Microbiology DeMYSTiFieD, 2nd Edition

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McGraw Hill Professional, Mar 22, 2012 - Science - 320 pages
Demystified is your vaccine for tricky subjects like microbiology

If you don't know your prokaryotes from your protozoa, or learning about fungi puts you in a funk, look no further--Microbiology Demystified, Second Edition is your cure for learning this topic's fundamental concepts and theories at your own pace.

This practical guide eases you into this field of science, starting at the cell level. As you progress, you will master microbiology essentials such as bacteria, algae, viruses, pasteurization, and more. You will understand the difference between friendly and unfriendly microorganisms as well as the microscope's role in shaping microbiology. Detailed examples make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key ideas.

It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about:

  • Classification of microorganisms
  • Immunology
  • Germ theory
  • Recombinant DNA technology
  • Pathogens
  • E.coli
  • Antiseptics

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Microbiology Demystified. Second Edition, helps you master this essential subject.

 

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Contents

The World of the Microorganism
1
The Chemical Elements of Microorganisms
21
Observing Microorganisms
45
Prokaryotic Cells and Eukaryotic Cells
65
Chemical Metabolism
89
Microbial Growth and Controlling Microbial Growth
103
Microbial Genetics
119
Recombinant DNA Technology
131
The Eukaryotes Fungi Algae Protozoa and Helminths
171
Viruses Viroids and Prions
193
Epidemiology and Disease
207
Immunity
221
Vaccines and Diagnosing Diseases
235
Antimicrobial Drugs
243
Final Exam
261
Answers to Quizzes and Final Exam
271

Classification of Microorganisms
139
The Prokaryotes Domains Archaea and Bacteria
149
Index
275
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About the author (2012)

Dr. Tom Betsy is a faculty member at Bergen College in New Jersey where he teaches microbiology and anatomy and physiology and other courses in their nursing school. He is widely respected for his unique way of simplifying complex topics.

Jim Keogh is a New York University faculty member and an RN licensed in New York and New Jersey. He has written books in the DeMYSTiFieD series, including Medical-Surgical Nursing DeMYSTiFieD, Medical Billing and Coding DeMYSTiFieD, Java DeMYSTiFieD, and OOP DeMYSTiFieD.

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