Microbe / Edition 2 available in Hardcover
Brings the excitement, breadth, and power of the modern microbial sciences to the next generation of students and scientists.
This new edition of Microbe is an eloquent and highly readable introduction to microbiology that will engage and excite science majors and pre-health professionals. The authors, all prominent scientists, have carefully crafted this lively narrative to bring key microbiology concepts to life and promote a lifelong passion for the microbial sciences.
Far more than a comprehensive reference book, Microbe is replete with case studies, ranging from sauerkraut fermentation to the cholera outbreak in Haiti, that illustrate the impact of key microbiology concepts on real-world scenarios. To further engage students and deepen their understanding of both the principles and practice of science, each chapter includes multiple active learning exercises that encourage students to demonstrate their understanding and application of concepts, as well as video, spoken, and written resources. Questions are posed throughout the book to introduce the next key concept and to prompt students to actively participate in the learning experience.
An equally valuable tool for instructors who teach a traditional lecture format and those who emphasize active learning in their classroom, Microbe integrates key concepts, learning outcomes, and fundamental statements directly from the ASM Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Microbiology Education.
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.70(d)|
About the Author
Gemma Reguera is a native of Spain, where she majored in biological sciences at the University of Oviedo. As a Master’s student at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, she discovered her passion for environmental microbiology and later earned a doctorate in microbiology before moving to Harvard Medical School as a postdoc to study the ecology of infectious diseases. At Michigan State University, she studies microbial energy conversions and physiologies of environmental relevance, particularly those that can be harnessed for applications in bioenergy and bioremediation.
Table of ContentsContents
Part III Microbial Ecology 515
19 Microbial Communities 516
20 Cycles of Elements 556
21 Microbial Interactions 584
Part IV Microbial Pat hogenesis 621
22 Infection: The Vertebrate Host 622
23 Opportunistic Infections by Microbiota: MRSA 652
24 Intracellular Pathogens: Listeria and Mycobacterium 672
25 Herpes: An Ancient Human Virus Prevails 696
26 Toxins and Epidemic Cholera: Phage Giveth, and Phage Taketh Away 712
27 Zoonoses: How Plague Emerged from a Foodborne Illness 730
Part V Putting Microbes to Work 747
28 A Past, a Present, and a Future with Microbes 748