Microbiology: A Systems Approach

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-01-18
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Microbiology: A Systems Approach is an exciting new textbook written with the non-major/allied health student in mind. Offering an engaging writing style through the use of tools such as case studies and analogies, the text thoroughly explains difficult microbiology concepts in an accessible manner. Utilizing an organ systems approach, the unique in-chapter organization of the disease/clinical chapters provides students a realistic viewpoint of the clinical experiences they will encounter in the future.

Table of Contents

1 The Main Themes of Microbiology

2 From Atoms to Cells: A Chemical Connection

3 Tools of the Laboratory: The Methods for Studying Microorganisms

4 Procaryotic Profiles: The Bacteria and Archaea

5 Eucaryotic Cells and Microorganisms

6 An Introduction to the Viruses

7 Elements of Microbial Nutrition, Ecology, and Growth

8 Microbial Metabolism: The Chemical Crossroads of Life

9 Microbial Genetics

10 Genetic Engineering: A Revolution in Molecular Biology

11 Physical and Chemical Control of Microbes

12 Drugs, Microbes, Host - The Elements of Chemotherapy

13 Microbe-Human Interactions: Infection and Disease

14 Nonspecific Host Defenses

15 Specific Immunity and Immunization

16 Disorders in Immunity

17 Diagnosing Infections

18 Infectious Diseases Affecting the Skin and Eyes

19 Infectious Diseases Affecting the Nervous System

20 Infectious Diseases Affecting the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems

21 Infectious Diseases Affecting the Respiratory System

22 Infectious Diseases Affecting the Gastrointestinal Tract

23 Infectious Diseases Affecting the Genitourinary System

24 Environmental and Applied Microbiology

Appendix A Answers to Multiple-Choice Questions and Selected Matching

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