9780077350130

Prescott's Microbiology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780077350130

  • ISBN10:

    0077350138

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/3/2010
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science Engineering
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Summary

The author team of Prescott’s Microbiology continues the tradition of past editions by providing a balanced, comprehensive introduction to all major areas of microbiology.

Because of this balance, Microbiology is appropriate for microbiology majors and mixed majors courses. The new authors have focused on readability, artwork, and the integration of several key themes (including evolution, ecology and diversity) throughout the text, making an already superior text even better.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Microbiology
The Evolution of Microorganisms and Microbiology
Microscopy
Bacteria and Archaea
Eukaryotic Microbial Structure and Function
Viruses and Other Acellular Infectious Agents
Microbial Nutrition, Growth, and Control
Microbial Nutrition
Microbial Growth and Reproduction
Control of Microorganisms in the Environment
Microbial Metabolism
Introduction to Metabolism
Catabolism: Energy Release and Conservation
Anabolism: The Use of Energy in Biosynthesis
Microbial Molecular Biology and Genetics
Genes: Structure, Replication, and Expression
Regulation of Cellular Processes
Mechanisms of Genetic Variation
Recombinant DNA Technology
Microbial Genomics
The Diversity of the Microbial World
Microbial Taxonomy and the Evolution of Diversity
The Archaea
The Deinococci and Nonproeobacteria Gram Negatives
The Proteobacteria
The Low G + C Gram-Positive Bacteria: The Firmicutes
The High G + C Gram-Positive Bacteria: The Actinobacteria
The Protists
The Fungi
The Viruses
Ecology and Symbiosis
Biogeochemical Cycling
Methods in Microbial Ecology
Microorganisms in Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
Microorganisms in Terrestrial Ecosystems
Microbial Interactions
Pathogenicity and Host Response
Infection and Pathogenicity
Nonspecific (Innate) Host Resistance
Specific (Adaptive) Immunity
Microbial Diseases, Detection, and their Control
Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Clinical Microbiology and Immunology
Epidemiology and Public Health Microbiology
Human Diseases Caused by Viruses and Prions
Human Diseases Caused by Bacteria
Human Diseases Caused by Fungi and Protists
Applied Microbiology
Microbiology of Food
Industrial Microbiology
Applied Environmental Microbiology
A Review of the Chemistry of Biological Molecules
Common Metabolic Pathways
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This book covers all the basic knowledge of microbiology....I can say it is a bible for whole microbiology. This was a great buy. Product was in great condition as described. And shipping was fast and on time. Thank you.
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