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Microbiology

Author: Nina ParkerMark SchneegurtAnh-Hue Thi TuBrian M ForsterPhilip ListerAll authors
Publisher: Houston, Texas : OpenStax, Rice University ; [Washington, D.C.?] : American Society for Microbiology Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revision MB-2016-001(03/17)-BBView all editions and formats
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"Microbiology covers the scope and sequence requirements for a single-semester microbiology course for non-majors. The book presents the core concepts of microbiology with a focus on applications for careers in allied health. The pedagogical features of the text make the material interesting and accessible while maintaining the career-application focus and scientific rigor inherent in the subject matter.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Parker, Nina.
Microbiology.
Houston, Texas : OpenStax College, Rice University, 2016-
(OCoLC)962280734
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nina Parker; Mark Schneegurt; Anh-Hue Thi Tu; Brian M Forster; Philip Lister; OpenStax College,; American Society for Microbiology,
ISBN: 9781938168147 1938168143
OCLC Number: 1005523191
Notes: "Microbiology is a peer reviewed, openly licensed introductory textbook produced through a collaborative publishing agreement between OpenStax and the American Society for Microbiology Press"--Page 4 of cover.
Description: 1304 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
Details: Also available online.
Contents: An Invisible World --
How We See the Invisible World --
The Cell --
Prokaryotic Diversity --
The Eukaryotes of Microbiology --
Acellular Pathogens --
Microbial Biochemistry --
Microbial Metabolism --
Microbial Growth --
Biochemistry of the Genome --
Mechanisms of Microbial Genetics --
Modern Applications of Microbial Genetics --
Control of Microbial Growth --
Antimicrobial Drugs --
Microbial Mechanisms of Pathogenicity --
Disease and Epidemiology --
Innate Nonspecific Host Defenses --
Adaptive Specific Host Defenses --
Diseases of the Immune System --
Laboratory Analysis of the Immune Response --
Skin and Eye Infections --
Respiratory System Infections --
Urogenital System Infections --
Digestive System Infections --
Circulatory and Lymphatic System Infections --
Nervous System Infections --
Appendix A. Fundamentals of Physics and Chemistry Important to Microbiology --
Appendix B. Mathematical Basics --
Appendix C. Metabolic Pathways --
Appendix D. Taxonomy of Clinically Relevant Microorganisms --
Appendix E. Glossary.
Responsibility: senior contributing authors, Nina Parker, Mark Schneegurt, Anh-­Hue Thi Tu, Brian M. Forster, Philip Lister.

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"Microbiology covers the scope and sequence requirements for a single-semester microbiology course for non-majors. The book presents the core concepts of microbiology with a focus on applications for careers in allied health. The pedagogical features of the text make the material interesting and accessible while maintaining the career-application focus and scientific rigor inherent in the subject matter. Microbiology's art program enhances students' understanding of concepts through clear and effective illustrations, diagrams, and photographs."--Open Textbook Library.

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