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Fundamentals of MicrobiologyAuthor: Jeffrey C. Pommerville
Pommerville’s Microbiology. Of Course.
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Pommerville’s Fundamentals of Microbiology has done it again, as the easy choice for introductory microbiology was just made easier. Now with a new modern and intuitive design, a deeper focus on career application, and exciting new features, the Eleventh Edition has raised the bar for introductory microbiology textbooks.
Fundamentals of Microbiology is a true learning solution. Jeff Pommerville invites you to discover microbiology as no other author can, with his relatable examples and smooth writing style. Features such as Investigating the Microbial World, MicroInquiry, and Chapter Challenges are student-friendly resources designed to teach concepts and encourage practical application. Instructors will be pleased to find the organizational framework of the text reflects the Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Microbiology as recommended by the American Society for Microbiology and also addresses the AAAS “Vision and Change” recommendations.
provide the ultimate microbiology laboratory experience, with 110 minutes of instructor chosen, high-quality videos of actual students performing the most common lab skills, procedures, and techniques. Access to videos is provided with every print copy of Laboratory Fundamentals of Microbiology. Standalone access to the videos is also available.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Part 1 Foundations of Microbiology
Chapter 1 Microbiology: Then and Now
Chapter 2 The Chemical Building Blocks of Life
Chapter 3 Concepts and Tools for Studying Microorganisms
Chapter 4 Structure and Organization of Prokaryotic Cells
Chapter 5 Microbial Growth and Nutrition
Chapter 6 Microbial Metabolism
Part 2 The Genetics of Microorganisms
Chapter 7 Microbial Genetics
Chapter 8 Gene Transfer, Genetic Engineering, and Genomics
Part 3 The Control of Microorganisms
Chapter 9 Control of Microorganisms: Physical and Chemical Methods
Chapter 10 Antimicrobial Drugs and Superbugs
Part 4 Bacterial Diseases of Humans
Chapter 11 Airborne Bacterial Diseases
Chapter 12 Foodborne and Waterborne Bacterial Diseases
Chapter 13 Soilborne and Arthropodborne Bacterial Diseases
Chapter 14 Sexually Transmitted and Contact Transmitted Bacterial Diseases
Part 5 Viruses and Eukaryotic Microorganisms
Chapter 15 The Viruses and Virus-like Agents
Chapter 16 Viral Infection of the Respiratory Tract and Skin
Chapter 17 Viral Infections of the Blood, Lymphatic, Gastrointestinal, and Nervous Systems
Chapter 18 Eukaryotic Microorganisms: The Fungi
Chapter 19 Eukaryotic Microorganisms: The Parasites
Part 6 Interactions and Impact of Microorganisms with Humans
Chapter 20 The Host-Microbe Relationship and Epidemiology
Chapter 21 Resistance and the Immune System: Innate Immunity
Chapter 22 Resistance and the Immune System: Adaptive Immunity
Chapter 23 Immunity and Serology
Chapter 24 Immune Disorders and AIDS
Part 7 Environmental and Applied Microbiology
Chapter 25 Applied and Industrial Microbiology of Foods (online only)
Chapter 26 Environmental Microbiology (online only)
Appendix A Metric Measurement and Temperature Conversion Chart
Appendix B CDC Summary of Notifiable Diseases in the United States
Appendix C Pronouncing Organism Names
Appendix D Answers to End of Chapter Questions