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Overview

Prescott, Harley and Klein's 6th edition provides a balanced, comprehensive introduction to all major areas of microbiology. Because of this balance, Microbiology, 6/e is appropriate for students preparing for careers in medicine, dentistry, nursing, and allied health, as well as research, teaching, and industry. Biology and chemistry are prerequisites.

Intro. to microbial growth/metabolism/genetics, immunology, microbial diseases, food/industrial microbiol.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072951752
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 3/5/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 992
  • Product dimensions: 9.08 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.59 (d)

Meet the Author

John Harley teaches Anatomy & Physiology and General Biology at Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY and is also co-author of Prescott/Harley/Klein Microbiology and the ASM Microbial Telecourse Study Guide.
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Table of Contents

Part I Introduction to Microbiology

1 The History and Scope of Microbiology

2 The Study of Microbial Structure: Microscopy and Specimen Preparation

3 Procaryotic Cell Structure and Function

4 Eucaryotic Cell Structure and Function

Part II Microbial Nutrition, Growth, and Control

5 Microbial Nutrition

6 Microbial Growth

7 Control of Microorganisms by Physical and Chemical Agents

Part III Microbial Metabolism

8 Metabolism: Energy, Enzymes, and Regulation

9 Metabolism: Energy Release and Conservation

10 Metabolism: The Use of Energy in Biosynthesis

Part IV Microbial Molecular Biology and Genetics

11 Genes: Structure, Replication, and Mutation

12 Genes: Expression and Regulation

13 Microbial Recombination and Plasmids

Part V DNA Technology and Genomics

14 Recombinant DNA Technology

15 Microbial Genomics

Part VI The Viruses

16 The Viruses: Introduction and General Characteristics

17 The Viruses: Bacteriophages

18 The Viruses: Viruses of Eucaryotes

Part VII The Diversity of the Microbial World

19 Microbial Taxonomy and Phylogeny

20 The Archaea

21 Bacteria: The Deinococci and Nonproteobacteria Gram Negatives

22 Bacteria: The Proteobacteria

23 Bacteria: The Low G + C Gram Positives

24 Bacteria: The High G + C Gram Positives

25 The Fungi (Eumycota), Slime Molds, and Water Molds

26 The Algae

27 The Protozoa

Part VIII Ecology and Symbiosis

28 Microorganism Interactions and Microbial Ecology

29 Microorganisms in Aquatic Environments

30 Microorganisms in Terrestrial Environments

Part IX Nonspecific(Innate) Resistance and the Immune Response

31 Normal Microbiota and Nonspecific (Innate) Host Resistence

32 Specific (Adaptive) Immunity

33 Medical Immunology

Part X Microbial Diseases and Their Control

34 Pathogenicity of Microorganisms

35 Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

36 Clinical Microbiology

37 The Epidemiology of Infectious Disease

38 Human Diseases Caused by Viruses

39 Human Diseases Caused by Bacteria

40 Human Diseases Caused by Fungi and Protozoa

Part XI Food and Industrial Microbiology

41 Microbiology of Food

42 Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology

Appendix I A Review of the Chemistry of Biological Molecules

Appendix II Common Metabolic Pathways

Appendix III Classification of Procaryotes According to the First Edition of Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology

Appendix IV Classification of Procaryotes According to the Second Edition of Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology

Appendix V Classification of Viruses
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