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Microbiology : an evolving science

Author: Joan Slonczewski; John Watkins Foster
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Focusing on research, genomics and molecular genetics, this book enables students to learn how microbiologists think as they learn the discipline's foundational topics. It features an art program  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Slonczewski; John Watkins Foster
ISBN: 9780393978575 0393978575
OCLC Number: 185042615
Description: 1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 29 cm.
Contents: P.1. The microbial cell --
Microbial life: origin and discovery --
Observing the microbial cell --
Cell structure and function --
Bacterial culture, growth and development --
Environmental influences and control of microbial growth --
Virus structure and function --
P.2. Genes and genomes --
Genomes and chromosomes --
Transcription, translation , and bioinformatics --
Gene transfer, mutations, and genome evolution --
Molecular regulation --
Viral molecular biology --
Molecular techniques and biotechnology --
P.3. Metabolism and biochemistry --
Energetics and catabolism --
Respiration, lithotrophy, and photolysis --
Biosynthesis --
Food and industrial microbiology --
P.4. Microbial diversity and ecology --
Origins and evolution --
Bacterial diversity --
Bacterial diversity --
Archaeal diversity --
Eukaryotic diversity --
Microbial ecology --
Microbes and the global environment --
P.5. Medicine an immunology --
Human microflora and nonspecific host defenses --
The adaptive immune response --
Microbial pathogenesis --
microbial diseases --
Antimicrobial chemotherapy --
Clinical microbiology and epidemiology
Responsibility: Joan L. Slonczewski, John W. Foster ; appendices and glossary by Kathy M. Gillen.
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