Fundamentals of Microbiology, Twelfth Edition is designed for the introductory microbiology course with an emphasis in the health sciences.
Microbiology For Dummies (9781119544425) was previously published as Microbiology For Dummies (9781118871188). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. Microbiology is the study of life itself, down to the smallest particleMicrobiology is a fascinating field that explores life down to the tiniest level. Did you know that your body contains more bacteria cells than human cells? It's true. Microbes are essential to our everyday lives, from the food we eat to the very internal systems that keep us alive. These microbes include bacteria, algae, fungi, viruses, and nematodes. Without microbes, life on Earth would not survive. It's amazing to think that all life is so dependent on these microscopic creatures, but their impact on our future is even more astonishing. Microbes are the tools that allow us to engineer hardier crops, create better medicines, and fuel our technology in sustainable ways. Microbes may just help us save the world. Microbiology For Dummies is your guide to understanding the fundamentals of this enormously-encompassing field. Whether your career plans include microbiology or another science or health specialty, you need to understand life at the cellular level before you can understand anything on the macro scale. Explore the difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cellsUnderstand the basics of cell function and metabolismDiscover the differences between pathogenic and symbiotic relationshipsStudy the mechanisms that keep different organisms active and alive You need to know how cells work, how they get nutrients, and how they die. You need to know the effects different microbes have on different systems, and how certain microbes are integral to ecosystem health. Microbes are literally the foundation of all life, and they are everywhere. Microbiology For Dummies will help you understand them, appreciate them, and use them.
The acute inflammatory response is the body’s first system of alarm signals that are directed toward containment and elimination of microbial invaders. Uncontrolled inflammation has emerged as a pathophysiologic basis for many widely occurring diseases in the general population that were not initially known to be linked to the inflammatory response, including cardiovascular disease, asthma, arthritis, and cancer. To better manage treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of these wide-ranging diseases, multidisciplinary research efforts are underway in both academic and industry settings. The purpose of this book is to provide an introduction to the cell types, chemical mediators, and general mechanisms of the host’s first response to invasion. World-class experts from institutions around the world have written chapters for this introductory text. The text is presented as an introductory springboard for graduate students, postdoctoral Fellows, medical scientists, and researchers from other disciplines who wish to gain an appreciation and working knowledge of current cellular and molecular mechanisms fundamental to inflammation.
This book provides important points of each topic in continuous manner not in parts as given in previous guides. This book consists of theory of each topic followed by its questions so theory portion helps you to solve new questions. This pattern of book allows you to revise whole infectious diseases very clearly and quickly. It provides sufficient matter which can be revised without any problem.
The author team of Prescott's Microbiology continues the tradition of past editions by providing a balanced, comprehensive introduction to all major areas of microbiology. This balance makes Microbiology appropriate for microbiology majors and mixed majors courses. The authors have introduced a number of pedagogical elements designed to facilitate student learning. They also remain focused on readability, artwork, and the integration of several key themes (including evolution, ecology and diversity) throughout the text, making an already superior text even better.
The third edition of this widely used book has been substantially updated to take into account changes since the last edition. It covers a wide range of topics in medical microbiology and infectious diseases. Questions are accompanied by extended answers, making them ideal for both revision and self study. It will be particularly suitable for candidates for the MRCP, FRCS/MRCS, MRCOG and MRCGP examinations, as well as for medical undergraduates.
Medical Cell Biology, Third Edition, focuses on the scientific aspects of cell biology important to medical students, dental students, veterinary students, and prehealth undergraduates. With its National Board-type questions, this book is specifically designed to prepare students for this exam.
Janeway's Immunobiology is a textbook for students studying immunology at the undergraduate, graduate, and medical school levels. As an introductory text, all students will appreciate the book's clear writing and informative illustrations, and advanced students and working immunologists will appreciate its comprehensive scope and depth. Janeway's Immunobiology presents immunology from a consistent point of view throughout—that of the host’s interaction with an environment full of microbes and pathogens. The Ninth Edition has been thoroughly revised bringing the content up-to-date with important developments in the field, especially in the topic of innate immunity.
