Microbiology: An Introduction, Global Edition, 12th Edition

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Microbial World and You
Chapter 2. Chemical
Chapter 3. Observing Microorganisms Through a Microscope
Chapter 4. Functional Anatomy of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells
Chapter 5. Microbial Metabolism
Chapter 6. Microbial Growth
Chapter 7. The Control of Microbial Growth
Chapter 8. Microbial Genetics
Chapter 9. and
Chapter 10. Classification of Microorganisms
Chapter 11. The Prokaryotes: Domains Bacteria and Archaea
Chapter 12. The Eukaryotes: Fungi, Algae, Protozoa, and Helminths
Chapter 13. Viruses, Viroids, and Prions
Chapter 14. Principles of Disease and Epidemiology
Chapter 15. Microbial Mechanisms of Pathogenicity
Chapter 16. Innate Immunity: Nonspecific Defenses of the Host
Chapter 17. Adaptive Immunity: Specific Defenses of the Host
Chapter 18. Practical Applications of Immunology
Chapter 19. Disorders Associated with the Immune System
Chapter 20. Antimicrobial Drugs
Chapter 21. Microbial Diseases of the Skin and Eyes
Chapter 22. Microbial Diseases of the Nervous System
Chapter 23. Microbial Diseases of the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems
Chapter 24. Microbial Diseases of the Respiratory System
Chapter 25. Microbial Diseases of the Digestive System
Chapter 26. Microbial Diseases of the Urinary and Reproductive Systems
Chapter 27. Environmental Microbiology
Chapter 28. Applied and Industrial Microbiology

Appendix A: Metabolic Pathways
Appendix B: Exponents, Exponential Notation, Logarithms, and Generation Time
Appendix C: Methods for Taking 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

Book Details

  • Title: Microbiology: An Introduction, Global Edition, 12th Edition
  • Author:
  • Length: 960 pages
  • Edition: 12
  • Language: English
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  • Publication Date: 2016
  • ISBN-10: 1292099143
  • ISBN-13: 9781292099149
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