Microbiology (STARS Series) / Edition 1by T. Stuart Walker
Pub. Date: 07/28/1998
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Introducing a comprehensive, yet concise, textbook of microbiology! This new resource offers the brevity and user-friendliness required by the typical medical student, while still providing the necessary depth in its coverage of both basic and clinical microbiology. It equips readers to efficiently meet the requirements of a medical program, prepare for… See more details below
Introducing a comprehensive, yet concise, textbook of microbiology! This new resource offers the brevity and user-friendliness required by the typical medical student, while still providing the necessary depth in its coverage of both basic and clinical microbiology. It equips readers to efficiently meet the requirements of a medical program, prepare for certification examinations, or update their knowledge. A volume in the Saunders Text And Review series (STARS).
Table of Contents
Section I: Bacterial and Bacterial Diseases. Bacterial Classification, Structure and Function. Bacterial Growth and Metabolism. Bacterial Genetics. Antibacterial Agents. Gram-Positive Pyogenic Cocci: Enterococcus, Staphylococcus, And Streptococcus. Gram-Positive Pyogenic Bacteria: Bordetella, Haemophilus, Moraxella, And Neisseria. Enterobacteriaceae and Associated Bacteria: Campylobacter, Citrobacter, Edwardsiella, Enterobacter, Escherichia, Hafnia, Helicobacter, Klebsiella, Morganella, Pantoea, Proteus, Providencia, Salmonella, Serratia, Shigella, And Yersinia. Pseudomonadaceae: Burkholderia, Pseudomonas, And Stenotrophomonas (Xanthomonas). Funguslike Bacteria: Actinomadura, Actinomyces, Mycobacterium, Nocardia, Streptomyces, And Tropheryma. Zoonotic Bacteria: Brucella, Capnocytophaga, Erysipelothrix, Francisella, Listeria, Pasteurella, Spirillum, Streptobacillus, And Yersinia. Mycoplasmas, Rickettsiae, And Other Unusual Bacteria: Bartonella, Chlamydia, Coxiella, Ehrlichia, Mycoplasma, Rickettsia, And Ureaplasma. Spirochetes: Borrelia, Leptospira, And Treponema. Legionellae: Legionella Species. Toxigenic Bacteria: Aeromonas, Bacillus, Clostridium, Corynebacterium, Plesiomonas, And Vibrio. Nonsporulating Anaerobic Bacteria: Bacteriodes, Bifidobacterium, Eubacterium, Fusobacterium, Gemella, Lactobacillus, Mobiluncus, Peptostreptococcus, Porphyromonas, Prevotella, Propionibacterium, And Veillonella. Section II: Fungi and Fungal Diseases. Overview of Mycology and Antifungal Agents. Fungi that Cause Superficial, Cutaneous, And Subcutaneous Mycoses: Basidiobolus, Cladosporium, Conidiobolus, Epidermophyton, Fonsecaea, Loboa, Malassezia, Microsporum, Phaeoannellomyces, Phialophora, Piedraia, Rhinocladiella, Rhinosporidium, Sporothrix, Trichophyton, And Trichosporon. Fungi that Cause Deep (Systemic) Mycoses: Aspergillus, Blastomyces, Candida, Coccidioides, Cryptococcus, Histoplasma, Mucor, Paracoccidioides, Rhizopus, And Other Fungi. Section III: Viruses and Viral Diseases. Overview of Virology and Antiviral Agents. DNA Viruses: Adenoviruses, Hepadnaviruses, Herpesviruses, Papovaviruses, Parvoviruses, And Poxviruses. RNA Viruses: Arenaviruses, Astroviruses, Bunyaviruses, Caliciviruses, Coronaviruses, Filoviruses, Flaviviuses, Orthomyxoviruses, Paramyxoviruses, Picornaviruses, Reoviruses, Retroviruses, Rhabdoviruses, And Togaviruses. Oncogenic and Immunosuppressive Viruses: Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Human T Cell Lymphotropic Virus, And Other Viruses. Section IV: Parasites and Parasitic Diseases. Overview of Parasitology and Antiparasitic Agents. Protozoan Parasites: Acanthamoeba, Babesia, Balantidium, Cryptosporidium, Dientamoeba, Entamoeba, Giardia, Isospora, Leishmania, Naegleria, Plasmodium, Pneumocystis, Toxoplasma, Trichomonas, And Trypanosoma. Helminths: Cestodes, Nematodes, And Trematodes.
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This book has too much information in it for a beginning class. I would not recommend it to anyone. The book simply gets into too much detail. There are many better available.
This text is simply too detailed for the demanding schedule of most medical students. Furthermore, the author has a tendancy to ramble at times.