Microbiology: A Human Perspective (6th Edition) by Eugene W. Nester, Denise G. Anderson, C. Evans Roberts Jr.,

By Eugene W. Nester, Denise G. Anderson, C. Evans Roberts Jr., Martha T. Nester

Acceptable for the non-major/allied wellbeing and fitness scholar, this authoritative textual content rigorously explains the basics of microbiology, offering a common review of the foundations through extra distinct factors. With its transparent and concise writing type, Microbiology: A Human standpoint bargains glossy assurance on such subject matters as genomics, biofilms, and quorum sensing. A physique platforms strategy is utilized in the assurance of ailments.

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Cellular immunity is also called cellmediated immunity (CMI). indd xxx 8/27/08 4:13:59 PM GUIDED TOUR xxxi GLUCOSE (b) Pentose phosphate pathway (less commonly used than glycolysis) Initiates the oxidation of glucose Yields Reducing power Precursor metabolites (a) Glycolysis Oxidizes glucose to pyruvate ~ ~ Yields + Reducing power Image Pathways + ATP substrate-level phosphorylation Image pathways help students follow the progression of a discussion over several pages by highlighting and illustrating each step of an overview figure.

These include Nipah virus, which was first recognized in 1999, and hantavirus, first recognized in 1993. 8/27/08 1:40:21 PM GUIDED TOUR xxxvii An Active Learning System In today’s classroom, it is important to pursue active learning by students. Carefully devised question and problem sets have been provided throughout the text and at the end of each chapter, allowing students to build their working knowledge of microbiology while also developing reasoning and analytical skills. 4 Microchecks Major sections end with a short “Microcheck” that summarizes the major concepts in that section and offers both review questions and critical thinking questions (in blue) to assess understanding of the preceding section.

In hindsight, the source was critical to the results observed and conclusions drawn. These experiments on spontaneous generation point out an important lesson for all scientists. In repeating an experiment and comparing results with previous experiments, it is absolutely essential to reproduce all conditions of an experiment as closely as possible. It may seem surprising that the concept of spontaneous generation was disproved less than a century and a half ago in light of the remarkable progress that has been made since that time.

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