Microbiology: An Introduction / Edition 10

Microbiology: An Introduction / Edition 10

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by Gerard J. Tortora, Berdell R. Funke, Christine L. Case, Temma Al-Mukhtar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0321550072

ISBN-13: 9780321550071

Pub. Date: 01/16/2009

Publisher: Benjamin Cummings

This #1 selling non-majors microbiology book is praised for its straightforward presentation of complex topics, careful balance of concepts and applications, and proven art that teaches. In its Tenth Edition, Tortora/Funke/Case responds to the #1 challenge of the microbiology course: teaching a wide range of reader levels, while still addressing reader

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This #1 selling non-majors microbiology book is praised for its straightforward presentation of complex topics, careful balance of concepts and applications, and proven art that teaches. In its Tenth Edition, Tortora/Funke/Case responds to the #1 challenge of the microbiology course: teaching a wide range of reader levels, while still addressing reader under-preparedness. The Tenth Edition meets readers at their respective skill levels.

First, the book signals core microbiology content to readers with the new and highly visual Foundation Figures that readers need to understand before moving forward in a chapter. Second, the book gives readers frequent opportunities for self-assessment with the new Check Your Understanding questions that correspond by number to the chapter Learning Objectives. Then, a new “visual learning” orientation includes: an increased number of the popular Diseases in Focus boxes, newly illustrated end-of-chapter Study Outlines that provide students with visual cues to remind them of chapter content, and new end-of-chapter Draw It questions. The all-new art program is contemporary without compromising Tortora/Funke/Case’s hallmark reputation for precision and clarity. Content revisions include substantially revised immunity chapters and an increased emphasis on antimicrobial resistance, bioterrorism, and biofilms. The new Get Ready for Microbiology workbook and online practice and assessment materials help readers prepare for the course.

The Microbial World and You, Chemical Principles, Observing Microorganisms Through a Microscope, Functional Anatomy of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells, Microbial Metabolism, Microbial Growth, The Control of Microbial Growth, Microbial Genetics, Biotechnology and Recombinant DNA, Classification of Microorganisms, The Prokaryotes: Domains Bacteria and Archaea, The Eukaryotes: Fungi, Algae, Protozoa, and Helminths, Viruses, Viroids, and Prions, Principles of Disease and Epidemiology, Microbial Mechanisms of Pathogenicity, Innate Immunity: Nonspecific Defenses of the Host, Adaptive Immunity: Specific Defenses of the Host, Practical Applications of Immunology, Disorders Associated with the Immune System, Antimicrobial Drugs, Microbial Diseases of the Skin and Eyes, Microbial Diseases of the Nervous System, Microbial Diseases of the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems, Microbial Diseases of the Respiratory System, Microbial Diseases of the Digestive System, Microbial Diseases of the Urinary and Reproductive Systems, Environmental Microbiology, Applied and Industrial Microbiology . Intended for those interested in learning the basics of microbiology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321550071
Publisher:
Benjamin Cummings
Publication date:
01/16/2009
Series:
Symbiosis: the Pearson Custom Library for the Biological Sciences Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
960
Sales rank:
716,711
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

I. FUNDAMENTALS OF MICROBIOLOGY

1. The Microbial World and You

2. Chemical Principles

3. Observing Microorganisms Through a Microscope

4. Functional Anatomy of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells

5. Microbial Metabolism

6. Microbial Growth

7. The Control of Microbial Growth

8. Microbial Genetics

9. Biotechnology and Recombinant DNA

II. A SURVEY OF THE MICROBIAL WORLD

10. Classification of Microorganisms

11. The Prokaryotes: Domains Bacteria and Archaea

12. The Eukaryotes: Fungi, Algae, Protozoa, and Helminths

13. Viruses, Viroids, and Prions

III. INTERACTION BETWEEN MICROBE AND HOST

14. Principles of Disease and Epidemiology

15. Microbial Mechanisms of Pathogenicity

16. Innate Immunity: Nonspecific Defenses of the Host

17. Adaptive Immunity: Specific Defenses of the Host

18. Practical Applications of Immunology

19. Disorders Associated with the Immune System

20. Antimicrobial Drugs

IV. MICROORGANISMS AND HUMAN DISEASE

21. Microbial Diseases of the Skin and Eyes

22. Microbial Diseases of the Nervous System

23. Microbial Diseases of the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems

24. Microbial Diseases of the Respiratory System

25. Microbial Diseases of the Digestive System

26. Microbial Diseases of the Urinary and Reproductive Systems

V. ENVIRONMENTAL AND APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY

27. Environmental Microbiology

28. Applied and Industrial Microbiology

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