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Part One Introduction to Microbiology

Chapter: 1. The Evolution of Microorganisms and Microbiology

Chapter: 2. Microscopy and Specimen Preparation

Chapter: 3. Bacterial Cell Structure

Chapter: 4. Archaeal Cell Structure

Chapter: 5. Eukaryotic Cell Structure

Chapter: 6. Viruses and Other Acellular Infectious Agents

Part Two Microbial Nutrition, Growth, and Control

Chapter: 7. Microbial Growth

Chapter: 8. Control of Microorganisms in the Environment

Chapter: 9. Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Part Three Microbial Metabolism

Chapter: 10. Introduction to Metabolism

Chapter: 11. Catabolism: Energy Release and Conservation

Chapter: 12. Anabolism: The Use of Energy in Biosynthesis

Part Four Microbial Molecular Biology and Genetics

Chapter: 13. Bacterial Genome Replication and Expression

Chapter: 14. Regulation of Bacterial Cellular Processes

Chapter: 15. Eukaryotic and Archaeal Genome Replication and Expression

Chapter: 16. Mechanisms of Genetic Variation

Chapter: 17. Recombinant DNA Technology

Chapter: 18. Microbial Genomics

Part Five The Diversity of the Microbial World

Chapter: 19. Microbial Taxonomy and the Evolution of Diversity

Chapter: 20. The Archaea

Chapter: 21. The Deinococci, Mollicutes, and Nonproteobacterial Gram-Negative Bacteria

Chapter: 22. The Proteobacteria

Chapter: 23. Firmicutes: The Low G ∙ C Gram-Positive Bacteria

Chapter: 24. A ctinobacteria: The High G ∙ C Gram-Positive Bacteria

Chapter: 25. The Protists

Chapter: 26. The Fungi (Eumycota)

Chapter: 27. The Viruses

Part Six Ecology and Symbiosis

Chapter: 28. Biogeochemical Cycling and Global Climate Change

Chapter: 29. Methods in Microbial Ecology

Chapter: 30. Microorganisms in Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems

Chapter: 31. Microorganisms in Terrestrial Ecosystems

Chapter: 32. Microbial Interactions

Part Seven Pathogenicity and Host Response

Chapter: 33. Innate Host Resistance

Chapter: 34. Adaptive Immunity

Chapter: 35. Pathogenicity and Infection

Part Eight Microbial Diseases, Detection, and Their Control

Chapter: 36. Clinical Microbiology and Immunology

Chapter: 37. Epidemiology and Public Health Microbiology

Chapter: 38. Human Diseases Caused by Viruses and Prions

Chapter: 39. Human Diseases Caused by Bacteria

Chapter: 40. Human Diseases Caused by Fungi and Protists

Part Nine Applied Microbiology

Chapter: 41. Microbiology of Food

Chapter: 42. Biotechnology and Industrial Microbiology

Chapter: 43. Applied Environmental Microbiology