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In May of 2000, the Washington Academy of Sciences gave Jackie the Leo Schubert Award for Excellence in Teaching of Science in College. This award is given for exceptional teaching and writing in the field of microbiology, with particular emphasis on the teaching of undergraduate students.
In addition to her extensive teaching experience, Dr. Black has engaged in fieldwork and studies throughout the globe. Her travels have taken her from the interior of Iceland to Belgium, Germany, Lappland, China, South America, Portugal, tot he barrier reef of Belize, and most recently to over a dozen universities in Russia.
Dr. Black describes herself as an "incorrigible snoop," interested in all the various aspects and applications of microbiology. This natural curiosity, coupled with her classroom and laboratory experience, makes her uniquely qualified to author an introductory microbiology textbook. This book conveys her sense of excitement for microbiology and offers the most current information on developments and applications within this field.
Table of Contents
|Scope and History of Microbiology||p. 1|
|Fundamentals of Chemistry||p. 27|
|Microscopy and Staining||p. 51|
|Characteristics of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells||p. 76|
|Essential Concepts of Metabolism||p. 112|
|Growth and Culturing of Bacteria||p. 142|
|Microbial Genetics||p. 172|
|Gene Transfer and Genetic Engineering||p. 204|
|An Introduction to Taxonomy: The Bacteria||p. 232|
|Eukaryotic Microorganisms and Parasites||p. 299|
|Sterilization and Disinfection||p. 328|
|Antimicrobial Therapy||p. 352|
|Host-Microbe Relationships and Disease Processes||p. 385|
|Epidemiology and Nosocomial Infections||p. 411|
|Innate Host Defenses||p. 446|
|Immunology I: Basic Principles of Specific Immunity and Immunization||p. 470|
|Immunology II: Immunological Disorders and Tests||p. 506|
|Diseases of the Skin and Eyes; Wounds and Bites||p. 547|
|Urogenital and Sexually Transmitted Diseases||p. 577|
|Diseases of the Respiratory System||p. 608|
|Oral and Gastrointestinal Diseases||p. 643|
|Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, and Systemic Diseases||p. 683|
|Diseases of the Nervous System||p. 720|
|Environmental Microbiology||p. 747|
|Applied Microbiology||p. 779|
|Metric System Measurements, Conversions, and Math Tools||p. 1|
|Classification of Bacteria and Viruses||p. 3|
|Word Roots Commonly Encountered in Microbiology||p. 14|
|Safety Precautions in the Handling of Clinical Specimens||p. 17|
|Metabolic Pathways||p. 18|
|Clinical Case Study Answers||p. 1|
|Critical Thinking Questions Answers||p. 2|
|Self-Quiz Answers||p. 7|
|Photo Credits||p. 1|
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