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Fundamentals of Microbiology

ISBN-10: 0763710679
ISBN-13: 9780763710675
Edition: 6th 2001 (Revised)
Authors: I. Edward Alcamo
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Description: New edition of an introductory microbiology text with an emphasis on the biology of human disease. Alcamo (microbiology, State U. of New York) presents 18 chapters that discuss the foundations of microbiology, the bacteria, bacterial diseases of  More...

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Book details

List price: $80.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 8/7/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 928
Size: 8.66" wide x 11.42" long
Weight: 4.664
Language: English

New edition of an introductory microbiology text with an emphasis on the biology of human disease. Alcamo (microbiology, State U. of New York) presents 18 chapters that discuss the foundations of microbiology, the bacteria, bacterial diseases of humans, other microorganisms, disease and resistance,

Foundations of Microbiology
The Development of Microbiology
The Beginnings of Microbiology
The Transition Period
The Golden Age of Microbiology
Chapter Review
Principles of Chemistry
The Elements of the Physical Universe
Chemical Bonding
Major Organic Compounds of Living Things
Chapter Review
Basic Concepts of Microbiology
A Brief Survey of Microorganisms
General Properties of Microorganisms
Microscopy
Chapter Review
The Bacteria
Bacterial Structure and Growth
The Structure of Bacteria
Bacterial Reproduction and Growth
Chapter Review
Bacterial Metabolism
Enzymes and Energy in Metabolism
The Catabolism of Glucose
Other Aspects of Catabolism
The Anabolism of Carbohydrates
The Anabolism of Proteins (Protein Synthesis)
The Control of Protein Synthesis
Chapter Review
Bacterial Genetics
The Bacterial Chromosome
Bacterial Mutation
Bacterial Recombination
Genetic Engineering
Chapter Review
Bacterial Diseases of Humans
Airborne Bacterial Diseases
Diseases of the Upper Respiratory Tract
Diseases of the Lower Respiratory Tract
Chapter Review
Foodborne and Waterborne Bacterial Diseases
Foodborne and Waterborne Intoxications
Foodborne and Waterborne Infections
Chapter Review
Soilborne and Arthropodborne Bacterial Diseases
Soilborne Bacterial Diseases
Arthropodborne Bacterial Diseases
Rickettsial Arthropodborne Diseases
Chapter Review
Sexually Transmitted, Contact, and Miscellaneous Bacterial Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Contact Bacterial Diseases
Miscellaneous Bacterial Diseases
Chapter Review
Other Microorganisms
The Viruses
Foundations of Virology
The Structure and Replication of Viruses
Other Characteristics of Viruses
Viruses and Cancer
Subviral Particles
Chapter Review
Pneumotropic and Dermotropic Viral Diseases
Pneumotropic Viral Diseases
Dermotropic Viral Diseases
Other Dermotropic Viral Diseases
Chapter Review
Viscerotropic and Neurotropic Viral Diseases
Viscerotropic Viral Diseases
Other Viscerotropic Viral Diseases
Neurotropic Viral Diseases
Chapter Review
The Fungi
Characteristics of Fungi
The Classification of Fungi
The Yeasts
Fungal Diseases of Humans
Chapter Review
The Protozoa
Characteristics of Protozoa
The Classification of Protozoa
Protozoal Diseases Caused by Amoebas and Flagellates
Protozoal Diseases Caused by Ciliates and Apicomplexans (Sporozoa)
Chapter Review
The Multicellular Parasites
Flatworms
Roundworms
Chapter Review
Disease and Resistance
Infection and Disease
The Host-Parasite Relationship
The Establishment of Disease
The Human Circulatory System
Chapter Review
Resistance and the Immune System
Nonspecific Resistance
Specific Resistance and the Immune System
Chapter Review
Immunity and Serology
Immunity to Disease
Serological Reactions
Other Serological Reactions
Chapter Review
Immune Disorders
Hypersensitivity
Other Types of Hypersensitivity
Immune Deficiency Diseases
Transplantation Immunology
Tumor Immunology
Chapter Review
Control of Microorganisms
Physical Control of Microorganisms
Physical Control With Heat
Physical Control by Other Methods
Chapter Review
Chemical Control of Microorganisms
General Principles of Chemical Control
Important Chemical Agents
Other Chemical Agents
Chapter Review
Chemotherapeutic Agents and Antibiotics
Chemotherapeutic Agents
Antibiotics
Other Antibiotics
Antibiotic Assays and Resistance
Chapter Review
Microbiology and Public Health
Microbiology of Foods
Food Spoilage
Food Preservation
Foods From Microorganisms
Chapter Review
Environmental Microbiology
Water Pollution
The Treatment of Water and Sewage
The Cycles of Elements in the Environment
Chapter Review
Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology
Microorganisms in Industry
Alcoholic Beverages
Other Microbial Products
Chapter Review
Metric Measurement
Temperature Conversion Chart
Answers to Selected Questions for Thought and Discussion
Answers to Review Questions
Glossary
Index
Photo Acknowledgments

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