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Textbook of diagnostic microbiology

Author: Connie R Mahon; Donald C Lehman; George Manuselis
Publisher: Maryland Heights, Missouri : Elsevier, [2015]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Fifth editionView all editions and formats
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Providing a reader-friendly ""building-block"" approach to the essentials of diagnostic microbiology, this accessible, full-color text helps you develop the problem-solving skills necessary for success in the clinical setting. This updated edition has new content on nanomedicine and HIV/AIDS and the immunocompromised patient, including the latest information on prevention, treatment modalities, and CDC guidelines.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2013045846
(OCoLC)863632875
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Connie R Mahon; Donald C Lehman; George Manuselis
ISBN: 9780323292627 0323292623
OCLC Number: 928642646
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 1076 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color
Contents: Front cover; Evolve page; Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology; Copyright page; Dedication; Reviewers; Contributors; Preface; Organization; Pedagogic Features; Ancillaries for Instructors and Students; Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; I Introduction to Clinical Microbiology; 1 Bacterial Cell Structure, Physiology, Metabolism, and Genetics; Chapter Outline; Objectives; Key Terms; Significance; Overview of the Microbial World; Bacteria; Parasites; Fungi; Viruses; Classification/Taxonomy; Nomenclature; Classification by Phenotypic and Genotypic Characteristics. Classification by Cellular Type: Prokaryotes, Eukaryotes, and ArchaeobacteriaComparison of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cell Structure; Prokaryotic Cell Structure; Cytoplasmic Structures; Cell Envelope Structures; Plasma Membrane (Cell Membrane).; Cell Wall.; Gram-Positive Cell Wall.; Gram-Negative Cell Wall.; Acid-Fast Cell Wall.; Absence of Cell Wall.; Surface Polymers; Cell Appendages.; Eukaryotic Cell Structure; Cytoplasmic Structures; Cell Envelope Structures; Plasma Membrane.; Cell Wall.; Motility Organelles.; Bacterial Morphology; Microscopic Shapes. Common Stains Used for Microscopic VisualizationGram Stain; Acid-Fast Stains; Acridine Orange; Calcofluor White; Methylene Blue; Lactophenol Cotton Blue; India Ink; Endospore Stain; Microbial Growth and Nutrition; Nutritional Requirements for Growth; Types of Growth Media; Environmental Factors Influencing Growth; Bacterial Growth; Generation Time; Growth Curve; Determination of Cell Numbers; Bacterial Biochemistry and Metabolism; Metabolism; Fermentation and Respiration; Biochemical Pathways from Glucose to Pyruvic Acid; Anaerobic Utilization of Pyruvic Acid (Fermentation). Aerobic Utilization of Pyruvate (Oxidation)Carbohydrate Utilization and Lactose Fermentation; Bacterial Genetics; Anatomy of a DNA and RNA Molecule; Terminology; Genetic Elements and Alterations; Bacterial Genome; Extrachromosomal Elements; Mobile Genetic Elements; Mutations; Genetic Recombination; Mechanisms of Gene Transfer; Transformation; Transduction; Conjugation; Restriction Enzymes; Bibliography; 2 Host-Parasite Interaction; A. Role of the Usual Microbial Flora; Chapter Outline; Objectives; Key Terms; Origin of Microbial Flora; Characteristics of Indigenous Microbial Flora. Factors That Determine the Composition of the Usual Microbial FloraComposition of Microbial Flora at Different Body Sites; Usual Flora of the Skin; Usual Flora of the Mouth; Usual Flora of the Respiratory Tract; Usual Flora of the Gastrointestinal Tract; Usual Flora of the Genitourinary Tract; Role of the Microbial Flora in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease; Role of the Microbial Flora in the Host Defense Against Infectious Disease; Bibliography; B. Pathogenesis of Infection; Objectives; Key Terms; Microbial Factors Contributing to Pathogenesis and Virulence; Pathogenesis; Virulence.
Responsibility: [edited by] Connie R. Mahon, MS, Director, Staff and Organization Development, Health Resources and Services Administration, HIV/AIDS Bureau, Rockville, Maryland, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Clinical Research and Leadership, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, George Washington University, Washington, DC, Donald C. Lehman, EdD, MT(ASCP), SM(NRM), Associate Professor, Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, George Manuselis, MA, MT(ASCP), Emeritus, Medical Technology Division, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Natural Sciences and Forensic Science, Central Ohio Technical College, Newark, Ohio.

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Providing a reader-friendly ""building-block"" approach to the essentials of diagnostic microbiology, this accessible, full-color text helps you develop the problem-solving skills necessary for success in the clinical setting. This updated edition has new content on nanomedicine and HIV/AIDS and the immunocompromised patient, including the latest information on prevention, treatment modalities, and CDC guidelines. Updated photos offer new examples of automated lab instruments, while case studies, review questions, and learning objectives present information in an easy-to-learn way. A buildin.

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