9780077213411

Prescott's Principles of Microbiology

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    9780077213411

  • ISBN10:

    0077213416

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/21/2008
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math

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Summary

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
Microbial Nutrition
Microbial Growth
Control of Microorganisms by Physical and Chemical Agents
Microbial Metabolism
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
Microbial Genomics
Biotechnology and Industrial Microbiology
The Diversity of The Microbial World
Microbial Evolution, Taxonomy, and Diversity
The Archaea
Deinococci and Nonproteobacteria Gram Negative Bacteria
Proteobacteria
Low G + C Gram Positive Bacteria
High G + C Gram Positive Bacteria
Eucaryotic Microbes
Viral Diversity
Ecology and Symbiosis
Biogeochemical Cycling and Introductory Microbial Ecology
Microorganisms in Natural Environments
Microbial Interactions
Host Defenses
Nonspecific (Innate) Host Resistance>
Specific (Adaptive) Immunity
Microbial Diseases and Their Control
Pathogenicity of Microorganisms
Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Clinical Microbiology and Immunology
The Epidemiology of Infectious Disease
Applied Microbiology
Microbiology of Food
Industrial Microbiology
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