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Microbiology: An Introduction, CourseSmart eTextbook, 11th Edition

By Gerard J. Tortora, Berdell R. Funke, Christine L. Case

Published by Benjamin Cummings

Published Date: Jan 9, 2012

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This #1 selling non-majors microbiology textbook is praised for its straightforward presentation of complex topics, careful balance of concepts and applications, and proven art that teaches. In its Eleventh Edition, Tortora, Funke, and Case’s Microbiology: An Introduction helps students make the connection between microbiology and human health. This edition continues to incorporate the latest in microbiology research and includes more features designed to  engage students and promote critical thinking.

                                             

With the complex and extensive information presented in introductory microbiology courses, demonstrating the connections between processes students can’t see with their naked eye and diseases they will encounter in future careers can be challenging. Microbiology: An Introduction guides students through the process of disease diagnosis, aided by the practical application of the new Clinical Cases that are integrated through every textbook chapter. The text provides new MicroLab Tutors that help students prepare, practice, and maximize their lab time. To take learning beyond the classroom, new assignable Mastering content appeals to students, helping them understand how microbiology works and why it’s important—reinforcing textbook lessons with interactive coaching activities and tutorials of the foundation figures, case studies and additional features.

Table of Contents

I. 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 Recombinant DNA
 
II. 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
 
III. 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
 
IV. 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 Diseases of the Urinary and Reproductive Systems
 
V. ENVIRONMENTAL AND APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY
27. Environmental Microbiology
28. Applied and Industrial Microbiology
 
Appendix A: Metabolic Pathways
Appendix B: Exponents, Exponential Notation, Logarithms, and Generation Time
Appendix C: Methods for Taking Clinical Samples
Appendix D: Pronunciation of Scientific Names
Appendix E: Word Roots Used in Microbiology
Appendix F: Classification of Bacteria According to Bergey’s Manual

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$89.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-80312-2