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Instant Notes in Microbiology, second edition continues to provide a concise yet comprehensive coverage of microbiology for undergraduates. All the important areas of microbiology are covered in a format that is ideal for learning and rapid revision. The book has been thoroughly revised and updated to incorporate recent advances.
Section A THE MICROBIAL WORLD. The microbial world. Section B MICROBIAL METABOLISM. Heterotrophic pathways. Electron transport, oxidative phosphorylation and ß-oxidation of fatty acids. Autotrophic reactions. Biosynthetic pathways. Section C INFORMATION STORAGE AND TRANSFER. Structure and organisation of DNA. DNA replication. RNA molecules in the cell. Transcription. Control of gene expression. Structure of proteins. Translation. Section D BACTERIAL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION. Prokaryote taxonomy. Prokaryote cell structure. Prokaryote cell envelope and cell wall synthesis. Bacterial movement and chemotaxis. The Archae. Growth in the laboratory. Prokaryote growth and cell cycle. Techniques used to study microorganisms. The microscope. Section E BACTERIAL GENETICS. Mutations. Mutagenesis. Recombination and transposition. DNA repair mechanisms. Plasmids. F plasmids and conjugation. Bacteriophage. Replication of bacteriophage. Transduction. Transformation. Section F BACTERIA AND ARCHAEA IN THE ENVIRONMENT. Prokaryotes in the environment. Prokaryotes in industry. Bacterial disease - an overview. Human defense mechanisms. Entry and colonization of human hosts. Bacterial toxins and human disease. Control of bacterial infection. Section G EUKARYOTIC MICROBES, AN OVERVIEW. Taxonomy. Eukaryotic cell structure. Cell division and ploidy. Section H THE FUNGI AND RELATED PHYLA. Fungal structure and growth. Fungal nutrition. Reproduction in fungi. Beneficial effects of fungi in their environment. Detrimental effects of fungi in their environment. Section I THE CHLOROHYTA AND PROTISTA. Chlorophytan and protistan taxonomy and structure. Chlorophytan and protistan nutrition and metabolism. Life cycles in the chlorophyta and protista. Beneficial effects of the chlorophyta and protista. Detrimental effects of the chlorophyta and protista. Section J THE VIRUSES. Virus structure. Virus taxonomy. Virus proteins. Virus nucleic acids. Cell culture and virus growth. Virus assay. Virus replication. Virus infection. Viruses and the immune system. Virus vaccines. Antiviral chemotherapy. Plant viruses. Prions and transmissible spongiform encephalopathies.
Posted April 24, 2003
Following the Instant Notes tradition this book covers the essential concepts in Microbiology for undergraduate college students in a simple, clear form. Perfect for studying if you are tired of the bigger books.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.