Microbiology : an introduction / Gerard J. Tortora, Bergen Community College, Berdell R. Funke, North Dakota State University, Christine L. Case, Skyline College. - Twelfth edition - 955 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Includes bibliographical references.
Part One: Fundamentals of Microbiology. 1. The Microbial World and You ; 2. Chemical Principles ; 3. Observing Microorganisms through a Microscope ; 4. Functional Anatomy of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells ; 5. Microbial Metabolism ; 6. Microbial Growth ; 7. The Control of Microbial Growth ; 8. Microbial Genetics ; 9. Biotechnology and DNA Technology -- Part Two: A Survey of the Microbial World. 10. Classification of Microorganisms ; 11. The Prokaryotes: Domains Bacteria and Archaea ; 12. The Eukaryotes: Fungi, Algae, Protozoa, and Helminths ; 13. Viruses, Viroids, and Prions -- Part Three: Interaction between Microbe and Host. 14. Principles of Disease and Epidemiology ; 15. Microbial mechanisms of pathogenicity ; 16. Innate immunity: nonspecific defenses of the host ; 17. Adaptive immunity: specific defenses of the host ; 18. Practical applications of immunology ; 19. Disorders associated with the immune system ; 20. Antimicrobial drugs -- Part Four: Microorganisms and human disease. 21. Microbial diseases of the skin and eyes ; 22. Microbial diseases of the nervous system ; 23. Microbial diseases of the cardiovascular and lymphatic systems ; 24. Microbial diseases of the respiratory system ; 25. Microbial diseases of the digestive system ; 26. Microbial diseases of the urinary and reproductive systems -- Part Five: Environmental and Applied Microbiology. 27. Environmental Microbiology ; 28. Applied and Industrial Microbiology -- Appendix A. Metabolic Pathways ; Appendix B. Exponents, Exponential Notation, Logarithms, and Generation Time ; Appendix C. Methods for Talking Clinical Samples ; Appendix D. Pronunciation of Scientific Names ; Appendix E. Word Roots Used in Microbiology ; Appendix F. Classification of Prokaryotes According to Bergey's Manual.
This book is designed for non-major students in microbiology. It is praised for its straightforward presentation of complex topics, careful balance of concepts and applications, and proven art that teaches.
9781292099149 (global edition)
QR41.2 / .T67 2016
579 / T712m 2016