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Microbiology

Author: Nina ParkerMark SchneegurtAnh­Hue Thi TuBrian M ForsterPhilip ListerAll authors
Publisher: Houston, Texas : OpenStax College, Rice University, 2016- ©2016
Series: Open Textbook Library.
Edition/Format:   Website : Document   Continually Updated Resource   Computer File : EnglishView 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
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Parker, Nina.
Microbiology.
Houston, Texas : OpenStax, Rice University ; [Washington, D.C.?] : American Society for Microbiology Press, [2017]
(OCoLC)1005523191
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Continually Updated Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nina Parker; Mark Schneegurt; Anh­Hue Thi Tu; Brian M Forster; Philip Lister; Open Textbook Library,
ISBN: 9781947172234 1947172239
OCLC Number: 962280734
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (chiefly color).
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Contents: 1. An Invisible World --
2. How We See the Invisible World --
3. The Cell --
4. Prokaryotic Diversity --
5. The Eukaryotes of Microbiology --
6. Acellular Pathogens --
7. Microbial Biochemistry --
8. Microbial Metabolism --
9. Microbial Growth --
10. Biochemistry of the Genome --
11. Mechanisms of Microbial Genetics --
12. Modern Applications of Microbial Genetics --
13. Control of Microbial Growth --
14. Antimicrobial Drugs --
15. Microbial Mechanisms of Pathogenicity --
16. Disease and Epidemiology --
17. Innate Nonspecific Host Defenses --
18. Adaptive Specific Host Defenses --
19. Diseases of the Immune System --
20. Laboratory Analysis of the Immune Response --
21. Skin and Eye Infections --
22. Respiratory System Infections --
23. Urogenital System Infections --
24. Digestive System Infections --
25. Circulatory and Lymphatic System Infections --
26. 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.
Series Title: Open Textbook Library.
Responsibility: senior contributing authors, Nina Parker, Mark Schneegurt, Anh­Hue Thi Tu, Brian M. Forster, Philip Lister.

Abstract:

"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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