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An introduction to microbiology for biology and microbiology majors. Helping Today's Students Learn MicrobiologyThe 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.The Fourteenth Edition and MasteringMicrobiology will provide a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. Brock Biology of Microorganisms Plus MasteringMicrobiology is designed to:Personalize learning: MasteringMicrobiology coaches students through the toughest microbiology topics. Engaging tools help students visualize, practice, and understand crucial content. Focus on today's learners: Research-based activities, case studies, and engaging activities improve students' ability to solve problems and make connections between concepts. Teach tough topics with superior art and animations: Outstanding animations, illustrations, and micrographs enable students to understand difficult microbiology concepts and processes. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringMicrobiology does not come packaged with this content. MasteringMicrobiology is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.
I. THE FOUNDATIONS OF MICROBIOLOGY1. Microorganisms and Microbiology2. Microbial Cell Structure and Function 3. Nutrition, Culture, and Metabolism4. Molecular Microbiology5. Microbial Growth and Growth ControlII. GENOMICS, GENETICS, AND VIROLOGY 6. Microbial Genomics7. Metabolic Regulation8. Genetics of Bacteria and Archaea9. Viruses and Virology10. Genomics and Phylogeny of Viruses11. Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology III. METABOLIC AND MICROBIAL DIVERSITY 12. Metabolic Diversity of Bacteria and Archaea13. Microbial Evolution and Systematics14. Phylogenetic Diversity of Bacteria15. Functional and Ecological Diversity of Bacteria16. Diversity of Archaea17. Diversity of Microbial EukaryaIV. MICROBIAL ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY 18. Tools of the Microbial Ecologist 19. Microbial Ecosystems 20. Nutrient Cycles in Nature21. Microbiology of the Built Environment22. Microbial SymbiosesV. PATHOGENICITY AND IMMUNOLOGY 23. Microbial Interactions with Humans24. Principles of Immunology and Host Defense25. Immune Mechanisms26. Molecular Immunology27. Clinical Microbiology and ImmunologyVI. INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND THEIR TRANSMISSION 28. Epidemiology29. Person-to-Person Bacterial and Viral Diseases30. Vectorborne and Soilborne Bacterial and Viral Diseases 31. Common Source Diseases: Food and Water32. Fungal and Parasitic Disease
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