The social biology of microbial communities : workshop summary /

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Author / Creator:Olsen, LeighAnne, author.
Imprint:Washington, D.C. : The National Academies Press, [2012]
Description:1 online resource (1 PDF file (xxviii, 603 pages)) : illustrations
Microbial growth -- Development.
Microorganisms -- Development.
Microbial ecology.
Communicable diseases.
Microbiological Phenomena.
Genetics, Microbial.
Bacteria -- growth & development.
United States.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Choffnes, Eileen R., author.
Mack, Alison, author.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Forum on Microbial Threats, issuing body.
Social Biology of Microbial Communities (Workshop) (2012 : Washington, D.C.)
Notes:Title from PDF title page.
Includes bibliographical references.
Financial support for this project was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration, and the Fogarty International Center; U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Army: Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System, Medical Research and Materiel Command, and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; U.S. Department of Homeland Security; U.S. Agency for International Development; Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; American Society for Microbiology; sanofi pasteur; Burroughs Wellcome Fund; GlaxoSmithKline; Infectious Diseases Society of America; and the Merck Company Foundation.
Online version viewed: Dec. 10, 2013.
Summary:On March 6 and 7, 2012, the Institute of Medicine's (IOM'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.
Other form:Print version: Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Forum on Microbial Threats. Social biology of microbial communities. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2012 9780309264327