Filled with lively vignettes and cutting-edge research that highlight the intrinsic appeal of microbiology, Bauman’s Second Edition retains the book’s groundbreaking art program, includes a handy new “Microbe-at-a-Glance” feature, offers new options for the Microbiology Place website/CD-Rom, and provides instructors with a new Media Manager presentation package with 30 multi-step animations. KEY TOPICS: A Brief History of Microbiology, The Chemistry of Microbiology, Cell Structure and Function, Microscopy, Staining and Classification, Microbial Metabolism, Microbial Nutrition and Growth, Microbial Genetics, Recombinant DNA Technology, Controlling Microbial Growth in the Environment, Controlling Microbial Growth in the Body: Antimicrobial Drugs, Characterizing and Classifying Prokaryotes, Characterizing and Classifying Eukaryotes, Characterizing and Classifying Viruses, Viroids, and Prions, Infection, Infectious Diseases, and Epidemiology, Innate Immunity, Specific Defense: Adaptive Immunity, Immunization and Immune Testing, Hypersensitivities, Autoimmune Diseases, and Immune Deficiencies, Pathogenic Gram-Positive Cocci and Bacilli, Pathogenic Gram-Negative Cocci and Bacilli, Mycoplasmas, Rickettsias, Chlamydias, Spirochetes, and Vibrios, Pathogenic Fungi, Parasitic Protozoa, Helminths, and Arthropod Vectors, Pathogenic DNA Viruses, Pathogenic RNA Viruses, Applied and Environmental Microbiology. KEY MARKET: For all readers interested in the study of microbiology.
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Robert Bauman is a professor of biology and chairman of the Department of Biological Sciences at Amarillo College in Amarillo, Texas. He teaches microbiology and human anatomy and physiology. He received an M.A. degree in botany from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. in biology from Stanford University.
His research interests have included the morphology and ecology of freshwater algae, the cell biology of marine algae (particularly the deposition of cell walls and intercellular communication), and environmentally triggered chromogenesis in butterflies. He is a member of the American Society of Microbiology (ASM), Texas Community College Teacher's Association (TCCTA), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and The Lepidopterist's Society. When he is not writing books, he enjoys spending time with his family: gardening, hiking, camping, playing games (with lots of laughter), and reading classics out loud by a crackling fire.
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