Microbiology: A Systems Approach

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-02-05
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math

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"Making Connections"Microbiology: A Systems Approachis a non-majors/allied health microbiology textbook that has quickly become known for its unique organization, engaging writing style, and instructional art program. Cowan's "building blocks" approach establishes the big picture first and then gradually layers concepts onto this foundation. This logical structure helps students build knowledge and connect important concepts.www.mhhe.com/cowan2

Table of Contents

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 DefensesCowan’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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