Title: Alcamo's Fundamentals of Microbiology Co: 2007 Ed: 8
ISBN: 9789715847568 Author: Jeffrey C. Pommerville Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Contents 158528
Preface
Acknowledgments
To the Student Read This
 
PART 1 FOUNDATIONS OF MICROBIOLOGY
 
Chapter 1 Microbiology: Then and Now
1.1       The Beginnings of Microbiology
1.2       Microorganisms and Disease Transmission
1.3       The Classical Golden Age of Microbiology (1854-1914)
1.4       Studying Microorganisms
1.5       The Second Golden Age of Microbiology (1943-1970)
1.6       The Third Golden Age of Microbiology-Now
 
Chapter 2 The Chemical Building Blocks of Life
2.1       The Elements of Life
2.2       Chemical Bonding
2.3       Water, pH, and Buffers
2.4       Major Organic Compounds of Living Organisms
 
Chapter 3 Concepts and Tools for Studying Microorganisms
3.1       The Prokaryotic/Eukaryotic Paradigm
3.2       Cataloging Microorganisms
3.3       Microscopy
 
PART 2 THE BACTERIA AND ARCHAEA
 
Chapter 4 Prokaryotic Cell Structure and Function
4.1       Prokaryotic Diversity
4.2       The Shapes and Arrangements of Prokaryotic Cells
4.3       An Overview to Prokaryotic Cell Structure
4.4       External Prokaryotic Cell Structures
4.5       The Cell Envelope
4.6       The Cell Cytoplasm and Internal Structures
4.7       The Prokaryotic/Eukaryotic Cell-Revisited
 
Chapter 5 Prokaryotic Growth and Nutrition
5.1       Prokaryotic Reproduction
5.2       Prokaryotic Growth
5.3       Culture Media and Growth Measurements
 
Chapter 6 Metabolism of Prokaryotic Cells
6.1       Enzymes and Energy in Metabolism
6.2       The Catabolism of Glucose
6.3       Other Aspects of Catabolism
6.4       The Anabolism of Carbohydrates
6.5       Patterns of Metabolism
 
Chapter 7 Prokaryotic Genetics
7.1       Prokaryotic DNA
7.2       DNA Replication
7.3       Protein Synthesis
7.4       Mutations
7.5       Identifying Mutants
 
Chapter 8 Gene Transfer, Genetic Engineering, and Genomics
8.1       Genetic Recombination in Prokaryotes
8.2       Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
8.3       Microbial Genomics
 
PART 3 BACTERIAL DISEASES OF HUMANS
 
Chapter 9 Airborne Bacterial Diseases
9.1       Diseases of the Upper Respiratory Tract
9.2       Diseases of the Lower Respiratory Tract
 
Chapter 10 Foodborne and Waterborne Bacterial Diseases
10.1     Introduction to Foodborne and Waterborne Bacterial Diseases
10.2     Foodborne Intoxications
10.3     Foodborne and Waterborne Infections
 
Chapter 11 Soilborne and Arthropodborne Bacterial Diseases
11.1     Soilborne Bacterial Diseases
11.2     Arthropodborne Bacterial Diseases
11.3     Rickettsial and Ehrlichial Arthropodborne Diseases
 
Chapter 12 Sexually Transmitted, Contact, and Miscellaneous Bacterial Diseases
12.1 Sexually Transmitted Diseases
12.2 Contact Bacterial Diseases
12.3 Miscellaneous Bacterial Diseases
 
PART 4 VIRUSES AND EUKARYOTIC MICROORGANISMS
 
Chapter 13 The Viruses and Virus-Like Agents
13.1     Foundations of Virology
13.2     What are Viruses?
13.3     The Classification of Viruses
13.4     Virus Replication and Control
13.5     The Cultivation and Detection of Viruses
13.6     Tumors and Viruses
13.7     Emerging Viruses and Virus Evolution
13.8     Virus-like Agents
 
Chapter 14 Viral Infections of the Respiratory Tract and Skin
14.1     Viral Infections of the Upper Respiratory Tract
14.2     Viral Infections of the Lower Respiratory Tract
14.3     Diseases of the Skin Caused by Herpesvirus
14.4     Other Viral Diseases of the Skin
 
Chapter 15 Viral Infections of the Blood, Lymphatic, Gastrointestinal, and Nervous System
15.1     Viral Diseases of the Blood and Lymphatic System
15.2     Viral Diseases Causing Hemorrhagic Fevers
15.3     Viral Infections of the Gastrointestinal Tract
15.4     Viral Diseases of the Nervous System
 
Chapter 16 Eukaryotic Microorganisms: The Fungi
16.1     Characteristics of Fungi
16.2     The Classification of Fungi
16.3     Fungal Diseases of the Skin
16.4     Fungal Diseases of the Lower Respiratory Tract
 
Chapter 17 Eukaryotic Microorganisms: The Parasites
17.1     Classification and Characteristics of Protists
17.2     Protozoal Diseases of the Skin, and the Digestive and Urinary Tracts
17.3     Protozoal Diseases of the Blood and Nervous System
17.4     The Multicellular Helminths and Helminthic Infections
 
PART 5 DISEASE AND RESISTANCE
 
Chapter 18 Infection and Disease
18.1     The Host-Microbe Relationship
18.2     Establishment of Infection and Disease
18.2     Infectious Disease Epidemiology
 
Chapter 19 Resistance and the Immune System: Innate Immunity
19.1     An Overview to Host Immune Defenses
19.2     The Innate Immune Response
Chapter 20 Resistance and the Immune System: Acquired Immunity
20.1     An Overview and Introduction to the Acquired Immune Response
20.2     The Humoral Immune Response
20.3     The Cell Mediated Immune Response
 
Chapter 21 Immunity and Serology
21.1     Immunity to Disease
21.2     Serological Reactions
21.3     Additional Laboratory Tests
 
Chapter 22 Immune Disorders
22.1     Type I IgE-Mediated Hypersensitivity
22.2     Other Types of Hypersensitivity
22.3     Autoimmune Disorders and Transplantation
22.4     Immunodeficiency Disorders
 
PART 6 CONTROL OF MICROORGANISMS
 
Chapter 23 Physical and Chemical Control of Microorganisms
23.1     General Principles of Microbial Control
23.2     Physical Methods of Control
23.3     General Principles of Chemical Control
23.4     Chemical Methods of Control
 
Chapter 24 Antimicrobial Drugs
24.1     The History and Properties of Antimicrobial Agents
24.2     The Synthetic Antibacterial Agents
24.3     The Beta-Lactam Family of Antibiotics
24.4     Other Bacterially-Produced Antibiotics
24.5     Antifungal and Antiparasitic Agents
24.6     Antibiotic Assays and Resistance
 
PART 7  MICROBIOLOGY AND PUBLIC HEALTH
 
Chapter 25 Microbiology of Foods
25.1     Food Spoilage
25.2     Food Preservation
25.3     Foods from Microorganisms
Chapter 26  Environmental Microbiology
26.1     Water Pollution
26.2     The Treatment of Water and Sewage
26.3     The Cycles of Elements in the Environment
 
Chapter 27 Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology
27.1     Microorganisms in Industry
27.2     Alcoholic Beverages
27.3     Other Microbial Products
 
 
APPENDICES
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F
Appendix G
 
Glossary
Index
Photo Acknowledgments