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Brock Biology of Microorganisms

Brock Biology of Microorganisms - 11th edition

Brock Biology of Microorganisms - 11th edition

ISBN13: 9780132192262

ISBN10: 0132192268

Brock Biology of Microorganisms by Michael Madigan and John Martinko - ISBN 9780132192262
Edition: 11TH 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2006
International: No
Brock Biology of Microorganisms by Michael Madigan and John Martinko - ISBN 9780132192262

ISBN13: 9780132192262

ISBN10: 0132192268

Edition: 11TH 06


The authoritative text for introductory microbiology, Brock Biology of Microorganisms continues its long tradition of impeccable scholarship, outstanding art and photos, and accuracy. It balances the most current coverage with the major classical and contemporary concepts essential for understanding microbiology. The authors' clear, accessible writing style speaks to today's students while maintaining the depth and precision science majors need.


  • Unit 1 is organized around foundational topics -- Provides an overview for the course and gives instructors the flexibility to teach later topics in any order they wish.
  • Evolutionary theme integrated throughout -- Enable instructors to convey the modern view of evolution and unifies material for students in a consistent context, making concepts easier to grasp.
  • Concept Checks marked by Stop Sign -- Signal students to stop, review, and check their understanding before proceeding to the next topic.
  • InstructorResourceCenter on CD -- Contains all figures and photos from text for easy integration into lecture.
  • Companion Web Site with GradeTracker -- provides students with an on-line place for review and practice. GradeTracker tracks their progress throughout the semester so they can focus on the areas that they need the most help.
  • SafariX -- An on-line version of the book is available for 50% of the list price.

New To This Edition

  • Revised illustration program -- To enhance visual appeal and instructive quality, art is now brighter and more distinctive. Line art and photos are often mixed in a single figure to reinforce the connection between theory and practice.
  • Updated material throughout -- Coverage has been revised to include cutting edge research and applications.
  • New coverage on genomics -- Gives students and instructors an up-to-the- minute picture of this emerging area of microbiology.
  • New Microbial Sidebars -- Richly illustrated vignettes present enrichment material related to a chapter's central theme.
  • InstructorResourceCenter on CD -- Contains all figures and photos from text for easy integration into lecture.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

UNIT I: Principles of Microbiology

Chapter 1 Microorganisms and Microbiology

Chapter 2 An Overview of Microbial Life

Chapter 3 Macromolecules

Chapter 4 Cell Structure/Function

Chapter 5 Nutrition, Laboratory Culture, and Metabolism of Microorganisms

Chapter 6 Microbial Growth

Chapter 7 Essentials of Molecular Biology

Chapter 8 Metabolic Regulation

Chapter 9 Essentials of Virology

Chapter 10 Bacterial Genetics

UNIT II: Evolutionary Microbiology and Microbial Diversity

Chapter 11 Microbial Evolution and Systematics

Chapter 12 Prokaryotic Diversity: The Bacteria

Chapter 13 Prokaryotic Diversity: The Archaea

Chapter 14 Eukaryotic Cell Biology and Eukaryotic Microorganisms

Chapter 15 Microbial Genomics

Chapter 16 Viral Diversity

UNIT III: Metabolic Diversity and Microbial Ecology

Chapter 17 Metabolic Diversity

Chapter 18 Methods of Microbial Ecology

Chapter 19 Microbial Ecology

UNIT IV: Immunology, Pathogenicity, and Host Responses

Chapter 20 Microbial Growth Control

Chapter 21 Microbial Interactions with Humans

Chapter 22 Essentials of Immunology

Chapter 23 Molecular Immunology

Chapter 24 Diagnostic Microbiology and Immunology

UNIT V: Microbial Diseases

Chapter 25 Epidemiology

Chapter 26 Person-to-Person Microbial Diseases

Chapter 27 Animal-Transmitted, Arthropod-Transmitted, and Soilborne Microbial Diseases

Chapter 28 Wastewater Treatment, Water Purification, and Waterborne Microbial Diseases

Chapter 29 Food Preservation and Foodborne Microbial Diseases

UNIT VI: Microorganisms as Tools for Industry and Research

Chapter 30 Industrial Microbiology

Chapter 31 Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

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