1. Introduction to Microorganisms. 2. Laboratory Equipment and Procedures. 3. Bacterial Morphology. 4. Properties of Biological Molecules. 5. Bacterial Nutrition. 6. Bacterial Metabolism. 7. Microbial Genetics: Gene Function. 8. Bacterial Genetics: DNA Transfer. 9. Recombinant DNA and Genetic Engineering. 10. Control of Microbial Growth: Disinfection and Sterilization. 11. Surgical and Medical Asepsis. 12. Antimicrobial Agents in Therapy. 13. Classification Schemes for Common Prokaryotes. 14. Unusual Prokaryotic Cells. 15. Viruses. 16. Eukaryotic Microorganisms.
II. INFECTION AND HOST RESISTANCE.
17. Infection and Bacterial Invasiveness. 18. Nonspecific Host Resistance. 19. Antigens and Antibodies. 20. Measurement of Antibodies and Their Role in Immunity. 21. Cell-Mediated Immunity. 22. Hypersensitivities and Transplantation. 23. Antisera and Vaccines.
III. PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISMS.
24. Relationships of Humans and Microbes. 25. Introduction to Pathogens. 26. Bacteria and Fungi That Enter the Body via the Respiratory Tract. 27. Viruses That Enter the Body via the Respiratory Tract. 28. Pathogens That Enter the Body via the Digestive Tract. 29. Pathogens That Enter the Body via the Genitourinary Tract. 30. Pathogens That Enter the Body via Animal Bite. 31. Pathogens That Enter the body via Anthropod Bites.
IV. MICROBIOLOGY IN EVERYDAY LIFE.
32. Microbiology of Water and Sewage. 33. Microbiology of Food and Milk. 34. Agricultural and Industrial Microbiology.
Appendix: A Brief Review of Microbiology. Glossary. Credits. Index.
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