9780077438883

Loose Leaf Version of Foundations in Microbiology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780077438883

  • ISBN10:

    0077438884

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Loose-leaf
  • Copyright: 1/27/2011
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Summary

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 the Viruses

7 Elements of Microbial Nutrition, Ecology, and Growth

8 Microbial Metabolism

9 Microbial Genetics

10 Genetic Engineering

11 Physical and Chemical Agents for Microbial Control

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

13 Microbe-Human Interactions

14 Nonspecific Host Defenses

15 Adaptive, Specific Immunity and Immunization

16 Disorders in Immunity

17 Diagnosing Infections

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 Viruses That Infect Humans: The DNA Viruses

25 The RNA Viruses That Infect Humans

26 Environmental Microbiology

27 Applied Microbiology

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