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Microbiology: An Evolving Science Loose Leaf + Digital Product License Key Folder with eBook, Smartwork5, Animations, eTopics, and eAppendices, 5th Edition

  • Erik R. Zinser
  • ISBN-10: 0393420019
  • ISBN-13: 9780393420012
  • 0 Pages | Best Buy Package
  • COPYRIGHT: 2021 Published
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Overview

About the Product

A microbiology text as dynamic as the field it represents Striking a perfect balance, the Fifth Edition helps instructors convey exciting research in this rapidly evolving field while also motivating students to learn the fundamentals amid an overwhelming amount of information. Engaging examples, abundant eye-catching figures, updated genetics and genomics content by new coauthor Erik Zinser, an updated Smartwork5 course, and new active learning resources provide flexible options for high-quality assessment in and outside of class.

Features

  • Engaging and accessible content for motivating students to learn the fundamentals of modern microbiology Two themes run throughout the book—the gut microbiome and new marine microbiology—and connect engaging examples to important concepts in two key areas of the field (medical and ecological microbiology). Abundant eye-catching illustrations and helpful pedagogy, including Thought Questions and summary lists, help students master the core concepts in the text.

  • Comprehensive coverage of the rapidly evolving field of microbiology New coauthor Erik Zinser brings his experience as an active teacher and researcher to update and restructure coverage of microbial genetics and genomics. Zinser truly captures how these central topics are being studied by microbiologists today. All new chapter opening interviews and updated Special Topics put cutting-edge research and the scientists doing it front and center, so students learn the most up-to-date science, while also engaging with the process of science.

  • Digital assessment and new active learning resources that promote learning and retention Smartwork5, the Interactive Instructors Guide active learning resources, and the Squarecap classroom response content work with the textbook to address the challenges instructors and students face: an overwhelming amount of information and students’ inexperience with the science.

Table of Contents

PART 1: THE MICROBIAL CELL 
Chapter 1. Microbial Life: Origin and Discovery 
Chapter 2. Observing the Microbial Cell 
Chapter 3. Cell Structure and Function 
Chapter 4. Bacterial Culture, Growth, and Development 
Chapter 5. Environmental Influences and Control of Microbial Growth 
Chapter 6. Viruses

PART 2: GENES AND GENOMES 
Chapter 7. Genomes and Chromosomes 
Chapter 8. Transcription, Translation, and Protein Processing
Chapter 9. Genetic Change and Genome Evolution 
Chapter 10. Molecular Regulation 
Chapter 11. Viral Molecular Biology 
Chapter 12. Biotechniques and Synthetic Biology

PART 3: METABOLISM AND BIOCHEMISTRY 
Chapter 13. Energetics and Catabolism 
Chapter 14. Electron Flow in Organotrophy, Lithotrophy, and Phototrophy 
Chapter 15. Biosynthesis 
Chapter 16. Food and Industrial Microbiology

PART 4: MICROBIAL DIVERSITIY AND ECOLOGY 
Chapter 17. Origins and Evolution 
Chapter 18. Bacterial Diversity 
Chapter 19. Archaeal Diversity 
Chapter 20. Eukaryotic Diversity 
Chapter 21. Microbial Ecology
Chapter 22. Element Cycles and Environmental Microbiology


PART 5: MEDICINE AND IMMUNOLOGY
Chapter 23. The Human Microbiome and Innate Immunity 
Chapter 24. The Adaptive Immune Response 
Chapter 25. Pathogenesis 
Chapter 26. Microbial Diseases 
Chapter 27. Antimicrobial Therapy and Discovery
Chapter 28. Clinical Microbiology and Epidemiology 


Appendix 1. Reference and Review