Talaro's Foundations in Microbiology, 11/e (IE-Paperback)

Barry Chess (Kathleen Park Talaro)

  • 出版商: McGraw-Hill Education
  • 出版日期: 2020-01-01
  • 售價: $1,450
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$1,378
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 966
  • ISBN: 1260575373
  • ISBN-13: 9781260575378

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In a near-perfect example of a biological process looking exactly as one would imagine, thousands of newly replicated Ebola virus filaments are released from an infected cell. Each viral particle will go on to infect a new cell, quickly overwhelming the body's defenses. Those unlucky enough to contract Ebola virus disease will suffer fever, fatigue, body pain, liver and kidney damage, and internal bleeding. Up to 90% of patients will die.

More than two dozen outbreaks of Ebola virus disease have been confirmed since the virus was first discovered in 1976, with most restricted to small, isolated villages in Africa. Unfortunately, more recent outbreaks have been far larger, resulting in thousands of deaths. These larger outbreaks, fueled by a more mobile population, likely represent the new normal, according to the World Health Organization. Despite the efforts of scientists around the globe, Ebola virus disease has no effective treatment and no cure, but experimental procedures being used in the current epidemic offer some hope for one day vanquishing the virus.

Ebola is just one example of what you will find in Foundations in Microbiology, a user's guide to the invisible, occasionally dangerous, but always fascinating world around us.


Table of Contents
1. The Main Themes of Microbiology
2. The Chemistry of Biology
3. Tools of the Laboratory: Methods of Studying Microorganisms
4. A Survey of Prokaryotic Cells and Microorganisms
5. A Survey of Eukaryotic Cells and Microorganisms
6. An Introduction to Viruses, Viroids, and Prions
7. Microbial Nutrition, Ecology, and Growth
8. An Introduction to Microbial Metabolism: The Chemical Crossroads of Life
9. An Introduction to Microbial Genetics
10. Genetic Engineering: A Revolution in Molecular Biology
11. Physical and Chemical Agents for Microbial Control
12. Drugs, Microbes, Host--The Elements of Chemotherapy
13. Microbe-Human Interactions: Infection, Disease, and Epidemiology
14. An Introduction to Host Defenses and Innate Immunities
15. Adaptive, Specific Immunity and Immunization
16. Disorders in Immunity
17. Procedures for Identifying Pathogens and Diagnosing Infections
18. The Gram-Positive and Gram-Negative Cocci of Medical Importance
19. The Gram-Positive Bacilli of Medical Importance
20. The Gram-Negative Bacilli of Medical Importance
21. Miscellaneous Bacterial Agents of Disease
22. The Fungi of Medical Importance
23. The Parasites of Medical Importance
24. Introduction to Viruses That Infect Humans: The DNA Viruses
25. The RNA Viruses That Infect Humans
26. Environmental Microbiology
27. Applied and Industrial Microbiology