Bacteriophage Therapy: From Lab to Clinical Practice (Methods in Molecular Biology) (2018) (PDF) by Joana Azeredo
This volume details the experimental approaches suitable for isolating and characterizing bacteriophages to formulating bacteriophage medicinal products and clinical application. Chapters guide readers through regulatory compliance and safety aspects of bacteriophage therapy. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.
Bacteriophages: Methods and Protocols, Volume 3 (Methods in Molecular Biology, 1681) 2018 Edition (2018) (PDF) by Martha R.J. Clokie
This book expands on the previous volumes with new chapters exploring emerging themes and methodologies in bacterial virus research. The chapters in this book are divided into 4 parts and cover topics such as: iron chloride flocculation of bacteriophages from seawater; encapsulation of Listeria phage A511 by alginate; examining genome termini of bacteriophage through high-throughput sequencing; genome sequencing of dsDNA-containing bacteriophages directly from a single plaque; characterizing bacteriophages by biology, taxonomy, and genome analysis; phage genome annotation using the RAST pipeline; and the use of RP4::mini-Mu for gene transfer. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.
The Human Microbiota in Health and Disease: An Ecological and Community-based Approach 1st Edition (2018) (PDF) by Michael Wilson
A human being consists of a mammalian component and a multiplicity of microbes, collectively referred to as the "microbiota" or "microbiome," with which it has a symbiotic relationship. The microbiota is comprised of a variety of communities, the composition of each being dependent on the body site it inhabits. This community variation arises because the numerous locations on a human being provide very different environments, each of which favors the establishment of a distinct microbial community. Each community consists of bacteria, fungi and viruses with, in some cases, archaea and/or protozoa.
Learn all the microbiology and basic immunology concepts you need to know for your courses and exams. Now fully revised and updated, Mims’ clinically relevant, systems-based approach and abundant colour illustrations make this complex subject easy to understand and remember.
Lab Manual and Workbook in Microbiology: Applications to Patient Care 12th Edition (2018) (PDF) by Josephine Morello
This lab manual emphasizes the basic principles of diagnostic microbiology for students preparing to enter the allied health field. Students are led through a series of exercises that allow them to learn basic microbiology techniques and practice safety in the laboratory and hospital environment. It is primarily oriented toward meeting the interests and needs of those who will be directly involved in patient care and wish to learn how microbiological principles should be applied in the practice of their professions.
Since 1954, Jawetz, Melnick & Adelberg’s Medical Microbiology has been hailed by students, instructors, and clinicians as the single-best resource for understanding the roles microorganisms play in human health and illness. Concise and fully up to date, this trusted classic links fundamental principles with the diagnosis and treatment of microbial infections. Along with brief descriptions of each organism, you will find vital perspectives on pathogenesis, diagnostic laboratory tests, clinical findings, treatment, and epidemiology. The book also includes an entire chapter of case studies that focuses on differential diagnosis and management of microbial infections.
The Short Textbook of Medical Microbiology Including Parasitology: Incuding Parasiotology 10th Edition (2010) (PDF) by Satish Gupte
• Enriched with new information to keep abreast with latest development in medical microbiology, pandemic of swine flu outbreak, biofilms, new methods of sterilization and disinfection, Ogawa medium, latest immunological tests in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Napah virus, etc. • Parasitology and entomology especially incorporated.
Risking Antimicrobial Resistance: A collection of one-health studies of antibiotics and its social and health consequences (2019) (PDF) by Carsten Strøby Jensen
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is predicted to be one of the greatest threats to public health in the twenty-first century. In this context, understanding the reasons why perceptions of antibiotic risk differ between different groups is crucial when it comes to tackling antibiotic misuse. This innovative volume gathers together chapters written by sociologists, psychologists and linguists with the common aim of examining the social factors that affect use of antibiotics among humans and animals. A unique focus on Denmark - one of the world's most progressive countries when it comes to antibiotic regulation - as well as Europe more broadly, makes this book a valuable resource for regulatory deliberations on future antibiotic policy to effectively combat AMR.
