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Burton's microbiology for the health sciences

Author: Paul G Engelkirk; Janet L Duben-Engelkirk; Gwendolyn R W Burton
Publisher: Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : Document   Computer File : English : 9th edView all editions and formats
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"This textbook is designed specifically for students and professionals in the health sciences. As you advance through the text, you'll not only gain a solid foundation in microbiology, you'll also learn to apply you new knowledge to provide patients with safe, effective care." "This Ninth Edition has been thoroughly updated to help you discover how microbes cause disease and how the body protects itself from  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul G Engelkirk; Janet L Duben-Engelkirk; Gwendolyn R W Burton
ISBN: 9781605476735 1605476730 9781609133214 1609133218
OCLC Number: 435728489
Description: x, 433 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Microbiology : the science --
Viewing the microbial world --
Cell structure and taxonomy --
Microbial diversity --
Microbial diversity --
Biochemistry : the chemistry of life --
Microbial physiology and genetics --
Controlling microbial growth in vitro --
Controlling microbial growth in vivo using antimicrobial agents --
Microbial ecology and microbial biotechnology --
Epidemiology and public health --
Healthcare epidemiology --
Diagnosing infectious diseases --
Pathogenesis of infectious diseases --
Nonspecific host defense mechanisms --
Specific host defense mechanisms : an introduction to immunology --
Overview of infectious diseases --
Viral infections --
Bacterial infections --
Fungal infections --
Parasitic infections.
Other Titles: Microbiology for the health sciences
Responsibility: Paul G. Engelkirk, Janet Duben-Engelkirk.
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Provides students with the foundation in microbiology that they need to perform their day-to-day duties in a safe and knowledgeable manner. This edition explores the major viral, bacterial, fungal,  Read more...

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