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Alcamo's fundamentals of microbiology

Author: Jeffrey C Pommerville; I Edward Alcamo
Publisher: Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 9th edView all editions and formats
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The ninth edition of award-winning author Jeffrey Pommerville's classic text provides nursing and allied health students with a firm foundation in microbiology, with an emphasis on human disease. An educator himself, Dr. Pommerville incorporates accessible, engaging pedagogical elements and student-friendly ancillaries to help students maximize their understanding and retention of key concepts. Ideal for the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey C Pommerville; I Edward Alcamo
ISBN: 9780763762582 076376258X
OCLC Number: 502674993
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxx, 805, [74] pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Microbiology then and now --
The chemical building blocks of life --
Concepts and tools for studying microorganisms --
Cell structure and function in the bacteria and archaea --
Microbial growth and nutrition --
Metabolism of microorganisms --
Control of microorganisms : physical and chemical methods --
Microbial genetics --
Gene transfer, genetic engineering, and genomics --
Airborne bacterial diseases --
Foodborne and waterborne bacterial diseases --
Soilborne and arthropodborne bacterial diseases --
Sexually transmitted and contact transmitted bacterial diseases --
The viruses and virus-like agents --
Viral infections of the respiratory tract and skin --
Viral infections of the blood, lymphatic, gastrointestinal, and nervous systems --
Eukaryotic microorganisms : the fungi --
Eukaryotic microorganisms : the parasites --
Infection and disease --
Resistance and the immune system : innate immunity --
Resistance and the immune system : acquired immunity --
Immunity and serology --
Immune disorders and AIDS --
Antimicrobial drugs.
Other Titles: Fundamentals of microbiology
Responsibility: Jeffrey C. Pommerville.

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The ninth edition of award-winning author Jeffrey Pommerville's classic text provides nursing and allied health students with a firm foundation in microbiology, with an emphasis on human disease. An educator himself, Dr. Pommerville incorporates accessible, engaging pedagogical elements and student-friendly ancillaries to help students maximize their understanding and retention of key concepts. Ideal for the non-major, the ninth edition includes numerous updates and additions, including the latest disease data and statistics, new material on emerging disease outbreaks, an expanded use of concept maps, and may other pedagogical features. With an inviting "Learning Design" format and Study Smart notes to students, Alcamo's Fundamentals of Microbiology, Ninth Edition ensures student success as they delve into the exciting world of microbiology.

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