Foundations in microbiology / Kathleen Park Talaro, Barry Chess.
Contributor(s): Chess, BarryCall number: 579 T137F 2012 Material type: BookPublisher: New York, N.Y. : McGraw-Hill, c2012. Edition: 8th ed., International ed.Description: xxxi, 828,  p. : ill., charts.ISBN: 9780071316736 (pbk.).Subject(s): Medical microbiology | Microbiology
The main themes of microbiology -- The chemistry of biology -- Tools of the laboratory: methods of studying microorganisms -- A survey of prokaryotic cells and microorganisms -- A survey of eukaryotic cells and microorganisms -- An introduction to viruses -- Microbial nutrition, ecology, and growth -- An introduction to microbial metabolism: the chemical crossroads of life -- Microbial genetics -- Genetic engineering: a revolution in molecular biology -- Physical and chemical agents for microbial control -- Drugs, microbes, host - the elements of chemotherapy -- Microbe-human interactions: infection and disease -- An introduction to host defenses and innate immunities -- Adaptive, specific immunity and immunization -- Disorders in immunity -- Procedures for identifying pathogens and diagnosing infections -- The gram-positive and gram-negative cocci of medical importance -- The gram-positive bacilli of medical importance -- The gram-negative bacilli of medical importance -- Miscellaneous bacterial agents of disease -- The fungi of medical importance -- The parasites of medical importance -- Introduction to viruses that infect humans: the DNA viruses -- The RNA viruses that infect humans -- Environmental microbiology -- Applied and industrial microbiology.