Microbial Life captures the richness, the intellectual excitement, and present-day understanding of the role of the microbe in evolution, human health, and in our lives. It is written for sophomore to senior undergraduates who have a general understanding of chemical concepts and biochemistry. Rob Gunsalus, who has taught introductory microbiology at UCLA for 20 years, has joined the author team and is solely responsible for Parts II and III on physiology, growth, and metabolism. The Second Edition has been redesigned to help students study and learn more effectively. New pedagogical features include: redesigned chapter openers with clearly defined objectives; Section Highlights and Chapter Summaries that help students retain key information and terminology; an enhanced illustration program, with balloon captions that clarify complex processes and concepts; and icons directing students to additional resources on a new Companion Website.
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JAMES T. STALEY, University of Washington, Seattle ROBERT P. GUNSALUS, David Geffen School of Medicene, University of California Los Angeles STEPHEN LORY, Harvard Medical School JEROME J. PERRYReview:
... this is a very valuable textbook that provides expert knowledge in nearly all fields of modern microbiology, and presents expert information in all topics that students of microbiology and neighboring subjects need to cover today to represent their field adequately. --Bernhard Schink, The Quarterly Review of Biology
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Book Description Sinauer Associates, Inc., 2009. Loose Leaf. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110878938672