Since the publication of the last edition of Principles and Practice of Clinical Bacteriology, our understanding of bacterial genetics and pathogenicity has been transformed due to the availability of whole genome sequences and new technologies such as proteomics and transcriptomics. The present, completely revised second edition of this greatly valued work has been developed to integrate this new knowledge in a clinically relevant manner.
The field of oral microbiology has seen fundamental conceptual changes in recent years. Microbial communities are now seen as the fundamental etiological agent in oral diseases through their interface with host inflammatory responses. Study of structured microbial communities has increased our understanding of the roles of each member in the pathogenesis of oral diseases, principles that apply to both periodontitis and dental caries.
This outstanding overview sets a new standard for a methods book on pathogen detection. The first chapter provides an outline of currently used routine methods, including their background, strengths and weaknesses, as well as comparing them to newer methods. The following chapters then cover novel methods already in wide use and which are still more experimental for routine purposes.
Microbiology: Principles and Explorations has been a best-selling textbook for several editions due to the authors engaging writing style where her passion for the subject shines through the narrative. The texts student-friendly approach provides readers with an excellent introduction to the study of Microbiology. This text is appropriate for non-major and mixed major microbiology courses, as well as allied health, agriculture and food sciences courses.
The foremost text in this complex and fast-changing field, Medical Microbiology, 9th Edition, provides concise, up-to-date, and understandable explanations of key concepts in medical microbiology, immunology, and the microbes that cause human disease. Clear, engaging coverage of basic principles, immunology, laboratory diagnosis, bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology help you master the essentials of microbiology―effectively preparing you for your coursework, exams, and beyond.
The book’s purpose is to help community-based primary care physicians and nurses, and laboratory-based microbiologists, better understand each other’s requirements in collecting and interpreting specimens, and thus to improve the quality of patient care, while saving resources and reducing unnecessary antibiotic prescription. The book’s structure focuses on three basic principles: deciding whether a specimen is clinically necessary; how to collect the specimen effectively, and how to interpret the laboratory report.
Review of Medical Microbiology and Immunology (Lange Medical Books) 13th Edition (2014) (PDF) by Warren Levinson
Review of Medical Microbiology and Immunology is a succinct, high-yield review of the medically important aspects of microbiology and immunology. It covers both the basic and clinical aspects of bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, and immunology and also discusses important infectious diseases using an organ system approach. The book emphasizes the real-world clinical application of microbiology and immunology to infectious diseases and offers a unique mix of narrative text, color images, tables and figures, Q&A, and clinical cases.
Developed for use in an undergraduate microbiology laboratory course, this third edition of Laboratory Exercises in Microbiology meets the needs of students majoring in diverse programs such as allied health or biological sciences. The manual contains a variety of interactive activities and experiments that teach students the basic concepts of microbiology and support the content covered during lectures.
Krasner’s Microbial Challenge: A Public Health Perspective: A Public Health Perspective 4th Edition (2019) (PDF) by Teri Shors
Krasner's Microbial Challenge: A Public Health Perspective is a unique resource unlike any other introductory microbiology textbook. Combining strong scientific grounding with a conversational writing style, it covers the subject through a public health lens and uses current events students encounter in the media, such as disease outbreaks, to engage and educate. The essentials to a foundational understanding of microbiology are fully covered, including bacteria, viruses and prions, microbial genetics, the human microbiome, and immunity combined with a focus on epidemiology and current challenges faced in public health. Now in a modernized fourth edition and featuring the voice of new lead author, Dr. Shors’ research and extensive virology knowledge complements the late Dr. Krasner’s student-friendly approach crafted from 50 years of teaching microbiology. The ideal introductory text for nursing programs, non-majors microbiology, allied health, and public health programs, Krasner’s Microbial Challenge: A Public Health Perspective, Fourth Edition is user-friendly, dynamic, and humorous. Its conversational style is certain to engage students and enhance their understanding of the ongoing interactions between microbes and their human hosts.