The author team of Prescott's Microbiology continues the tradition of past editions by providing a balanced, comprehensive introduction to all major areas of microbiology. This balance makes Microbiology appropriate for microbiology majors and mixed majors courses. The authors have introduced a number of pedagogical elements designed to facilitate student learning. They also remain focused on readability, artwork, and the integration of several key themes (including evolution, ecology and diversity) throughout the text, making an already superior text even better.
Part One Introduction to Microbiology
Chapter: 1. The Evolution of Microorganisms and Microbiology
Chapter: 2. Microscopy and Specimen Preparation
Chapter: 3. Bacterial Cell Structure
Chapter: 4. Archaeal Cell Structure
Chapter: 5. Eukaryotic Cell Structure
Chapter: 6. Viruses and Other Acellular Infectious Agents
Part Two Microbial Nutrition, Growth, and Control
Chapter: 7. Microbial Growth
Chapter: 8. Control of Microorganisms in the Environment
Chapter: 9. Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Part Three Microbial Metabolism
Chapter: 10. Introduction to Metabolism
Chapter: 11. Catabolism: Energy Release and Conservation
Chapter: 12. Anabolism: The Use of Energy in Biosynthesis
Part Four Microbial Molecular Biology and Genetics
Chapter: 13. Bacterial Genome Replication and Expression
Chapter: 14. Regulation of Bacterial Cellular Processes
Chapter: 15. Eukaryotic and Archaeal Genome Replication and Expression
Chapter: 16. Mechanisms of Genetic Variation
Chapter: 17. Recombinant DNA Technology
Chapter: 18. Microbial Genomics
Part Five The Diversity of the Microbial World
Chapter: 19. Microbial Taxonomy and the Evolution of Diversity
Chapter: 20. The Archaea
Chapter: 21. The Deinococci, Mollicutes, and Nonproteobacterial Gram-Negative Bacteria
Chapter: 22. The Proteobacteria
Chapter: 23. Firmicutes: The Low G ¬∑ C Gram-Positive Bacteria
Chapter: 24. A ctinobacteria: The High G ¬∑ C Gram-Positive Bacteria
Chapter: 25. The Protists
Chapter: 26. The Fungi (Eumycota)
Chapter: 27. The Viruses
Part Six Ecology and Symbiosis
Chapter: 28. Biogeochemical Cycling and Global Climate Change
Chapter: 29. Methods in Microbial Ecology
Chapter: 30. Microorganisms in Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
Chapter: 31. Microorganisms in Terrestrial Ecosystems
Chapter: 32. Microbial Interactions
Part Seven Pathogenicity and Host Response
Chapter: 33. Innate Host Resistance
Chapter: 34. Adaptive Immunity
Chapter: 35. Pathogenicity and Infection
Part Eight Microbial Diseases, Detection, and Their Control
Chapter: 36. Clinical Microbiology and Immunology
Chapter: 37. Epidemiology and Public Health Microbiology
Chapter: 38. Human Diseases Caused by Viruses and Prions
Chapter: 39. Human Diseases Caused by Bacteria
Chapter: 40. Human Diseases Caused by Fungi and Protists
Part Nine Applied Microbiology
Chapter: 41. Microbiology of Food
Chapter: 42. Biotechnology and Industrial Microbiology
Chapter: 43. Applied Environmental Microbiology
-Separate Chapters on Bacteria and Archaea- In recognition of the importance and prevalence of archaea, the structure, genetics, and taxonomic and physiologic diversity of these microbes is now covered in chapters that are separate from those on bacteria.
-Molecular Microbiology and Immunology- The ninth edition updates the chapters on Genetics, Biotechnology, Genomics, and Immunology. The discussion of eukaryotic and archaeal genetics has been expanded and makes up a separate chapter to reflect the relatedness of genetic information flow. A streamlined discussion of immunity with enhanced detail between innate and adaptive linkages helps students grasp the complexity and specificity of immune responses.
-Laboratory Safety - Reflecting forthcoming recommendations from the American Society for Microbiology, Chapter 37 provides specific guidance for laboratory best practices.
-Readiness Check and Learning Outcomes - Each chapter includes a skills checklist that defines the prior knowledge a student needs to understand the material that follows. Every section in each chapter begins with a list of content-based activities students should be able to perform after reading.
-More Annotated Figures- All key metabolic pathways and molecular processes are now annotated, so that each step is clearly illustrated and explained.
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-Evolution as a Framework - Introduced immediately in Chapter 1 and used as an overarching theme throughout, evolution unites microbiological concepts and provides a framework upon which students can build their knowledge.
-21st Century Microbiology‚*"Prescott's Microbiology leads the way with updated text devoted to Global Climate Change, Biofuels, and Microbioal Fuel Cells.
-Vivid Instructional Art Program - Three-dimensional renditions and bright, attractive colors enhance learning.