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New edition of an introductory microbiology text with an emphasis on the biology of human disease. Alcamo (microbiology, State U. of New York) presents 18 chapters that discuss the foundations of microbiology, the bacteria, bacterial diseases of humans, other microorganisms, disease and resistance, control of microorganisms, and microbiology and public health. Contains many color and b&w photographs and illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763710675
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
  • Publication date: 8/1/2000
  • Series: Microbiology Ser.
  • Edition description: 6TH EDITION
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 832
  • Product dimensions: 8.76 (w) x 11.14 (h) x 1.48 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Foundations of Microbiology 1
Ch. 1 The Development of Microbiology 3
Ch. 2 Principles of Chemistry 29
Ch. 3 Basic Concepts of Microbiology 51
Pt. 2 The Bacteria 84
Ch. 4 Anatomy and Growth of Bacteria 87
Ch. 5 Bacterial Metabolism 121
Ch. 6 Bacterial Genetics 155
Pt. 3 Bacterial Diseases of Humans 192
Ch. 7 Airborne Bacterial Diseases 195
Ch. 8 Foodborne and Waterborne Bacterial Diseases 227
Ch. 9 Soilborne and Arthropodborne Bacterial Diseases 255
Ch. 10 Sexually Transmitted, Contact, and Miscellaneous Bacterial Diseases 285
Pt. 4 Other Microorganisms 320
Ch. 11 The Viruses 323
Ch. 12 Pneumotropic and Dermotropic Viral Diseases 361
Ch. 13 Viscerotropic and Neurotropic Viral Diseases 389
Ch. 14 The Fungi 429
Ch. 15 The Protozoa 461
Ch. 16 The Multicellular Parasites 493
Pt. 5 Disease and Resistance 518
Ch. 17 Infection and Disease 521
Ch. 18 Resistance to Disease 547
Ch. 19 Immunity and Serology 587
Ch. 20 Immune Disorders 615
Pt. 6 Control of Microorganisms 646
Ch. 21 Physical Control of Microorganisms 649
Ch. 22 Chemical Control of Microorganisms 669
Ch. 23 Chemotherapeutic Agents and Antibiotics 693
Pt. 7 Microbiology and Public Health 722
Ch. 24 Microbiology of Foods 725
Ch. 25 Environmental and Industrial Microbiology 755
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