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Microbiology: A Human Perspective

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Edition:
7th
ISBN13:

9780073375311

ISBN10:
0073375314
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
10/18/2011
Publisher(s):
McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Summary

Appropriate for the non-major/allied health student, this text carefully and clearly explains microbiology, providing a strong foundation in the fundamental concepts. With its concise and readable style, Microbiology: A Human Perspectiveoffers coverage of the most current concepts, including recent advances in immunology and genomics, while also ensuring that students have the knowledge and mastery of the fundamentals necessary to understand the advances of the future. A body systems approach is used in the coverage of diseases.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Humans and the Microbial World

Chapter 2: The Molecules of Life

Chapter 3: Microscopy and Cell Structure

Chapter 4: Dynamics of Prokaryotic Growth

Chapter 5: Control of Microbial Growth

Chapter 6: Metabolism: Fueling Cell Growth

Chapter 7: The Blueprint of Life, from DNA to Protein

Chapter 8: Bacterial Genetics

Chapter 9: Biotechnology and Recombinant DNA

Chapter 10: Identification and Classification of Prokaryotes

Chapter 11: The Diversity of Prokaryotic Organisms

Chapter 12: The Eukaryotic Members of the Microbial World

Chapter 13: Viruses, Viroids and Prions

Chapter 14: The Innate Immune Response

Chapter 15: The Adaptive Immune Response

Chapter 16: Host-Microbe Interactions

Chapter 17: Immunologic Disorders

Chapter 18: Applications of Immune Responses

Chapter 19: Epidemiology

Chapter 20: Antimicrobial Medications

Chapter 21: Respiratory System Infections

Chapter 22: Skin Infections

Chapter 23: Wound Infections

Chapter 24: Digestive System Infections

Chapter 25: Genitourinary Infections

Chapter 26: Nervous System Infections

Chapter 27: Blood and Lymphatic Infections

Chapter 28: HIV Disease and Complications of Immunodeficiency

Chapter 29: Microbial Ecology

Chapter 30: Environmental Microbiology: Treatment of Water, Wastes, and Polluted Habitats

Chapter 31: Food Microbiology

Appendix I: Microbial Mathematics

Appendix II: Pronunciation Key for Bacterial, Fungal, Protozoan, and Viral Names

Appendix III: Metabolic Pathways

Appendix IV: Answers to Multiple Choice Questions



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