Prescott's Microbiology


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Part I: Introduction to Microbiology
1 The Evolution of Microorganisms and Microbiology
2 Microscopy
3 Bacteria and Archaea
4 Eukaryotic Microbial Structure and Function
5 Viruses and Other Acellular Infectious Agents

Part II: Microbial Nutrition, Growth, and Control
6 Microbial Nutrition
7 Microbial Growth and Reproduction
8 Control of Microorganisms in the Environment

Part III: Microbial Metabolism
9 Introduction to Metabolism
10 Catabolism: Energy Release and Conservation
11 Anabolism: The Use of Energy in Biosynthesis

Part IV: Microbial Molecular Biology and Genetics
12 Genes: Structure, Replication, and Expression
13 Regulation of Cellular Processes
14 Mechanisms of Genetic Variation
15 Recombinant DNA Technology
16 Microbial Genomics

Part V: The Diversity of the Microbial World
17 Microbial Taxonomy and the Evolution of Diversity
18 The Archaea
19 The Deinococci and Nonproeobacteria Gram Negatives
20 The Proteobacteria
21 The Low G + C Gram-Positive Bacteria: The Firmicutes
22 The High G + C Gram-Positive Bacteria: The Actinobacteria
23 The Protists
24 The Fungi
25 The Viruses

Part VI: Ecology and Symbiosis
26 Biogeochemical Cycling
27 Methods in Microbial Ecology
28 Microorganisms in Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
29 Microorganisms in Terrestrial Ecosystems
30 Microbial Interactions

Part VII: Pathogenicity and Host Response
31 Infection and Pathogenicity
32 Nonspecific (Innate) Host Resistance
33 Specific (Adaptive) Immunity

Part VIII: Microbial Diseases, Detection, and their Control
34 Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
35 Clinical Microbiology and Immunology
36 Epidemiology and Public Health Microbiology
37 Human Diseases Caused by Viruses and Prions
38 Human Diseases Caused by Bacteria
39 Human Diseases Caused by Fungi and Protists

Part IX: Applied Microbiology
40 Microbiology of Food
41 Industrial Microbiology
42 Applied Environmental Microbiology

Appendix I: A Review of the Chemistry of Biological Molecules
Appendix II: Common Metabolic Pathways

About the Author

Johanne M. Willey is Full Professor at the Hofstra University in Long Island, New York.

STANLEY FISCHER is governor of the Bank of Israel. Previously he was vice chairman of Citigroup and president of Citigroup International, and from 1994 to 2002 he was first deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund. He was an undergraduate at the London School of Economics and has a PhD from MIT. He taught at the University of Chicago while Rudi Dornbusch was a student there, starting a long friendship and collaboration. He was a member of the faculty of the MIT Economics Department from 1973 to 1998. From 1988 to 1990 he was chief economist at the World Bank. His main research interests are economic growth and development; international economics and macroeconomics, particularly inflation and its stabilization; and the economics of transition.  

Castor Professor of Economics at the University of Washington. He was an undergraduate at Yale University and received his Ph.D. from MIT, where he studied under Stanley Fischer and Rudi Dornbusch. He taught at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania before moving on to the University of Washington, and he has taught, while on leave, at the University of California San Diego, the Stanford Business School, and Princeton. His principal research areas are macroeconomics, econometrics, and the economics of race. In the area of macroeconomics, much of his work has concentrated on the microeconomic underpinnings of macroeconomic theory. His work on race is part of a long-standing collaboration with Shelly Lundberg.

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