Praised for its exceptionally clear presentation of complex topics, This #selling text for microbiology non-majors provides a careful balance of concepts and applications, and proven art that teaches. The twelfth edition of microbiology: an introduction focuses on big picture concepts and themes in microbiology, encouraging students to visualize and synthesize tough topics such as Microbial metabolism, immunology, and Microbial genetics. The text and accompanying resources also help students make connection between microbiology theory and disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
1. An appropriate balance between microbiological fundamentals and applications, and between medical applications and other applied areas of microbiologists microbiological principles are given greater emphasis, and health-related applications are featured.
2. Straightforward presentation of complex topics—each section of the text is written with the student in mind.
3. Clear, accurate, and pedagogically effective illustrations and step-by-step diagrams that closely Coordinate with narrative descriptions aid student comprehension of concepts.
table of Contents:
Part one: fundamentals of microbiology
CH 1: The Microbial world and you
CH 2: Chemical principles
CH 3: observing Microorganisms through a microscope
CH 4: functional anatomy of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
CH 5: Microbial metabolism
CH 6: Microbial growth
CH 7: The control of Microbial growth
CH 8: Microbial genetics
CH 9: Biotechnology and DNA technology
Part two: a survey of the Microbial world
CH 10: classification of Microorganisms
CH 11: The prokaryotes: domains bacteria and archaea
CH 12: The Eukaryotes: fungi, algae, Protozoa, and helminths
CH 13: viruses, Viroids, and prions