Praised for its exceptionally clear presentation of complex topics, this #1-selling text for microbiology non-majors provides a careful balance of concepts and applications, proven art that teaches and the most robust, dynamic media in MasteringMicrobiology. The Twelfth Edition ofTortora, Funke, and Case’s 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 connections between microbiology theory and disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
KEY TOPICS: Fundamentals of Microbiology; The Microbial World and You; Chemical Principles; Observing Microorganisms through a Microscope; Functional Anatomy of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells; Microbial Metabolism; Microbial Growth; The Control of Microbial Growth; Microbial Genetics; Biotechnology and Recombinant DNA; A Survey of the Microbial World; Classification of Microorganisms; The Prokaryotes: Domains Bacteria and Archaea; The Eukaryotes: Fungi, Algae, Protozoa, and Helminths; Viruses, Viroids, and PrionsInteraction between Microbe and Host; Principles of Disease and Epidemiology; Microbial Mechanisms of Pathogenicity; Innate Immunity: Nonspecific Defenses of the Host; Adaptive Immunity: Specific Defenses of the Host; Practical Applications of Immunology; Disorders Associated with the Immune System; Antimicrobial Drugs; Microorganisms and Human Disease; Microbial Disease of the Skin and Eyes; Microbial Diseases of the Nervous System; Microbial Diseases of the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems; Microbial Diseases of the Respiratory System; Microbial Diseases of the Digestive System; Microbial Disease of the Urinary and Reproductive Systems; Environmental and Applied Microbiology; Environmental Microbiology; Applied and Industrial Microbiology; Metabolic Pathways; Exponents, Exponential Notation, Logarithms, and Generation Time; Methods for Taking Clinical Samples; Pronunciation of Scientific Names; Word Roots Used in Microbiology; Classification of Bacteria According to Bergey’s Manual
MARKET: Intended for those interested in gaining a basic knowledge of microbiology.
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