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Microbiology

Textbook

By: David Wessner (Author), Christine Dupont (Author), Trevor Charles (Author)

960 pages, colour & b/w illustrations

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Feb 2013 | #208696 | ISBN-13: 9780471694342
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NHBS Price: £175.00 $220/€206 approx

About this book

Microbiology helps to develop a meaningful connection with the material through the incorporation of primary literature, applications and examples. The text offers an ideal balance between comprehensive, in-depth coverage of core concepts, while employing a narrative style that incorporates many relevant applications and a unique focus on current research and experimentation. Microbiology frames information around the three pillars of physiology, ecology and genetics, which highlights their interconnectedness and helps students see a bigger picture. This innovative organization establishes a firm foundation for later work and provides a perspective on real-world applications of microbiology.


Contents

PART I THE MICROBES
1 The Microbial World 2
2 Bacteria 36
3 Eukaryal Microbes 72
4 Archaea 106
5 Viruses 130

PART II MICROBIAL GENETICS
6 Cultivating Microorganisms 164
7 DNA Replication and Gene Expression 202
8 Viral Replication Strategies 238
9 Bacterial Genetic Analysis 266
10 Microbial Genomics 302
11 Regulation of Gene Expression 328

PART III MICROBIAL PHYSIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY
12 Microbial Biotechnology 362
13 Metabolism 400
14 Biogeochemical Cycles 456
15 Microbial Ecosystems 484
16 The Microbiology of Food and Water 522

PART IV MICROBES AND DISEASE
17 Microbial Symbionts 560
18 Introduction to Infectious Diseases 600
19 Innate Host Defenses Against Microbial Invasion 636
20 Adaptive Immunity 672

Appendix A Reading and Understanding the Primary Literature A-1
Appendix B Microscopy A-9
Appendix C Classification of Bacteria A-13
Appendix D Classification of Eukarya A-14
Appendix E Classification of Archaea A-15
Appendix F Classification of Viruses A-16
Appendix G Origin of Blood Cells A-17

GLOSSARY G-1
INDEX I-1


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