Foundations in Microbiology

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/17/2004
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Written with the non-major/allied health student in mind, the authors use common, everyday analogies to explain the many difficult microbiology concepts. Unlike any other allied health microbiology textbook on the market, the art program showcases beautiful illustrations with the use of bold, primary colors. A taxonomic approach is used for the study of pathogens.

Table of Contents

1 The Main Themes of Microbiology

2 From Atoms to Cells: A Chemical Connection

3 Tools of the Laboratory: The Methods for Studying Microorganisms

4 Procaryotic Profiles: The Bacteria and Archaea

5 Eucaryotic Cells and Microorganisms

6 An Introduction to the Viruses

7 Elements of Microbial Nutrition, Ecology, and Growth

8 Microbial Metabolism: The Chemical Crossroads of Life

9 Microbial Genetics

10 Genetic Engineering: A Revolution in Molecular Biology

11 Physical and Chemical Control of Microbes

12 Drugs, Microbes, Host -- The Elements of Chemotherapy

13 Microbe-Human Interactions: Infection and Disease

14 The Nature of Host Defenses

15 The Acquisition of Specific Immunity and Its Applications

16 Immunization and Immune Assays

17 Disorders in Immunity

Introduction to Identification Techniques in Medical Microbiology

18 The Cocci of Medical Importance

19 The Gram-Positive Bacilli of Medical Importance

20 The Gram-Negative Bacilli of Medical Importance

21 Miscellaneous Bacterial Agents of Disease

22 The Fungi of Medical Importance

23 The Parasites of Medical Importance

24 Introduction to the Viruses of Medical Importance: The DNA Viruses

25 The RNA Viruses of Medical Importance

26 Environmental and Applied Microbiology

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