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Ideal for allied health and pre-nursing students, Alcamo’s Fundamentals of Microbiology: Body Systems, Second Edition, retains the engaging, student-friendly style and active learning approach for which award-winning author and educator Jeffrey Pommerville is known. Thoroughly revised and updated, the Second Edition presents diseases, complete with new content on recent discoveries, in a manner that is directly applicable to students and organized by body system. A captivating art program includes more than 150 newly added and revised figures and tables, while new feature boxes, Textbook Cases, serve to better illuminate key concepts. Pommerville's acclaimed "learning design" format enlightens and engages students right from the start, and new chapter conclusions round out each chapter, leaving readers with a clear understanding of key concepts.
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- Updated and revised throughout to keep pace with this ever-changing field.
- Includes over 150 new and revised figures and tables.
- New interactive animations are available online.
- A learning design format enhances comprehension and includes activities designed to encourage student interaction and assessment.
- MicroFocus boxes explore captivating topics concerning microbiology and microorganisms.
- MicroInquiry boxes allow students to interactively investigate a vital concept in the chapter.
- Concept and Reasoning Checks measure students comprehension and retention of section material through a series of questions.
- Textbook Case boxes describe and analyze contemporary disease outbreaks.
- End-of-chapter material includes a Summary of Key Concepts, Learning Objectives, multiple choice Self-Tests, Questions for Thought and Discussion, unconventional Review Questions, and new Applications.
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 A Survey of the Microbial World
- Chapter 10 Microbial Systematics and the Domains Bacteria and Archaea
- Chapter 11 Eukaryotic Microorganisms: The Protists, Fungi, and Helminths
- Chapter 12 The Viruses and the Virus-Like Agents
- Part 4 Interactions and Impact of Microorganisms with Humans
- Chapter 13 Infection and Disease
- Chapter 14 Resistance and the Immune System: Innate Immunity
- Chapter 15 Resistance and the Immune System: Acquired Immunity
- Chapter 16 Immunity and Serology
- Chapter 17 Immune Disorders and AIDS
- Chapter 18 Antimicrobial Drugs
- Part 5 Infectious Diseases of Humans
- Chapter 19 Infectious Diseases Affecting the Skin and Eyes
- Chapter 20 Infectious Diseases Affecting the Respiratory System
- Chapter 21 Infectious Diseases Affecting the Digestive System
- Chapter 22 Infectious Diseases Affecting the Nervous System
- Chapter 23 Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, and Systemic Infectious Diseases
- Chapter 24 Infectious Diseases Affecting the Urinary and Reproductive Systems
- Part 6 Environmental and Applied Microbiology
- Chapter 25 Microbiology of Foods
- Chapter 26 Environmental Microbiology
- Chapter 27 Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology
About the Author
Jeffrey Pommerville, PhD-Glendale Community College has a Ph.D. in Cell and Organismal Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. After serving as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Georgia, he was an assistant professor of biology at Texas A&M University. For the past 14 years, he has been Professor of Biology at Glendale Community College where he teaches introductory biology and microbiology. He has 20 years of research experience in cell biology and microbiology and has authored over 35 peer-reviewed papers in national and international research journals. For the past three years, he was the principal investigator for Systemic Reform In Science (SyRIS), a project funded by the National Science Foundation that was designed to improve student outcomes in science through changes in curriculum and pedagogy that align with national systemic reform initiatives. In 2003, he was awarded the Gustav Ohaus Award (College Division) for Innovations in Science Teaching from the National Science Teachers Association. Over the past three years, he has presented numerous seminars and workshops to colleges, universities, business, medical, and service organizations on understanding and responding to bioterrorism.
Dr. Pommerville is the revision author of Alcamo's Fundamentals of Microbiology, Seventh Edition published in 2004 by Jones and Bartlett.