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Principles of modern microbiology Mark L. Wheelis

By: Wheelis, Mark.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Sudbury Jones and Bartlett Publishers 2008Description: xxviii, 496 p. ill. chiefly col., col. maps 29 cm.ISBN: 9789380108049; 9780763710750 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Microbiology -- Textbooks | Microbiologie -- Manuels d'enseignement supâerieur | Mikrobiologie | Medizinische Mikrobiologie | C0 INVRIDDC classification: 576 Online resources: Table of contents only
Contents:
Introduction to Microbiology -- History of Microbiology -- Method of Microbiology -- Microscopy -- Pure culture technique -- Procaryotic Cell Structure and Function -- The cell envelope -- The cell membrane -- The nucleoid -- The bacterial cytoskeleton -- The cytoplasm -- Surface layers and appendages -- Motility -- Cell Structure and Function in Protists -- The endomembrane system -- Mitochondria and chloroplasts -- The cytoskeletal system -- Motility -- The cell wall and pellicle -- The contractile vacuole -- Reproduction in protists -- Viruses and Other Acellular Entities -- Attachment and penetration -- Macromolecular synthesis -- Assembly and release -- Lysogeny and latency -- Viral taxonomy -- Viroids and prions -- Microbial Metabolism: Fermentation and Respiration -- Microbial nutrition, central metabolism, and biosynthesis -- Energy metabolism -- Chemoheterotrophic respiration -- Chemoautotrophic respiration -- Microbial Metabolism: Photosynthesis, Autotrophic Growth, and Nitrogen Fixation -- Photosynthesis -- Type I photosynthesis -- Type II photosynthesis -- Type I/II photosynthesis -- Carbon dioxide fixation -- Nitrogen fixation -- Microbial Growth -- Growth and division of individual cells -- Microbial population growth -- The effect of environmental conditions on growth -- Procaryotic Genome Orgainzation and Regulation -- Procaryotic genome structure and transcription -- Regulation of individual transcriptional units -- Global control by modulons -- Microbial Behavior and Development -- Tactic behavior -- Dimorphic cell division in Caulobacter -- Endospore formation in Bacillus -- Heterocyst formation in Anabaena -- Fruiting body formation and sporulation in Myxococcus --
Microbial Genetics -- Genetic mapping -- Transformation -- Conjugation -- Transduction -- Genomic mapping -- Genetic recombination in eucaryotic microbes -- Microbial Systematics -- Procaryoti Microbes -- Bacterial diversity -- The archaea -- Eucaryotic Microbes -- Anaerobic protozoa -- Aerobic protozoa -- The algae -- Fungi -- Biogeochemistry and Microbial Ecology -- Biogeochemistry -- Microbial habitats -- Symbiosis -- Host Defenses against Microbial Infection -- Constitutive (innate) host defenses -- Inducible (adaptive) host defenses-inflammation, interferon, and RNA interference -- Inducible host defenses-the immune system and humoral immunity -- Inducible defenses-cell mediated immunity -- Microbial Pathogenesis -- Invasiveness -- Toxigenicity -- Epidemiology and Human Disease -- Human Exploitation Microbes -- Useful products from microbes -- Biocontrol -- Wastewater treatment -- Biological weapons.
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Includes index

Introduction to Microbiology -- History of Microbiology -- Method of Microbiology -- Microscopy -- Pure culture technique -- Procaryotic Cell Structure and Function -- The cell envelope -- The cell membrane -- The nucleoid -- The bacterial cytoskeleton -- The cytoplasm -- Surface layers and appendages -- Motility -- Cell Structure and Function in Protists -- The endomembrane system -- Mitochondria and chloroplasts -- The cytoskeletal system -- Motility -- The cell wall and pellicle -- The contractile vacuole -- Reproduction in protists -- Viruses and Other Acellular Entities -- Attachment and penetration -- Macromolecular synthesis -- Assembly and release -- Lysogeny and latency -- Viral taxonomy -- Viroids and prions -- Microbial Metabolism: Fermentation and Respiration -- Microbial nutrition, central metabolism, and biosynthesis -- Energy metabolism -- Chemoheterotrophic respiration -- Chemoautotrophic respiration -- Microbial Metabolism: Photosynthesis, Autotrophic Growth, and Nitrogen Fixation -- Photosynthesis -- Type I photosynthesis -- Type II photosynthesis -- Type I/II photosynthesis -- Carbon dioxide fixation -- Nitrogen fixation -- Microbial Growth -- Growth and division of individual cells -- Microbial population growth -- The effect of environmental conditions on growth -- Procaryotic Genome Orgainzation and Regulation -- Procaryotic genome structure and transcription -- Regulation of individual transcriptional units -- Global control by modulons -- Microbial Behavior and Development -- Tactic behavior -- Dimorphic cell division in Caulobacter -- Endospore formation in Bacillus -- Heterocyst formation in Anabaena -- Fruiting body formation and sporulation in Myxococcus --

Microbial Genetics -- Genetic mapping -- Transformation -- Conjugation -- Transduction -- Genomic mapping -- Genetic recombination in eucaryotic microbes -- Microbial Systematics -- Procaryoti Microbes -- Bacterial diversity -- The archaea -- Eucaryotic Microbes -- Anaerobic protozoa -- Aerobic protozoa -- The algae -- Fungi -- Biogeochemistry and Microbial Ecology -- Biogeochemistry -- Microbial habitats -- Symbiosis -- Host Defenses against Microbial Infection -- Constitutive (innate) host defenses -- Inducible (adaptive) host defenses-inflammation, interferon, and RNA interference -- Inducible host defenses-the immune system and humoral immunity -- Inducible defenses-cell mediated immunity -- Microbial Pathogenesis -- Invasiveness -- Toxigenicity -- Epidemiology and Human Disease -- Human Exploitation Microbes -- Useful products from microbes -- Biocontrol -- Wastewater treatment -- Biological weapons.

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