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Microbiology: An Introduction (12th Edition)

  • Authors: Gerard J. Tortora, Berdell R. Funke, Christine L. Case
  • ISBN: 9789353437855
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Edition: 12th
  • Publication Date: January 1, 2019
  • Format: Paperback – 955 pages
  • Language: English

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Table of Contents
  1. Part One: Fundamentals of Microbiology
    1. Ch 1: The Microbial World and You
    2. Ch 2: Chemical Principles
    3. Ch 3: Observing Microorganisms through a Microscope
    4. Ch 4: Functional Anatomy of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells
    5. Ch 5: Microbial Metabolism
    6. Ch 6: Microbial Growth
    7. Ch 7: The Control of Microbial Growth
    8. Ch 8: Microbial Genetics
    9. Ch 9: Biotechnology and DNA Technology
  2. Part Two: A Survey of the Microbial World
    1. Ch 10: Classification of Microorganisms
    2. Ch 11: The Prokaryotes: Domains Bacteria and Archaea
    3. Ch 12: The Eukaryotes: Fungi, Algae, Protozoa, and Helminths
    4. Ch 13: Viruses, Viroids, and Prions
  3. Part Three: Interaction between Microbe and Host
    1. Ch 14: Principles of Disease and Epidemiology
    2. Ch 15: Microbial Mechanisms of Pathogenicity
    3. Ch 16: Innate Immunity: Nonspecific Defenses of the Host
    4. Ch 17: Adaptive Immunity: Specific Defenses of the Host
    5. Ch 18: Practical Applications of Immunology
    6. Ch 19: Disorders Associated with the Immune System
    7. Ch 20: Antimicrobial Drugs
  4. Part Four Microorganisms and Human Disease
    1. Ch 21: Microbial Diseases of the Skin and Eyes
    2. Ch 22: Microbial Diseases of the Nervous System
    3. Ch 23: Microbial Diseases of the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems
    4. Ch 24: Microbial Diseases of the Respiratory System
    5. Ch 25: Microbial Diseases of the Digestive System
    6. Ch 26: Microbial Disease of the Urinary and Reproductive Systems
  5. Part Five: Environmental and Applied Microbiology
    1. Ch 27: Environmental Microbiology
    2. Ch 28: Applied and Industrial Microbiology
  6. Appendix A: Metabolic Pathways
  7. Appendix B: Exponents, Exponential Notation, Logarithms, and Generation Time
  8. Appendix C: Methods for Taking Clinical Samples
  9. Appendix D: Pronunciation of Scientific Names
  10. Appendix E: Word Roots Used in Microbiology
  11. Appendix F: Classification of Bacteria According to Bergey’s Manual
Author Biography

Gerard J. Tortora is Professor of Biology and former Coordinator at Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ, where he teaches human anatomy and physiology as well as microbiology. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and his master’s degree in science education from Montclair State College. He is a member of many professional organizations, such as the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS), the American Society of Microbiology (ASM), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), National Education Association (NEA), and the Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists (MACUB).

Above all, Jerry is devoted to his students and their aspirations. In recognition of this commitment, Jerry was the recipient of MACUB’s 1992 President’s Memorial Award. In 1996, he received a National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) excellence award from the University of Texas and was selected to represent Bergen Community College in a campaign to increase awareness of the contributions of community colleges to higher education. Jerry is also the author of several best-selling science textbooks and laboratory manuals, a calling that often requires an additional 40 hours per week beyond his teaching responsibilities.

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