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Appropriate for the non-major/allied health student, this authoritative text carefully explains the fundamentals of microbiology, providing a general overview of the principles followed by more detailed explanations. With its clear and concise writing style, Microbiology: A Human Perspective offers modern coverage on such topics as genomics, biofilms, and quorum sensing. A body systems approach is used in the coverage of diseases.

Table of Contents

Part I Life and Death of Microorganisms
1 Humans and the Microbial World
2 The Molecules of Life
3 Microscopy and Cell Structure
4 Dynamics of Prokaryotic Growth
5 Control of Microbial Growth
6 Metabolism: Fueling Cell Growth
7 The Blueprint of Life, from DNA to Protein
8 Bacterial Genetics
9 Biotechnology and Recombinant DNA
Part II The Microbial World
10 Identification and Classification of Prokaryotes
11 The Diversity of Prokaryotic Organisms
12 The Eukaryotic Members of the Microbial World
13 Viruses of Bacteria
14 Viruses, Prions, and Viroids: Infectious Agents of Animal and Plants
Part III Microorganisms and Humans
15 The Innate Immune Response
16 The Adaptive Immune Response
17 Applications of Immune Responses
18 Immunologic Disorders
19 Host-Microbe Interactions
20 Epidemiology
21 Antimicrobial Medications
Part IV Infectious Diseases
22 Skin Infections
23 Wound Infections
24 Respiratory System Infections
25 Digestive System Infections
26 Genitourinary Infections
27 Nervous Systems Infections
28 Blood and Lymphatic Infections
29 HIV Disease and Complications of Immunodeficiency
Part V Applied Microbiology
30 Microbial Ecology
31 Environmental Microbiology: Treatment of Water, Wastes, and Polluted Habitats
32 Food Microbiology

About the Author

Chair of Microbiology Department Wife, Martha, is a coauthor. Retired from University of Washington, Seattle, WA Coauthor with her husband, Eugene.

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