Loose Leaf Version of Microbiology: A Human Perspective / Edition 6

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Overview

Appropriate for the non-major/allied health student, this authoritative text carefully explains the fundamentals of microbiology, providing a general overview of the principles followed by more detailed explanations. With its clear and concise writing style, Microbiology: A Human Perspective offers modern coverage on such topics as genomics, biofilms, and quorum sensing. A body systems approach is used in the coverage of diseases.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780077366476
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 6/4/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Chair of Microbiology Department

Wife, Martha, is a coauthor.

Retired from University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Coauthor with her husband, Eugene.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Humans and the Microbial World

Chapter 2: The Molecules of Life

Chapter 3: Microscopy and Cell Structure

Chapter 4: Dynamics of Prokaryotic Growth

Chapter 5: Control of Microbial Growth

Chapter 6: Metabolism: Fueling Cell Growth

Chapter 7: The Blueprint of Life, from DNA to Protein

Chapter 8: Bacterial Genetics

Chapter 9: Biotechnology and Recombinant DNA

Chapter 10: Identification and Classification of Prokaryotes

Chapter 11: The Diversity of Prokaryotic Organisms

Chapter 12: The Eukaryotic Members of the Microbial World

Chapter 13: Viruses of Bacteria

Chapter 14: Viruses, Prions, and Viroids: Infectious Agents of Animals and Plants

Chapter 15: The Innate Immune Response

Chapter 16: The Adaptive Immune Response

Chapter 17: Host-Microbe Interactions

Chapter 18: Immunologic Disorders

Chapter 19: Applications of Immune Responses

Chapter 20: Epidemiology

Chapter 21: Antimicrobial Medications

Chapter 22: Respiratory System Infections

Chapter 23: Skin Infections

Chapter 24: Wound Infections

Chapter 25: Digestive System Infections

Chapter 26: Genitourinary Infections

Chapter 27: Nervous System Infections

Chapter 28: Blood and Lymphatic Infections

Chapter 29: HIV Disease and Complications of Immunodeficiency

Chapter 30: Microbial Ecology

Chapter 31: Environmental Microbiology: Treatment of Water, Wastes, and Polluted Habitats

Chapter 32: Food Microbiology
Appendix I: Microbial Mathematics
Appendix II: Microbial Terminology
Appendix III: Pronunciation Key for Bacterial, Fungal, Protozoan, and Viral Names
Appendix IV: Metabolic Pathways
Appendix V: Answers to Multiple Choice Questions
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