Microbiology WSE : Diversity , Disease and the Environment - Salyers, Abigail A.

Microbiology WSE : Diversity , Disease and the Environment

Abigail A. Salyers

Yayınevi: John Wiley High Education

Yayın tarihi: 09/2002

ISBN: 9781891786013

Yazar : Dixie D. Whitt

İngilizce | 638 Sayfa |

Tür: Tıp  |  Tıp  |  Tıp  |  Tıp  |  Tıp-Sağlık  |  Biyoloji-Genetik  |  Biyoloji-Genetik  |  Biyoloji-Genetik  |  Biyoloji-Genetik

With engaging biological problems and case studies, this new book introduces readers to a broad range of fascinating topics in microbiology. The book emphasizes the delicate balance between microbes and humans, and how recent changes in that balance may bring about the emerging infectious diseases and resistant microorganisms so much in the news today.

Table of Contents

Preface.
Introduction.
PART 1: MICROBIAL WORLDS.
1. Earth: Planet of ther Microbes.
2. Diversity and History of Microorganisms.
3. The Challenge of Cultivating and Identifying Microorganisms.
4. Structural Features of Prokaryotes.
5. Bacterial Genetics I: DNA Replication and Genetic Engineering.
6. Bacterial Genetics II: Transcription, Translation, and Regulation.
7. Bacterial Genetics III: Horizontal Gene Transfer Among Bacteria.
8. Bacterial Energetics.
9. Introduction to Eukaryotic Microorganisms.
10. Viruses of Mammalian Cells.
PART II: THE DELICATE BALANCE BETWEEN MICROBES AND HUMANS.
11. Microbial Populations of the Human Body.
12. Fortress Human Body: The Nonspecific Defenses.
13. Fortress Human Body: The Specific Defenses.
14. Vaccination.
PART III: MICROBES AND HUMANS OUT OF BALANCE: INFECTIOUS DISEASES.
15. Introduction to Infectious Diseases.
16. The Lung, a Vital but Vulnerable Organ.
17. Gastrointestinal Tract Infections.
18. Urogenital Tract Infections.
19. Nosocomial and Iatrogenic Infections.
20. Arthropod-Borne Diseases and More Zoonoses.
PART IV: MICROBES IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND IN INDUSTRY.
21. Analyzing Microbial Communities.
22. Phototrophic Microbes: Food Source for Planet Earth.
23. Invertebrate-Microbe Interactions.
24. Plant-Microbe Interactions.
25. Biotechnology.
Glossary.
Appendix I: Answers to End-of-Chapter Questions.
Appendix II: Resources in Microbiology.
Index.

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