Brock Biology of Microorganisms, 16th edition

  • Michael T. Madigan, 
  • Kelly S. Bender, 
  • Daniel H. Buckley, 
  • W Matthew Sattley, 
  • David A. Stahl

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Brock Biology of Microorganisms sets the standard for accuracy, scholarship, cutting edge research and a visually stunning art program to illustrate basic concepts. The text guides you through the 6 major themes of microbiology determined by the American Society of Microbiology Conference on Undergraduate Education: Evolution, Cell Structure and Function, Metabolic Pathways, Information Flow and Genetics, Microbial Systems and the Impact of Microorganisms.

The 16th Edition focuses each chapter on a recent discovery to connect you with the most current science and engage you with exciting, real-world topics.

Published by Pearson (July 2nd 2020) - Copyright © 2021

ISBN-13: 9780135860717

Subject: Microbiology

Category: Majors Microbiology

Overview

UNIT 1: THE FOUNDATIONS OF MICROBIOLOGY

  1. The Microbial World
  2. Microbial Cell Structure and Function
  3. Microbial Metabolism
  4. Microbial Growth and Its Control
  5. Viruses and Their Multiplication

UNIT 2: MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND GENETICS

  1. Microbial Information Flow and Protein Processing
  2. Microbial Regulatory Systems
  3. Molecular Aspects of Microbial Growth
  4. Genetics of Bacteria and Archaea

UNIT 3: GENOMICS, SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY, AND EVOLUTION

  1. Microbial Genomics and Other Omics
  2. Viral Genomics and Diversity
  3. Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology
  4. Microbial Evolution and Genome Dynamics

UNIT 4: MICROBIAL DIVERSITY

  1. Metabolic Diversity of Microorganisms
  2. Ecological Diversity of Bacteria
  3. Phylogenetic Diversity of Bacteria
  4. Phylogenetic Diversity of Archaea
  5. Diversity of Microbial Eukarya

UNIT 5: MICROBIAL ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY

  1. Taking the Measure of Microbial Systems
  2. Microbial Ecosystems
  3. Nutrient Cycles
  4. Microbiology of the Built Environment
  5. Microbial Symbioses with Microbes, Plants, and Animals

UNIT 6: MICROBE—HUMAN INTERACTIONS AND THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

  1. Microbial Symbioses with Humans
  2. Microbial Infection and Pathogenesis
  3. Innate Immunity: Broadly Specific Host Defenses
  4. Adaptive Immunity: Highly Specific Host Defenses
  5. Immune Disorders and Antimicrobial Therapy

UNIT 7: INFECTIOUS DISEASES

  1. Diagnosing Infectious Diseases
  2. Epidemiology and Public Health
  3. Person-to-Person Bacterial and Viral Diseases
  4. Vectorborne and Soilborne Bacterial and Viral Diseases
  5. Waterborne and Foodborne Bacterial and Viral Diseases
  6. Eukaryotic Pathogens: Fungi, Protozoa, and Helminths

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