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Written with the non-major/allied health student in mind, Foundations in Microbiology offers 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
|The Main Themes of Microbiology|
|The Chemistry of Biology|
|Tools of the Laboratory: The Methods for Studying Microorganisms|
|Procaryotic Profiles: The Bacteria and Archea|
|Eucaryotic Cells and Microorganisms|
|An Introduction to the Viruses|
|Elements of Microbial Nutrition, Ecology, and Growth|
|Microbial Metabolism: The Chemical Crossroads of Life|
|Genetic Engineering: A Revolution in Molecular Biology|
|Physical and Chemical Control of Microbes|
|Drugs, Microbes, Host - The Elements of Chemotherapy|
|Microbe-Human Interactions: Infection and Disease|
|Nonspecific Host Defenses|
|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 the Viruses of Medical Importance: The DNA Viruses|
|The RNA Viruses of Medical Importance|
|Environmental and Applied Microbiology|
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