Microbiology: Principles and Explorations / Edition 5

Microbiology: Principles and Explorations / Edition 5

by Jacquelyn G. Black
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471387290

ISBN-13: 9780471387299

Pub. Date: 07/13/2002

Publisher: Wiley

"Strong Textbooks are few and far between, and this is definitely one of the best I've seen in quite some time."--BARRY CHESS, Pasadena City College

"This is a marvelous text."--GRACE THORNHILL, University of Wisconsin, River Falls

"Black is the kind of text that students keep experiencing rather than sell after they have completed the course.

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"Strong Textbooks are few and far between, and this is definitely one of the best I've seen in quite some time."--BARRY CHESS, Pasadena City College

"This is a marvelous text."--GRACE THORNHILL, University of Wisconsin, River Falls

"Black is the kind of text that students keep experiencing rather than sell after they have completed the course. It is interesting, informative and is a good reference to have on hand for many of those everyday questions people often ask."--MARK FARINHA, University of North Texas

"Although my students complain that I assign too much reading, they never complain about the Black textbook."--MANUEL VARELLA, Eastern New Mexico University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471387299
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/13/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
864
Product dimensions:
10.14(w) x 10.16(h) x 1.28(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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