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Microbiology: Principles and Explorations

Microbiology: Principles and Explorations - 7th edition

ISBN13: 978-0470107485

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ISBN13: 978-0470107485
ISBN10: 0470107480
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition/Copyright: 7TH 08
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 2008
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Microbiology: Principles and Explorations - 7TH 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0470107485

Jacquelyn G. Black

ISBN13: 978-0470107485
ISBN10: 0470107480
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition/Copyright: 7TH 08
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

Microbiology: Principles and Explorations has been a best-selling textbook for several editions due to the author's engaging writing style where her passion for the subject shines through the narrative. The text's student-friendly approach provides readers with an excellent introduction to the study of Microbiology. This text is appropriate for non-major and mixed major microbiology courses, allied health, agriculture and food sciences courses too.

Table of Contents

List of Boxes and Notebooks Preface

I. Microbiology: The Fundamentals 1. Scope and History of Microbiology. 2. Fundamentals of Chemistry. 3. Microscopy and Staining. Characteristics of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells.

II. Microbial Metabolism, Growth, and Genetics 5. Essential Concepts of Metabolism. 6. Growth and Culturing of Bacteria. 7. Microbial Genetics Gene Transfer and Genetic Engineering.

III. The Roster of Microbes and Multicellular Parasites 9. An Introduction to Taxonomy: The Bacteria. 10. Viruses. Eukaryotic Microorganisms and Parasites.

IV. Control of Microorganisms 12. Sterilization and Infection. Antimicrobial Therapy.

V. Host-Microbe Interactions 14. Host-Microbe Relationships and Disease Processes. Epidemiology and Nosocomial Infections Innate Host Defenses Immunology I: Basic Principles of Specific Immunity and Immunization. Immunology II: Immunological Disorders and Tests. Infectious Disease of Human Organ Systems Diseases of the Skin and Eyes; Wounds and Bites. Urogenital and Sexually Transmitted Diseases Diseases of the Respiratory System. Oral and Gastrointestinal Diseases. Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, and Systemic Diseases. Diseases of the Nervous System

VII. Environmental and Applied Microbiology Environmental Biology Applied Microbiology

Appendix A: Metric System Measurement Conversion and Math Tool.

Appendix B: Classification of Bacteria and Viruses

Appendix C: Word Roots Commonly Encountered in Microbiology

Appendix D: Safety Precautions in the Handling of Clinical Specimens