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168 Pages | 23 black and white illustrations

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780192895240


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Bacteria: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

Sebastian G. B. Amyes

Very Short Introductions

  • Considers the important role of bacteria in the environment and its role in human civilisation
  • Explores the origins and evolution of bacteria over time
  • Looks at various types of bacteria and disease, and our efforts to manage bacteria
  • Examines the symbiotic relationship between bacteria and humans
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series

New to this Edition:

  • A new chapter on 'Microbiota and Microbiome in Man' examines the symbiotic relationship between bacteria and humans
  • Outlines the role of rapid bacterial diagnosis in controlling antibiotic resistance