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Overview

Jacquelyn Black's 8th Edition of Microbiology: Principles and Explorations builds upon the previous best-selling textbooks in this series with an enhanced introduction to the study of Microbiology in the same engaging writing style throughout the narrative. The text's is even more reader-friendly and focuses on microbiology, allied health, agriculture and food sciences topics.
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New edition of a nicely designed college text covering such areas as fundamentals, microbial growth, multicellular parasites, control of microorganisms, host microbe interactions, infectious diseases, and applied microbiology. The new format uses major column/minor columns with application boxes in the margins instead of a two-column layout. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470541098
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/3/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 968
  • Sales rank: 88,872
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jacquelyn Black received her B.A., and M.S. from the University of Chicago and her Ph.D. from Catholic University of America. She has been teaching microbiology to undergraduates since 1970. She is a member of the American Society for Microbiology, and she has received grants for conducting teacher-training programs.

In May of 2000, the Washington Academy of Sciences gave Jackie the Leo Schubert Award for Excellence in Teaching of Science in College. This award is given for exceptional teaching and writing in the field of microbiology, with particular emphasis on the teaching of undergraduate students.

In addition to her extensive teaching experience, Dr. Black has engaged in fieldwork and studies throughout the globe. Her travels have taken her from the interior of Iceland to Belgium, Germany, Lappland, China, South America, Portugal, and to the barrier reef of Belize.

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Table of Contents

1. Scope and History of Microbiology.

2. Fundamentals of Chemistry.

3. Microscopy and Staining.

4. Characteristics of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells.

5. Essential Concepts of Metabolism.

6. Growth and Culturing of Bacteria.

7. Microbial Genetics.

8. Gene Transfer and Genetic Engineering.

9. An Introduction to Taxonomy: The Bacteria.

10. Viruses.

11. Eukaryotic Microorganisms and Parasites.

12. Sterilization and Disinfection.

13. Antimicrobial Therapy.

14. Host-Microbe Relationships and Disease Processes.

15. Epidemiology and Nosocomial Infections.

16. Innate Host Defenses.

17. Basic Principles of Adaptive Immunity and Immunization.

18. Immune Disorders.

19. Diseases of the Skin and Eyes; Wounds and Bites.

20. Urogenital and Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

21. Diseases of the Respiratory System.

22. Oral and Gastrointestinal Diseases.

23. Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, and Systemic Diseases.

24. Diseases of the Nervous System.

25. Environmental Microbiology.

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