Microbiology : A Human Perspective

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Appropriate for the non-major/allied health student, this authoritative text carefully explains the fundamentals of microbiology, providing a general overview of the principles followed by more detailed explanations. With its clear and concise writing style, Microbiology: A Human Perspective offers modern coverage on such topics as genomics, biofilms, and quorum sensing. A body systems approach is used in the coverage of diseases.
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  • Hardback | 928 pages
  • 233.68 x 279.4 x 27.94mm | 2,131.87g
  • McGraw Hill Higher Education
  • London, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • black & white tables, maps, figures
  • 0077250419
  • 9780077250416

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Table of contents

Chapter 1: Humans and the Microbial World Chapter 2: The Molecules of Life Chapter 3: Microscopy and Cell Structure Chapter 4: Dynamics of Prokaryotic Growth Chapter 5: Control of Microbial Growth Chapter 6: Metabolism: Fueling Cell Growth Chapter 7: The Blueprint of Life, from DNA to Protein Chapter 8: Bacterial Genetics Chapter 9: Biotechnology and Recombinant DNA Chapter 10: Identification and Classification of Prokaryotes Chapter 11: The Diversity of Prokaryotic Organisms Chapter 12: The Eukaryotic Members of the Microbial World Chapter 13: Viruses of Bacteria Chapter 14: Viruses, Prions, and Viroids: Infectious Agents of Animals and Plants Chapter 15: The Innate Immune Response Chapter 16: The Adaptive Immune Response Chapter 17: Host-Microbe Interactions Chapter 18: Immunologic Disorders Chapter 19: Applications of Immune Responses Chapter 20: Epidemiology Chapter 21: Antimicrobial Medications Chapter 22: Respiratory System Infections Chapter 23: Skin Infections Chapter 24: Wound Infections Chapter 25: Digestive System Infections Chapter 26: Genitourinary Infections Chapter 27: Nervous System Infections Chapter 28: Blood and Lymphatic Infections Chapter 29: HIV Disease and Complications of Immunodeficiency Chapter 30: Microbial Ecology Chapter 31: Environmental Microbiology: Treatment of Water, Wastes, and Polluted Habitats Chapter 32: Food Microbiology Appendix I: Microbial Mathematics Appendix II: Microbial Terminology Appendix III: Pronunciation Key for Bacterial, Fungal, Protozoan, and Viral Names Appendix IV: Metabolic Pathways Appendix V: Answers to Multiple Choice Questions
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About C. Evans Roberts

Chair of Microbiology Department Wife, Martha, is a coauthor. Retired from University of Washington, Seattle, WA Coauthor with her husband, Eugene.
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