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Written with the non-major/allied health student in mind, Foundations in Microbiologyoffers an engaging and accessible writing style through the use of tools such as case studies and analogies to thoroughly explain difficult microbiology concepts. A taxonomic approach is used for the study of pathogens.
Table of Contents
1 The Main Themes of Microbiology
2 The Chemistry of Biology
3 Tools of the Laboratory: The Methods for Studying Microorganisms
4 A Survey of Prokaryotic Cells and Microorganisms
5 A Survey of Eukaryotic Cells and Microorganisms
6 An Introduction to Viruses
7 Elements of Microbial Nutrition, Ecology, and Growth
8 An Introduction to Microbial Metabolism: The Chemical Crossroads of Life
9 Microbial Genetics
10 Genetic Engineering: A Revolution in Molecular Biology
11 Physical and Chemical Agents for Microbial Control
12 Drugs, Microbes, Host—The Elements of Chemotherapy
13 Microbe-Human Interactions: Infection and Disease