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Microbe - 06 edition

Microbe - 06 edition

ISBN13: 9781555813208

ISBN10: 1555813208

Microbe by Moselio Schaechter, John L. Ingraham and Frederick C. Neidhardt - ISBN 9781555813208
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
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Microbe by Moselio Schaechter, John L. Ingraham and Frederick C. Neidhardt - ISBN 9781555813208

ISBN13: 9781555813208

ISBN10: 1555813208

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 06

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Summary

Microbe, a brand new, general microbiology textbook intended for upper-division undergraduate courses, is an exciting introduction to the world of microbes. With a distinct ecological and evolutionary orientation, Microbe invites readers to partake of the most current advances in the field. Written by prominent scientists with practical teaching, textbook writing, and research experience, this new textbook will engage students in the learning process with its clear, reader-friendly style and unique perspective of the field.

Microbe is paradigm-driven rather than fact-driven. Key concepts are illustrated by inspiring examples that convey the excitement of the field. This is not a compendium of facts, but rather a textbook in the older, traditional sense: a book that can be used for studying rather than for looking up factual information.

The book is divided into seven sections covering the most pertinent information related to the study of microbes, including microbial activity; structure and function; growth, inheritance, physiology, and diversity; and biological interactions. Each chapter concludes with though-provoking study questions, for which answers are listed in the back of the book.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Section I. Microbial Activity

1. The World of Microbes

Section II. Structure and Function

2. Prokaryotic Cell Structure and Function: Enveloples and Appendages
3. Prokaryotic Cell Structure and Function: the Cell Interior

Section III. Growth

4. Growth of Microbial Populations
5. Making a Cell
6. Fueling
7. Biosynthesis
8. Building Macromolecules
9. The Cell Division Cycle

Section IV. Inheritance

10. Genetics
11. Evolution

Section V. Physiology

12. Coordination and Regulation
13. Succeeding in the Environment
14. Differentiation and Development

Section VI. Diversity

15. Prokaryotic Microbes
16. Eukaryotic Microbes
17. Viruses, Viroids, and Prions

Section VII. Interactions

18. Ecology
19. Symbiosis, Predation, and Antibiosis
20. Pathogenesis: the Vertebrate Host
21. Infection: the Microbe
22. Microbes and Human History
23. Putting Microbes to Work


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