Microbiology: An Introduction

Microbiology: An Introduction, 13th edition

  • Gerard J. Tortora, 
  • Berdell R. Funke, 
  • Christine L. Case, 
  • Derek Weber, 
  • Warner B. Bair

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Overview

Microbiology: An Introduction presents a careful balance of cutting-edge microbiology concepts and applications. The best-selling text from Tortora, Funke, and Case utilizes 21st-century lens to explore the key content you need to know. This trusted is known for its exceptionally clear presentation of complex topics and pedagogically superior art.

The 13th Edition expands on the core content with new learning tools. Exploring the Microbiome boxes present updated research on the microbiome. They then go into how microbes influence human health. Four new Big Picture spreads cover important topics in Microbiology. These include vaccine-preventable diseases, the "hygiene hypothesis," vertical transmission, and bioterrorism.

Published by Pearson (June 14th 2019) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780135789377

Subject: Microbiology

Category: Mixed Majors Microbiology

Table of contents

PART ONE: FUNDAMENTALS OF MICROBIOLOGY
1. The Microbial World and You
2. Chemical Principles
3. Observing Microorganisms through a Microscope
4. Functional Anatomy of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells
5. Microbial Metabolism
6. Microbial Growth
7. The Control of Microbial Growth
8. Microbial Genetics
9. Biotechnology and DNA Technology

PART TWO: A SURVEY OF THE MICROBIAL WORLD
10. Classification of Microorganisms
11. The Prokaryotes: Domains Bacteria and Archaea
12. The Eukaryotes: Fungi, Algae, Protozoa, and Helminths
13. Viruses, Viroids, and Prions

PART THREE: INTERACTION BETWEEN MICROBE AND HOST
14. Principles of Disease and Epidemiology
15. Microbial Mechanisms of Pathogenicity
16. Innate Immunity: Nonspecific Defenses of the Host
17. Adaptive Immunity: Specific Defenses of the Host
18. Practical Applications of Immunology
19. Disorders Associated with the Immune System
20. Antimicrobial Drugs

PART FOUR: MICROORGANISMS AND HUMAN DISEASE
21. Microbial Diseases of the Skin and Eyes
22. Microbial Diseases of the Nervous System
23. Microbial Diseases of the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems
24. Microbial Diseases of the Respiratory System
25. Microbial Diseases of the Digestive System
26. Microbial Disease of the Urinary and Reproductive Systems

PART FIVE: ENVIRONMENTAL AND APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY
27. Environmental Microbiology
28. Applied and Industrial Microbiology

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