Microbiology: Principles and Explorations / Edition 7

Microbiology: Principles and Explorations / Edition 7

by Jacquelyn G. Black
     
 

Now updated to reflect the latest topics in the field (e.g., SARS, bioterrorism, GMO's, geomicrobiology) and accompanied by state-of-the-art animations of key concepts, this new edition is sure to help inspire a new generation of enthusiasts for the dynamic science of microbiology. See more details below

Overview

Now updated to reflect the latest topics in the field (e.g., SARS, bioterrorism, GMO's, geomicrobiology) and accompanied by state-of-the-art animations of key concepts, this new edition is sure to help inspire a new generation of enthusiasts for the dynamic science of microbiology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470279823
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
968
Product dimensions:
8.99(w) x 10.91(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Scope and history of microbiology1
Ch. 2Fundamentals of chemistry27
Ch. 3Microscopy and staining51
Ch. 4Characteristics of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells76
Ch. 5Essential concepts of metabolism112
Ch. 6Growth and culturing of bacteria142
Ch. 7Microbial genetics172
Ch. 8Gene transfer and genetic engineering204
Ch. 9An introduction to taxonomy : the bacteria232
Ch. 10Viruses264
Ch. 11Eukaryotic microorganisms and parasites299
Ch. 12Sterilization and disinfection328
Ch. 13Antimicrobial therapy352
Ch. 14Host-microbe relationships and disease processes385
Ch. 15Epidemiology and nosocomial infections411
Ch. 16Innate host defenses446
Ch. 17Immunology I : basic principles of adaptive immunity and immunization470
Ch. 18Immunology II : immunological disorders and tests506
Ch. 19Diseases of the skin and eyes : wounds and bites547
Ch. 20Urogenital and sexually transmitted diseases577
Ch. 21Diseases of the respiratory system608
Ch. 22Oral and gastrointestinal diseases643
Ch. 23Cardiovascular, lymphatic, and systemic diseases683
Ch. 24Diseases of the nervous system720
Ch. 25Environmental microbiology747
Ch. 26Applied microbiology779
App. AMetric system measurements, conversions, and math tools
App. BClassification of bacteria and viruses
App. CWord roots commonly encountered in microbiology
App. DSafety precautions in the handling of clinical specimens
App. EMetabolic pathways

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