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Key Benefit: TheThird EditionofMicrobiology with Diseases by Taxonomyis the most cutting-edge microbiology book available, offering unparalleled currency, accuracy, and assessment. The state-of-the science approach begins with a compelling focus on emerging diseases and diseases readers will encounter in clinical settings. Readers'comprehension is ensured with end-of-chapter practice that encompasses both visual and conceptual understanding. With this revision, both readers and instructors will benefit from the practice and assessment available with the new, unrivaledMasteringMicrobiologytrade;program. Package Components: MasteringMicrobiology with Pearson eText Student Access Code Card Microbiology with Diseases by Taxonomy, Third Edition Key Topics: A Brief History of Microbiology, The Chemistry of Microbiology, Cell Structure and Function, Microscopy, Staining, and Classification, Microbial Metabolism, Microbial Nutrition and Growth, Microbial Genetics, Recombinant DNA Technology, Controlling Microbial Growth in the Environment, Controlling Microbial Growth in the Body: Antimicrobial Drugs, Characterizing and Classifying Prokaryotes, Characterizing and Classifying Eukaryotes, Characterizing and Classifying Viruses, Viroids, and Prions, Infection, Infectious Disease, and Epidemiology, Innate Immunity, Adaptive Immunity, Immunization and Immune Testing,Immune Disorders, Pathogenic Gram-Positive Bacteria, Pathogenic Gram-Negative Cocci and Bacilli, Rickettsias, Chlamydias, Spirochetes, and Vibrios, Pathogenic Fungi, Parasitic Protozoa, Helminths, and Arthropod Vectors, Pathogenic DNA Viruses, Pathogenic RNA Viruses, Applied and Environmental Microbiology Market Description:Intended for those interested in gaining a basic understanding of microbiology
Robert W. Bauman holds a Ph.D. in Biology from Stanford University, an M.A. in Botany from the University of Texas at Austin, and a B.A. in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a full professor of biology in the Department of Biological Sciences at Amarillo College in Amarillo, Texas, where he previously served as chairman of the department. He has been teaching microbiology and human anatomy and physiology since 1988. In 2004, the students of Amarillo College selected Dr. Bauman as the recipient of the John. F. Mead Faculty Excellence Award.
His research interests have included the morphology and ecology of freshwater algae, the cell biology of marine algae (particularly the deposition of cell walls and intercellular communication), and environmentally triggered chromogenesis in butterflies. His dissertation research at Stanford was on intercellular and cell growth in red algae at the Hopkins Marine Station.
Robert Bauman is the author of another microbiology textbook at Benjamin Cummings, Microbiology with Diseases by Body System, 2/e (copyright 2009). He is an active member of the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) and Texas Community College Teacher’s Association (TCCTA).
Table of Contents
1. A Brief History of Microbiology 2. The Chemistry of Microbiology 3. Cell Structure and Function 4. Microscopy, Staining, and Classification 5. Microbial Metabolism 6. Microbial Nutrition and Growth 7. Microbial Genetics 8. Recombinant DNA Technology 9. Controlling Microbial Growth in the Environment 10. Controlling Microbial Growth in the Body: Antimicrobial Drugs 11. Characterizing and Classifying Prokaryotes 12. Characterizing and Classifying Eukaryotes 13. Characterizing and Classifying Viruses, Viroids, and Prions 14. Infection, Infectious Disease, and Epidemiology 15. Innate Immunity 16. Adaptive Immunity 17. Immunization and Immune Testing 18. Immune Disorders 19. Pathogenic Gram-Positive Bacteria 20. Pathogenic Gram-Negative Cocci and Bacilli 21. Rickettsias, Chlamydias, Spirochetes, and Vibrios 22. Pathogenic Fungi 23. Parasitic Protozoa, Helminths, and Arthropod Vectors 24. Pathogenic DNA Viruses 25. Pathogenic RNA Viruses 26. Applied and Environmental Microbiology