Microbiology Principles and Explorations

ISBN-10: 0471420840
ISBN-13: 9780471420842
Edition: 6th 2005 (Revised)
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Description: This text follows a body systems approach to microbiology, and gives special attention to applications and real-life connections. It covers the fundamentals, and goes on to look at topics including growth, genetics, and environmental biology.

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Book details

List price: $186.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/1/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 920
Size: 9.50" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 4.928
Language: English

This text follows a body systems approach to microbiology, and gives special attention to applications and real-life connections. It covers the fundamentals, and goes on to look at topics including growth, genetics, and environmental biology.

Scope and History of Microbiology
Fundamentals of Chemistry
Microscopy and Staining
Characteristics of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells
Essential Concepts of Metabolism
Growth and Culturing of Bacteria
Microbial Genetics
Gene Transfer and Genetic Engineering
An Introduction to Taxonomy: The Bacteria
Viruses
Eukaryotic Microorganisms and Parasites
Sterilization and Disinfection
Antimicrobial Therapy
Host-Microbe Relationships and Disease Processes
Epidemiology and Nosocomial Infections
Innate Host Defenses
Immunology I: Basic Principles of Specific Immunity and Immunization
Immunology II: Immunological Disorders and Tests
Diseases of the Skin and Eyes; Wounds and Bites
Urogenital and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Diseases of the Respiratory System
Oral and Gastrointestinal Diseases
Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, and Systemic Diseases
Diseases of the Nervous System
Environmental Microbiology
Applied Microbiology
Appendices
Metric System Measurements, Conversions, and Math Tools
Classification of Bacteria and Viruses
Word Roots Commonly Encountered in Microbiology
Safety Precautions in the Handling of Clinical Specimens
Metabolic Pathways
Glossary
Clinical Case Study Answers
Critical Thinking Questions Answers
Self-Quiz Answers
Photo Credits
Index

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