Microbiology: Principles and Explorations / Edition 7

Microbiology: Principles and Explorations / Edition 7

by Jacquelyn G. Black
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0470279826

ISBN-13: 9780470279823

Pub. Date: 01/28/2008

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

Microbiology Principles and Explorations Fourth Edition Jacquelyn G. Black Are you an explorer? If you look closely, you'll find microbiology everywhere—around you and within you. Everyday objects can host extraordinary microbes. The world is full of wonders, but to the microbiologist there are wonderful worlds within our own that the naked eye will never see.

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Microbiology Principles and Explorations Fourth Edition Jacquelyn G. Black Are you an explorer? If you look closely, you'll find microbiology everywhere—around you and within you. Everyday objects can host extraordinary microbes. The world is full of wonders, but to the microbiologist there are wonderful worlds within our own that the naked eye will never see. As a microbial explorer, you'll discover just how amazing microbial worlds can be! The fourth edition of Microbiology: Principles and Explorations helps you find and understand these hidden worlds. Here's just a taste… Curious? "Stick" around and look at page 48 to discover the microbiology behind this common object. "Witch doctors" and modern-day medicine—what's the connection? Look inside to page 402 and find out. Is there really such a thing as a catfish vaccine? Check it out on page 458. Slow day in the gold mines? Maybe these miners could have used some help from bacteria. "How," you ask? Turn to page 756 and find out. Yet another world is opening to the microbial explorer—the world of the internet. Let us bring the world to your fingertips!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470279823
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
968
Sales rank:
879,028
Product dimensions:
8.99(w) x 10.91(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

List of Boxes.
Preface.
MICROBIOLOGY--THE FUNDAMENTALS.
Scope and History of Microbiology.
Fundamentals of Chemistry.
Microscopy and Staining.
Characteristics of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells.
MICROBIAL METABOLISM, GROWTH, AND GENETICS.
Essential Concepts of Metabolism.
Growth and Culturing of Bacteria.
Microbial Genetics.
Recombinant DNA and Genetic Engineering.
THE ROSTER OF MICROBES AND MULTICELLULAR PARASITES.
An Introduction to Taxonomy: The Bacteria.
Viruses.
Eukaryotic Microorganisms and Parasites.
CONTROL OF MICROORGANISMS.
Sterilization and Disinfection.
Antimicrobial Therapy.
HOST-MICROBE INTERACTIONS.
Host-Microbe Relationships and Disease Processes.
Epidemiology and Nosocomial Infections.
Nonspecific Host Defenses and Host Systems.
Immunology I: Basic Principles of Specific Immunity and Immunization.
Immunology II: Immunological Disorders and Tests.
INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF HUMAN ORGAN SYSTEMS.
Diseases of the Skin and Eyes; Wounds and Bites.
Urogenital and Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
Diseases of the Respiratory System.
Oral and Gastrointestinal Diseases.
Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, and Systemic Diseases.
Diseases of the Nervous System.
ENVIRONMENTAL AND APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY.
Environmental Microbiology.
Applied Microbiology.
Appendix A: Metric System Measurements, Conversions, and Math Tools.
Appendix B: Classification of Bacteria and Viruses.
Appendix C: Words Roots Commonly Encountered in Microbiology.
Appendix D: Safety Precautions in the Handling of Clinical Specimens.
Appendix E: MetabolicPathways.
Glossary/Index.
Photo Credits.

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