of this note is to help you learn fundamental concepts in microbiology and
develop your critical thinking skills on microbiological problems. It will
introduce you to the microbial world and help you learn fundamental concepts in
microbiology and the roles they play in our daily life.
of this note is to provide an introduction to the study of microorganisms.
Topics covered includes: Prokaryotic Cell Structure and Function, Eukaryotic
Cell Structure and Function, Virus Structure and Function, Brown Symposium,
Metabolism: Generation of energy, Use of energy, Nucleic acids and Proteins,
Antibiotics, Microbial Genetics.
This book begins with a review of the immune system, focusing on
the body's response to invading microorganisms. Bacteria are then covered, first
with a series of chapters presenting the general concepts of bacterial
microbiology and then with chapters detailing the major bacterial pathogenes of
This book introduces the field of microbiology and
discusses the importance of microorganisms not only as causative agents of
disease but also as important contributors to food production, antibiotic
manufacture, vaccine development, and environmental management.
Author(s): Lansing M Prescott, Donald A
Klein and John P Harley