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Prescott, Harley, and Klein's Microbiology

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Prescott's Microbiology (International Edition)

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By: Joanne M Willey (Author), Linda M Sherwood (Author), Christopher J Woolverton (Author)

1088 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour illustrations, colour tables

McGraw Hill

Paperback | Jan 2008 | Edition: 7 | #173703 | ISBN-13: 9780071267274
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Paperback | Feb 2007 | Edition: 7 | #173084 | ISBN-13: 9780071102315
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About this book

This edition of Microbiology provides a balanced, comprehensive introduction to all major areas of microbiology. The text is appropriate for students preparing for careers in medicine, dentistry, nursing and allied health, as well as research, teaching and industry.


Part I: Introduction to Microbiology
1: The History and Scope of Microbiology Ch
2: The Study of Microbial Structure: Microscopy and Specimen Preparation
3: Procaryotic Cell Structure and Function
4: Eucaryotic Cell Structure and Function

Part II: Microbial Nutrition, Growth, and Control
5: Microbial Nutrition
6: Microbial Growth
7: Control of Microorganisms by Physical and Chemical Agents

Part III: Microbial Metabolism
8: Metabolism: Energy, Enzymes, and Regulation
9: Metabolism: Energy Release and Conservation
10: Metabolism: The Use of Energy in Biosynthesis

Part IV: Microbial Molecular Biology and Genetics
11: Microbial Genetics: Gene Structure, Regulation, and Expression
12: Microbial Genetics: Regulation of Gene Expression
13: Microbial Genetics: Mechanisms of Genetic Variation

Part V: DNA Technology and Genomics
14: Recombinant DNA Technology
15: Microbial Genomics

Part VI: The Viruses
16: The Viruses: Introduction and General Characteristics
17: The Viruses: Viruses of Bacteria and Archaea
18: The Viruses: Eucaryotic Viruses and Other Acellular Infectious Agents

Part VII: The Diversity of the Microbial World
19: Microbial Evolution, Taxonomy, and Diversity
20: The Archaea
21: Bacteria: The Deinococci and Nonproteobacteria Gram Negatives
22: Bacteria: The Proteobacteria
23: Bacteria: The Low G + C Gram Positives
24: Bacteria: The High G + C Gram Positives
25: The Protists
26: The Fungi (Eumycota)

Part VIII: Ecology and Symbiosis
27: Biogeochemical Cycling & Introductory Microbial Ecology
28: Microorganisms in Marine and Fresh Water Environments
29: Microorganisms in Terrestrial Environments
30: Microbial Interactions

Part IX: Interaction Between Human Host and Pathogenic Microbes
31: Nonspecific (Innate) Host Resistance
32: Specific (Adaptive) Immunity
33: Pathogenicity of Microorganisms

Part X: Agents of Infectious Disease and Their Control
34: Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
35: Clinical Microbiology and Immunology
36: The Epidemiology of Infectious Disease
37: Human Diseases Caused by Viruses and Prions
38: Human Diseases Caused by Bacteria
39: Human Diseases Caused by Fungi and Protists

Part XI: Food and Industrial Microbiology
40: Microbiology of Food
41: Applied and Industrial Microbiology

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