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Fundamentals Of Microbiology


By: Jeffrey C Pommerville(Author)

944 pages, colour illustrations

Jones & Bartlett

Paperback | May 2017 | Edition: 11 | #238308 | ISBN-13: 9781284100952
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Pommerville’s Fundamentals of Microbiology is the easy choice for introductory microbiology. Now with a new modern and intuitive design, a deeper focus on career application, and new features.

Jeff Pommerville invites you to discover microbiology, with his relatable examples and smooth writing style. Features such as Investigating the Microbial World, MicroInquiry, and Chapter Challenges are student-friendly resources designed to teach concepts and encourage practical application. Instructors will be pleased to find the organizational framework of the text reflects the Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Microbiology as recommended by the American Society for Microbiology and also addresses the AAAS “Vision and Change” recommendations.

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Part  1  Foundations of Microbiology
      Chapter  1  Microbiology: Then and Now
      Chapter  2  The Chemical Building Blocks of Life
      Chapter  3  Concepts and Tools for Studying Microorganisms
      Chapter  4  Structure and Organization of Prokaryotic Cells
      Chapter  5  Microbial Growth and Nutrition
      Chapter  6  Microbial Metabolism
Part  2  The Genetics of Microorganisms
      Chapter  7  Microbial Genetics
      Chapter  8  Gene Transfer, Genetic Engineering, and Genomics
Part  3  The Control of Microorganisms
      Chapter  9  Control of Microorganisms: Physical and Chemical Methods
      Chapter  10  Antimicrobial Drugs and Superbugs
Part  4  Bacterial Diseases of Humans
      Chapter  11  Airborne Bacterial Diseases
      Chapter  12  Foodborne and Waterborne Bacterial Diseases
      Chapter  13  Soilborne and Arthropodborne Bacterial Diseases
      Chapter  14  Sexually Transmitted and Contact Transmitted Bacterial Diseases
Part  5  Viruses and Eukaryotic Microorganisms
      Chapter  15  The Viruses and Virus-like Agents
      Chapter  16  Viral Infection of the Respiratory Tract and Skin
      Chapter  17  Viral Infections of the Blood, Lymphatic, Gastrointestinal, and Nervous Systems
      Chapter  18  Eukaryotic Microorganisms: The Fungi
      Chapter  19  Eukaryotic Microorganisms: The Parasites
Part  6  Interactions and Impact of Microorganisms with Humans
      Chapter  20  The Host-Microbe Relationship and Epidemiology
      Chapter  21  Resistance and the Immune System: Innate Immunity
      Chapter  22  Resistance and the Immune System: Adaptive Immunity
      Chapter  23  Immunity and Serology
      Chapter  24  Immune Disorders and AIDS
Part  7  Environmental and Applied Microbiology
      Chapter  25  Applied and Industrial Microbiology of Foods
      Chapter  26  Environmental Microbiology

Appendix  A  Metric Measurement and Temperature Conversion Chart
Appendix  B  CDC Summary of Notifiable Diseases in the United States
Appendix  C  Pronouncing Organism Names
Appendix  D  Answers to End of Chapter Questions

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Jeffrey Pommerville is Professor of Biology and Microbiology at Glendale Community College (GCC) in Glendale, Arizona, where he teaches microbiology and introductory biology. He also has served as the Course Assessment Coordinator for the Biology Department at GCC. Before coming to GCC, he was on the biology faculty at Texas A&M University. Dr. Pommerville received his BS and PhD from the University of California-Santa Barbara. Since coming to GCC, Dr. Pommerville has served as principal investigator on several NSF grants, including Systemic Reform in Science (SyRIS) that developed a strategy to reform and integrate the introductory sciences. He is the author of more than 50 research and education research papers, and was the Perspectives Editor for the Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education, a peer-reviewed journal published by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Dr. Pommerville has received numerous professional honors, including: the 2008 Carski Foundation Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award from ASM, the Golden Microscope Award from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Ohaus Award for Innovations in Science Teaching from the National Science Teachers Association, and was one of the first recipients of a Faculty Distinguished Teaching Award from his home institution. He is a member of AAAS, NSTA, NABT, and, of course ASM. Dr. Pommerville is a past co-chair for the ASM’s Conference for Undergraduate Educators as well as a past chair of Division W of ASM.

Dr. Pommerville also is author of Fundamentals of Microbiology (Body Systems Edition), Third Edition (2016), Alcamo’s Microbes and Society, Fourth edition (2016), as well as Encounters in Microbiology, Volume 1 and Volume 2 (2009), and Guide to Infectious Diseases by Body System, Second Edition (2012).

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