By Gerard J Tortora, Berdell R Funke, Christine L Case
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Part 1: 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 recombinant DNA
Part 2: A survey of the microbial world.
10. Classification of microorganisms
11. The prokaryotes: domains bacteria and archaea
12. The eukaryotes: fungi, algae, protozo and helminths
13. Viruses, viroids and prions.
Part 3: 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 4: 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 diseases of the urinary and reproductive systems
Part 5. Environmental and applied microbiology. 27. Environmental microbiology
28. Applied and industrial microbiology.