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Alcamo's Fundamentals of Microbiology

Alcamo's Fundamentals of Microbiology - 8th edition

ISBN13: 978-0763737627

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ISBN13: 978-0763737627
ISBN10: 0763737623
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 07
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Published: 2007
International: No

List price: $269.00

Alcamo's Fundamentals of Microbiology - 8TH 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0763737627

Jeffrey C. Pommerville

ISBN13: 978-0763737627
ISBN10: 0763737623
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 07
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

Published: 2007
International: No
Summary
Alcamos Fundamentals of Microbiology, Eighth Edition provides a firm foundation in microbiology with an emphasis on human disease. It is written for students in nursing and allied health programs and is appropriate for non-majors microbiology courses. The Eighth Edition of this classic text, revised by award winning educator Jeffrey Pommerville, retains the late Ed Alcamos student friendly style. Microbiology is a rapidly advancing and dynamic discipline. Dr. Pommerville presents new content on recent discoveries, such as information on the avian flu and the 2006 Midwest mumps outbreak, in a manner that is directly applicable to students. Dr. Pommerville also integrates new teaching pedagogies, based on his years of teaching experience, to promote problem-based learning andfacilitate mastery of concepts.

Table of Contents

Foundations of microbiology p. 2
Microbiology : then and now p. 5
The chemical building blocks of life p. 40
Concepts and tools for studying microorganisms p. 69
The bacteria and archaea p. 102
Prokaryotic cell structure and function p. 105
Prokaryotic growth and nutrition p. 137
Metabolism of prokaryotic cells p. 161
Prokaryotic genetics p. 190
Gene transfer, genetic engineering, and genomics p. 220
Bacterial diseases of humans p. 252
Airborne bacterial diseases p. 255
Foodborne and waterborne bacterial diseases p. 280
Soilborne and arthropodborne bacterial diseases p. 308
Sexually transmitted, contact, and miscellaneous bacterial diseases p. 333
Viruses and eukaryotic microorganisms p. 366
The viruses and virus-like agents p. 369
Viral infections of the respiratory tract and skin p. 408
Viral infections of the blood, lymphatic, gastrointestinal, and nervous systems p. 440
Eukaryotic microorganisms : the fungi p. 476
Eukaryotic microorganisms : the parasites p. 506
Disease and resistance p. 544
Infection and disease p. 547
Resistance and the immune system : innate immunity p. 580
Resistance and the immune system : acquired immunity p. 601
Immunity and serology p. 628
Immune disorders p. 661
Control of microorganisms p. 692
Physical and chemical control of microorganisms p. 695
Antimicrobial drugs p. 726
Microbiology and public health p. 758
Microbiology of foods p. 761
Environmental microbiology p. 789
Industrial microbiology and biotechnology p. 814
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