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Author Lax, Alistair J., 1953-

Title Toxin [electronic resource] : the cunning of bacterial poisons / Alistair J. Lax.

Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 192 p. : ill., maps.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [180]-189) and index.
Contents Toxins are everywhere : how toxins affected history -- The germ of an idea : a gradual acceleration up to the mid-1850s -- The golden age of microbiology : Pasteur, Koch, and the birth of the toxin concept -- The anatomy of diphtheria : taming the deadly scourge of childhood -- Understanding : all toxins fit into three basic mechanisms -- Why are plague and typhoid so deadly? : a further layer of cunning -- Deviant biology : weapons, espionage, and man's innate inhumanity -- A more optimistic outcome : from poison to cure and the cell biologist's toolkit -- Where is toxinology going now? : is there anything new out there?
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Bacterial toxins -- Popular works.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 0198605587 (alk. paper)
9780198605584 (alk. paper)

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