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Written with the non-major/allied health student in mind, Foundations in Microbiology offers an engaging and accessible writing style through the use of tools such as case studies and analogies to thoroughly explain difficult microbiology concepts. A taxonomic approach is used for the study of pathogens.
Table of Contents
The Main Themes of Microbiology
The Chemistry of Biology
Tools of the Laboratory: The Methods for Studying Microorganisms
Procaryotic Profiles: The Bacteria and Archea
Eucaryotic Cells and Microorganisms
An Introduction to the Viruses
Elements of Microbial Nutrition, Ecology, and Growth
Microbial Metabolism: The Chemical Crossroads of Life
Genetic Engineering: A Revolution in Molecular Biology
Physical and Chemical Control of Microbes
Drugs, Microbes, Host - The Elements of Chemotherapy
Microbe-Human Interactions: Infection and Disease
Nonspecific Host Defenses
Specific Immunity and Immunization
Disorders in Immunity
The Cocci of Medical Importance
The Gram-Positive Bacilli of Medical Importance
The Gram-Negative Bacilli of Medical Importance
Miscellaneous Bacterial Agents of Disease
The Fungi of Medical Importance
The Parasites of Medical Importance
Introduction to the Viruses of Medical Importance: The DNA Viruses
The RNA Viruses of Medical Importance
Environmental and Applied Microbiology
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