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Prescott, Harley, and Klein's microbiology

Author: Joanne M Willey; Linda Sherwood; Christopher J Woolverton; Lansing M Prescott
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill Higher Education, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7th edView all editions and formats
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This edition of 'Microbiology' provides a balanced, comprehensive introduction to all major areas of microbiology. The text is appropriate for students preparing for careers in medicine, dentistry, nursing and allied health, as well as research, teaching and industry.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joanne M Willey; Linda Sherwood; Christopher J Woolverton; Lansing M Prescott
ISBN: 0072992913 9780072992915 0073302082 9780073302089 9780071102315 0071102310 0071267271 9780071267274
OCLC Number: 71044581
Description: xx, 1088, [107] pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction to microbiology --
History and scope of microbiology --
Study of microbial structure: microscopy and specimen preparation --
Procaryotic cell structure and function --
Eucaryotic cell structure and function --
Microbial nutrition, growth, and control --
Microbial nutrition --
Microbial growth --
Control of microorganisms by physical and chemical agents --
Microbial metabolism --
Metabolism: energy, enzymes, and regulation --
Metabolism: energy release and conservation --
Metabolism: the use of energy in biosynthesis --
Microbial molecular biology and genetics --
Microbial genetics: gene structure, replication, and expression --
Microbial genetics: regulation of gene expression --
Microbial genetics: mechanisms of genetic variation --
DNA technology and genomics --
Recombinant DNA technology --
Microbial genomics --
Viruses --
Viruses: introduction and general characteristics --
Viruses: viruses of Bacteria and Archaea --
Viruses: eucaryotic viruses and other acellular infectious agents --
Diversity of the microbial world --
Microbial evolution, taxonomy, and diversity --
Archaea --
Bacteria: the deinococci and nonproteobacteria gram negatives --
Bacteria: the proteobacteria --
Bacteria: the low G + C gram positives --
Bacteria: the high G + C gram positivies --
Protists --
Fungi (Eumycota) --
Ecology and symbiosis --
Biochemical cycling and introductory microbial ecology --
Microorganism in marine and freshwater environments --
Microorganisms in terrestrial environments --
Microbial interactions --
Nonspecific (innate) resistance and the immune response --
Nonspecific (innate) host resistance --
Specific (adaptive) immunity --
Microbial diseases and their control --
Pathogenicity of microorganisms --
Antimicrobial chemotherapy --
Clinical microbiology and immunology --
Epidemiology of infectious disease --
Human diseases caused by viruses and prions --
Human diseases caused by bacteria --
Human diseases causedd by fungi and protists --
Food and industrial microbiology --
Microbiology of food --
Applied and industrial microbiology --
Review of the chemistry of biological molecules --
Common metabolic pathways.
Other Titles: Microbiology
Responsibility: Joanne M. Willey, Linda M. Sherwood, Christopher J. Woolverton.
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Provides a balanced and comprehensive introduction to various areas of microbiology. This book focuses on readability, artwork, and integration of several key themes (including evolution, ecology and  Read more...

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Part I. Introduction to Microbiology -- 1. The History and Scope of Microbiology -- 2. The Study of Microbial Structure: Microscopy and Specimen Preparation -- 3. Procaryotic Cell Structure and Function -- 4. Eucaryotic Cell Structure and Function -- Part II. Microbial Nutrition, Growth, and Control -- 5. Microbial Nutrition -- 6. Microbial Growth -- 7. Control of Microorganisms by Physical and Chemical Agents -- Part III. Microbial Metabolism -- 8. Metabolism: Energy, Enzymes, and Regulation -- 9. Metabolism: Energy Release and Conservation -- 10. Metabolism: The Use of Energy in Biosynthesis -- Part IV. Microbial Molecular Biology and Genetics -- 11. Microbial Genetics: Gene Structure, Regulation, and Expression -- 12. Microbial Genetics: Regulation of Gene Expression -- 13. Microbial Genetics: Mechanisms of Genetic Variation -- Part V. DNA Technology and Genomics -- 14. Recombinant DNA Technology -- 15. Microbial Genomics -- Part VI. The Viruses -- 16. The Viruses: Introduction and General Characteristics -- 17. The Viruses: Viruses of Bacteria and Archaea -- 18. The Viruses: Eucaryotic Viruses and Other Acellular Infectious Agents -- Part VII. The Diversity of the Microbial World -- 19. Microbial Evolution, Taxonomy, and Diversity -- 20. The Archaea -- 21. Bacteria: The Deinococci and Nonproteobacteria Gram Negatives -- 22. Bacteria: The Proteobacteria -- 23. Bacteria: The Low G + C Gram Positives -- 24. Bacteria: The High G + C Gram Positives -- 25. The Protists -- 26. The Fungi (Eumycota) -- Part VIII. Ecology and Symbiosis -- 27. Biogeochemical Cycling & Introductory Microbial Ecology -- 28. Microorganisms in Marine and Fresh Water Environments -- 29. Microorganisms in Terrestrial Environments -- 30. Microbial Interactions -- Part IX. Interaction Between Human Host and Pathogenic Microbes -- 31. Nonspecific (Innate) Host Resistance -- 32. Specific (Adaptive) Immunity -- 33. Pathogenicity of Microorganisms -- Part X. Agents of Infectious Disease and Their Control -- 34. Antimicrobial Chemotherapy -- 35. Clinical Microbiology and Immunology -- 36. The Epidemiology of Infectious Disease -- 37. Human Diseases Caused by Viruses and Prions -- 38. Human Diseases Caused by Bacteria -- 39. Human Diseases Caused by Fungi and Protists -- Part XI. Food and Industrial Microbiology -- 40. Microbiology of Food -- 41. Applied and Industrial Microbiology -- Appendix I. A Review of the Chemistry of Biological Molecules -- Appendix B. Common Metabolic Pathways -- Glossary.

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