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Brock Biology of Microorganisms, CourseSmart eTextbook, 13th Edition

By Michael T. Madigan, John M. Martinko, David A. Stahl, David P. Clark

Published by Benjamin Cummings

Published Date: Jan 5, 2011

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The authoritative #1 textbook for introductory majors microbiology, Brock Biology of Microorganisms continues to set the standard for impeccable scholarship, accuracy, and outstanding illustrations and photos. This book for biology, microbiology, and other science majors balances cutting edge research with the concepts essential for understanding the field of microbiology. 

 

In addition to a new co-author, David Stahl, who brings coverage of cutting edge microbial ecology research and symbiosis to a brand new chapter (Chapter 25), a completely revised overview chapter on Immunology (Chapter 28), a new ”Big Ideas" section at the end of each chapter, and a wealth of new photos and art make the Thirteenth Edition better than ever. Brock Biology of Microorganisms speaks to today’s students while maintaining the depth and precision science majors need.

 

CourseSmart textbooks do not include any media or print supplements that come packaged with the bound book.

Table of Contents

I. PRINCIPLES OF MICROBIOLOGY

1. Microorganisms and Microbiology

2. A Brief Journey to the Microbial World

3.  Cell Structure and Function in Bacteria and Archaea

 

II. METABOLISM AND GROWTH

4. Nutrition, Culture, and Metabolism of Microorganisms

5. Microbial Growth

 

III. MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND GENE EXPRESSION

6. Molecular Biology of Bacteria

7. Archael and Eukaryotic Molecular Biology

8. Regulation of Gene Expression

 

IV. VIROLOGY, GENETICS, AND GENOMICS

9. Viruses and Virology

10. Genetics of Bacteria and Arachaea

11. Genetic Engineering

12. Microbial Genomics

 

V. METABOLIC DIVERSITY AND COMMERICAL BIOCATALYSES

13.  Phototrophy, Chemolithotrophy, and Major Biosyntheses

14. Catabolism of Organic Compounds

15. Commercial Products and Biotechnology

 

VI. MICROBIAL EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY

16. Microbial Evolution and Systematics

17. Bacteria: The Proteobacteria

18. Other Bacteria

19. Archaea

20. Eukaryotic Cell Biology and Eukaryotic Microorganisms

21. Viral Diversity

 

VII. Microbial Ecology

22. Methods in Microbial Ecology

23. Major Microbial Habitats and Diversity

24. Nutrient Cycles, Biodegradation, and Bioremediation

25. Microbial Symbioses

 

VIII. ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND PATHOGENICITY

26. Microbial Growth Control

27. Microbial Interactions with Humans

 

IX. IMMUNOLOGY

28. Immunity and Host Defense

29. Immune Mechanisms

30. Molecular Immunology

 

X. DIAGNOSING AND TRACKING MICROBIAL DISEASES

31. Diagnostic Microbiology and Immunology

32. Epidemiology

 

XI. HUMAN- AND ANIMAL-TRANSMITTED INFECTIOUS DISEASES

33. Person-to-Person Microbial Diseases

34. Vectorborne and Soilborne Microbial Pathogens

 

XII. COMMON SOURCE INFECTIOUS DISEASE

35. Wastewater Treatment, Water Purification, and Waterborne Microbial Diseases

36. Food Preservation and Foodborne Microbial Diseases

 

Appendices 1 and 2

Glossary

Index

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