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Introduction to Microbiology / Edition 1

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This talented author team of a leading microbiology researcher and educator (and former president of the ASM-American Society for Microbiology) and a physician is uniquely qualified to present and teach the complex and rapidly changing field of microbiology. Their experience combines to give the text an authority and clarity rare in microbiology texts.
The process-oriented approach and stepwise development of concepts helps you understand why scientists know certain facts, not just that they are known. Ultimately, students understand microbiology, not simply memorize it.

This revision includes more motivating Case Studies which increase student relevance, the elimination of jargon to place even greater emphasis on appropriate detail, and a notably clear writing style. Significant updating throughout ensures students have access to the most current research in this dynamic field.
The ancillary package is now one of the most complete packages available for this course, with numerous supplements including a study guide, lab manual, and 251 four-color transparencies. An Electronic Companion to Beginning Microbiology CD-ROM from Cogito Learning Media, Inc. comes free with every new student copy of the text. The CD Connections feature in the textbook guides students to the CD so they can interpret, amplify, practice, and review concepts learned in the text through fun and interactive exercises on the CD.
Gene Discovery Lab CD-ROM/web site is available for students to explore a molecular biology laboratory.
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Editorial Reviews

John L. Ingraham (U. of California) and Catherine A. Ingraham (The Permanent Medical Group, Inc.) present a new edition of a text that addresses all aspects of basic and applied microbiology, including medical, environmental, agricultural, and industrial. Following a consideration of the basic science of microbiology (Part I) and a survey of the various kinds of microorganisms (Part II), Parts III and IV deal with microbial diseases, and Part V examines the way humans use microorganisms and the essential roles they play in Earth's ecology. Changes to this edition include recent scientific progress, expanded case studies, altered presentation of metabolism and genetics, and a CD-ROM which contains a tutorial, quizzes, and exercises. Contains many color illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534167325
  • Publisher: Brooks/Cole
  • Publication date: 12/20/1994
  • Series: Biology Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 271

Table of Contents

PART I: PRINCIPLES OF MICROBIOLOGY. 1. The Science of Microbiology. 2. Basic Chemistry. 3. Methods of Studying Microorganisms. 4. Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells. 5. Metabolism of Microorganisms. 6. The Genetics of Microorganisms. 7. Recombinant DNA Technology. 8. The Growth of Microorganisms. 9. Controlling Microorganisms. PART II: THE MICROORGANISMS. 10. CLASSIFICATION. 11. The Prokaryotes. 12. Eukaryotic Microorganisms, Helminths, and Arthropod Vectors. 13. The Viruses. PART III: PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN-MICROBE INTERACTION. 14. Microorganisms and Human Health. 15. Microorganisms and Human Disease. 16. Defending the Body's Interior: Nonspecific Defenses. 17. The Immune System: Specific Defenses of the Body's Interior. 18. Immunologic Disorders. 19. Diagnostic Immunology. 20. Preventing Disease. 21. Pharmacology. PART IV: HUMAN DISEASES CAUSED BY MICROORGANISMS. 22. Infections of the Respiratory System. 23. Infections of the Digestive System. 24. Infections of the Genitourinary System. 25. Infections of the Nervous System. 26. Infections of the Body's Surfaces. 27. Systemic Infections. PART V: BENEFITS AND USES OF MICROORGANISMS. 28. Microorganisms and the Environment. 29. Microbial Biotechnology. Appendix I: Metric Measurements and Conversions. Appendix II: Some Word Roots Used in Microbiology. Appendix III: Pronunciation of Scientific Names. Appendix IV: Biochemical Pathways. Glossary. Credits. Index.
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