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Microbiology: Principles and Explorations

Microbiology: Principles and Explorations - 8th edition

ISBN13: 978-0470541098

Cover of Microbiology: Principles and Explorations 8TH 12 (ISBN 978-0470541098)
ISBN13: 978-0470541098
ISBN10: 0470541091
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 12
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 2012
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Microbiology: Principles and Explorations - 8TH 12 edition

ISBN13: 978-0470541098

Jacquelyn G. Black

ISBN13: 978-0470541098
ISBN10: 0470541091
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 12
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Published: 2012
International: No
Summary

Jacquelyn Black's 8th Edition of Microbiology: Principles and Explorations builds upon the previous best-selling textbooks in this series with an enhanced introduction to the study of Microbiology in the same engaging writing style throughout the narrative. The text's is even more reader-friendly and focuses on microbiology, allied health, agriculture and food sciences topics.

Author Bio

Jacquelyn Black received her B.A., and M.S. from the University of Chicago and her Ph.D. from Catholic University of America. She has been teaching microbiology to undergraduates since 1970. She is a member of the American Society for Microbiology, and she has received grants for conducting teacher-training programs.

In May of 2000, the Washington Academy of Sciences gave Jackie the Leo Schubert Award for Excellence in Teaching of Science in College. This award is given for exceptional teaching and writing in the field of microbiology, with particular emphasis on the teaching of undergraduate students.

In addition to her extensive teaching experience, Dr. Black has engaged in fieldwork and studies throughout the globe. Her travels have taken her from the interior of Iceland to Belgium, Germany, Lappland, China, South America, Portugal, and to the barrier reef of Belize.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Scope and History of Microbiology.

2. Fundamentals of Chemistry.

3. Microscopy and Staining.

4. Characteristics of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells.

5. Essential Concepts of Metabolism.

6. Growth and Culturing of Bacteria.

7. Microbial Genetics.

8. Gene Transfer and Genetic Engineering.

9. An Introduction to Taxonomy: The Bacteria.

10. Viruses.

11. Eukaryotic Microorganisms and Parasites.

12. Sterilization and Disinfection.

13. Antimicrobial Therapy.

14. Host-Microbe Relationships and Disease Processes.

15. Epidemiology and Nosocomial Infections.

16. Innate Host Defenses.

17. Basic Principles of Adaptive Immunity and Immunization.

18. Immune Disorders.

19. Diseases of the Skin and Eyes; Wounds and Bites.

20. Urogenital and Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

21. Diseases of the Respiratory System.

22. Oral and Gastrointestinal Diseases.

23. Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, and Systemic Diseases.

24. Diseases of the Nervous System.

25. Environmental Microbiology.

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