Table of contents for Alcamo's fundamentals of microbiology / Jeffrey C. Pommerville.

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Preface
Acknowledgments
To the Student¿Read This
PART 1 FOUNDATIONS OF MICROBIOLOGY
Chapter 1 Microbiology: Then and Now
1.1 	The Beginnings of Microbiology
1.2 	Microorganisms and Disease Transmission
1.3 	The Classical Golden Age of Microbiology (1854¿1914)
1.4 	Studying Microorganisms
1.5 	The Second Golden Age of Microbiology (1943¿1970)
1.6 	The Third Golden Age of Microbiology¿Now
Chapter 2 The Chemical Building Blocks of Life
2.1 	The Elements of Life
2.2 	Chemical Bonding
2.3 	Water, pH, and Buffers
2.4 	Major Organic Compounds of Living Organisms
Chapter 3 Basic Concepts of Microbiology
3.1	The Prokaryotic/Eukaryotic Paradigm
3.2	Cataloging Microorganisms
3.3	Microscopy
PART 2 THE BACTERIA AND ARCHAEA
Chapter 4 Prokaryotic Structure
4.1	Prokaryotic Diversity
4.2	The Shapes and Arrangements of Prokaryotic Cells
4.3	An Overview to Prokaryotic Cell Structure
4.4	External Prokaryotic Cell Structures
4.5	The Cell Envelope
4.6	The Cell Cytoplasm and Internal Structures
4.7	The Prokaryotic/Eukaryotic Cell¿Revisited
Chapter 5 Prokaryotic Growth and Metabolism
5.1	Prokaryotic Reproduction 
5.2.	Prokaryotic Growth
5.3	Culture Media and Growth Measurements
Chapter 6 Control of Prokaryotic Growth
6.1	Enzymes and Energy in Metabolism
6.2	The Catabolism of Glucose
6.3	Other Aspects of Catabolism
6.4	The Anabolism of Carbohydrates
6.5	Patterns of Metabolism
Chapter 7 Prokaryotic Genetics and Genomics
7.1 	Prokaryotic DNA
7.2 	DNA Replication
7.3 	Protein Synthesis
7.4 	Mutations
7.5. 	Identifying Mutants
Chapter 8 Gene Transfer, Genetic Engineering, and Genomics
8.1 	Genetic Recombination in Prokaryotes
8.2	Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
8.3 	Microbial Genomics
PART 3 BACTERIAL DISEASES OF HUMANS
Chapter 9 Airborne Bacterial Diseases
9.1 	Diseases of the Upper Respiratory Tract
9.2 	Diseases of the Lower Respiratory Tract
Chapter 10 Foodborne and Waterborne Bacterial Diseases
10.1	 Introduction to Foodborne and Waterborne Bacterial Diseases
10.2 	Foodborne Intoxications
10.3 	Foodborne and Waterborne Infections
Chapter 11 Soilborne and Arthropodborne Bacterial Diseases
11.1 	Soilborne Bacterial Diseases
11.2	 Arthropodborne Bacterial Diseases 
11.3 	Rickettsial and Ehrlichial Arthropodborne Diseases
Chapter 12 Sexually Transmitted, Contact, and Miscellaneous Bacterial Diseases
12.1 Sexually Transmitted Diseases
12.2 Contact Bacterial Diseases
12.3 Miscellaneous Bacterial Diseases
PART 4 VIRUSES AND EUKARYOTIC MICROORGANISMS
Chapter 13 Viruses and Eukaryotic Microorganisms
13.1	 Foundations of Virology
13.2 	What are Viruses?
13.3	The Classification of Viruses
13.4 	Virus Replication and Control
13.5	 The Cultivation and Detection of Viruses
13.6 	Viruses and Cancer
13.7 	Emerging Viruses and Virus Evolution
13.8 	Virus-like Agents
Chapter 14 Viral Infections of the Respiratory Tract and Skin
14.1 	Viral Infections of the Upper Respiratory Tract
14.2 	Viral Infections of the Lower Respiratory Tract
14.3	Viral Diseases of the Skin
14.4	Other Viral Diseases of the Skin
Chapter 15 Viral Infections of the Blood and the Lymphatic System, and Gastrointestinal and Nervous Systems
15.1 	Viral Diseases of the Blood and Lymphatic System
15.2 	Viral Diseases Causing Hemorrhagic Fevers
15.3	Viral Infections of the Gastrointestinal Tract
15.4	Viral Diseases of the Nervous System
Chapter 16 Eukaryotic Microorganisms: The Fungi
16.1 	Characteristics of Fungi 
16.2 	The Classification of Fungi 
16.3 	Fungal Diseases of the Skin 
16.4 	Fungal Diseases of the Lower Respiratory Tract
Chapter 17 Eukaryotic Microorganisms: The Parasites
17.1 	Classification and Characteristics of Protists 
17.2 	Protozoal Diseases of the Skin, and the Digestive and Urinary Tracts
17.3 	Protozoal Diseases of the Blood and Nervous System
17.4 	The Multicellular Helminths and Helminthic Diseases
PART 5 DISEASE AND RESISTANCE
Chapter 18 Infection and Disease
18.1 	The Host-Microbe Relationship
18.2 	Establishment of Infection and Disease
18.2 	Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Chapter 19 Resistance and the Immune System: Innate Immunity
19.1 	An Overview to Host Immune Defenses
19.2 	The Innate Immune Response
Chapter 20 Resistance and the Immune System: Acquired Immunity
20.1 	An Overview and Introduction to the Acquired Immune Response 
20.2 	The Humoral Immune Response 
20.3 	The Cellular Immune Response
Chapter 21 Immunity and Serology
21.1 	Immunity to Disease 
21.2 	Serological Reactions 
21.3 	Additional Laboratory Tests 
Chapter 22 Immune Disorders
22.1	Type I IgE-Mediated Hypersensitivity
22.2	Other Types of Hypersensitivity
22.3	Autoimmune Disorders and Transplantation
22.4	Immunodeficiency Disorders
PART 6 CONTROL OF MICROORGANISMS
Chapter 23 Physical and Chemical Control of Microorganisms
23.1 	General Principles of Microbial Control
23.2 	Physical Methods of Control
23.3 	General Principles of Chemical Control
23.4 	Chemical Methods of Control
Chapter 24 Chemotherapeutic Agents and Antibiotics	x
PART 7 MICROBIOLOGY AND PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 25 Microbiology of Foods	x
Chapter 26 environmental Microbiology	x
Chapter 27 Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology
APPENDICES
Appendix A	
Appendix B	
Appendix C	
Appendix D	
Appendix E	
Appendix F	
Appendix G	
Glossary	
Index	
Photo Acknowledgments	xxx

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Microbiology.
Medical microbiology.
Microbiology.