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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: 9780697127600
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 11/1/1994
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 832

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

Part I Life and Death of Microorganisms

1 Humans and the Microbial World

2 The Molecules of Life

3 Microscopy and Cell Structure

4 Dynamics of Prokaryotic Growth

5 Control of Microbial Growth

6 Metabolism: Fueling Cell Growth

7 The Blueprint of Life, from DNA to Protein

8 Bacterial Genetics

9 Biotechnology and Recombinant DNA

Part II The Microbial World

10 Identification and Classification of Prokaryotes

11 The Diversity of Prokaryotic Organisms

12 The Eukaryotic Members of the Microbial World

13 Viruses of Bacteria

14 Viruses, Prions, and Viroids: Infectious Agents of Animal and Plants

Part III Microorganisms and Humans

15 The Innate Immune Response

16 The Adaptive Immune Response

17 Applications of Immune Responses

18 Immunologic Disorders

19 Host-Microbe Interactions

20 Epidemiology

21 Antimicrobial Medications

Part IV Infectious Diseases

22 Skin Infections

23 Wound Infections

24 Respiratory System Infections

25 Digestive System Infections

26 Genitourinary Infections

27 Nervous Systems Infections

28 Blood and Lymphatic Infections

29 HIV Disease and Complications of Immunodeficiency

Part V Applied Microbiology

30 Microbial Ecology

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

32 Food Microbiology

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