Microbiology: Principles and Explorations / Edition 7

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Overview

Now updated to reflect the latest topics in the field (e.g., SARS, bioterrorism, GMO's, geomicrobiology) and accompanied by state-of-the-art animations of key concepts, this new edition is sure to help inspire a new generation of enthusiasts for the dynamic science of microbiology.
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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: 9780470279823
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 968
  • Product dimensions: 8.99 (w) x 10.91 (h) x 1.25 (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

Ch. 1 Scope and history of microbiology 1
Ch. 2 Fundamentals of chemistry 27
Ch. 3 Microscopy and staining 51
Ch. 4 Characteristics of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells 76
Ch. 5 Essential concepts of metabolism 112
Ch. 6 Growth and culturing of bacteria 142
Ch. 7 Microbial genetics 172
Ch. 8 Gene transfer and genetic engineering 204
Ch. 9 An introduction to taxonomy : the bacteria 232
Ch. 10 Viruses 264
Ch. 11 Eukaryotic microorganisms and parasites 299
Ch. 12 Sterilization and disinfection 328
Ch. 13 Antimicrobial therapy 352
Ch. 14 Host-microbe relationships and disease processes 385
Ch. 15 Epidemiology and nosocomial infections 411
Ch. 16 Innate host defenses 446
Ch. 17 Immunology I : basic principles of adaptive immunity and immunization 470
Ch. 18 Immunology II : immunological disorders and tests 506
Ch. 19 Diseases of the skin and eyes : wounds and bites 547
Ch. 20 Urogenital and sexually transmitted diseases 577
Ch. 21 Diseases of the respiratory system 608
Ch. 22 Oral and gastrointestinal diseases 643
Ch. 23 Cardiovascular, lymphatic, and systemic diseases 683
Ch. 24 Diseases of the nervous system 720
Ch. 25 Environmental microbiology 747
Ch. 26 Applied microbiology 779
App. A Metric system measurements, conversions, and math tools
App. B Classification of bacteria and viruses
App. C Word roots commonly encountered in microbiology
App. D Safety precautions in the handling of clinical specimens
App. E Metabolic pathways
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