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Academic & Professional Books  Organismal to Molecular Biology  Microbiology

Prescott's Microbiology (International Edition)

By: Joanne M Willey(Author), Linda M Sherwood(Author), Christopher J Woolverton(Author)
1166 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour illustrations, colour tables
Publisher: McGraw Hill
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This eighth edition continues to present material in short chapters organized thematically into nine separate sections. Shorter chapters are less daunting and more 'digestible' for most students. Furthermore, they offer the professor a greater degree of flexibility so that the order in which chapters are covered can be tailored to meet the needs of an individual class.


Part I: Introduction to Microbiology
1 The Evolution of Microorganisms and Microbiology
2 Microscopy
3 Bacteria and Archaea
4 Eukaryotic Microbial Structure and Function
5 Viruses and Other Acellular Infectious Agents

Part II: Microbial Nutrition, Growth, and Control
6 Microbial Nutrition
7 Microbial Growth and Reproduction
8 Control of Microorganisms in the Environment

Part III: Microbial Metabolism
9 Introduction to Metabolism
10 Catabolism: Energy Release and Conservation
11 Anabolism: The Use of Energy in Biosynthesis

Part IV: Microbial Molecular Biology and Genetics
12 Genes: Structure, Replication, and Expression
13 Regulation of Cellular Processes
14 Mechanisms of Genetic Variation
15 Recombinant DNA Technology
16 Microbial Genomics

Part V: The Diversity of the Microbial World
17 Microbial Taxonomy and the Evolution of Diversity
18 The Archaea
19 The Deinococci and Nonproeobacteria Gram Negatives
20 The Proteobacteria
21 The Low G + C Gram-Positive Bacteria: The Firmicutes
22 The High G + C Gram-Positive Bacteria: The Actinobacteria
23 The Protists
24 The Fungi
25 The Viruses

Part VI: Ecology and Symbiosis
26 Biogeochemical Cycling
27 Methods in Microbial Ecology
28 Microorganisms in Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
29 Microorganisms in Terrestrial Ecosystems
30 Microbial Interactions

Part VII: Pathogenicity and Host Response
31 Infection and Pathogenicity
32 Nonspecific (Innate) Host Resistance
33 Specific (Adaptive) Immunity

Part VIII: Microbial Diseases, Detection, and their Control
34 Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
35 Clinical Microbiology and Immunology
36 Epidemiology and Public Health Microbiology
37 Human Diseases Caused by Viruses and Prions
38 Human Diseases Caused by Bacteria
39 Human Diseases Caused by Fungi and Protists

Part IX: Applied Microbiology
40 Microbiology of Food
41 Industrial Microbiology
42 Applied Environmental Microbiology

Appendix I: A Review of the Chemistry of Biological Molecules
Appendix II: Common Metabolic Pathways

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Joanne M. Willey has been a professor at Hofstra University on Long Island, New York, since 1993, where she is Professor of Microbiology; she holds a joint appointment with the Hostra University School of Medicine. Linda M. Sherwood is a member of the Department of Microbiology at Montana State University. Her interest in microbiology was sparked by the last course she took to complete a B.S. degree in Psychology at Western Illinois University.

By: Joanne M Willey(Author), Linda M Sherwood(Author), Christopher J Woolverton(Author)
1166 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour illustrations, colour tables
Publisher: McGraw Hill
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