Microbiology: An Introduction with MasteringMicrobiology / Edition 11 by Gerard J. Tortora, Berdell R. Funke, Christine L. Case | | 9780321767387 | Other Format | Barnes & Noble
Microbiology: An Introduction with MasteringMicrobiology / Edition 11

Microbiology: An Introduction with MasteringMicrobiology / Edition 11

by Gerard J. Tortora, Berdell R. Funke, Christine L. Case
     
 

ISBN-10: 0321767381

ISBN-13: 9780321767387

Pub. Date: 01/06/2012

Publisher: Benjamin Cummings

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This #1 selling non-majors microbiology textbook is praised for its straightforward presentation of complex topics, careful balance of concepts and applications, and proven art that teaches. In its Eleventh Edition, Tortora, Funke, and Case’s Microbiology: An Introduction helps you make the connection between microbiology and human health. This edition continues to incorporate the latest in microbiology research and includes more features designed to engage you and promote critical thinking.

With the complex and extensive information presented in introductory microbiology courses, demonstrating the connections between processes you can’t see with your naked eye and diseases you will encounter in future careers can be challenging. Microbiology: An Introduction guides you through the process of disease diagnosis, aided by the practical application of the new Clinical Cases that are integrated through every textbook chapter. The text, complemented by MasteringMicrobiology®, provides new MicroLab Tutors that help you prepare, practice, and maximize your lab time. To take learning beyond the classroom, new assignable Mastering content appeals to students, helping them understand how microbiology works and why it’s important–reinforcing textbook lessons with interactive coaching activities and tutorials of the foundation figures, case studies and additional features.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321767387
Publisher:
Benjamin Cummings
Publication date:
01/06/2012
Pages:
960
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 11.10(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

Appendix A: Metabolic Pathways

Appendix B: Exponents, Exponential Notation, Logarithms, and Generation Time

Appendix C: Methods for Taking Clinical Samples

Appendix D: Pronunciation of Scientific Names

Appendix E: Word Roots Used in Microbiology

Appendix F: Classification of Bacteria According to Bergey’s Manual

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