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Title:
Microbiology demystified
Author:
Betsy, Tom.
Personal Author:
Edition:
2nd ed.
Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill, [2012]

©2012
Physical Description:
xxii, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
If you don't know your prokaryotes from your protozoa, or learning about fungi puts you in a funk, look no further, this book is your cure for learning this topic's fundamental concepts and theories at your own pace. This practical guide eases you into this field of science, starting at the cell level. As you progress, you will master microbiology essentials such as bacteria, algae, viruses, pasteurization, and more. You will understand the difference between friendly and unfriendly microorganisms as well as the microscope's role in shaping microbiology. Detailed examples make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key ideas.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
The world of the microorganism -- The chemical elements of microorganisms -- Observing microorganisms -- Prokaryotic cells and eukaryotic cells -- Chemical metabolism -- Microbial growth and controlling microbial growth -- Microbial genetics -- Recombinant DNA technology -- Classification of microorganisms -- The prokaryotes : domains Archea and Bacteria -- The eukaryotes : fungi, algae, protozoa, and helminths -- Viruses, viroids, and prions -- Epidemiology and disease -- Immunity -- Vaccines and diagnosing diseases -- Antimicrobial drugs.
ISBN:
9780071761093
Format :
Book

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Demystified is your vaccine for tricky subjects like microbiology

If you don't know your prokaryotes from your protozoa, or learning about fungi puts you in a funk, look no further-- Microbiology Demystified , Second Edition is your cure for learning this topic's fundamental concepts and theories at your own pace.

This practical guide eases you into this field of science, starting at the cell level. As you progress, you will master microbiology essentials such as bacteria, algae, viruses, pasteurization, and more. You will understand the difference between friendly and unfriendly microorganisms as well as the microscope's role in shaping microbiology. Detailed examples make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key ideas.

It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about:

Classification of microorganisms Immunology Germ theory Recombinant DNA technology Pathogens E.coli Antiseptics

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Microbiology Demystified . Second Edition, helps you master this essential subject.


Author Notes

Dr. Tom Betsy is a faculty member at Bergen College in New Jersey where he teaches microbiology and anatomy and physiology and other courses in their nursing school. He is widely respected for his unique way of simplifying complex topics.

Jim Keogh is a New York University faculty member and an RN licensed in New York and New Jersey. He has written books in the DeMYSTiFieD series, including Medical-Surgical Nursing DeMYSTiFieD, Medical Billing and Coding DeMYSTiFieD, Java DeMYSTiFieD , and OOP DeMYSTiFieD .


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The World of the Microorganism
Chapter 2 The Chemical Elements of Microorganisms
Chapter 3 Observing Microorganisms
Chapter 4 Prokaryotic Cells and Eukaryotic Cells
Chapter 5 The Chemical Metabolism
Chapter 6 Microbial Growth and Controlling Microbial Growth
Chapter 7 Microbial Genetics
Chapter 8 Recombinant DNA Technology
Chapter 9 Classification of Microorganisms
Chapter 10 The Prokaryotes: Bacteria
Chapter 11 The Eukaryotes: Fungi, Algae, Protozoa, and Helminths
Chapter 12 Viruses, Viroids, and Prions
Chapter 13 Epidemiology and Disease
Chapter 14 Immunity
Chapter 15 Vaccines and Diagnosing Diseases
Chapter 16 Antimicrobial Drugs
Final Exam
Answers To Quiz, and Exam Question