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  • Edition: 12th
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  • Copyright: 1/5/2015
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Author Biography

Gerard J. Tortora is a professor of biology and teaches microbiology, human anatomy, and physiology at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey. He received his M.A. in Biology from Montclair State College in 1965. He belongs to numerous biology/microbiology organizations, including the American Society of Microbiology (ASM), Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), National Education Association (NEA), New Jersey Educational Association (NJEA), and the Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists (MACUB). Jerry is the author of a number of biological science textbooks. In 1995, he was selected as one of the finest faculty scholars at Bergen Community College, and was named Distinguished Faculty Scholar. In 1996, Jerry received a National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) excellence award from the University of Texas and represented Bergen Community College in a campaign to increase awareness of the contributions of community colleges to higher education.

Berdell R. Funke received his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. in microbiology from Kansas State University. He has spent his professional years as a professor of microbiology at North Dakota State University. He taught introductory microbiology, including laboratory sections, general microbiology, food microbiology, soil microbiology, clinical parasitology, and pathogenic microbiology. As a research scientist in the Experiment Station at North Dakota State, he has published numerous papers on soil microbiology and food microbiology.

Christine L. Case is a registered microbiologist and a professor of microbiology at Skyline College in San Bruno, California, where she has taught for the past 44 years. She received her EdD. in curriculum and instruction from Nova Southeastern University and her M.A. in microbiology from San Francisco State University. She was Director for the Society for Industrial Microbiology (SIM). She received the ASM and California Hayward outstanding educator awards. In addition to teaching, Chris contributes regularly to professional literature, develops innovative educational methodologies, and maintains a personal and professional commitment to conservation and the importance of science in society. Chris is also an avid photographer, and many of her photographs appear in this book.

Table of Contents

Part One: Fundamentals of Microbiology

Ch 1: The Microbial World and You

Ch 2: Chemical Principles

Ch 3: Observing Microorganisms through a Microscope

Ch 4: Functional Anatomy of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells

Ch 5: Microbial Metabolism

Ch 6: Microbial Growth

Ch 7: The Control of Microbial Growth

Ch 8: Microbial Genetics

Ch 9: Biotechnology and DNA Technology

 

Part Two: A Survey of the Microbial World

Ch 10: Classification of Microorganisms

Ch 11: The Prokaryotes: Domains Bacteria and Archaea

Ch 12: The Eukaryotes: Fungi, Algae, Protozoa, and Helminths

Ch 13: Viruses, Viroids, and Prions

 

Part Three: Interaction between Microbe and Host

Ch 14: Principles of Disease and Epidemiology

Ch 15: Microbial Mechanisms of Pathogenicity

Ch 16: Innate Immunity: Nonspecific Defenses of the Host

Ch 17: Adaptive Immunity: Specific Defenses of the Host

Ch 18: Practical Applications of Immunology

Ch 19: Disorders Associated with the Immune System

Ch 20: Antimicrobial Drugs

 

Part Four Microorganisms and Human Disease

Ch 21: Microbial Diseases of the Skin and Eyes

Ch 22: Microbial Diseases of the Nervous System

Ch 23: Microbial Diseases of the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems

Ch 24: Microbial Diseases of the Respiratory System

Ch 25: Microbial Diseases of the Digestive System

Ch 26: Microbial Disease of the Urinary and Reproductive Systems

 

Part Five: Environmental and Applied Microbiology

Ch 27: Environmental Microbiology

Ch 28: Applied and Industrial Microbiology

 

Appendix A: Metabolic Pathways

Appendix B: Exponents, Exponential Notation, Logarithms, and Generation Time

Appendix C: Methods for Taking Clinical Samples

Appendix D: Pronunciation of Scientific Names

Appendix E: Word Roots Used in Microbiology

Appendix F: Classification of Bacteria According to Bergey’s Manual

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