Brock Biology of Microorganisms, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Michael T. Madigan / Kelly S. Bender / Daniel H. Buckley / W. Matthew Sattley / David A. Stahl  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
15
Language
English
Total pages
1064
Pub.-date
March 2018
ISBN13
9781292235103
ISBN
1292235101
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Description

A streamlined approach to master microbiology

 

Brock Biology of Microorganisms is the leading majors microbiology text on the market. It sets the standard for impeccable scholarship, accuracy, and strong coverage of ecology, evolution, and metabolism. The 15th edition seamlessly integrates the most current science, paying particular attention to molecular biology and the genomic revolution. It introduces a flexible, more streamlined organization with a consistent level of detail and comprehensive art program. Brock Biology of Microorganisms helps students quickly master concepts, both in and outside the classroom, through personalized learning, engaging activities to improve problem solving skills, and superior art and animations with Mastering Microbiology.

 

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


Pearson Mastering Microbiology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

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.

 

 

About the Book

·    More Annotated Figures clearly illustrate and explain all key metabolic pathways and molecular processes.

·    Evolution as a Framework uses evolution as an overarching theme to unite microbiological concepts and provide a framework upon which students can build their knowledge.

·    Updated 21st Century Microbiology improves teaching into global climate change, biofuels, and microbial fuel cells.

·    Enhanced Instructional Art Program enhances learning with three-dimensional renditions and bright, attractive colors. 

·    Expanded Molecular Microbiology and Immunology chapters deepen discussion of eukaryotic and archaeal genetics and reflects the relatedness of genetic information flow. A streamlined discussion of immunity with enhanced detail between innate and adaptive linkages helps students grasp the complexity and specificity of immune responses.

·    Reorganized end-of-chapter content better assists student review and assessment. 

·    Revised Microbiology Now chapter showcases current microbiology research, contextualizes chapter content, and adds relevancy with visual content. 

·    Enhanced Mastering Microbiology content features 33 new Microbiology Now Coaching Activities, Interactive Microbiology, and ASM Curriculum Guidelines pre- and post-test questions. 

·    Assignable Explore the Microbial World features includes majors-microbiology level data interpretation exercises.

 

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

  • UPDATED! Interactive Microbiology is a dynamic suite of interactive tutorials and animations that teach key microbiology concepts including Operons, Biofilms and Quorum Sensing, Complement, and Antibiotic Resistance. Interactive Microbiology actively engages students with each topic, enabling them to learn from manipulating variables, predicting outcomes, and answering formative and summative assessment questions. Each tutorial presents the concept within a real healthcare scenario in order to emphasize problem solving and interest students from the beginning.
    • Interactive Microbiology coaching activities are assignable in Mastering Microbiology, and each is presented in two parts: one for basic concepts, and one as a “scientific thinking” exercise that requires students to apply what they’ve learned to a novel scenario.
  • MicroBoosters are a suite of brief video tutorials that cover key concepts that some students may need to review or re-learn. MicroBooster topics include Study Skills, Math, Scientific Terminology, Basic Chemistry, Cell Biology, and Basic Biology. MicroBoosters can be assigned in the Mastering Microbiology Item Library or as Dynamic Study Modules, and are also available for self-study in the Mastering Study Area.   
  • Clinical Case Study and Emerging Disease Case Study features discuss a patient’s experience with a microbial disease and conclude with questions for the student to consider. 
    • Mastering Microbiology Clinical Case Study coaching activities help students connect microbiological theory to real-world diagnosis and treatment, allowing them to put their knowledge into practice and think like a nurse.
  • MicroCareers Coaching Activities provide students an opportunity to investigate microbiology principles and diseases from the perspective of various careers.
  • Mastering Microbiology questions are tied to the specific Learning Outcomes in the text as well as global science Learning Outcomes and those provided by the American Society of Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators.                      
ASM Curriculum Guidelines pre-test and post-test assessments are assignable in Mastering Microbiology facilitating efficient and customizable assessment of the six underlying concepts and 22 related topics of lasting importance as determined by the American Society of Microbiology.

