Alcamo's Fundamentals of Microbiology

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-12-01
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett
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Alcamo’s Fundamentals of Microbiology, Eighth Edition provides a firm foundation in microbiology with an emphasis on human disease. It is written for students in nursing and allied health programs and is appropriate for non-majors microbiology courses. The Eighth Edition of this classic text, revised by award winning educator Jeffrey Pommerville, retains the late Ed Alcamo’s student friendly style. Microbiology is a rapidly advancing and dynamic discipline. Dr. Pommerville presents new content on recent discoveries, such as information on the avian flu and the 2006 Midwest mumps outbreak, in a manner that is directly applicable to students. Dr. Pommerville also integrates new teaching pedagogies, based on his years of teaching experience, to promote problem-based learningand facilitate mastery of concepts.

Table of Contents

Foundations of microbiologyp. 2
Microbiology : then and nowp. 5
The chemical building blocks of lifep. 40
Concepts and tools for studying microorganismsp. 69
The bacteria and archaeap. 102
Prokaryotic cell structure and functionp. 105
Prokaryotic growth and nutritionp. 137
Metabolism of prokaryotic cellsp. 161
Prokaryotic geneticsp. 190
Gene transfer, genetic engineering, and genomicsp. 220
Bacterial diseases of humansp. 252
Airborne bacterial diseasesp. 255
Foodborne and waterborne bacterial diseasesp. 280
Soilborne and arthropodborne bacterial diseasesp. 308
Sexually transmitted, contact, and miscellaneous bacterial diseasesp. 333
Viruses and eukaryotic microorganismsp. 366
The viruses and virus-like agentsp. 369
Viral infections of the respiratory tract and skinp. 408
Viral infections of the blood, lymphatic, gastrointestinal, and nervous systemsp. 440
Eukaryotic microorganisms : the fungip. 476
Eukaryotic microorganisms : the parasitesp. 506
Disease and resistancep. 544
Infection and diseasep. 547
Resistance and the immune system : innate immunityp. 580
Resistance and the immune system : acquired immunityp. 601
Immunity and serologyp. 628
Immune disordersp. 661
Control of microorganismsp. 692
Physical and chemical control of microorganismsp. 695
Antimicrobial drugsp. 726
Microbiology and public healthp. 758
Microbiology of foodsp. 761
Environmental microbiologyp. 789
Industrial microbiology and biotechnologyp. 814
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