Table of Contents

Part One: Fundamentals of Microbiology

  1. The Microbial World and You
  2. Chemical Principles
  3. Observing Microorganisms through a Microscope
  4. Functional Anatomy of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells
  5. Microbial Metabolism
  6. Microbial Growth
  7. The Control of Microbial Growth
  8. Microbial Genetics
  9. Biotechnology and DNA Technology

Part Two: A Survey of the Microbial World

  1. Classification of Microorganisms
  2. The Prokaryotes: Domains Bacteria and Archaea
  3. The Eukaryotes: Fungi, Algae, Protozoa, and Helminths
  4. Viruses, Viroids, and Prions

Part Three: Interaction between Microbe and Host

  1. Principles of Disease and Epidemiology
  2. Microbial Mechanisms of Pathogenicity
  3. Innate Immunity: Nonspecific Defenses of the Host
  4. Adaptive Immunity: Specific Defenses of the Host
  5. Practical Applications of Immunology
  6. Disorders Associated with the Immune System
  7. Antimicrobial Drugs

Part Four Microorganisms and Human Disease

  1. Microbial Diseases of the Skin and Eyes
  2. Microbial Diseases of the Nervous System
  3. Microbial Diseases of the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems
  4. Microbial Diseases of the Respiratory System
  5. Microbial Diseases of the Digestive System
  6. Microbial Disease of the Urinary and Reproductive Systems

Part Five: Environmental and Applied Microbiology

  1. Environmental Microbiology
  2. Applied and Industrial Microbiology