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Microbiology: An Evolving Science
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First, an emphasis on current research, genomics, and molecular genetics enables students to learn how microbiologists think. Second, a readable text paired with a stunning and consistently executed art program, and accompanied by twenty-two high-quality animations based on art in the text, help students visualize key processes and showcase the latest structural discoveries. Additional helpful pedagogical features in every chapter, such as Thought Questions, aid student understanding and stimulate inquiry.
Book News Annotation:
Aimed at undergraduate science majors, this textbook on microbiology emphasizes genetics and ecology and genetics and genomics as the foundation of microbiology, as well as placing equal emphasis on microbial ecology and medical microbiology. It incorporates case histories and a balanced depiction of women and minority scientists and historical and contemporary scientists (with new interviews). For this edition, Slonczewski (Kenyon College) et al. add new research topics and emerging pathogens, from cold-seep archaeal-bacterial consortia to emerging E. coli pathogens and viral gene therapy. Other new topics include the swine flu, the molecular biology of chemotaxis, plasmid segregation and metagenomic analysis of environmental populations, community genomics, and bioterrorism and quick pathogen detection. There is more coverage of immunology and some topics have been removed from the book and placed online. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Microbiologypromotes a clear understanding of this rapidly advancing field in several distinctive ways.
The most successful new microbiology text in a generation.
, Second Edition, provides students with the tools they need to understand the rapidly advancing field of microbiology by enriching foundational topics with current research examples. The readable and authoritative text is paired with a stunning and unified art program that helps students visualize key microbial processes and structures.
About the Author
Joan Slonczewski is a professor of biology at Kenyon College, where she teaches microbiology every year. She received her Ph.D. in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University and did her postdoctoral work at the University of Pennsylvania. She has earned a silver medal in the National Professor of the Year program of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. She has published numerous research articles with undergraduate authors on pH regulation, as well as publishing numerous science-fiction novels. One of these novels, A Door into the Ocean, earned the John W. Campbell Memorial Award.John Foster is a professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile, Alabama. He received his Ph.D. from Hahnemann University (now Drexel University School of Medicine) and completed his postdoctoral work at Georgetown University. Dr. Foster has coauthored three editions of the textbook Microbial Physiology and has published over one hundred journal articles describing the physiology and genetics of microbial stress responses. He has served as chair of the Microbial Physiology and Metabolism division of the American Society for Microbiology and as a member of the editorial advisory board of the journal Molecular Microbiology.
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