Even if you’ve never studied chemistry or biology before, this straightforward text makes microbiology easy to learn and helps you understand the spread, control, and prevention of infections. Content is logically organized and reflects just the right level of detail to give you a solid foundation for success, enabling you to connect concepts to real-world practice and confidently apply your scientific knowledge to patient care.
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Table of Contents
1. Scope of Microbiology
2. Chemistry of Life
3. Cell Structure and Function
4. Microbiological Laboratory Techniques
5. Safety Issues
6. Bacteria and Archaea
8. Eukaryotic Microorganisms
9. Infection and Disease
10. Infections of the Integumentary System, Soft Tissue, and Muscle
11. Infections of the Respiratory System
12. Infections of the Gastrointestinal System
13. Infections of the Nervous System and Senses
14. Infections of the Circulatory System
15. Infections of the Urinary System
16. Infections of the Reproductive System
17. Sexually Transmitted Infections/Diseases
18. Emerging Infectious Diseases
19. Physical and Chemical Methods of Control
20. The Immune System
22. Antimicrobial Drugs
23. Human Age and Microorganisms
24. Microorganisms in the Environment and Environmental Safety
By Karin C. VanMeter, PhD, Independent Education Consultant, Lecturer, Lecturer, Iowa State University, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, IA; Lecturer, Gerontology Program, College of Human Sciences; Adjunct Instructor, Des Moines Area Community College, Des Moines, IA; William G. VanMeter, PhD (deceased), Professor Emeritus, Iowa State University, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, IA and Robert J Hubert, BS, Laboratory Coordinator, Department of Animal Science, Microbiology Program, Iowa State University, Ames, IA