultaneously obscuring the dynamic relationships that exist among and between host organisms and their associated microorganisms only a tiny fraction of which act as pathogens. Despite their obvious importance, very little is actually known about the processes and factors that influence the assembly, function, and stability of microbial communities. Gaining this knowledge will require a seismic shift away from the study of individual microbes in isolation to inquiries into the nature of diverse and often complex microbial communities, the forces that shape them, and their relationships with other communities and organisms, including their multicellular hosts. On March 6 and 7, 2012, the Institute of Medicine's Forum on Microbial Threats hosted a public workshop to explore the emerging science of the "social biology" of microbial communities. Workshop presentations and discussions embraced a wide spectrum of topics, experimental systems, and theoretical perspectives representative of the current, multifaceted exploration of the microbial frontier. Participants discussed ecological, evolutionary, and genetic factors contributing to the assembly, function, and stability of microbial communities; how microbial communities adapt and respond to environmental stimuli; theoretical and experimental approaches to advance this nascent field; and potential applications of knowledge gained from the study of microbial communities for the improvement of human, animal, plant, and ecosystem health and toward a deeper understanding of microbial diversity and evolution. The Social Biology of Microbial Communities: Workshop Summary further explains the happenings of the workshop."--Publisher's description
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E7B
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571.2/9
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illustrations
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no index present
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English
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QR100
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.I55 2012eb
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Olsen, LeighAnne
  • Choffnes, Eileen R.
  • Mack, Alison
  • Institute of Medicine (U.S.)
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  • Microbial growth
  • Microorganisms
  • Microbial ecology
  • Communicable diseases
  • SCIENCE
  • Communicable diseases
  • Microbial ecology
  • Microorganisms
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The social biology of microbial communities : workshop summary, Leighanne Olsen, Eileen R. Choffnes, and Alison Mack, Rapporteurs ; Forum on Microbial Threats, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
""FrontMatter""; ""Reviewers""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Contents""; ""Tables, Figures, and Boxes""; ""Workshop Overview""; ""Appendix A: Contributed Manuscripts""; ""Appendix B: Agenda""; ""Appendix C: Acronyms""; ""Appendix D: Glossary""; ""Appendix E: Speaker Biographies""
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880439905
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unknown
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1 online resource (631 pages)
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online
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9780309264334
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2013427107
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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illustrations (some color)
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remote
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(OCoLC)880439905
Label
The social biology of microbial communities : workshop summary, Leighanne Olsen, Eileen R. Choffnes, and Alison Mack, Rapporteurs ; Forum on Microbial Threats, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""FrontMatter""; ""Reviewers""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Contents""; ""Tables, Figures, and Boxes""; ""Workshop Overview""; ""Appendix A: Contributed Manuscripts""; ""Appendix B: Agenda""; ""Appendix C: Acronyms""; ""Appendix D: Glossary""; ""Appendix E: Speaker Biographies""
Control code
880439905
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (631 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309264334
Lccn
2013427107
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)880439905

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