Essential Microbiology

ISBN-10: 0471497541

ISBN-13: 9780471497547

Edition: 2005

Authors: Stuart Hogg

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List price: $74.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/22/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Microbiology: What, Why and How?
What is microbiology?
Why is microbiology important?
How do we know? Microbiology in perspective: to the golden age and beyond
Light microscopy
Electron microscopy
Biochemical Principles
Atomic structure
Acids, bases and pH
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Cell Structure and Organization
The procaryotic cell
The eucaryotic cell
Cell division in procaryotes and eucaryotes
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Microbial Nutrition, Growth and Metabolism
Microbial Nutrition and Cultivation
Nutritional categories
How do nutrients get into the microbial cell?
Laboratory cultivation of microorganisms
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Microbial Growth
Estimation of microbial numbers
Factors affecting microbial growth
The kinetics of microbial growth
Growth in multicellular microorganisms
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Microbial Metabolism
Why is energy needed?
Principles of energy generation
Anabolic reactions
The regulation of metabolism
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Microbial Diversity, a Few Words About Classification
Procaryotic Diversity
Domain: Archaea
Domain: Bacteria
Bacteria and human disease
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The Fungi
General biology of the Fungi
Classification of the Fungi
Fungi and disease
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The Protista
'The Algae'
'The Protozoa'
The slime moulds and water moulds (the fungus-like protists)
Protistan taxonomy: a modern view
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The Viruses
What are viruses?
Viral structure
Classification of viruses
Viral replication cycles
Cultivating viruses
Viral diseases in humans
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Microbial Genetics
Microbial Genetics
How do we know genes are made of DNA?
DNA replication
What exactly do genes do?
Regulation of gene expression
The molecular basis of mutations
Genetic transfer in microorganisms
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Microorganisms in Genetic Engineering
Plasmid cloning vectors
Bacteriophages as cloning vectors
Expression vectors
Eucaryotic cloning vectors
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
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Control of Microorganisms
Control of Microorganisms
The kinetics of cell death
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Antimicrobial Agents
Resistance to antibiotics
Antibiotic susceptibility testing
Antifungal and antiviral agents
The future
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Microorganisms in the Environment
Microbial Associations
Microbial associations with animals
Microbial associations with plants
Microbial associations with other microorganisms
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Microorganisms in the Environment
The carbon cycle
The nitrogen cycle
The sulphur cycle
The microbiology of soil
The microbiology of freshwater
The microbiology of seawater
Detection and iso
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