Microbiology: An Introduction, Global Edition + Modified Mastering Biology with Pearson eText

Series
Pearson
Author
Gerard J. Tortora / Berdell R. Funke / Christine L. Case / Derek Weber / Warner Bair  
Publisher
Pearson
Edition
13
Language
English
Pub.-date
August 2020
ISBN13
9781292276380
ISBN
129227638X


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Microbiology: An Introduction, Global Edition + Modified Mastering Biology with Pearson eText
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Description

For pre-nursing and allied health students (including mixed-majors courses).

This package includes Pearson Modified Mastering Microbiology .

 

Cutting edge microbiology research for today’s learners

Tortora, Funke, and Case’s Microbiology, An Introduction brings a 21st-century lens to the #1 best-selling text on the market. Known for its exceptionally clear presentation of complex topics, this trusted text provides a careful balance of concepts and applications, pedagogically superior art, and robust animations and media via Mastering Microbiology.

 

With the 13th Edition, new Exploring the Microbiome boxes present updated research on the microbiome and how microbes influence human health. Four new Big Picture spreads cover vaccine-preventable diseases, the “hygiene hypothesis,” vertical transmission, and bioterrorism.

 

Online videos, tutorials, and animations in Pearson Modified Mastering Microbiology coach students through tough concepts. New highlights include In the Clinic Video Tutors that illustrate how microbiology concepts are relevant to clinical scenarios; Interactive Microbiology tutorials that help students understand key microbiology concepts; and Ready-to-Go Teaching Modules that guide instructors through the most effective teaching tools available.

 

Reach every student by pairing this text with Pearson Modified Mastering Microbiology

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Pearson Modified Mastering Microbiology should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Please be sure you have the correct ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

 

Features

This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States.

  • ASM guidelines: The American Society of Microbiology has released six underlying concepts and 22 related topics to provide a framework for key microbiological topics deemed to be of lasting importance beyond the classroom. These topics identify what students should understand at a deep level, including the big-picture ramifications of those concepts and how they relate to other issues within the field. The 13th edition explains the themes and competencies at the beginning of the book and incorporates call-outs when chapter content matches one of these 22 topics. This approach helps students and instructors focus on the enduring understandings of the course and provides a teaching tool for instructors to assess students’ understanding and critical thinking skills. Pearson Mastering Microbiology content is tagged to these statements in addition to book-specific and global learning outcomes.
  • Each Big Picture spread includes an overview that breaks down important concepts into manageable steps and gives students a clear learning framework for related chapters. Each spread includes Key Concepts that help students make the connection between the presented topic and previously learned microbiology principles. Each spread is paired with a coaching activity and assessment questions in Mastering Microbiology.
    • Three Big Picture spreads focus on important fundamental topics in microbiology:
      • Metabolism
      • Genetics
      • Immunity
    • Eight Big Picture spreads focus on diseases and related public health issues that present complex real-world challenges:
      • New - Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
      • New - The Hygiene Hypothesis
      • New - Vertical Transmission: Mother to Child
      • New - Bioterrorism
      • Neglected Tropical Diseases
      • Climate Change and Disease
      • Cholera After Natural Disasters
      • STI Home Test Kits

Help students connect course content and their future career

  • New - Exploring the Microbiome boxes illustrate how research in microbiology has changed our understanding of human health and disease. These boxes highlight the possibilities in this exciting field and present insights into some of the newly identified ways that microbes influence human health. In addition, they provide examples of how research in this field is done—building on existing information, designing fair testing, drawing conclusions, and raising new questions.
  • Clinical Content is included throughout the chapter:
    • Each chapter opens with an In the Clinic scenario and includes Critical Thinking Questions, which encourage students to think like nurses and spark student interest in the forthcoming chapter content. These scenarios are supported by new In the Clinic Video Tutors in Mastering Microbiology.
    • Clinical Cases woven through every chapter help motivate students to think critically about the chapter content and provide them with practical application to their future careers in allied health. Each case segment includes critical thinking questions that students should be able to answer after reading the chapter material. Each clinical case has an accompanying Pearson Mastering Microbiology coaching activity.
    • Clinical Focus boxes present clinical scenarios based on real-life cases. Students are asked to think like microbiologists, asking and answering questions as they proceed through the cases

