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-Basic Principles offers 17 chapters of engaging microbiology coverage. Through the use of case studies and analogies, the author team thoroughly explains difficult microbiology concepts to the learner.
- This text, explores microorganisms using the traditional taxonomic approach within the disease chapters
-The tenth edition continues a unique feature for the disease chapters called Pathogen Profiles. These are abbreviated sn 
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1. The Main Themes of Microbiology

2. The Chemistry of Biology

3. Tools of the Laboratory: Methods of Studying Microorganisms

4. A Survey of Prokaryotic Cells and Microorganisms

5. A Survey of Eukaryotic Cells and Microorganisms

6. An Introduction to Viruses

7. Microbial Nutrition, Ecology, and Growth

8. An Introduction to Microbial Metabolism: The Chemical Crossroads of Life

9. Microbial Genetics

10. Genetic Engineering: A Revolution in Molecular Biology

11. Physical and Chemical Agents for Microbial Control

12. Drugs, Microbes, Host--The Elements of Chemotherapy

13. Microbe-Human Interactions: Infection, Disease, and Epidemiology

14. An Introduction to Host Defenses and Innate Immunities

15. Adaptive, Specific Immunity and Immunization

16. Disorders in Immunity

17. Procedures for Identifying Pathogens and Diagnosing Infections