Microbiology: An Introduction / Edition 11

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With every new edition, the No. 1 best-selling non-majors microbiology book wins over readers with its careful balance of concepts and applications, art that teaches, and its straightforward presentation of complex topics. For Microbiology: An Introduction, Eighth Edition, this successful formula has been refined with hundreds of research and disease updates, updated morbidity data, and an enhanced Mircobiology Place Website and CD-ROM. For college instructors, students, or anyone interested in microbiology.

"Students studying health science, biology, or liberal arts will find this text serves as a comprehensive resource to microbiology...new features include MCQ's, an interactive student tutorial CD-ROM, a web-site,and a disease appendix."

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Emphasizing basic principles and health-related applications, this beginning textbook includes discussions of emerging infectious diseases, microscopy, recombinant DNA technology, domains in microbial classification, prions and infectious diseases, antibiotic resistance, diagnostic immunology, AIDS, bioremediation, biofilms, and industrial uses of microbes. The tutorial CD-ROM allows students to interact with the most difficult topics, including viruses, bacterial growth and control, genetics, metabolism, and immunology. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321733603
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
  • Publication date: 1/10/2012
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 960
  • Sales rank: 15,516
  • Product dimensions: 9.90 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Gerard J. Tortora is a professor of biology and teaches microbiology, human anatomy, and physiology at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey. He received his M.A. in Biology from Montclair State College in 1965. He belongs to numerous biology/microbiology organizations, including the American Society of Microbiology (ASM), Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), National Education Association (NEA), New Jersey Educational Association (NJEA), and the Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists (MACUB). Jerry is the author of a number of biological science textbooks. In 1995, he was selected as one of the finest faculty scholars at Bergen Community College, and was named Distinguished Faculty Scholar. In 1996, Jerry received a National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) excellence award from the University of Texas and represented Bergen Community College in a campaign to increase awareness of the contributions of community colleges to higher education.

Berdell R. Funke received his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. in microbiology from Kansas State University. He has spent his professional years as a professor of microbiology at North Dakota State University. He taught introductory microbiology, including laboratory sections, general microbiology, food microbiology, soil microbiology, clinical parasitology, and pathogenic microbiology. As a research scientist in the Experiment Station at North Dakota State, he has published numerous papers on soil microbiology and food microbiology.

Christine L. Case is a registered microbiologist and a professor of microbiology at Skyline College in San Bruno, California, where she has taught for the past 44 years. She received her EdD. in curriculum and instruction from Nova Southeastern University and her M.A. in microbiology from San Francisco State University. She was Director for the Society for Industrial Microbiology (SIM). She received the ASM and California Hayward outstanding educator awards. In addition to teaching, Chris contributes regularly to professional literature, develops innovative educational methodologies, and maintains a personal and professional commitment to conservation and the importance of science in society. Chris is also an avid photographer, and many of her photographs appear in this book.

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Table of Contents

PART ONE Fundamentals of Microbiology 1
1 The Microbial World and You 2
2 Chemical Principles 27
3 Observing Microorganisms Through a Microscope 56
4 Functional Anatomy of Procaryotic and Eucaryotic Cells 76
5 Microbial Metabolism 112
6 Microbial Growth 154
7 The Control of Microbial Growth 181
8 Microbial Genetics 207
9 Recombinant DNA and Biotechnology 242

PART TWO A Survey of the Microbial World 267
10 Classification of Microorganism 268
11 Bacteria 295
12 Fungi, Algae, Protozoa, and Multicellular Parasites 320
13 Viruses 359

PART THREE Interaction Between Microbe and Host 393
14 Principles of Disease and Epidemiology 394
15 Microbial Mechanisms of Pathogenicity 421
16 Nonspecific Defenses of the Host 440
17 Specific Defenses of the Host: The Immune Response 461
18 Practical Applications of Immunology 485
19 Disorders Associated with the Immune System 504
20 Antimicrobial Drugs 531

PART FOUR Microorganisms and Human Disease 557
21 Microbial Diseases of the Skin and Eyes 558
22 Microbial Diseases of the Nervous System 580
23 Microbial Diseases of the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems 602
24 Microbial Diseases of the Respiratory System 630
25 Microbial Diseases of the Digestive System 658
26 Microbial Diseases of the Urinary and Reproductive Systems 692

PART FIVE Environmental and Applied Microbiology 713
27 Environmental Microbiology 714
28 Applied and Industrial Microbiology 742
APPENDIX A Classification of Bacteria According to Bergey's Manual 761
APPENDIX B Methods for Taking Clinical Samples 767
APPENDIX C Metabolic Pathways 769
APPENDIX D Exponents, Exponential Notation,Logarithms, and Generation Time 775
APPENDIX E Pronunciation of Scientific Names 777
APPENDIX F Taxonomic Guide to Diseases 781

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    Posted October 21, 2010

    Recommended. Note: This book is unbound

    This book is a three-hole punched unbound book. This detail should be available. I would have liked to make a choice. I don't like the unbound book. I have to buy a binder to keep it together and the wear and tear will be much more than if the book were bound. There's also the risk of losing pages.

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    Index not available yet still charging the competitive notes exp

    Index not available yet still charging the competitive notes exported to word page numbers  not accurate I dont know who is at fault but someone needs to do better

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    Excellent! I am extremely pleased with my book. I am enjoying using it!

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    seems ok to me

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