New to this Edition

About the Book

  • More Annotated Figures clearly illustrate and explain all key metabolic pathways and molecular processes.
  • Evolution as a Framework uses evolution as an overarching theme to unite microbiological concepts and provide a framework upon which students can build their knowledge.
  • Updated 21st Century Microbiology improves teaching into global climate change, biofuels, and microbial fuel cells.
  • Enhanced Instructional Art Program enhances learning with three-dimensional renditions and bright, attractive colors. 
  • Expanded Molecular Microbiology and Immunology chapters deepen discussion of eukaryotic and archaeal genetics and reflects the relatedness of genetic information flow. A streamlined discussion of immunity with enhanced detail between innate and adaptive linkages helps students grasp the complexity and specificity of immune responses.
  • Reorganized end-of-chapter content better assists student review and assessment. 
  • Revised Microbiology Now chapter showcases current microbiology research, contextualizes chapter content, and adds relevancy with visual content. 
  • Enhanced Mastering Microbiology content features 33 new Microbiology Now Coaching Activities, Interactive Microbiology, and ASM Curriculum Guidelines pre- and post-test questions. 
  • Assignable Explore the Microbial World features includes majors-microbiology level data interpretation exercises.

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

  • UPDATED! Interactive Microbiology is a dynamic suite of interactive tutorials and animations that teach key microbiology concepts including Operons, Biofilms and Quorum Sensing, Complement, and Antibiotic Resistance. Interactive Microbiology actively engages students with each topic, enabling them to learn from manipulating variables, predicting outcomes, and answering formative and summative assessment questions. Each tutorial presents the concept within a real healthcare scenario in order to emphasize problem solving and interest students from the beginning.
    • Interactive Microbiology coaching activities are assignable in Mastering Microbiology, and each is presented in two parts: one for basic concepts, and one as a “scientific thinking” exercise that requires students to apply what they’ve learned to a novel scenario. 

Table of Contents

UNIT I: THE FOUNDATIONS OF MICROBIOLOGY

1. The Microbial World

2. Microbial Cell Structure and Function   

3. Microbial Metabolism 

4. Molecular Information Flow and Protein Processing

   

UNIT II: MICROBIAL GROWTH AND REGULATION

5. Microbial Growth and Its Control

6. Microbial Regulatory Systems  

7. Molecular Biology of Microbial Growth

8. Viruses and Their Replication

 

UNIT III: GENOMICS AND GENETICS 

9. Microbial Systems Biology

10. Viral Genomics 

11. Genetics of Bacteria and Archaea

12. Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology

 

UNIT IV: MICROBIAL EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY 

13. Microbial Evolution and Systematics

14. Metabolic Diversity of Microorganisms

15. Functional Diversity of Microorganisms

16. Diversity of Bacteria

17. Diversity of Archaea

18. Diversity of Microbial Eukarya

 

UNIT V: MICROBIAL ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY 

19. Taking the Measure of Microbial Systems

20. Microbial Ecosystems   

21. Nutrient Cycles in Nature

22. Microbiology of the Built Environment

23. Microbial Symbioses with Microbes, Plants, and Animals

 

UNIT VI: MICROBE-HUMAN INTERACTIONS AND THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

24. Microbial Symbioses with Humans

25. Microbial Infection and Pathogenesis

26. Innate Immunity: Broadly Specific Host Defenses 

27. Adaptive Immunity: Highly Specific Host Defenses

28. Clinical Microbiology and Immunology

 

UNIT VII INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND THEIR TRANSMISSION

29. Epidemiology 

30. Person-to-Person Bacterial and Viral Diseases

31. Vectorborne and Soilborne Bacterial and Viral Diseases  

32. Foodborne and Waterborne Bacterial and Viral Diseases

33. Eukaryotic Pathogens: Fungi, Protozoa, and Helminths