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Microbiology: An Introduction Plus MasteringMicrobiology with eText -- Access Card Package / Edition 12

Microbiology: An Introduction Plus MasteringMicrobiology with eText -- Access Card Package / Edition 12

by Gerard J. Tortora
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    ISBN-13: 2900321928923
    Publisher: Pearson
    Publication date: 01/19/2015
    Edition description: Older Edition
    Pages: 960
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

    About the Author

    Gerard J. Tortora is a professor of biology and teaches microbiology, human anatomy, and physiology at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey. He received his M.A. in Biology from Montclair State College in 1965. He belongs to numerous biology/microbiology organizations, including the American Society of Microbiology (ASM), Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), National Education Association (NEA), New Jersey Educational Association (NJEA), and the Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists (MACUB). Jerry is the author of a number of biological science textbooks. In 1995, he was selected as one of the finest faculty scholars at Bergen Community College, and was named Distinguished Faculty Scholar. In 1996, Jerry received a National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) excellence award from the University of Texas and represented Bergen Community College in a campaign to increase awareness of the contributions of community colleges to higher education.

    Berdell R. Funke received his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. in microbiology from Kansas State University. He has spent his professional years as a professor of microbiology at North Dakota State University. He taught introductory microbiology, including laboratory sections, general microbiology, food microbiology, soil microbiology, clinical parasitology, and pathogenic microbiology. As a research scientist in the Experiment Station at North Dakota State, he has published numerous papers on soil microbiology and food microbiology.

    Christine L. Case is a registered microbiologist and a professor of microbiology at Skyline College in San Bruno, California, where she has taught for the past 44 years. She received her EdD. in curriculum and instruction from Nova Southeastern University and her M.A. in microbiology from San Francisco State University. She was Director for the Society for Industrial Microbiology (SIM). She received the ASM and California Hayward outstanding educator awards. In addition to teaching, Chris contributes regularly to professional literature, develops innovative educational methodologies, and maintains a personal and professional commitment to conservation and the importance of science in society. Chris is also an avid photographer, and many of her photographs appear in this book.

    Table of Contents

    Part One: Fundamentals of Microbiology

    Ch 1: The Microbial World and You

    Ch 2: Chemical Principles

    Ch 3: Observing Microorganisms through a Microscope

    Ch 4: Functional Anatomy of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells

    Ch 5: Microbial Metabolism

    Ch 6: Microbial Growth

    Ch 7: The Control of Microbial Growth

    Ch 8: Microbial Genetics

    Ch 9: Biotechnology and DNA Technology

    Part Two: A Survey of the Microbial World

    Ch 10: Classification of Microorganisms

    Ch 11: The Prokaryotes: Domains Bacteria and Archaea

    Ch 12: The Eukaryotes: Fungi, Algae, Protozoa, and Helminths

    Ch 13: Viruses, Viroids, and Prions

    Part Three: Interaction between Microbe and Host

    Ch 14: Principles of Disease and Epidemiology

    Ch 15: Microbial Mechanisms of Pathogenicity

    Ch 16: Innate Immunity: Nonspecific Defenses of the Host

    Ch 17: Adaptive Immunity: Specific Defenses of the Host

    Ch 18: Practical Applications of Immunology

    Ch 19: Disorders Associated with the Immune System

    Ch 20: Antimicrobial Drugs

    Part Four Microorganisms and Human Disease

    Ch 21: Microbial Diseases of the Skin and Eyes

    Ch 22: Microbial Diseases of the Nervous System

    Ch 23: Microbial Diseases of the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems

    Ch 24: Microbial Diseases of the Respiratory System

    Ch 25: Microbial Diseases of the Digestive System

    Ch 26: Microbial Disease of the Urinary and Reproductive Systems

    Part Five: Environmental and Applied Microbiology

    Ch 27: Environmental Microbiology

    Ch 28: Applied and Industrial Microbiology

    Appendix A: Metabolic Pathways

    Appendix B: Exponents, Exponential Notation, Logarithms, and Generation Time

    Appendix C: Methods for Taking Clinical Samples

    Appendix D: Pronunciation of Scientific Names

    Appendix E: Word Roots Used in Microbiology

    Appendix F: Classification of Bacteria According to Bergey’s Manual

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