Microbiology with Diseases by Taxonomy
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The Fourth Edition of Microbiology with Diseases by Taxonomy is the most cutting-edge microbiology book available, offering unparalleled currency, accuracy, and assessment. The state-of-the-art approach includes 18 new Video Tutors written and developed by the author to walk students through key microbiology concepts, bringing the textbook to life. QR codes in the textbook enable students to use their smartphone or tablet to instantly interact with these step-by-step tutorials and visualize important concepts and processes. Compelling clinical case studies and emerging disease case studies give students opportunities to apply new knowledge and explore real-world microbiology. Student comprehension is ensured with end-of-chapter practice that encompasses both visual and conceptual understanding. This edition retains the hallmark art program and clear writing style that have made Dr. Robert W. Bauman's book an engaging and successful introductory text."
Table of Content
"1. A Brief History of Microbiology
2. The Chemistry of Microbiology
3. Cell Structure and Function
4. Microscopy, Staining, and Classification
5. Microbial Metabolism
6. Microbial Nutrition and Growth
7. Microbial Genetics
8. Recombinant DNA Technology
9. Controlling Microbial Growth in the Environment
10. Controlling Microbial Growth in the Body: Antimicrobial Drugs
11. Characterizing and Classifying Prokaryotes
12. Characterizing and Classifying Eukaryotes
13. Characterizing and Classifying Viruses, Viroids, and Prions
14. Infection, Infectious Disease, and Epidemiology
15. Innate Immunity
16. Adaptive Immunity
17. Immunization and Immune Testing
18. Immune Disorders
19. Pathogenic Gram-Positive Bacteria
20. Pathogenic Gram-Negative Cocci and Bacilli
21. Rickettsias, Chlamydias, Spirochetes, and Vibrios
22. Pathogenic Fungi
23. Parasitic Protozoa, Helminths, and Arthropod Vectors
24. Pathogenic DNA Viruses
25. Pathogenic RNA Viruses
26. Applied and Environmental Microbiology"
Organization and Currency
The taxonomic organization of the disease chapters (Chapters 19—25) presents microbial diseases by type of pathogenic microbe, helping students recognize shared characteristics among categories of microbes.
Chapter 3 (Cell Structure and Function) de-emphasizes the term "prokaryote" (a term that is based on an outdated perception of taxonomy and is thus misleading to students) and instead emphasizes the three domains of living organisms, matching the latest taxonomic research. This state-of-the-science organization sets this book apart from all other allied health microbiology books.
The immunology chapters (Chapters 15—18), which have been and continue to be reviewed in-depth by immunology specialists, reflect the most current understanding of this rapidly-evolving field of any microbiology book available.
Student Interest Features
Microbe-at-a-Glance boxes showcase representative microbes in each of the disease chapters. They feature an illustration of a microbe accompanied by very brief summaries of taxonomy, morphology, virulence factors, diseases caused, and treatment/prevention. These "snapshots" also appear as flashcards on the book's website, giving students extra "on-the-go" practice and review opportunities.
Beneficial Microbe boxes emphasize the practical or benevolent nature and uses of microbes and help students overcome the common misconception that all microbes cause disease.
Clinical Case Study and Emerging Disease Case Study boxes are written in an engaging narrative voice and feature a patient's experience with microbial diseases and follow-up critical thinking questions for students. Additional activities and the latest information about emerging diseases are online in the Study Area of MasteringMicrobiology (www.masteringmicrobiology.com).
Highlight boxes appear throughout the text and focus on interesting topics in microbiology; e.g., what causes that "fishy" smell in fish markets, what allows some organisms to glow in the dark, how gold-mining microbes are used, and which cutting-edge molecular techniques are used in microbiology."