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Microbiology : diversity, disease, and the environment

Author: Abigail A Salyers; Dixie D Whitt
Publisher: Bethesda (Maryland) : Fitzgerald Science Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Suitable for students in a variety of life science, health science, and applied science programs, this introductory level microbiology text introduces topics in microbiology using biological problems  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abigail A Salyers; Dixie D Whitt
ISBN: 1891786016 9781891786013
OCLC Number: 645294931
Description: xxx, 608 p. : il
Contents: Preface. Introduction. PART 1: MICROBIAL WORLDS. 1. Earth: Planet of ther Microbes. 2. Diversity and History of Microorganisms. 3. The Challenge of Cultivating and Identifying Microorganisms. 4. Structural Features of Prokaryotes. 5. Bacterial Genetics I: DNA Replication and Genetic Engineering. 6. Bacterial Genetics II: Transcription, Translation, and Regulation. 7. Bacterial Genetics III: Horizontal Gene Transfer Among Bacteria. 8. Bacterial Energetics. 9. Introduction to Eukaryotic Microorganisms. 10. Viruses of Mammalian Cells. PART II: THE DELICATE BALANCE BETWEEN MICROBES AND HUMANS. 11. Microbial Populations of the Human Body. 12. Fortress Human Body: The Nonspecific Defenses. 13. Fortress Human Body: The Specific Defenses. 14. Vaccination. PART III: MICROBES AND HUMANS OUT OF BALANCE: INFECTIOUS DISEASES. 15. Introduction to Infectious Diseases. 16. The Lung, a Vital but Vulnerable Organ. 17. Gastrointestinal Tract Infections. 18. Urogenital Tract Infections. 19. Nosocomial and Iatrogenic Infections. 20. Arthropod Borne Diseases and More Zoonoses. PART IV: MICROBES IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND IN INDUSTRY. 21. Analyzing Microbial Communities. 22. Phototrophic Microbes: Food Source for Planet Earth. 23. Invertebrate Microbe Interactions. 24. Plant Microbe Interactions. 25. Biotechnology. Glossary. Appendix I: Answers to End of Chapter Questions. Appendix II: Resources in Microbiology. Index.
Responsibility: Abigail A. Salyers, Dixie D. Whitt.


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