Introduction to Microbiology: A Case-History Study Approach (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac) / Edition 3 available in Hardcover
Using case histories and recent research to explain the basics of microbiology, this textbook addresses general principles, microorganisms, human-microbe interaction, human diseases caused by microorganisms, and the benefits of microorganisms. John Ingraham teaches at the University of California, Davis; Catherine Ingraham is a physician. The included CD-ROM contains a tutorial, quizzes, and exercises. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
About the Author
John Ingraham was a professor of microbiology at UC Davis. He has taught microbiology at all levels, and says that the introductory course was always his favorite. He hopes to create the same fascination with the microbial world in his students that he discovered in the introductory course. John has co-authored several microbiology texts and a CD, and was elected president of the American Society for Microbiology in 1993.
Catherine Ingraham is a board-certified pediatrician with the Permanente Medical Group, Inc. in Rancho Cordova, CA. She received a great many honors during her studies and medical training, including being named the Outstanding Student in Obstetrics and Gynecology during her final year at the University of California-Davis. The compelling case studies which appear throughout the text are drawn from actual cases in Catherine's medical practice.
Table of Contents
1. The Science of Microbiology. 2. Basic Chemistry. 3. The Methods of Microbiology. 4. Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells: Structure and Function. 5. Metabolism of Microorganisms. 6. The Genetics of Microorganisms. 7. Recombinant DNA Technology and Genomics. 8. The Growth of Microorganisms. 9. Controlling Microorganisms. 10. Classification. 11: The Prokaryotes. 12. Eukaryotic Microorganisms, Helminths, and Arthropod Vectors. 13. The Viruses. 14. Microorganisms and Human Health. 15. Microorganisms and Human Disease. 16. The Immune System: Innate Immunity. 17. The Immune System: Adaptive Immunity. 18. Immunological Disorders. 19. Diagnostic Immunology. 20. Preventing Disease. 21. Pharmacology. 22. Infections of the Respiratory System. 23. Infections of the Digestive System. 24. Infections of the Genitourinary System. 25. Infections of the Nervous System. 26. Infections of the Body's Surfaces. 27. Systemic Infections. 28. Microorganisms and the Environment. 29. Microbial Biotechnology.