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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