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Series: McGraw-Hill Key Textbooks Series

By: Lansing M Prescott, John P Harley and Donald A Klein

962 pages, Col photos, illus, figs, tabs, maps

McGraw Hill

Paperback | Dec 2004 | Edition: 6 | #146790 | ISBN: 0071112170
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Standard textbook. Covers: the development of microbiology as a science; the nature and importance of techniques used to isolate, culture, observe, and identify microorganisms; the control of microorganisms and reduction of their detrimental effects; the importance of molecular biology for microbiology; the medical significance of microbiology; the ways in which microorganisms interact with their environments, and the consequences; and the influences that microorganisms and microbiological applications have on everyday life.


Contents: Part I: Introduction to Microbiology
The History and Scope of Microbiology
The Study of Microbial Structure: Microscopy and Specimen Preparation
Procaryotic Cell Structure and Function
Eucaryotic Cell Structure and Function
Part II: Microbial Nutrition, Growth, and Control
Microbial Nutrition
Microbial Growth
Control of Microorganisms by Physical and Chemical Agents
Part III: Microbial Metabolism
Metabolism: Energy and Enzymes
Metabolism: The Generation of Energy
Metabolism: The Use of Energy in Biosynthesis
Metabolism: The Synthesis of Nucleic Acids and Proteins
Metabolism: Enzyme and Gene Regulation
Part IV: Microbial Genetics
Microbial Genetics: General Principles
Microbial Genetics: Recombination and Plasmids
Recombinant DNA Technology
Part V: The Viruses
The Viruses: Introduction and General Characteristics
The Viruses: Bacteriophages
The Viruses: Viruses of Eucaryotes
Part VI: The Diversity of the Microbial World
Microbial Taxonomy
The Archaea
Bacteria: The Deinococci and Nonproteobacteria Gram Negatives
Bacteria: The Proteobacteria
Bacteria: The Low G + C Gram Positives
Bacteria: The High G + C Gram Positives
The Fungi, Slime Molds, and Water Molds
The Algae
The Protozoa
Part VII: The Nature of Symbiotic Associations
Symbiotic Assocations: Commensalism, Mutualism, and the Normal Microbiota of the Human Body
Symbiotic Associations: Parasitism, Pathogenicity, and Resistance
Part VIII: The Fundamentals of Immunology
The Immune Response: Antigens and Antibodies
The Immune Response: Chemical Mediators, B- and T-Cell Biology
The Immune Response: Antigen-Antibody Reactions
Part IX: Microbial Diseases and Their Control
Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Clinical Microbiology
The Epidemiology of Infectious Disease
Human Diseases Caused by Viruses
Human Diseases Caused Primarily by Gram-Positive and Gram-Negative Bacteria
Human Diseases Caused by Other Bacteria (Chlamydiae, Mycoplasmas, and Rickettsias); Dental and Nosocomial Infections
Human Diseases Caused by Fungi and Protozoa
Part X: Microorganisms and the Environment
Microorganisms as Components of Ecosystems
Marine and Freshwater Environments
Terrestrial Environments
Part XI: Food and Industrial Microbiology
Microbiology of Food
Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology

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John Harley teaches Anatomy & Physiology and General Biology at Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY and is also co-author of Prescott/Harley/Klein Microbiology and the ASM Microbial Telecourse Study Guide.

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