This is the 7th edition with a publication date of 11/10/2011.
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Appropriate for the mixed/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. Users who purchase Connect Plus receive access to the full online ebook version of the textbook.
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