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Talaro's Foundations in Microbiology: Basic Principles
Talaro's Foundations in Microbiology: Basic Principles

Talaro's Foundations in Microbiology: Basic Principles

ISBN10: 1265112665 | ISBN13: 9781265112660
By Barry Chess

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Talaro’s Foundations in Microbiology: Basic Principles is an allied health microbiology text with a taxonomic approach to the disease chapters. It offers an engaging and accessible writing style through the use of case studies and analogies to thoroughly explain difficult microbiology concepts.

CHAPTER 1- The Main Themes of Microbiology
CHAPTER 2- The Chemistry of Biology
CHAPTER 3- Tools of the Laboratory: Methods of Studying Microorganisms
CHAPTER 4- A Survey of Prokaryotic Cells and Microorganisms 
CHAPTER 5- A Survey of Eukaryotic Cells and Microorganisms
CHAPTER 6- An Introduction to Viruses, Viroids, and Prions
CHAPTER 7- Microbial Nutrition, Ecology, and Growth
CHAPTER 8- An Introduction to Microbial Metabolism: The Chemical Crossroads of Life
CHAPTER 9- An Introduction to Microbial Genetics
CHAPTER 10- Genetic Engineering and Genetic Analysis
CHAPTER 11- Physical and Chemical Agents for Microbial Control
CHAPTER 12- Drugs, Microbes, Host—The Elements of Chemotherapy
CHAPTER 13- Microbe–Human Interactions: Infection, Disease, and Epidemiology
CHAPTER 14- An Introduction to Host Defenses and Innate Immunities
CHAPTER 15- Adaptive, Specific Immunity, and Immunization
CHAPTER 16- Disorders in Immunity
CHAPTER 17- Procedures for Identifying Pathogens and Diagnosing Infections

About the Author

Barry Chess

Barry Chess has taught microbiology at Pasadena City College for more than twenty years. Prior to that, while studying at the California State University and the University of California, he conducted research into the expression of genes involved in the development of muscle and bone.

At PCC, beyond his usual presence in the microbiology laboratory and lecture hall, Barry has taught majors and non-majors biology, developed a course in human genetics, helped to found a biotechnology program on campus, and regularly supervises students completing independent research projects in the life sciences.Over the past several years, his interests have focused on innovative methods of teaching that lead to greater student success. He has written and reviewed cases for the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science and contributed to the book Science Stories You Can Count On: 51 Case Studies with Quantitative Reasoning in Biology. Barry has presented papers and talks on the effective use of case studies in the classroom, the use of digital tools to enhance learning, and for several years served as a scientific advisor for the American Film Institute. In addition to Laboratory Applications in Microbiology, Barry is coauthor of the lecture text Foundations in Microbiology, now in its tenth edition. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Society for Microbiology, and the Skeptics Society. Barry was profiled in the book, What Scientists Actually Do, where he was illustrated as a young girl with pigtails, about to stick a fork into an electrical outlet.


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