Microbiology with Diseases by Taxonomy, Loose-Leaf Edition

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Loose-leaf
  • Copyright: 2019-01-04
  • Publisher: Pearson

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For courses in introductory microbiology.

Explore the invisible world of microbiology and why it matters to human life

Known for its unique art program and conversational writing style, Robert Bauman’s Microbiology with Diseases by Taxonomy consistently emphasizes why microbiology matters, especially in health care. The taxonomic organization of the disease chapters (Chapters 19—27) presents microbial diseases by type of pathogenic microbe, helping students recognize shared characteristics among categories of microbes. 

The 6th Edition presents a revitalized and strengthened pedagogical framework based on how students learn best. Checkpoints appear throughout the text and direct students to interactive versions of text features in Mastering Microbiology. The interactive features provide just-in-time remediation that helps fill skill gaps and gives students immediate feedback on their progress with the material. New interactive concept maps provide opportunities for students to construct their knowledge and can be assigned in Mastering Microbiology. To emphasize how our understanding of microbiology is constantly expanding, the new edition integrates cutting-edge microbiology research that is critical for today’s students. New Research on Microbial metabolism is introduced in Chapter 5 as well as recent findings on recombinant DNA technology and CRISPR technique are found in Chapter 8. 

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Author Biography

Robert W. Bauman is a professor of biology and past chairman of the Department of Biological Sciences at Amarillo College in Amarillo, Texas. He has taught microbiology, human anatomy and physiology, and botany for over 30 years. In 2004, the students of Amarillo College selected Dr. Bauman as the recipient of the John F. Mead Faculty Excellence Award, and he has been nominated yearly, but winning has been limited to one time. He received an M.A. degree in botany from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. in biology from Stanford University. His research interests have included the morphology and ecology of freshwater algae, the cell biology of marine algae (particularly the deposition of cell walls and intercellular communication), environmentally triggered chromogenesis in butterflies, and terrestrial oil pollution remediation by naturally occurring bacteria. He is a member of the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) where he has held national offices; Texas Community College Teachers Association (TCCTA), where he serves in a statewide position of leadership; American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS); and the Lepidopterists’ Society. When he is not writing books, he enjoys spending time with his family: gardening, hiking, camping, rock climbing, backpacking, cycling, skiing, and reading by a crackling fire in the winter and in a gently swaying hammock in the summer.

Table of Contents

  1. A Brief History of Microbiology 
  2. The Chemistry of Microbiology 
  3. Cell Structure and Function 
  4. Microscopy, Staining, and Classification 
  5. Microbial Metabolism 
  6. Microbial Nutrition and Growth 
  7. Microbial Genetics 
  8. Recombinant DNA Technology 
  9. Controlling Microbial Growth in the Environment 
  10. Controlling Microbial Growth in the Body: Antimicrobial Drugs 
  11. Characterizing and Classifying Prokaryotes 
  12. Characterizing and Classifying Eukaryotes 
  13. Characterizing and Classifying Viruses, Viroids, and Prions 
  14. Infection, Infectious Diseases, and Epidemiology 
  15. Innate Immunity 
  16. 16.  Specific Defense: Adaptive Immunity
  17. Immunization and Immune Testing 
  18. 18.  Hypersensitivities, Autoimmune Diseases, and Immune Deficiencies
  19. Pathogenic Gram-Positive Bacteria  
  20. Pathogenic Gram-Negative Cocci and Bacilli  
  21. Rickettsias, Chlamydias, Spirochetes, and Vibrios  
  22. Pathogenic Fungi  
  23. Parasitic Protozoa, Helminths, and Arthropod Vectors  
  24. Pathogenic DNA Viruses  
  25. Pathogenic RNA Viruses  
  26. Applied and Industrial Microbiology 
  27. Microbial Ecology and Microbiomes 

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