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Microbiology Demystified

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ISBN-10: 0071446508

ISBN-13: 9780071446501

Edition: 2005

Authors: Tom Betsy, James Keogh

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This volume demystifies the complex topic of microbiology in a way that students will gain the necessary skills required for several different branches of the medical profession. It includes exercises and self-tests.
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 5/25/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Dr. Tom Betsy is a faculty member at Bergen College, where he teaches microbiology, anatomy, and physiology, among other courses, in their nursing school. Dr. Betsy is widely respected for his unique way of simplifying complex topics. Jim Keogh is a Columbia University faculty member, and author of 3 books in the Demystified series, including Data Structures, OOP, and Java Demystified.

James Keogh is on the faculty of St. Peter's College and Columbia University. He is the author of more than 60 books, including McGraw-Hill's Pharmacology Demystified and Microbiology Demystified.

The World of the Microorganism
Types of Microorganisms
What Is a Microorganism?
What's in a Name: Naming and Classifying
How Small Is a Microorganism?
Your Body Fights Back
History of the Microscope
How Do Organisms Appear?
Germ Theory
Killing the Microorganism
The Chemical Elements of Microorganisms
Everything Matters
Chemical Elements and the Atom
A Dinner Table of Elements: The Periodic Table
The Glowing Tale of Isotopes
Around They Go: Electronic Configuration
Before James There Was Bond... Chemical Bond
Decoding Chemical Shorthand
I Just Want to See Your Reaction
Molarity: hey, There's a Mole Amongst Us
An Unlikely Pair: Inorganic and Organic
The Blueprint of Protein Synthesis
The Power House: ATP
Observing Microorganisms
Size Is a Matter of Metrics
Here's Looking at You
What Big Eyes You Have: Magnification
The Microscope
Preparing Specimens
Prokaryotic Cells and Eukaryotic Cells
Prokaryotic Cells
Eukaryotic Cells
The Chemical Metabolism
Riding the Metabolism Cycle
Catabolic and Anabolic: The Only Reactions You Need
A Little Give and Take: Oxidation-Reduction
Making Power: ATP Production
What's Your Name: Naming and Classifying Enzymes
Brewing Up Protein
The Magic of Enzymes: Enzyme Activities
The Krebs Cycle
Other Catabolic Pathways
Microbial Growth and Controlling Microbial Growth
Chemical Requirements for Microbial Growth
Culture Media
Phases of Growth
Measurements of Microbial Growth
Establishing Bacterial Numbers by Indirect Methods
Controlling Microbial Growth
Microbial Death Rates
Action of Antimicrobial Agents
Chemical Agents That Control Microbial Growth
Microbial Genetics
DNA Replication: Take My Genes, Please!
Protein Synthesis
Controlling Genes: You're Under My Spell
Mutations: Not a Pretty Copy
Recombinant DNA Technology
Genetic Engineering: Designer Genes
Gene Therapy: Makes You Feel Better
DNA Fingerprinting: Gotcha
Recombinant DNA Technology and Society: Too Much of a Good Thing
Classification of Microorganisms
Taxonomy: Nothing to Do with the IRS
Nomenclature of Taxonomy: Name Calling
Classification: All Natural
The Prokaryotes: Domains Archaea and Bacteria
Aerobic/Microaerophilic, Motile, Helical/Vibroid, Gram-Negative Bacteria
Gram-Negative Aerobic Rods and Cocci
Facultatively Anaerobic Gram-Negative Rods
Anaerobic Gram-Negative Cocci and Rods
Rickettsias and Chlamydias
Gram-Positive Cocci
Endospore-Forming Gram-Positive Rods and Cocci
Regular Nonsporing Gram-Positive Rods
Irregular Nonsporing Gram-Positive Rods
Nocardia Forms
The Eukaryotes: Fungi, Algae, Protozoa, and Helminths
Viruses, Viroids, and Prions
Epidemiology and Disease
What Is Epidemiology?
Classification of Disease
Infection Sites
Disease Transmission
The Development of Disease
Epidemiological Studies
Control of Communicable Diseases
Nosocomial Infections
Who Is Susceptible?
Prevention and Control of Nosocomial Infections
What Is Immunity?
Types of Immunity
A Closer Look at Antigens
A Closer Look at Binding
B Cells
Lasting Immunity
Antibodies Used for Diagnosing Diseases
Chemical Messengers
T Cells
Macrophages and Natural Killer Cells
Vaccines and Diagnosing Diseases
What Is a Vaccine?
Types of Vaccines
Developing a Vaccine
Diagnosing Diseases
Antimicrobial Drugs
Chemotherapeutic Agents: The Silver Bullet
Antimicrobial Activity: Who to Attack?
The Attack Plan
Exploring Antimicrobial Drugs
Chemotherapy Tests
Final Exam
Answers to Quiz and Exam Questions