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Directed at both non-major and allied health students, Microbiology: A Human Perspective, ISBN 9780077250416 proves to be an authoritative resource offered by the expansive team of Eugene Nester, Denise Anderson, Jr., C. Evans Roberts, and Martha Nester. This text presents an overview of the foundational concepts of microbiology followed by in-depth...
Directed at both non-major and allied health students, Microbiology: A Human Perspective, ISBN 9780077250416 proves to be an authoritative resource offered by the expansive team of Eugene Nester, Denise Anderson, Jr., C. Evans Roberts, and Martha Nester. This text presents an overview of the foundational concepts of microbiology followed by in-depth explanations of each for thorough student understanding. An easy-to-understand style of writing provides the most current coverage of contemporary topics such as genomics, bio-films, and quorum sensing. Users rave of the positive attributes of this book praising the helpfulness and readability of the text. Also appreciated are the effective figures and tables included as well as the website provided at the beginning of the book which can be used to assess prior knowledge of subject matter. Eugene Nester, Denise Anderson, Jr., C. Evans Roberts, and Martha Nester strategically organize the concepts of Microbiology: A Human Perspective through the inclusion of five sections and 32 chapters. This book begins with part I presenting coverage of the 'Life and Death of Microorganisms.' Chapters in this section focus on humans and the microbial world, the molecules of life, microscopy and cell structure, metabolism, as well as bacterial genetics. Part II offers a look at 'The Microbial World' with chapters devoted to the identification and classification of prokaryotes, eukaryotic members of the microbial world, viruses of bacteria, and infectious agents of animal and plants. 'Microorganisms and Humans' is the focus of part III with chapters discussing the innate and adaptive immune responses, immunologic disorders, host-microbe interactions, epidemiology, and antimicrobial medications. Part IV delves into 'Infectious Diseases' with a look at infections of the skin, wounds, respiratory system, digestive system, genitourinary, nervous systems, blood and lymphatic, as well as HIV and immunodeficiency. Part V concludes this book with 'Applied Microbiology.' Topics featured in these final chapters include microbial ecology, environmental microbiology, and finally, food microbiology.
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