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Written with the non-major/allied health student in mind,Foundations in Microbiologyoffers an accessible writing style through the use of tools such as case files and analogies to thoroughly explain difficult microbiology concepts. Active learning is promoted via innovative features such as concept mapping and "Visual Understanding" questions (using art to make content connections between chapters). A taxonomic approach is used for the study of pathogens.
Table of Contents
|The Main Themes of Microbiology|
|The Chemistry of Biology|
|Tools of the Laboratory: The Methods for Studying Microorganisms|
|A Survey of Prokaryotic Cells and Microorganisms|
|A Survey of Eukaryotic Cells and Microorganisms|
|An Introduction to the Viruses|
|Elements of Microbial Nutrition, Ecology, and Growth|
|Physical and Chemical Agents for Microbial Control|
|Drugs, Microbes, Host--The Elements of Chemotherapy|
|Nonspecific Host Defenses|
|Adaptive, Specific Immunity and Immunization|
|Disorders in Immunity|
|The Cocci of Medical Importance|
|The Gram-Positive Bacilli of Medical Importance|
|The Gram-Negative Bacilli of Medical Importance|
|Miscellaneous Bacterial Agents of Disease|
|The Fungi of Medical Importance|
|The Parasites of Medical Importance|
|Introduction to Viruses That Infect Humans: The DNA Viruses|
|The RNA Viruses That Infect Humans|
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