Foundations in Microbiology

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/12/2008
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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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
Microbial Metabolism
Microbial Genetics
Genetic Engineering
Physical and Chemical Agents for Microbial Control
Drugs, Microbes, Host--The Elements of Chemotherapy
Microbe-Human Interactions
Nonspecific Host Defenses
Adaptive, Specific Immunity and Immunization
Disorders in Immunity
Diagnosing Infections
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
Environmental Microbiology
Applied Microbiology
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