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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-01-14
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
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Microbial Science: Fundamentals and Applications helps to develop a meaningful connection with the material through the incorporation of primary literature, applications and examples. The text offers an ideal balance between comprehensive, in-depth coverage of core concepts, while employing a narrative style that incorporates many relevant applications and a unique focus on current research and experimentation. Rather than presenting material as discrete pieces, Wessner frames information around the three pillars of physiology, ecology and genetics; which highlights their interconnectedness and helps students see a bigger picture. This innovative organization establishes a firm foundation for later work and provides a perspective on real-world applications of microbiology. Wessner presents microbiology as a fascinating field of exploration and experimentation. A unique Mini-Papers feature in every chapter provides an analysis of real experimental data in carefully-selected primary literature (both classic and current). These real sources help to build critical reasoning skills and deepens understanding of what microbiologists do in everyday life.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Microbial World

Chapter 2 Bacteria

Chapter 3. Eukaryal Microbes

Chapter 4 Archaea

Chapter 5 Viruses

Chapter 6 Cultivating Microorganisms

Chapter 7 Replication and Gene Expression

Chapter 8 Viral Replication Strategies

Chapter 9 Bacterial Genetic Analysis

Chapter 10 Microbial Genomics

Chapter 11 Regulation of Gene Expression

Chapter 12 Biotechnology

Chapter 13 Metabolism

Chapter 14 Biogeochemical Cycles

Chapter 15 Microbial Ecosystems

Chapter 16 The Microbiology of Food and Water

Chapter 17 Microbial Symbionts

Chapter 18 Introduction to Infectious Diseases

Chapter 19 Innate Host Defenses Against Microbial Invasion

Chapter 20 Adaptive Immunity

Chapter 21 Bacterial Pathogenesis

Chapter 22 Viral Pathogenesis

Chapter 23: Eukaryal Microbe Pathogenesis

Chapter 24 Control of Infectious Disease

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