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Do you want to master key concepts and earn a better grade in your microbiology course? Take a closer look at what the Study Guide for Microbiology: An Introduction, Ninth Edition has to offer: Concise explanations of major concepts, Definitions of important terms, A large variety of self-test questions with answers, Art labeling exercises, Experiments to develop critical thinking skills.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805378092
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
  • Publication date: 8/2/2006
  • Edition description: Study Guid
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 941,436
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface     v
The Microbial World and You     1
Chemical Principles     11
Observing Microorganisms Through a Microscope     23
Functional Anatomy of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells     33
Microbial Metabolism     47
Microbial Growth     59
The Control of Microbial Growth     73
Microbial Genetics     83
Biotechnology and Recombinant DNA     93
Classification of Microorganisms     103
The Prokaryotes: Domains Bacteria and Archaea     111
The Eukaryotes: Fungi, Algae, Protozoa, and Helminths     123
Viruses, Viroids, and Prions     135
Principles of Disease and Epidemiology     147
Microbial Mechanisms of Pathogenicity     157
Innate Immunity: Nonspecific Defenses of the Host     165
Adaptive Immunity: Specific Defenses of the Host     177
Practical Applications of Immunology     189
Disorders Associated with the Immune System     197
Antimicrobial Drugs     209
Microbial Diseases of the Skin and Eyes     223
Microbial Diseases of the Nervous System     233
Microbial Diseases of the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems     243
Microbial Diseases of the Respiratory System     255
Microbial Diseases of the Digestive System     265
Microbial Diseases of the Urinary and Reproductive Systems     279
Environmental Microbiology     289
Applied and Industrial Microbiology     303
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