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Human microbiology

Author: Simon P Hardy
Publisher: New York : Taylor & Francis, 2002.
Series: Lifelines (Taylor & Francis)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Demystifying the increasing reportage of human infections, this book examines the biology of micro-organisms and considers the key features of those that cause illness as well as those that do not.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon P Hardy
ISBN: 0415241685 9780415241687 0415241995 9780415241991
OCLC Number: 50002458
Description: x, 261 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction to Micro-Organisms --
Bacterial structure and function --
Bacterial size --
Bacterial structures --
Bacterial movement --
Bacterial genetics --
Bacterial variation --
Regulation of gene expression --
Bacterial growth --
Growth: the mathematics explained --
The growth curve: growth in batch culture --
Adapting to new conditions: changes in growth rates --
The physicochemical parameters that influence bacterial growth --
Measurement of bacterial growth --
Culturing bacteria in vitro --
Fuelling growth: bacterial metabolism --
Regulation of metabolism --
Growth in vivo --
Viruses --
Viruses, bacteriophages, viroids --
Viral structure --
Viral classification --
Viral replication --
Viral nucleic acid determines replication strategy --
Propagation of viruses --
Detecting viruses --
Other means of detecting viruses --
Fungi --
Fungi: moulds and yeasts --
Fungal structure and function --
Fungal growth and metabolism --
Fungal genetics --
Fungal classification --
Microbial death --
Killing is exponential --
Sterilisation --
Disinfection --
Tests of disinfectant efficacy --
Antibiotics --
Antibiotic targets --
Microbial taxonomy --
Systematics or taxonomy? --
Classification --
Characterisation/identification --
Numerical taxonomy --
Typing --
Microbial Infections of Humans --
Types of association --
Interactions between organisms --
The terms --
A little more on parasitism --
Human infections --
Varieties in types of infection --
Mode of transmission --
Zoonoses --
The normal flora --
Nosocomial infections.
Series Title: Lifelines (Taylor & Francis)
Responsibility: Simon P. Hardy.
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'I can see a use for such a book in my own modules, as I have the problem of having to recommend several large and expensive textbooks' - S. Hammonds, Nottingham Trent University, UK

 
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