Color Atlas of Medical Microbiology

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This compact color atlas is an ideal reference for the identification of medically important bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Over 460 superb full-color photographs and electron micrographs, with concise explanatory text and captions, provide a clear framework for understanding and recognizing the pathogens that infect humans. This 2nd Edition has been updated to include the latest information on molecular diagnostics as well as new and zoonotic pathogens. It is invaluable both as a hands-on clinical reference tool, and as a self-testing resource for exam review.

  • Offers more than 460 excellent, full-color electron micrographs and micrographs depicting microbiological samples.
  • Uses short, clear captions and explanatory text to make important information easy to access in the laboratory setting.
  • Features a convenient pocket size, perfect for benchside consultation or portable review.

  • Reflects the latest advances in our understanding of microbial pathogenesis, such as the discovery of bacterial pathogenicity islands and Type III secretion systems that inject bacterial effectors directly into the host-cell cytoplasm.
  • Describes many new, emerging, and re-emerging infections and pathogens, including SARS.
  • Presents expanded coverage of diagnostic bacteriology to include more automated and molecular diagnostic methods.
  • Includes a new discussion of biofilms and quorum sensing.

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Preface to the second edition
Prions and transmissible spongiform encephalopathies
Bacteria and disease

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