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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