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- ISBN: 9780071761093 | 0071761098
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 5/8/2012
Magnify your understanding of microbiology Updated with all-new quizzes and test questions, and a completely refreshed design, Microbiology DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition is the perfect resource for nursing and medical students, and anyone taking a course in microbiology who wants a clear and no-nonsense approach to learning and truly understanding the topic. This self-teaching guide will help you gain the necessary skills required in several different branches of the medical profession. The book introduces single-celled and multicellular microorganisms, viruses, viroids, prions, fungi, algae, and more. The role of microbes in disease and disease transmission is discussed, as is immune response and drugs that combat microbial infections. Microbiology is a tough subject, and a stumbling block that tends to trip up many good students in a variety of fields. This book will help you succeed in this challenging course. Microbiology DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition features: Coverage of the most current microbiology curriculum Chapter-opening objectives offering insight into what you're going to learn in each step Questions at the end of every chapter to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses "Still Struggling?" icon providing specific recommendations for those having difficulty with certain subtopics A final exam for overall self-assessment "Curriculum Tree" that shows how the topic covered in the book fits into a larger curriculum Hard stuff made easy! The World of the Microorganism; The Chemical Elements of Microorganisms; Observing Microorganisms; Prokaryotic Cells and Eukaryotic Cells; The Chemical Metabolism; Microbial Growth and Controlling Microbial Growth; Microbial Genetics; Recombinant DNA Technology; Classification of Microorganisms; The Prokaryotes: Bacteria; The Eukaryotes: Fungi, Algae, Protozoa, and Helminths; Viruses, Viroids, and Prions; Epidemiology and Disease; Immunity; Vaccines and Diagnosing Diseases; Antimicrobial Drugs