Microbiology For Dummies

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Apr 152019
 


Microbiology is the study of life itself, down to the smallest particle

Microbiology is a fascinating field that explores life down to the tiniest level. Did you know that your body contains more bacteria cells than human cells? It’s true. Microbes are essential to our everyday lives, from the food we eat to the very internal systems that keep us alive. These microbes include bacteria, algae, fungi, viruses, and nematodes. Without microbes, life on Earth would not survive. It’s amazing to think that all life is so dependent on these microscopic creatures, but their impact on our future is even more astonishing. Microbes are the tools that allow us to engineer hardier crops, create better medicines, and fuel our technology in sustainable ways. Microbes may just help us save the world.

Microbiology For Dummies is your guide to understanding the fundamentals of this enormously-encompassing field. Whether your career plans include microbiology or another science or health specialty, you need to understand life at the cellular level before you can understand anything on the macro scale.

• Explore the difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
• Understand the basics of cell function and metabolism
• Discover the differences between pathogenic and symbiotic relationships
• Study the mechanisms that keep different organisms active and alive

You need to know how cells work, how they get nutrients, and how they die. You need to know the effects different microbes have on different systems, and how certain microbes are integral to ecosystem health. Microbes are literally the foundation of all life, and they are everywhere. Microbiology For Dummies will help you understand them, appreciate them, and use them.

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Foundations in Microbiology, Fourth Edition

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Apr 032019
 

Written with the non-major/allied health student in mind, the authors use common, everyday analogies to explain the many difficult microbiology concepts. Unlike any other allied health microbiology textbook on the market, the art program showcases beautiful illustrations with the use of bold, primary colors. A taxonomic approach is used for the study of pathogens.

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Challenges of the Unseen World : A Laboratory Course in Microbiology

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Mar 312019
 

Solving real-world health challenges in a learning environment.

You are at an exciting gateway into the world of microorganisms. With nothing more than basic lab equipment such as microscopes, Petri dishes, media, and a handful of reagents, you will learn to isolate, grow, and identify bacteria that live all around us. This is no ordinary microbiology laboratory course; not only will you learn how to streak plates, use a microscope, perform a Gram stain, and prepare serial dilutions and spread plates – fundamental skills found in every microbiologist’s toolkit – you will solve a series of public health–related challenges that many professional microbiologists encounter in their work.

By the end of this course, you will:

Determine the origin of a nosocomial infection. Using foundational and molecular methods, you will determine whether the infections occurring in hospitalized patients are the result of contaminated medical items.

Select the antibiotic to treat a patient with Crohn’s disease. You will find minimum inhibitory concentrations of various antibiotics for a Pseudomonas strain associated with Crohn’s disease.

Pinpoint the source of lettuce contaminated with E. coli. Using molecular tools you will investigate a common food safety challenge, antibiotic-resistant E. coli and the potential for spread of this resistance in the environment.

Find the farm releasing pathogens into a stream used for drinking water. Using bacteriophage load in water samples, you will locate the source of fecal contamination in the water supply of a village in an underdeveloped country.

Evaluate the potential of bacteria to cause a urinary tract infection. You will test for biofilms, quorum sensing behavior, and chemotaxis and assess which disinfectants would be most effective for sanitizing contaminated surfaces.

Microbiology educators and researchers Richard Meyer and Stacie Brown have created this hands-on, engaging introduction to the essential laboratory skills in the microbial sciences that is sure to change the way you view the world around you.

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Lippincott’s Illustrated Q&A Review of Microbiology and Immunology

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Mar 142019
 

Lippincott’s Illustrated Q&A Review of Microbiology and Immunology offers up-to-date, clinically relevant board-style questions-perfect for course review and board prep! Approximately 500 multiple-choice questions with detailed answer explanations cover frequently tested topics in bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, infectious disease, basic immunology, and clinical immunology. The book is heavily illustrated with photos of clinical manifestations or of gram-stained organisms, parasite eggs, oocysts or other parasitic stages, or pathologic specimens.

