Microbiology : A Human Perspective with Microbes in Motion 3 and OLC password Card

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-08-13
  • 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, providing a general overview of the principles followed by more detailed explanations. With its easy-to-read writing style, Microbiology: A Human Perspective offers 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

I Life and Death of Microorganisms

1 Humans and the Microbial World

2 The Molecules of Life

3 Microscopy and Cell Structure

4 Dynamics of Prokaryotic Growth

5 Control of Microbial Growth

6 Metabolism: Fueling Cell Growth

7 The Blueprint of Life: From DNA to Protein

8 Bacterial Genetics

9 Biotechnology and Recombinant DNA

II The Microbial World

10 Classification and Identification of Prokaryotes

11 The Diversity of Prokaryotic Microorganisms

12 The Eukaryotic Members of the Microbial World

13 Viruses of Bacteria

14 Viruses of Animals and Plants

III Microorganisms and Humans

15 Nonspecific Immunity

16 Specific Immunity

17 Applications of Immune Responses

18 Immunologic Disorders

19 Host-Microbe Interactions

20 Epidemiology

21 Antimicrobial Medications

IV Infectious Diseases

22 Skin Infections

23 Respiratory System Infections

24 Alimentary System Infections

25 Genitourinary Infections

26 Nervous System Infections

27 Wound Infections

28 Blood and Lymphatic Infections

29 HIV Disease and Complications of Immunodeficiency

V Applied Microbiology

30 Environmental Microbiology

31 Water and Waste Treatment

32 Food Microbiology

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