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Jacquelyn Black′s 8th Edition of Microbiology: Principles and Explorations builds upon the previous best–selling textbooks in this series with an enhanced introduction to the study of Microbiology in the same engaging writing style throughout the narrative. The text′s is even more reader–friendly and focuses on microbiology, allied health, agriculture and food sciences topics. Table of Contents 1. Scope and History of Microbiology 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 10. Viruses 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
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
May 11, 2012
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