An introduction to microbiology for biology and microbiology majors.
Helping Today's Students Learn Microbiology
The authoritative #1 textbook for introductory majors microbiology, Brock Biology of Microorganisms continues to set the standard for impeccable scholarship, accuracy, and outstanding illustrations and photos. This book for biology, microbiology, and other science majors balances cutting edge research with the concepts essential for understanding the field of microbiology, including strong coverage of ecology, evolution, and metabolism.
The Fourteenth Edition seamlessly integrates the most current science, paying particular attention to molecular biology and how the genomic revolution has changed and is changing the field. This edition offers a streamlined, modern organization with a consistent level of detail and updated, visually compelling art program. Brock Biology of Microorganisms includes MasteringMicrobiology (R), an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts both in and outside the classroom.
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I. THE FOUNDATIONS OF MICROBIOLOGY 1. Microorganisms and Microbiology 2. Microbial Cell Structure and Function 3. Nutrition, Culture, and Metabolism 4. Molecular Microbiology 5. Microbial Growth and Growth Control II. GENOMICS, GENETICS, AND VIROLOGY 6. Microbial Genomics 7. Metabolic Regulation 8. Genetics of Bacteria and Archaea 9. Viruses and Virology 10. Genomics and Phylogeny of Viruses 11. Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology III. METABOLIC AND MICROBIAL DIVERSITY 12. Metabolic Diversity of Bacteria and Archaea 13. Microbial Evolution and Systematics 14. Phylogenetic Diversity of Bacteria 15. Functional and Ecological Diversity of Bacteria 16. Diversity of Archaea 17. Diversity of Microbial Eukarya IV. MICROBIAL ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY 18. Tools of the Microbial Ecologist 19. Microbial Ecosystems 20. Nutrient Cycles in Nature 21. Microbiology of the Built Environment 22. Microbial Symbioses V. PATHOGENICITY AND IMMUNOLOGY 23. Microbial Interactions with Humans 24. Principles of Immunology and Host Defense 25. Immune Mechanisms 26. Molecular Immunology 27. Clinical Microbiology and Immunology VI. INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND THEIR TRANSMISSION 28. Epidemiology 29. Person-to-Person Bacterial and Viral Diseases 30. Vectorborne and Soilborne Bacterial and Viral Diseases 31. Common Source Diseases: Food and Water 32. Fungal and Parasitic Disease