Tortora, Gerard J.

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 index.

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)

2014038680


Microbiology.

QR41.2 / .T67 2016

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