DescriptionMicrobiology has been a best-selling textbook for several editions due to the author’s engaging writing style where her passion for the subject shines through the narrative. The text’s student-friendly approach provides readers with an excellent introduction to the study of Microbiology. This text is appropriate for non-major and mixed major microbiology courses, allied health, agriculture and food sciences courses too.
2. Fundamentals of Chemistry
3. Microscopy and Staining
4. Characteristics of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells
5. Essential Concepts of Metabolism
6. Growth and Culturing of Bacteria
7. Microbial Genetics
8. Gene Transfer and Genetic Engineering
9. An Introduction to Taxonomy: The Bacteria
11. Eukaryotic Microorganisms and Parasites
12. Sterilization and Disinfection
13. Antimicrobial Therapy
14. Host-Microbe Relationships and Disease Processes
15. Epidemiology and Nosocomial Infections
16. Innate Host Defenses
17. Basic Principles of Adaptive Immunity and Immunization
18. Immune Disorders
19. Diseases of the Skin and Eyes; Wounds and Bites
20. Urogenital and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
21. Diseases of the Respiratory System
22. Oral and Gastrointestinal Diseases
23. Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, and Systemic Diseases
24. Diseases of the Nervous System
25. Environmental Microbiology
• Chapter Opener Vignettes amplify the author’s unique ability to take the reader on a microbiology journey. These two page chapter openers engage students into the chapter by drawing a connection to hot issues in the field, applications and factoids of high interest.
• Case Study Correlation Guide: Building on the clinical coverage provided by the Public Health boxes, instructors will be provided with a correlation guide, linking Black 8e with the new case study text by Anderson/Young. The correlation guide will highlight the benefit of using both Wiley books and encourage faculty toward custom adoptions.
• Informal, student-centered writing style serves more as a narrative for students exploring microbiology than as a textbook that reads as a list of facts.
• Accurate and informative art program. The text includes artwork produced by award winning medical illustrators and photographs that have been personally researched and identified by the author.
• Authoritative author. This title is written by a microbiologist, who teaches microbiology on a consistent basis in addition to her responsibilities in the scientific community.
• Supportive pedagogical aids that help foster a student’s understanding of the subject matter and its applications.