Microbiology An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0321550072

ISBN-13: 9780321550071

Edition: 10th 2010

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Description: Key Message: This #1 selling non-majors microbiology textbook is praised for its straightforward presentation of complex topics, careful balance of concepts and applications, and proven art that teaches. In itsTenth Edition,Tortora/Funke/Caseaddresses the #1 challenge of the microbiology course: the wide variance in student levels, including the under-preparedness of many students. TheTenth Editionmeets students at their skill level. First, the book signals core microbiology content to students with the new and highly visual Foundation Figures that students need to understand before moving forward in a chapter. Second, the book gives students frequent opportunities for self-assessment with the new Check Your Understanding questions that correspond by number to the chapter Learning Objectives. Then, a new ldquo;visual learningrdquo; orientation includes: an increased number of the popular Diseases in Focus boxes, newly illustrated end-of-chapter Study Outlines that provide students with visual cues to remind them of chapter content, and new end-of-chapter Draw It questions. The all-new art program is contemporary without compromising Tortora/Funke/Casersquo;s hallmark reputation for precision and clarity. Content revisions include substantially revised immunity chapters and an increased emphasis on antimicrobial resistance, bioterrorism, and biofilms. Key Topics: The Microbial World and You, Chemical Principles, Observing Microorganisms Through a Microscope, Functional Anatomy of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells, Microbial Metabolism, Microbial Growth, The Control of Microbial Growth, Microbial Genetics, Biotechnology and Recombinant DNA, Classification of Microorganisms, The Prokaryotes: Domains Bacteria and Archaea, The Eukaryotes: Fungi, Algae, Protozoa, and Helminths, Viruses, Viroids, and Prions, Principles of Disease and Epidemiology, Microbial Mechanisms of Pathogenicity, Innate Immunity: Nonspecific Defenses of the Host, Adaptive Immunity: Specific Defenses of the Host, Practical Applications of Immunology, Disorders Associated with the Immune System, Antimicrobial Drugs, Microbial Diseases of the Skin and Eyes, Microbial Diseases of the Nervous System, Microbial Diseases of the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems, Microbial Diseases of the Respiratory System, Microbial Diseases of the Digestive System, Microbial Diseases of the Urinary and Reproductive Systems, Environmental Microbiology, Applied and Industrial Microbiology Market:Intended for those interested in learning the basics of microbiology.

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Book details

List price: $198.40
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Publication date: 12/30/2008
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 960
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 5.632
Language: English

Fundamentals of Microbiology
The Microbial World and You
Chemical Principles
Observing Microorganisms Through a Microscope
Functional Anatomy of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells
Microbial Metabolism
Microbial Growth
The Control of Microbial Growth
Microbial Genetics
Biotechnology and Recombinant DNA
A Survey of the Microbial World
Classification of Microorganisms
The Prokaryotes: Domains Bacteria and Archaea
The Eukaryotes: Fungi, Algae, Protozoa, and Helminths
Viruses, Viroids, and Prions
Interaction Between Microbe and Host
Principles of Disease and Epidemiology
Microbial Mechanisms of Pathogenicity
Innate Immunity: Nonspecific Defenses of the Host
Adaptive Immunity: Specific Defenses of the Host
Practical Applications of Immunology
Disorders Associated with the Immune System
Antimicrobial Drugs
Microorganisms and Human Disease
Microbial Diseases of the Skin and Eyes
Microbial Diseases of the Nervous System
Microbial Diseases of the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems
Microbial Diseases of the Respiratory System
Microbial Diseases of the Digestive System
Microbial Diseases of the Urinary and Reproductive Systems
Environmental and Applied Microbiology
Environmental Microbiology
Applied and Industrial Microbiology
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