The ninth edition of award-winning author Jeffrey Pommerville's classic text provides nursing and allied health students with a firm foundation in microbiology, with an emphasis on human disease. An educator himself, Dr. Pommerville incorporates accessible, engaging pedagogical elements and student-friendly ancillaries to help students maximize their understanding and retention of key concepts. Ideal for the non-major, the ninth edition includes numerous updates and additions, including the latest disease data and statistics, new material on emerging disease outbreaks, and expanded use of concept maps, and may other pedagogical features. With an inviting "Learning Design" format and Study Smart notes to students, Alcamo's Fundamentals of Microbiology, Ninth Edition ensures student success as they delve into the exciting world of microbiology.
- Revised end-of-chapter materials reflect a four-tier learning system that helps students review basic information and evaluate their understanding through increased mastery of higher-order thinking skills.
- Several new MicroFocus Boxes, which explore interesting topics concerning microbiology or microorganisms, have been added, and others updated.
- A revised and updated Chapter 3, Concepts and Tools for Studying Microorganisms, reflects current changes in the field of microbiology.
- Pommerville's acclaimed "Learning Design" format enhances student learning and includes activities designed to encourage student interaction and assessment.
- An eLearning companion Website includes a wealth of student learning and assessment tools.
Table of Contents
Part 1 FOUNDATIONS OF MICROBIOLOGY
Chapter 1 Microbiology: Then and Now
Chapter 2 The Chemical Building Blocks of Life
Chapter 3 Concepts and Tools for Studying Microorganisms
Chapter 4 Cell Structure and Function in the Bacteria and Archaea
Chapter 5 Microbial Growth and Nutrition
Chapter 6 Metabolism of Microorganisms
Chapter 7 Control of Microorganisms: Physical and Chemical Methods
Part 2 THE GENETICS OF MICROORGANISMS
Chapter 8 Microbial Genetics
Chapter 9 Gene Transfer, Genetic Engineering, and Genomics
Part 3 BACTERIAL DISEASES OF HUMANS
Chapter 10 Airborne Bacterial Diseases
Chapter 11 Foodborne and Waterborne Bacterial Diseases
Chapter 12 Soilborne and Arthropodborne Bacterial Diseases
Chapter 13 Sexually Transmitted and Contact Transmitted Bacterial Diseases
Part 4 VIRUSES AND EUKARYOTIC MICROORGANISMS
Chapter 14 The Viruses and Virus-Like Agents
Chapter 15 Viral Infections of the Respiratory Tract and Skin
Chapter 16 Viral Infections of the Blood, Lymphatic, Gastrointestinal, and Nervous Systems
Chapter 17 Eukaryotic Microorganisms: The Fungi
Chapter 18 Eukaryotic Microorganisms: The Parasites
Part 5 DISEASE AND RESISTANCE
Chapter 19 Infection and Disease
Chapter 20 Resistance and the Immune System: Innate Immunity
Chapter 21 Resistance and the Immune System: Acquired Immunity
Chapter 22 Immunity and Serology
Chapter 23 Immune Disorders and AIDS
Chapter 24 Antimicrobial Drugs
Carski Foundation Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award
Published in ASM News, Volume 3, Number 2
Jeffrey Pommerville, PhD., Professor of Biology and Microbiology at Glendale Community College, Glendale, AZ, is honored with the Carski Foundation Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award. This award, which has been supported by the Carski Foundation since 1968, honors an educator for outstanding teaching of microbiology to undergraduate students.
Pommerville, who earned his PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been on the faculty at Glendale Community College since 1989. He has served as full professor since 1994.
This highly respected teacher has taught, mentored, and encouraged hundreds of students in their introduction to microbiology. In 2003, he received the Ohaus Award for Innovations in Science Teaching from the National Science Teachers Association.
In 2006, he was honored as Instructor of the Year at Glendale Community College for exceptional instruction and mentoring.
Pommerville has devoted considerable time and energy to working across the disciplines in science and math to develop a more integrated approach to science education. His dedication in this area garnered a three-year $1.1 million Systemic Reform in Science grant from the National Science Foundation, which funded the coordination of math and science faculty at Maricopa Community Colleges to design and implement interdisciplinary science teaching across 10 colleges.
Pommerville also has served in numerous teaching leadership roles for the Maricopa Community Colleges District, including as Faculty Development Coordinator and as Representative to the Howard Hughes Undergraduate Biological Science Education Program. He is a frequent contributor to science education journals and textbooks and is author of Alcamo's Fundamentals of Microbiology, one of the leading textbooks in microbiology, as well as Laboratory Fundamentals of Microbiology.
Pommerville is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Association of Biology Teachers, and the National Science Teachers Association. He is also a member of the ASM, for which he is a former chair and current advisor for the Undergraduate Education Division.
Pommerville was nominated by Marie Panec, Professor of Microbiology, Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA.