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Table of Contents
Part I Characteristics of microorganisms
Chapter 1 The microbial world 3
Chapter 2 Handling and growing microorganisms 11
Chapter 3 Bacterial structure and function 21
Chapter 4 Mycology: the study of fungi 33
Chapter 5 Protozoa 43
Chapter 6 Viruses and viral infections 49
Chapter 7 Characteristics of other microorganisms and infectious agents 57
Part II Microorganisms and the treatment of infections
Chapter 8 Infection and immunity 65
Chapter 9 The selection and use of antibiotics 79
Chapter 10 Antibacterial antibiotics 87
Chapter 11 Antifungal agents 95
Chapter 12 Antiviral agents 103
Chapter 13 Antibiotic resistance 117
Chapter 14 Antibiotic stewardship 127
Part III Microorganisms and the manufacture of medicines
Chapter 15 Bioburdens: counting, detecting and identifying microorganisms 137
Chapter 16 Antiseptics, disinfectants and preservatives 149
Chapter 17 The manufacture of medicines: product contamination and preservation 161
Chapter 18 The design of sterilization processes 175
Chapter 19 Sterilization methods 183
Chapter 20 The use of microorganisms in the manufacture of medicines 197