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Microbiology An Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0534556205

ISBN-13: 9780534556204

Edition: 2002

Authors: Barry Batzing

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Batzing's MICROBIOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION offers a new approach in introductory microbiology, with an emphasis on teaching effectively the important concepts of the course without a strict focus on memorization. Pedagogical material, such as concept maps and flow diagrams, is carefully integrated throughout to enhance understanding and gives students a visual representation of difficult topics. The final portion of the text follows a portal of entry, or route of transmission organization, with material presented around the method by which microbes enter the host's body.
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Book details

List price: $349.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 10/24/2001
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 832
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.092
Language: English

Barry Batzing is a strong author who has focused his career on microbiology education. While at State University of New York-Cortland (Ph.D., microbiology, Penn State), Barry has received the highest teaching honor in the SUNY system, the Chancellor's Award. He has been an active participant in a variety of microbiology education functions, having received a number of NSF grants for microbial education, served on the Editorial board for Applied Microbiology Journal, and published THE MICROBES.

Basic Principles
What Is a Microorganism?
The Study of Microorganisms Requires a Unique Way of Working
The Discovery of Microorganisms and the Development of Microbiology
Careers in Microbiology Today
Basic Components of All Cells
Procaryotic Cells
Eucaryotic Cells
Growth and Metabolism
Microbial Growth
Growth and Reproduction
Requirements for Microbial Growth
Manipulating Microbial Growth
Microbial Metabolism: Energy Conservation
The Importance of Electrons
Energy Is Conserved as ATP
Enzymes Are Needed to Release and Store Energy
Mechanisms of Energy Conservation
Types of Microbial Energy Conservation
Energy Conservation and Microbial Identification
Microbial Metabolism: Biosynthesis
Major Biosynthetic Needs
Where Do Biosynthetic Building Blocks Come From?
Biosynthesis of Nucleic Acids
Biosynthesis of Proteins
Biosynthesis of Polysaccharides
Biosynthesis of Lipids
Autotrophic Carbon Dioxide Fixation
Metabolic Connections
Controlling Microbial Growth
An Overview of Microbial Growth
Effectiveness of Control Methods
Physical Control Methods
Chemical Control Methods
Microbial Genetics: Basic Considerations
A Brief Review
Genotype and Phenotype
Structure of DNA
DNA Replication
Damage and Repair of DNA
Regulation of Genes
Microbial Genetics: Gene Transfer
Gene Transfer in Bacteria
Movable Genes
Microbial Genetics: Genetic Engineering
Recombinant DNA Technology
Applications of Genetic Engineering
Concerns about Genetic Engineering
The Microorganisms
Classification of Microorganisms
Objectives of Classification
The Position of Microorganisms in the Living World
Principles of Taxonomy
Traits Used to Classify Microorganisms
The Bacteria
A Brief History of Bacterial Classification
Traits Used to Classify Bacteria
Gram-negative Eubacteria That Have Cell Walls
Gram-positive Eubacteria That Have Cell Walls
Eubacteria Lacking Cell Walls
The Archaeobacteria
Eucaryotic Microorganisms: Protists and Fungi
Taxonomy of Protists and Fungi
The Kingdom Protista
The Kingdom Fungi
Structure of Viruses
Classification of Viruses
Families of Vertebrate Viruses
How Viruses Reproduce
Persistence of Viruses in Cells
Viruses and Cancer
Growing Viruses in the Laboratory
The Concept of a Virus
Subviral Agents
Pathogenesis and Immunity
Microbial Pathogenicity
Relationships with Microorganisms
The Mechanisms of Virulence
The Genetics of Virulence
Drug Resistance
Epidemiology Defined
Types of Numerical Data
Descriptive Epidemiology
Analytical Epidemiology
Proving That Microorganisms Cause Disease: Koch's Postulates
Natural Immunity
General Concepts of Immunity
Mechanisms of Natural Immunity
Pathogens Adapt to Natural Immunity
Acquired Immunity
An Overview of Acquired Immunity
Antibody-Mediated Immunity
Cell-Mediated Immunity
Disorders of the Immune System
Laboratory Applications of Antigen-Antibody Interactions
The Pathogens
Foodborne and Waterborne Pathogens
Overview of Diseases Caused by Foodborne and Waterborne Pathogens
Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcal ("Staph") Food Poisoning
Clostridium botulinum and Botulism
Other Endospore-Forming Bacteria
Other Gram-Positive Bacteria
Gram-Negative Facultatively Anaerobic Bacteria
Other Gram-Negative Bacteria
Foodborne and Waterborne Viruses
Foodborne and Waterborne Animal-like Protists (Protozoa)
Poisonous Fungi
Plant-like Protists (Algae) and Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning
Airborne Pathogens
General Concepts of Airborne Pathogens
The Major Airborne Pathogens
Preventing Diseases Caused by Airborne Pathogens
Airborne Gram-Negative Bacterial Pathogens
Airborne Gram-Positive Bacterial Pathogens
Airborne Viruses
Airborne Fungal Pathogens
Sexually Transmitted Pathogens
General Concepts of Sexually Transmitted Pathogens
The Major Sexually Transmitted Pathogens
Preventing Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Bacterial Pathogens Transmitted Sexually
Sexually Transmitted Viral Pathogens
Sexually Transmitted Protists: Trichomonas vaginalis
Pathogens Transmitted by Close, Person-to-Person Contact
General Concepts of Pathogens Transmitted by Close Personal Contact
The Major Pathogens Transmitted by Direct Contact
Preventing Diseases Spread by Close, Person-to-Person Contact
Bacterial Pathogens Transmitted by Close, Person-to-Person Contact
Viral Pathogens Transmitted by Close, Person-to-Person Contact
Fungal Pathogens Transmitted by Close, Person-To-Person Contact
Zoonoses and Arthropodborne Pathogens
General Concepts of Zoonoses
Zoonoses Caused by Bacteria
Zoonoses Caused by Viruses
Animal-like Protists Causing Zoonoses
Wound Infections
Types of Wounds
Sources of Wound Pathogens
Factors Contributing to Wound Infections
Major Wound Pathogens
Preventing and Treating Wound Infections
Risk of Injection (Intravenous) Drug Use
Nosocomial Diseases
Historical Recognition of Hospital-Acquired Infections
The Nature of Nosocomial Infections
Epidemiology of Nosocomial Infections
Controlling Nosocomial Infections
Final Perspectives
Food Microbiology and Industrial Microbiology
Food Microbiology
Industrial Microbiology
Microbial Ecology
Ecological Perspectives
Types of Microbial Interactions
Microbial Habitats
Biogeochemical Roles of Microorganisms
Microbiological Aspects of Pollution
Bacterial Classification Schemes: Classification of Bacteria According to Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology
Virus Families (International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses)
Visualizing Information and Relationships: Organizational Charts, Flow Diagrams, and Concept Maps
Metric Measurements and Conversions