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The Fourth Edition of Microbiology with Diseases by Taxonomy is the most cutting-edge microbiology book available, offering unparalleled currency, accuracy, and assessment. The state-of-the-art approach begins with 18 Video Tutors covering key concepts in microbiology. QR codes in the textbook enable students to use their smartphone or tablet to instantly watch the Video Tutors. The approach continues with compelling clinical case studies and emerging disease case studies. Student comprehension is ensured with end-of-chapter practice that encompasses both visual and conceptual understanding. This edition retains the hallmark art program and clear writing style that have made Dr. Robert W. Bauman’s book a success.
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About the Author
Robert W. Bauman holds a Ph.D. in Biology from Stanford University, an M.A. in Botany from the University of Texas at Austin, and a B.A. in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a tenured, full professor of biology in the Department of Mathematics, Sciences, and Engineering at Amarillo College in Amarillo, Texas, where he previously served as chairman of the Department of Biological Sciences. He has been teaching microbiology, botany, and human anatomy and physiology since 1988. In 2004, the students of Amarillo College selected Dr. Bauman as the recipient of the John. F. Mead Faculty Excellence Award.
His research interests have included the morphology, ecology, and culturing of freshwater algae and photosynthetic protists, the cell biology of marine algae (particularly the deposition of cell walls and intercellular communication), and environmentally triggered chromogenesis in butterflies. His dissertation research at Stanford was on intercellular communication and cell growth in red algae at the Hopkins Marine Station.
Robert Baumanis the author of another microbiology textbook at Pearson, Microbiology with Diseases by Body System, 3/e (copyright 2012). He is an active member of the American Society of Microbiology (ASM), serving as chairman of the Education Section from 2012-2013, and of the Texas Community College Teachers Association (TCCTA). In 2007, Dr. Bauman initiated an endowment at ASM to fund an annual travel grant for new instructors of microbiology to participate in the ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators.
Cecily D. Cosby, is a professor of nursing, currently teaching at Samuel Merritt College in Oakland, California, and has been in clinical practice since 1980, most recently at the University of California, San Francisco, in a pre-operative practice. She received her Ph.D. and MS from the University of California, San Francisco, her BSN from California State University, Long Beach, and her PA (Physician Assistant) certificate from the Stanford Primary Care Program.
Table of Contents
1. A Brief History of Microbiology
2. The Chemistry of Microbiology
3. Cell Structure and Function
4. Microscopy, Staining, and Classification
5. Microbial Metabolism
6. Microbial Nutrition and Growth
7. Microbial Genetics
8. Recombinant DNA Technology
9. Controlling Microbial Growth in the Environment
10. Controlling Microbial Growth in the Body: Antimicrobial Drugs
11. Characterizing and Classifying Prokaryotes
12. Characterizing and Classifying Eukaryotes
13. Characterizing and Classifying Viruses, Viroids, and Prions
14. Infection, Infectious Disease, and Epidemiology
15. Innate Immunity
16. Adaptive Immunity
17. Immunization and Immune Testing
18. Immune Disorders
19. Pathogenic Gram-Positive Bacteria
20. Pathogenic Gram-Negative Cocci and Bacilli
21. Rickettsias, Chlamydias, Spirochetes, and Vibrios
22. Pathogenic Fungi
23. Parasitic Protozoa, Helminths, and Arthropod Vectors
24. Pathogenic DNA Viruses
25. Pathogenic RNA Viruses
26. Applied and Environmental Microbiology