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Population Genomics: Microorganisms

  • Provides the first comprehensive treatment of population genomics in microbes

  • Deals with a wide range of fields, including pathogenesis, and environmental and industrial microbiology to accommodate a wide readership

  • Incorporates theory and practice

Part of the book series: Population Genomics (POGE)

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Concepts and Approaches

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. A Reverse Ecology Framework for Bacteria and Archaea

      • Philip Arevalo, David VanInsberghe, Martin F. Polz
      Pages 77-96
  3. Population Genomics of Bacteria and Archaea

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 97-97
    2. What Is a Pseudomonas syringae Population?

      • David A. Baltrus
      Pages 99-121
  4. Population Genomics of Fungi

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 157-157
    2. Advances in Genomics of Human Fungal Pathogens

      • Daniel Raymond Kollath, Marcus de Melo Teixeira, Bridget Marie Barker
      Pages 159-206
    3. Yeast Population Genomics Goes Wild: The Case of Saccharomyces paradoxus

      • Mathieu Hénault, Chris Eberlein, Guillaume Charron, Éléonore Durand, Lou Nielly-Thibault, Hélène Martin et al.
      Pages 207-230
  5. Population Genomics of Viruses

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 231-231
    2. Population Genomics of Plant Viruses

      • Israel Pagán, Fernando García-Arenal
      Pages 233-265
    3. Population Genomics of Human Viruses

      • Fernando González-Candelas, Juan Ángel Patiño-Galindo, Carlos Valiente-Mullor
      Pages 267-296Open Access
    4. Population Genomics of Bacteriophages

      • Harald Brüssow
      Pages 297-334
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 335-344

About this book

Population genomics is a rapidly emerging field that has the potential to transform our understanding of how evolutionary forces shape genomic diversity among microbes.  There have already been considerable advances in understanding gene flow and spread of adaptive traits, and in linking epidemiology with evolutionary biology. The current challenge is to find unifying evolutionary principles for organisms that display a wide range of reproductive biology – from highly clonal to promiscuous – and for which the vast majority have eluded cultivation.  This requires interdisciplinary approaches that incorporate novel computational tools, testing of existing and novel population genetic models, and creative new ways of linking genetic diversity to ecological factors. This pioneering book will discuss the advances made and promises of population genomics in microorganisms, outlining some of the key theoretical and practical challenges for microbial population genomics, including defining and identifying populations, genomics-based reverse ecology and building appropriate tools to understand microbes in a variety of complex environments.


Keywords

  • Population structure
  • Speciation
  • Adaptation
  • Epidemiology
  • Evolution

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

    Martin F. Polz

  • Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada

    Om P. Rajora

About the editors

Dr. Martin Polz
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
USA

Dr. Om P. Rajora
Professor
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton, NB E3C 5A3
Canada

Buying options

eBook USD 169.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-04756-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)