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English Includes index 1. The main themes of microbiology -- The scope of microbiology -- The impact of microbes on earth : small organisms with a giant effect -- The general characteristics of microorganisms -- The historical foundations of microbiology -- Taxonomy : organizing, classifying, and naming microorganisms -- 2.
From atoms to cells : a chemical connection -- Atoms, bonds, and molecules : fundamental building blocks -- Bonds and molecules -- Macromolecules : superstructures of life -- Cells : where chemicals come to life -- 3. Procaryotic profiles : the bacteria and archaea -- Procaryotic form and function : external structure -- The structure of a generalized procaryotic cell -- Bacterial form and function : internal structure -- Bacterial shapes, arrangements, and sizes -- Bacterial identification and classification systems -- Survey of procaryotic groups with unusual characteristics -- 5.
Eucaryotic cells and microorganisms -- The nature of eucaryotes -- Form and function of the eucaryotic cell : external structures -- Form and function of the eucaryotic cell : internal structures -- Survey of eucaryotic microorganisms -- The kingdom of the fungi -- The protists -- The parasitic helminths -- 6. An introduction to the viruses -- The search for the elusive viruses -- The position of viruses in the biological spectrum -- The general structure of viruses -- How viruses are classified and named -- Modes of viral multiplication -- Techniques in cultivating and identifying animal viruses -- Medical importance of viruses -- 7.
Elements of microbial nutrition, ecology, and growth -- Microbial nutrition -- Environmental factors that influence microbes -- The study of microbial growth -- 8. Microbial metabolism : the chemical crossroads of life -- The metabolism of microbes -- The pursuit and utilization of energy -- Pathways to bioenergetics -- Biosynthesis and the crossing pathways of metabolism -- 9.
Microbial genetics -- Introduction to genetics and genes : unlocking the secrets of heredity -- Applications of the DNA code : transcription and translation -- Genetic regulation of protein synthesis and metabolism -- Mutations : changes in the genetic code -- DNA recombination events Genetic engineering : a revolution in molecular biology -- Basic elements and applications of genetic engineering -- I.
Tools and techniques of genetic engineering -- II. Genetically modified organisms -- V. Genome analysis : maps, fingerprints, and family trees -- Physical and chemical control of microbes -- Controlling microorganisms -- Methods of physical control -- Chemical agents in microbial control -- Drugs, microbes, host : the elements of chemotherapy -- Principles of antimicrobial therapy -- Interactions between drug and microbe -- Survey of major antimicrobial drug groups -- Characteristics of host-drug reactions -- Considerations in selecting an antimicrobic drug -- Microbe-human interactions : infection and disease -- The human host -- The progress of an infection -- Epidemiology : the study of disease in populations -- The acquisition of specific immunity and its applications -- Further explorations into the immune system -- The dual nature of specific immune responses -- Essential preliminary concepts for understanding immune reactions of section I-V -- The lymphocyte response system in depth -- Immunization and immune assays -- Practical applications of immunologic function -- The cocci of medical importance -- General characteristics of the staphylococci -- General characteristics of the streptococci and related genera -- The family neisseriaceae : gram-negative cocci -- Other gram-negative cocci and coccobacilli The gram-positive bacilli of medical importance -- Medically important gram-positive bacilli -- Gram-positive spore-forming bacilli -- Gram-positive regular non-spore-forming bacilli -- Gram-positive irregular non-spore-forming bacilli -- Mycobacteria : acid-fast bacilli -- Actinomycetes : filamentous bacilli -- The gram-negative bacilli of medical importance -- Aerobic gram-negative nonenteric bacilli -- Identification and differential characteristics of the enterobacteriaceae -- Coliform organisms and diseases -- Noncoliform lactose-negative enterics -- Miscellaneous bacterial agents of disease -- The spirochetes -- Other curviform gram-negative bacteria of medical importance -- Medically important bacteria of unique morphology and biology -- Mollicutes and other cell-wall-deficient bacteria -- Bacteria in dental disease -- The fungi of medical importance -- Fungi as infectious agents -- Systemic infections by true pathogens -- Subcutaneous mycoses -- Cutaneous mycoses -- Superficial mycoses -- Opportunistic mycoses -- Fungal allergies and intoxications -- The parasites of medical importance -- The parasites of humans -- Typical protozoan pathogens -- Apicomplexan parasites -- A survey of helminth parasites -- The RNA viruses of medical importance -- Enveloped segmented single-stranded RNA viruses -- Enveloped nonsegmented single-stranded RNA viruses -- Other enveloped RNA viruses -- Arboviruses : viruses spread by arthropod vectors -- Enveloped single-stranded RNA viruses with reverse transcriptase : retroviruses -- Acquired immune deficiency syndrome AIDS -- Other retroviral diseases in humans -- Nonenveloped nonsegmented single-stranded RNA viruses : picornaviruses and caliciviruses -- Nonenveloped segmented double-stranded RNA viruses : reoviruses -- Slow infections by unconventional viruslike agents -- Environmental and applied microbiology -- Ecology : the interconnecting web of life -- Applied microbiology and biotechnology -- Microorganisms and food -- General concepts in industrial microbiology -- Appendix A.
Exponents -- Appendix B. Significant events in microbiology -- Appendix C. Methods for testing sterilization and germicidal processes -- Appendix D.
Classification of major microbial disease agents by system affected, site of infection, and routes of transmission -- Appendix E. Answers to multiple-choice questions and selected matching questions -- Glossary Access-restricted-item.
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