An Evolving Science

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Norton Pub
Microbiology: An Evolving Science, Second Edition, provides students with the tools they need to understand the rapidly advancing field of microbiology by enriching foundational topics with current research examples. The readable and authoritative text is paired with a stunning and unified art program that helps students visualize key microbial processes and structures.
The most successful new microbiology text in a generation.

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Aimed at undergraduate science majors, this textbook on microbiology emphasizes genetics and ecology and genetics and genomics as the foundation of microbiology, as well as placing equal emphasis on microbial ecology and medical microbiology. It incorporates case histories and a balanced depiction of women and minority scientists and historical and contemporary scientists (with new interviews). For this edition, Slonczewski (Kenyon College) et al. add new research topics and emerging pathogens, from cold-seep archaeal-bacterial consortia to emerging E. coli pathogens and viral gene therapy. Other new topics include the swine flu, the molecular biology of chemotaxis, plasmid segregation and metagenomic analysis of environmental populations, community genomics, and bioterrorism and quick pathogen detection. There is more coverage of immunology and some topics have been removed from the book and placed online. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2011
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780393934472
Characteristics: xxxiv, 1097, [153] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Foster, John Watkins


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