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Appropriate for the non-major/allied health student, this authoritative text carefully explains the fundamentals of microbiology, providing a general overview of the principles followed by more detailed explanations. With its clear and concise writing style,Microbiology: A Human Perspectiveoffers modern coverage on such topics as genomics, biofilms, and quorum sensing. A body systems approach is used in the coverage of diseases.
Table of Contents
|Humans and the Microbial World|
|The Molecules of Life|
|Microscopy and Cell Structure|
|Dynamics of Prokaryotic Growth|
|Control of Microbial Growth|
|Metabolism: Fueling Cell Growth|
|The Blueprint of Life, from DNA to Protein|
|Biotechnology and Recombinant DNA|
|Identification and Classification of Prokaryotes|
|The Diversity of Prokaryotic Organisms|
|The Eukaryotic Members of the Microbial World|
|Viruses of Bacteria|
|Viruses, Prions, and Viroids: Infectious Agents of Animals and Plants|
|The Innate Immune Response|
|The Adaptive Immune Response|
|Applications of Immune Responses|
|Respiratory System Infections|
|Digestive System Infections|
|Nervous System Infections|
|Blood and Lymphatic Infections|
|HIV Disease and Complications of Immunodeficiency|
|Environmental Microbiology: Treatment of Water, Wastes, and Polluted Habitats|
|Pronunciation Key for Bacterial, Fungal, Protozoan, and Viral Names|
|Answers to Multiple Choice Questions|
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