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Microbiology: An Introduction pdf by Tortora 13th edition

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Contents of Microbiology: An Introduction pdf

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

Authors of Microbiology: An Introduction pdf

Gerard J. Tortora
Bergen Community College

Gerard J. Tortora is a Professor of Biology and former Coordinator at Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ, where he teaches human anatomy and physiology as well as microbiology. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and his master’s degree in science education from Montclair State College. He is a member of many professional organizations, such as the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS), the American Society of Microbiology (ASM), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), National Education Association (NEA), and the Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists (MACUB).

Above all, Jerry is devoted to his students and their aspirations. In recognition of this commitment, Jerry was the recipient of MACUB’s 1992 President’s Memorial Award. In 1996, he received a National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) excellence award from the University of Texas and was selected to represent Bergen Community College in a campaign to increase awareness of the contributions of community colleges to higher education. Jerry is also the author of several best-selling science textbooks and laboratory manuals, a calling that often requires an additional 40 hours per week beyond his teaching responsibilities.


Berdell R. Funke
North Dakota State University



Christine L. Case
Skyline College

Product details

  • Book Name: Microbiology: An Introduction
  • Author: Gerard Tortora, Berdell Funke, Christine Case, Derek Weber & Warner Bair III
  • Publisher: Pearson; 13th edition (January 8, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • Hardcover: 960 pages
  • ISBN-10: 0134605187
  • ISBN-13: 978-0134605180
  • Item Weight: 3.53 ounces
  • Dimensions : 9.88 x 1.32 x 11.18 inches
  • Best Sellers Rank: #93,308 in Books
    • #50 in Biology (Books) 192.99$

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