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Microbiology: Principles and Explorations, 10th Edition

Microbiology: Principles and Explorations, 10th Edition

Jacquelyn G. Black, Laura J. Black

ISBN: 978-1-119-39011-4

Dec 2017

Select type: E-Book



Microbiology: Principles and Explorations is an introductory product that has successfully educated thousands of students on the beginning principles of Microbiology. Using a student-friendly approach, this product carefully guides students through all of the basics and prepares them for more advanced studies.

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     1. Scope and History of Microbiology  

     2. Microbiomes

     3. Fundamentals of Chemistry

     4. Microscopy and Staining

     5. Characteristics of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells

     6. Essential Concepts of Metabolism

     7. Growth and Culturing of Bacteria

     8. Microbial Genetics

     9. Gene Transfer and Genetic Engineering

     10. An Introduction to Taxonomy: The Bacteria

     11. Viruses

     12. Eukaryotic Microorganisms and Parasites

     13. Sterilization and Disinfection

     14. Antimicrobial Therapy

     15. Host-Microbe Relationships and Disease Processes

     16. Epidemiology and Nosocomial Infections

     17. Innate Host Defenses

     18. Basic Principles of Adaptive Immunity and Immunization

     19. Immune Disorders

     20. Diseases of the Skin and Eyes: Wounds and Bites

     21. Urogenital and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

     22. Diseases of the Respiratory System

     23. Oral and Gastrointestinal Diseases

     24. Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, and Systemic Diseases

     25. Diseases of the Nervous System

     26. Environmental Microbiology

     27. Applied Microbiology

A New Section on Microbiomes: Microbiomes is a current hot topic in microbiology. This new section lays the foundation for deeper discussions later in the course.

Additional Content Updates: New CDC data, updated and improved photographs, and streamlined content have been added to the course. 

Opening Vignettes: Two-page vignettes at the beginning of each course section engage students with the concepts to be covered by drawing a connection between the learning objectives of the section and hot issues in the field as well as applications and factoids of high interest.

Microbiology Roadmap: Found at the end of each course section are “roadmaps” that serve as study guides highlighting the key concepts students should be understanding and comprehending.