lecture note covers introductory microbiology from a systems perspective,
considering microbial diversity, population dynamics, and genomics. Emphasis is
placed on the delicate balance between microbes and humans, and the changes that
result in the emergence of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance.
Author(s): Prof. David Schauer and Prof. Edward DeLong
This note covers the
following topics: Chemical Principles, Cell Structures, Microbial Growth,
Genetics, Classification of Microorganisms, Bacteria, Fungi, Algae, Protozoa,
and Multicellular Parasites, Viruses, Principles of Disease and Epidemiology,
Microbial Pathogenesis, Nonspecific Host Defenses, Immune System Disorders,
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.
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