Alcamo's Fundamentals of Microbiology. 7th Edition

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The seventh edition of this classic text, now with a new title to honor the late Professor Ed Alcamo, is filled with updated content, new pedagogical features, an enhanced art program, and updated student and instructor supplements. Revised by Jeffrey C. Pommerville, Ph.D., Professor of Biology and Microbiology at Glendale Community College, Alcamo's Fundamentals of Microbiology, Seventh Edition retains the signature Alcamo style, its friendly tone, personal writing style, student-friendly organization, and ...
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Overview

The seventh edition of this classic text, now with a new title to honor the late Professor Ed Alcamo, is filled with updated content, new pedagogical features, an enhanced art program, and updated student and instructor supplements. Revised by Jeffrey C. Pommerville, Ph.D., Professor of Biology and Microbiology at Glendale Community College, Alcamo's Fundamentals of Microbiology, Seventh Edition retains the signature Alcamo style, its friendly tone, personal writing style, student-friendly organization, and emphasis on real-world applications. Professor Pommerville has added material to keep pace with new developments in the field such as a new chapter covering genetic engineering and bacterial genomics and the latest information on emerging infectious diseases. Alcamo's continues to be the ideal microbiology text for nursing and allied health students and is suitable also for other non-majors microbiology courses.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763700676
  • Publisher: Jones & Barlett Learning
  • Publication date: 2/27/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 1120
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Foundations of Microbiology xxx
Chapter 1 Microbiology: Then and Now 3
Chapter 2 Chemical Building Blocks of Life 44
Chapter 3 Basic Concepts of Microbiology 76
Part 2 The Bacteria 118
Chapter 4 Bacterial Structure and Growth 121
Chapter 5 Bacterial Metabolism 161
Chapter 6 Bacterial Genetics 195
Chapter 7 Genetic Engineering and Bacterial Genomics 230
Part 3 Bacterial Diseases of Humans 270
Chapter 8 Airborne Bacterial Diseases 273
Chapter 9 Foodborne and Waterborne Bacterial Diseases 307
Chapter 10 Soilborne and Arthropodborne Diseases 343
Chapter 11 Sexually Transmitted, Contact, and Miscellaneous Bacterial Diseases 376
Part 4 Other Microorganisms 418
Chapter 12 The Viruses and Virus-like Agents 421
Chapter 13 Pneumotropic and Dermotropic Viral Diseases 469
Chapter 14 Viscerotropic and Neurotropic Viral Diseases 507
Chapter 15 The Fungi 555
Chapter 16 The Protozoa 594
Chapter 17 The Multicellular Parasites 631
Part 5 Disease and Resistance 656
Chapter 18 Infection and Disease 659
Chapter 19 Resistance and the Immune System 699
Chapter 20 Immunity and Serology 742
Chapter 21 Immune Disorders 780
Part 6 Control of Microorganisms 820
Chapter 22 Physical Control of Microorganisms 823
Chapter 23 Chemical Control of Microorganisms 849
Chapter 24 Chemotherapeutic Agents and Antibiotics 877
Part 7 Microbiology and Public Health 912
Chapter 25 Microbiology of Foods 915
Chapter 26 Environmental Microbiology 949
Chapter 27 Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology 976
Appendices A1
Glossary G1
Index I1
Photo Acknowledgments
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