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Microbiology: Alternate Edition with Diseases by Body System / Edition 1

Microbiology: Alternate Edition with Diseases by Body System / Edition 1

by Benjamin Cummings Staff, Pearson


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ISBN-13: 9780805376708
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 01/05/2005
Series: The Microbiology Place Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 896
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Robert Bauman is a professor of biology and chairman of the Department of Biological Sciences at Amarillo College in Amarillo, Texas. He teaches microbiology and human anatomy and physiology. He received an M.A. degree in botany from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. in biology from Stanford University.

His research interests have included the morphology and ecology of freshwater algae, the cell biology of marine algae (particularly the deposition of cell walls and intercellular communication), and environmentally triggered chromogenesis in butterflies. He is a member of the American Society of Microbiology (ASM), Texas Community College Teacher's Association (TCCTA), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and The Lepidopterist's Society. When he is not writing books, he enjoys spending time with his family: gardening, hiking, camping, playing games (with lots of laughter), and reading classics out loud by a crackling fire.

Table of Contents

1. History and Scope of Microbiology.
2. The Chemistry of Microbiology.

3. Cell Structure and Function.

4. Microscopy, Staining, and Classification.

5. Microbial Metabolism.

6. Microbial Nutrition and Growth.

7. Microbial Genetics.

8. Biotechnology and Recombinant DNA.

9. Controlling Microbial Growth in the Environment.

10. Controlling Microbial Growth in the Body: Antimicrobial Drugs.

11. Characterizing and Classifying Prokaryotes.

12. Characterizing and Classifying Eukaryotes.

13. Characterizing and Classifying Viruses, Viroids, and Prions.

14. Infection, Disease, and Epidemiology.

15. Natural and Non-specific Resistance.

16. Specific Defense: The Immune Response.

17. Immunization and Diagnostic Testing.

18. Immune Deficiencies and Hypersensitivities.

19. Microbial Diseases of the Skin.

20. Microbial Diseases of the Nervous System.

21. Microbial Cardiovascular and Systemic Diseases.

22. Microbial Diseases of the Respiratory System.

23. Microbial Diseases of the Digestive System.

24. Microbial Diseases of the Urinary and Reproductive Systems.

25. Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

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