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Prescott's Principles of Microbiologycontinues in the tradition of the market leadingPrescott, Harley, and Klein's Microbiology. In using the 7th edition of PHK's Microbiology as the foundation for the development ofPrinciples, the authors have presented a streamlined, briefer discussion of the broad discipline of microbiology and have focused on readability and the integration of several key themes with an emphasis on evolution, ecology and diversity throughout the text. To accomplish this, each chapter focuses on key concepts and includes only the most relevant, up-to-date examples.Unique toPrinciplesis the inclusion of microbial pathogens into the diversity chapters (chapters 19-24). Thus when students read about the metabolic and genetic diversity of each bacterial, protist, and viral taxon, they are also presented with the important pathogens. In this way, the physiological adaptations that make a given organism successful can be immediately related to its role as a pathogen and pathogens can be readily compared to phylogenetically similar microbes.
Table of Contents
|Introduction to Microbiology|
|The History and Scope of Microbiology|
|Microscopes and the Study of Microbial Structure|
|Procaryotic Cell Structure|
|Eucaryotic Cell Structure and Function|
|Viruses and Other Cellular Agents|
|Microbial Nutrition, Growth, and Control|
|Control of Microorganisms by Physical and Chemical Agents|
|Introduction to Metabolism|
|Catabolism: Energy Release and Conservation|
|Anabolism: The Use of Energy in Biosynthesis|
|Microbial Molecular Biology and Genetics|
|Gene Structure, Replication, and Expression|
|Regulation of Gene Expression|
|Mechanisms of Genetic Variation|
|Biotechnology and Industrial Microbiology|
|The Diversity of The Microbial World|
|Microbial Evolution, Taxonomy, and Diversity|
|Deinococci and Nonproteobacteria Gram Negative Bacteria|
|Low G + C Gram Positive Bacteria|
|High G + C Gram Positive Bacteria|
|Ecology and Symbiosis|
|Biogeochemical Cycling and Introductory Microbial Ecology|
|Microorganisms in Natural Environments|
|Nonspecific (Innate) Host Resistance>|
|Specific (Adaptive) Immunity|
|Microbial Diseases and Their Control|
|Pathogenicity of Microorganisms|
|Clinical Microbiology and Immunology|
|The Epidemiology of Infectious Disease|
|Microbiology of Food|
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