Microbiology: A Human Perspective : A Human Perspective

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-09-29
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Appropriate for the non-major/allied health student, this authoritative text carefully explains the fundamentals of microbiology, providing a general overview of the principles followed by more detailed explanations. With its clear and concise writing style,Microbiology: A Human Perspectiveoffers modern coverage on such topics as genomics, biofilms, and quorum sensing. A body systems approach is used in the coverage of diseases.

Table of Contents

Humans and the Microbial World
The Molecules of Life
Microscopy and Cell Structure
Dynamics of Prokaryotic Growth
Control of Microbial Growth
Metabolism: Fueling Cell Growth
The Blueprint of Life, from DNA to Protein
Bacterial Genetics
Biotechnology and Recombinant DNA
Identification and Classification of Prokaryotes
The Diversity of Prokaryotic Organisms
The Eukaryotic Members of the Microbial World
Viruses of Bacteria
Viruses, Prions, and Viroids: Infectious Agents of Animals and Plants
The Innate Immune Response
The Adaptive Immune Response
Host-Microbe Interactions
Immunologic Disorders
Applications of Immune Responses
Antimicrobial Medications
Respiratory System Infections
Skin Infections
Wound Infections
Digestive System Infections
Genitourinary Infections
Nervous System Infections
Blood and Lymphatic Infections
HIV Disease and Complications of Immunodeficiency
Microbial Ecology
Environmental Microbiology: Treatment of Water, Wastes, and Polluted Habitats
Food Microbiology
Microbial Mathematics
Microbial Terminology
Pronunciation Key for Bacterial, Fungal, Protozoan, and Viral Names
Metabolic Pathways
Answers to Multiple Choice Questions
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