Prescott's Microbiology

Hardcover | January 8, 2013

byJoanne Willey, Linda Sherwood, Christopher J. Woolverton

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The author team of Prescott&#39s Microbiology continues the tradition of past editions by providing a balanced, comprehensive introduction to all major areas of microbiology. This balance makes Microbiology appropriate for microbiology majors and mixed majors courses. The authors have introduced a number of pedagogical elements designed to facilitate student learning. They also remain focused on readability, artwork, and the integration of several key themes (including evolution, ecology and diversity) throughout the text, making an already superior text even better.

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The author team of Prescott&#39s Microbiology continues the tradition of past editions by providing a balanced, comprehensive introduction to all major areas of microbiology. This balance makes Microbiology appropriate for microbiology majors and mixed majors courses. The authors have introduced a number of pedagogical elements designe...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:11.1 × 9 × 1.7 inPublished:January 8, 2013Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0073402400

ISBN - 13:9780073402406

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Table of Contents

Part One Introduction to Microbiology

Chapter: 1. The Evolution of Microorganisms and Microbiology

Chapter: 2. Microscopy and Specimen Preparation

Chapter: 3. Bacterial Cell Structure

Chapter: 4. Archaeal Cell Structure

Chapter: 5. Eukaryotic Cell Structure

Chapter: 6. Viruses and Other Acellular Infectious Agents

Part Two Microbial Nutrition, Growth, and Control

Chapter: 7. Microbial Growth

Chapter: 8. Control of Microorganisms in the Environment

Chapter: 9. Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Part Three Microbial Metabolism

Chapter: 10. Introduction to Metabolism

Chapter: 11. Catabolism: Energy Release and Conservation

Chapter: 12. Anabolism: The Use of Energy in Biosynthesis

Part Four Microbial Molecular Biology and Genetics

Chapter: 13. Bacterial Genome Replication and Expression

Chapter: 14. Regulation of Bacterial Cellular Processes

Chapter: 15. Eukaryotic and Archaeal Genome Replication and Expression

Chapter: 16. Mechanisms of Genetic Variation

Chapter: 17. Recombinant DNA Technology

Chapter: 18. Microbial Genomics

Part Five The Diversity of the Microbial World

Chapter: 19. Microbial Taxonomy and the Evolution of Diversity

Chapter: 20. The Archaea

Chapter: 21. The Deinococci, Mollicutes, and Nonproteobacterial Gram-Negative Bacteria

Chapter: 22. The Proteobacteria

Chapter: 23. Firmicutes: The Low G ? C Gram-Positive Bacteria

Chapter: 24. A ctinobacteria: The High G ? C Gram-Positive Bacteria

Chapter: 25. The Protists

Chapter: 26. The Fungi (Eumycota)

Chapter: 27. The Viruses

Part Six Ecology and Symbiosis

Chapter: 28. Biogeochemical Cycling and Global Climate Change

Chapter: 29. Methods in Microbial Ecology

Chapter: 30. Microorganisms in Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems

Chapter: 31. Microorganisms in Terrestrial Ecosystems

Chapter: 32. Microbial Interactions

Part Seven Pathogenicity and Host Response

Chapter: 33. Innate Host Resistance

Chapter: 34. Adaptive Immunity

Chapter: 35. Pathogenicity and Infection

Part Eight Microbial Diseases, Detection, and Their Control

Chapter: 36. Clinical Microbiology and Immunology

Chapter: 37. Epidemiology and Public Health Microbiology

Chapter: 38. Human Diseases Caused by Viruses and Prions

Chapter: 39. Human Diseases Caused by Bacteria

Chapter: 40. Human Diseases Caused by Fungi and Protists

Part Nine Applied Microbiology

Chapter: 41. Microbiology of Food

Chapter: 42. Biotechnology and Industrial Microbiology

Chapter: 43. Applied Environmental Microbiology