Microbiology An Introduction

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Edition: 13th
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2018-01-08
Publisher(s): Pearson
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Table of Contents

Part One: Fundamentals of Microbiology

1. The Microbial World and You

2. Chemical Principles

3. Observing Microorganisms through a Microscope

4. Functional Anatomy of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells

5. Microbial Metabolism

6. Microbial Growth

7. The Control of Microbial Growth

8. Microbial Genetics

9. Biotechnology and DNA Technology

Part Two: A Survey of the Microbial World

10. Classification of Microorganisms

11. The Prokaryotes: Domains Bacteria and Archaea

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

13. Viruses, Viroids, and Prions

Part Three: Interaction between Microbe and Host

14. Principles of Disease and Epidemiology

15. Microbial Mechanisms of Pathogenicity

16. Innate Immunity: Nonspecific Defenses of the Host

17. Adaptive Immunity: Specific Defenses of the Host

18. Practical Applications of Immunology

19. Disorders Associated with the Immune System

20. Antimicrobial Drugs

Part Four Microorganisms and Human Disease

21. Microbial Diseases of the Skin and Eyes

22. Microbial Diseases of the Nervous System

23. Microbial Diseases of the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems

24. Microbial Diseases of the Respiratory System

25. Microbial Diseases of the Digestive System

26. Microbial Disease of the Urinary and Reproductive Systems

Part Five: Environmental and Applied Microbiology

27. Environmental Microbiology

28. Applied and Industrial Microbiology

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