Give Students Opportunities to Practice and Study

  • Check Your Understanding Questions and Figure Questio

New to this Edition

About the Book

  • ASM guidelines: The American Society of Microbiology has released six underlying concepts and 22 related topics to provide a framework for key microbiological topics deemed to be of lasting importance beyond the classroom. These topics identify what students should understand at a deep level, including the big-picture ramifications of those concepts and how they relate to other issues within the field. The 13th edition explains the themes and competencies at the beginning of the book and incorporates call-outs when chapter content matches one of these 22 topics. This approach helps students and instructors focus on the enduring understandings of the course and provides a teaching tool for instructors to assess students’ understanding and critical thinking skills. Pearson Mastering Microbiology content is tagged to these statements in addition to book-specific and global learning outcomes.
  • Four new Big Picture spreads:
    • Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
    • The Hygiene Hypothesis
    • Vertical Transmission: Mother to Child
    • Bioterrorism

Help students connect course content and their future career

  • Exploring the Microbiome boxes illustrate how research in microbiology has changed our understanding of human health and disease. These boxes highlight the possibilities in this exciting field and present insights into some of the newly identified ways that microbes influence human health. In addition, they provide examples of how research in this field is done–building on existing information, designing fair testing, drawing conclusions, and raising new questions.

Pearson Mastering Microbiology is not included. Students, if Pearson Mastering Microbiology is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN. Pearson Mastering Microbiology should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

Opportunities for interactive learning

  • Expanded - Interactive Microbiology is a dynamic suite of interactive tutorials and animations that teach key microbiology concepts. Students actively engage with each topic and learn from manipulating variables, predicting outcomes, and answering assessment questions that test their understanding of basic concepts and their ability to integrate and build on these concepts.
  • Interactive Microbiology modules available:
    • Antimicrobial Resistance: Mechanisms
    • Aerobic Respiration in Prokaryotes
    • Antimicrobial Resistance: Selection
    • Human Microbiome

Help students tough key microbiology topics

  • In the Clinic Video Tutors bring to life the clinical case scenarios in the chapter-opening In the Clinic features from the printed text. These videos show how concepts in each chapter are relevant to healthcare settings. Topics include: how DNA mutations enable microbes to develop antibiotic resistance; how gut microbes affect metabolism; how dichotomous keys help clinicians identify agents of infection; and signs and symptoms of common microbial infections. Each Video Tutor includes assessments assignable in Pearson Mastering Microbiology that are tied to learning outcomes.

Tools for you, the instructor

  • Ready-to-Go Teaching Modules in the Instructor Resources of Pearson Mastering Microbiology help instructors efficiently make use of the available teaching tools for the toughest topics in microbiology. Within the Ready-to-Go Teaching Modules, Adopt a Microbe modules enable instructors to select specific pathogens for additional focus throughout the text. Pre-class assignments, in-class activities, and post-class assessments are

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

10. Classification of Microorganisms

11. The Prokaryotes: Domains Bacteria and Archaea

12. The Eukaryotes: Fungi, Algae, Protozoa, and Helminths

13. Viruses, Viroids, and Prions

Part Three: Interaction between Microbe and Host

14. Principles of Disease and Epidemiology

15. Microbial Mechanisms of Pathogenicity

16. Innate Immunity: Nonspecific Defenses of the Host

17. Adaptive Immunity: Specific Defenses of the Host

18. Practical Applications of Immunology

19. Disorders Associated with the Immune System

20. Antimicrobial Drugs

Part Four Microorganisms and Human Disease

21. Microbial Diseases of the Skin and Eyes

22. Microbial Diseases of the Nervous System

23. Microbial Diseases of the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems

24. Microbial Diseases of the Respiratory System

25. Microbial Diseases of the Digestive System

26. Microbial Disease of the Urinary and Reproductive Systems

Part Five: Environmental and Applied Microbiology

27. Environmental Microbiology

28. Applied and Industrial Microbiology