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Perfect for the non-major/allied health student (and also appropriate for mixed majors courses), this text provides a rock solid foundation in microbiology. By carefully and clearly explaining the fundamental concepts and offering vivid and appealing instructional art, Microbiology: A Human Perspective draws students back to their book again and again!

The text has a concise and readable style, covers the most current concepts, and gives students the knowledge and mastery necessary to understand advances of the future. A body systems approach is used in the coverage of diseases.

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Chapter 1: Humans and the Microbial World

Chapter 2: The Molecules of Life

Chapter 3: Microscopy and Cell Structure

Chapter 4: Dynamics of Microbial Growth

Chapter 5: Control of Microbial Growth

Chapter 6: Microbial Metabolism: Fueling Cell Growth

Chapter 7: The Blueprint of Life, from DNA to Protein

Chapter 8: Bacterial Genetics

Chapter 9: Biotechnology and Recombinant DNA

Chapter 10: Identifying and Classifying Microorganisms

Chapter 11: The Diversity of Bacteria and Archaea

Chapter 12: The Eukaryotic Members of the Microbial World

Chapter 13: Viruses, Viroids and Prions

Chapter 14: The Innate Immune Response

Chapter 15: The Adaptive Immune Response

Chapter 16: Host-Microbe Interactions

Chapter 17: Immunologic Disorders

Chapter 18: Applications of Immune Responses

Chapter 19: Epidemiology

Chapter 20: Antimicrobial Medications

Chapter 21: Respiratory System Infections

Chapter 22: Skin Infections

Chapter 23: Wound Infections

Chapter 24: Digestive System Infections

Chapter 25: Blood and Lymphatic Infections

Chapter 26: Nervous System Infections

Chapter 27: Genitourinary Tract Infections

Chapter 28: Microbial Ecology

Chapter 29: Environmental Microbiology: Treatment of Water, Wastes, and Polluted Habitats

Chapter 30: Food Microbiology