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Activity-Based Protein Profiling

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Feb 182019
 

This volume provides a collection of contemporary perspectives on using activity-based protein profiling (ABPP) for biological discoveries in protein science, microbiology, and immunology. A common theme throughout is the special utility of ABPP to interrogate protein function and small-molecule interactions on a global scale in native biological systems. Each chapter showcases distinct advantages of ABPP applied to diverse protein classes and biological systems. As such, the book offers readers valuable insights into the basic principles of ABPP technology and how to apply this approach to biological questions ranging from the study of post-translational modifications to targeting bacterial effectors in host-pathogen interactions.
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Epigenetics: Development and Disease

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Feb 112019
 

Epigenetics is the phenomenon which fine tunes the processes associated with life, beyond that which is specified by the sequence of the genetic material; DNA. The covalent modification of DNA, DNA associated histones, several non histone proteins as well as non coding RNA coherently operate to establish the epigenetic regulation of gene expression in physiological and pathophysiological conditions. This volume presents contributions from worldwide experts presenting their research and findings, including: the evolution of epigenetic machineries from archaea to higher eukaryotes; role of epigenetics in development and transcription regulation; epigenetic landscape of human disease; a chemical biology approach to understanding epigenetic phenomena; exploration of different small molecules as epigenetic therapies. This volume is aimed at students and researchers of chromatin biology and epigenetics and will also be of interest to a broader pharmaceutical audience.
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The Microbiological Safety of Food in Healthcare Settings

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Feb 082019
 

Drawing together the work of a wide range of experts, this extremely important book provides a clear, practical account of the salient features of foodborne pathogenic microorganisms and of the particular risks that they pose to vulnerable groups of the population in hospitals, nursing and residential homes, nurseries, and in the community at large. Chapters cover the following topics: • Properties and importance of microorganisms that cause foodborne disease• Surveillance of foodborne disease• Occurrence of foodborne disease in healthcare settings• Vulnerable groups of the population• Provisions for food and water • Implementation of safety systemsPresenting a wealth of information of great importance, this comprehensive and well-edited book is a vital resource for physicians, doctors and nurses responsible for the control of infection, clinicians, physicians, public health doctors and specialists, those responsible for catering management, microbiologists, environmental health officers, food scientists and food technologists. It is also designed to be accessible to policy makers and administrators who may not have specialist training. Libraries in all universities, research establishments and medical schools where these subjects are studied and taught should have copies of this essential work on their shelves.Content: Chapter 1 Overview (pages 1–11): Patrick G. WallChapter 2 Properties of Microorganisms that Cause Foodborne Disease (pages 12–233): Barbara M. LundChapter 3 The Surveillance of Foodborne Disease and its Application in Healthcare Settings (pages 234–250): John M. Cowden and Jacqui ReillyChapter 4 Foodborne Disease Outbreaks in Healthcare Settings (pages 251–289): Sarah J. O’BrienChapter 5 Vulnerable Populations and their Susceptibility to Foodborne Disease (pages 290–319): David W.K. Acheson and Lisa F. LubinChapter 6 Provision of Food in Healthcare Settings (pages 320–336): Dinah BarrieChapter 7 Provision of Water in Healthcare Settings (pages 337–350): Paul R. HunterChapter 8 Practical Implementation of Food Safety Management Systems in Healthcare Settings (pages 351–380): Jon?Mikel Woody and Dianne L. Benjamin
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Microbial Physiology, Fourth Edition

