Table of Contents

Preface

1 An Invisible World
2 How We See the Invisible World
3 The Cell
4 Prokaryotic Diversity
5 The Eukaryotes of Microbiology
6 Acellular Pathogens
7 Microbial Biochemistry
8 Microbial Metabolism
9 Microbial Growth
10 Biochemistry of the Genome
11 Mechanisms of Microbial Genetics
12 Modern Applications of Microbial Genetics
13 Control of Microbial Growth
14 Antimicrobial Drugs
15 Microbial Mechanisms of Pathogenicity
16 Disease and Epidemiology
17 Innate Nonspecific Host Defenses
18 Adaptive Specific Host Defenses
19 Diseases of the Immune System
20 Laboratory Analysis of the Immune Response
21 Skin and Eye Infections
22 Respiratory System Infections
23 Urogenital System Infections
24 Digestive System Infections
25 Circulatory and Lymphatic System Infections
26 Nervous System Infections

Fundamentals of Physics and Chemistry Important to Microbiology
Mathematical Basics
Metabolic Pathways
Taxonomy of Clinically Relevant Microorganisms
Glossary