Microbiology : A Systems Approach

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-01-04
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Microbiology: A Systems Approach is a non-majors microbiology textbook that has quickly become known for its unique organization, appealing writing style, and current medical applications. Cowan/Talaro utilizes an organ systems approach, but unlike any other book, this text first describes the clinical presentation (the particular set of symptoms) and then all of the organisms that could cause the symptom as opposed to just providing a long list of organisms to study. This treatment is unique and represents a real difference in the method of teaching microbiology.

Table of Contents

A Systems Approach
The Main Themes of Microbiology
The Chemistry of Biology
Tools of the Laboratory
The Methods for Studying Microorganisms
Procaryotic Profiles
The Bacteria and Archaea
Eucaryotic Cells and Microorganisms
An Introduction to the Viruses
Elements of Microbial Nutrition, Ecology, and Growth
Microbial Metabolism
The Chemical Crossroads of Life
Microbial Genetics
Genetic Engineering
A Revolution in Molecular Biology
Physical and Chemical Control of Microbes
Drugs, Microbes, Host-The Elements of Chemotherapy
Microbe-Human Interactions
Infection and Disease
Nonspecific Host Defenses Cowan's Microbiology 2/e TOC, contd.
Specific Immunity and Immunization
Disorders in Immunity
Diagnosing Infections
Infectious Diseases Affecting the Skin and Eyes
Infectious Diseases Affecting the Nervous System
Infectious Diseases Affecting the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems
Infectious Diseases Affecting the Respiratory System
Infectious Diseases Affecting the Gastrointestinal Tract
Infectious Diseases Affecting the Genitourinary System
Environmental Microbiology
Applied Microbiology
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