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Feb 082019
 

The Fourth Edition of Microbial Physiology retains the logical, easy-to-follow organization of the previous editions. An introduction to cell structure and synthesis of cell components is provided, followed by detailed discussions of genetics, metabolism, growth, and regulation for anyone wishing to understand the mechanisms underlying cell survival and growth. This comprehensive reference approaches the subject from a modern molecular genetic perspective, incorporating new insights gained from various genome projects.Content: Chapter 1 Introduction to Microbial Physiology (pages 1–26): Chapter 2 Macromolecular Synthesis and Processing: DNA, RNA, and Protein Synthesis (pages 27–100): Chapter 3 Bacterial Genetics: DNA Exchange, Recombination, Mutagenesis, and Repair (pages 101–170): Chapter 4 Microbial Physiology in the Genomic Era: A Revolutionary Tale (pages 171–193): Chapter 5 Regulation of Prokaryotic Gene Expression (pages 194–238): Chapter 6 Bacteriophage Genetics (pages 239–276): Chapter 7 Cell Structure and Function (pages 277–349): Chapter 8 Central Pathways of Carbohydrate Metabolism (pages 350–367): Chapter 9 Energy Production and Metabolite Transport (pages 368–393): Chapter 10 Metabolism of Substrates Other Than Glucose (pages 394–411): Chapter 11 Fermentation Pathways (pages 412–433): Chapter 12 Photosynthesis and Inorganic Metabolism (pages 434–449): Chapter 13 Lipids and Sterols (pages 450–474): Chapter 14 Nitrogen Metabolism (pages 475–502): Chapter 15 Biosynthesis and Metabolism of Amino Acids (pages 503–544): Chapter 16 Purines and Pyrimidines (pages 545–560): Chapter 17 Bacterial Cell Division (pages 561–581): Chapter 18 Microbial Stress Responses (pages 582–611): Chapter 19 Bacterial Differentiation (pages 612–647): Chapter 20 Host–Parasite Interactions (pages 648–675):
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Microbiology with Diseases by Body System, 5th Edition

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Feb 012019
 

Dr. Robert Bauman’s Microbiology with Diseases by Body System, 5th Edition helps students visualize the invisible and practice critical thinking with real-world problems and clinical applications. The textbook includes QR codes for Dr. Bauman Video Tutors and Disease in Depth features that foster understanding and encourage students to explore microbiology. The continued focus on clinical situations prepares students for future opportunities in applied practice and healthcare careers. With the 5th Edition, new Solve the Problem features ask students to work through real-world microbiology problems and offer instructors active-learning worksheets for their course. This edition results from a collaborative effort of educators, students, editors, and top scientific illustrators to deliver a textbook that presents the latest scientific and educational research and data in microbiology.

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Molecular Mechanisms of Microbial Evolution

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Jan 042019
 

One of the most profound paradigms that have transformed our understanding about life over the last decades was the acknowledgement that microorganisms play a central role in shaping the past and present environments on Earth and the nature of all life forms. Each organism is the product of its history and all extant life traces back to common ancestors, which were microorganisms.
Nowadays, microorganisms represent the vast majority of biodiversity on Earth and have survived nearly 4 billion years of evolutionary change. Microbial evolution occurred and continues to take place in a great variety of environmental conditions. However, we still know little about the processes of evolution as applied to microorganisms and microbial populations. In addition, the molecular mechanisms by which microorganisms communicate/interact with each other and with multicellular organisms remains poorly understood. Such patterns of microbe-host interaction are essential to understand the evolution of microbial symbiosis and pathogenesis.Recent advances in DNA sequencing, high-throughput technologies, and genetic manipulation systems have enabled studies that directly characterize the molecular and genomic bases of evolution, producing data that are making us change our view of the microbial world. The notion that mutations in the coding regions of genomes are, in combination with selective forces, the main contributors to biodiversity needs to be re-examined as evidence accumulates, indicating that many non-coding regions that contain regulatory signals show a high rate of variation even among closely related organisms. Comparative analyses of an increasing number of closely related microbial genomes have yielded exciting insight into the sources of microbial genome variability with respect to gene content, gene order and evolution of genes with unknown functions. Furthermore, laboratory studies (i.e. experimental microbial evolution) are providing fundamental biological insight through direct observation of the evolution process. They not only enable testing evolutionary theory and principles, but also have applications to metabolic engineering and human health. Overall, these studies ranging from viruses to Bacteria to microbial Eukaryotes are illuminating the mechanisms of evolution at a resolution that Darwin, Delbruck and Dobzhansky could barely have imagined. Consequently, it is timely to review and highlight the progress so far as well as discuss what remains unknown and requires future research. This book explores the current state of knowledge on the molecular mechanisms of microbial evolution with a collection of papers written by authors who are leading experts in the field.

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