9780805385359

Microbiology : An Introduction

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  • ISBN13:

    9780805385359

  • ISBN10:

    0805385355

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/1/1997
  • Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
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Summary

Over the years, instructors at more than 1000 colleges and universities have made Microbiology: An Introduction, their #1 choice. The new sixth edition builds on the hallmark features of past editionsan accessible writing style, a systems approach to diseases, an exceptional art programand adds new features and supplements that meet the needs of today's students and instructors. This new edition becomes an even better teaching and learning tool with a new Interactive Student Tutorial CD-ROM, expanded critical thinking opportunities, a new Taxonomic Guide to Diseases Appendix, a World Wide Web Site, enhanced step-by-step descriptions added to text and illustrations, expanded end-of-chapter learning materials, and additional coverage of hot topics such as emerging infectious diseases, antibiotic/multi-drug resistance, and rapid identification of microorganisms.

Table of Contents

PART ONE Fundamentals of Microbiology 1(266)
The Microbial World and You
2(25)
Chemical Principles
27(29)
Observing Microorganisms Through a Microscope
56(20)
Functional Anatomy of Procaryotic and Eucaryotic Cells
76(36)
Microbial Metabolism
112(42)
Microbial Growth
154(27)
The Control of Microbial Growth
181(26)
Microbial Genetics
207(35)
Recombinant DNA and Biotechnology
242(25)
PART TWO A Survey of the Microbial World 267(126)
Classification of Microorganisms
268(27)
Bacteria
295(25)
Fungi, Algae, Protozoa, and Multicellular Parasites
320(39)
Viruses
359(34)
PART THREE Interaction Between Microbe and Host 393(164)
Principles of Disease and Epidemiology
394(27)
Microbial Mechanisms of Pathogenicity
421(19)
Nonspecific Defenses of the Host
440(21)
Specific Defenses of the Host: The Immune Response
461(24)
Practical Applications of Immunology
485(19)
Disorders Associated with the Immune System
504(27)
Antimicrobial Drugs
531(26)
PART FOUR Microorganisms and Human Disease 557(156)
Microbial Diseases of the Skin and Eyes
558(22)
Microbial Diseases of the Nervous System
580(22)
Microbial Diseases of the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems
602(28)
Microbial Diseases of the Respiratory System
630(28)
Microbial Diseases of the Digestive System
658(34)
Microbial Diseases of the Urinary and Reproductive Systems
692(21)
PART FIVE Environmental and Applied Microbiology 713(48)
Environmental Microbiology
714(28)
Applied and Industrial Microbiology
742(19)
Appendix A Classification of Bacteria According to Bergey's Manual 761(6)
Appendix B Methods for Taking Clinical Samples 767(2)
Appendix C Metabolic Pathways 769(6)
Appendix D Exponents, Exponential Notation, Logarithms, and Generation Time 775(2)
Appendix E Pronunciation of Scientific Names 777(4)
Appendix F Taxonomic Guide to Diseases 781(5)
Glossary 786(18)
Credits 804(4)
Index 808

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