Weeks, Benjamin S.

Alcamo's microbes and society / Microbes and society Benjamin S. Weeks. - 3rd ed. - Sudbury, Mass. : Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2010. - (various paging) : col. ill. ; 28 cm. - Jones & Bartlett learning topics in biology series .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The microbial world : surprising and stunning --
Microbes in perspective : of collectors and classifiers --
Molecules of the cell : the building blocks of life --
The DNA story : germs, genes, and genomics --
Bacteria : the first microbes --
Viruses : at the threshold of life --
Protists : a microbial grab bag --
Fungi : yeasts and warm fuzzies --
Growth and metabolism : running the microbial machine --
Microbial genetics : new genes for the germs --
Controlling mechanisms : not too hot to handle --
Microbes and food : a menu of microbial delights --
Food preservation and safety : the competition --
Biotechnology and industry : microbes at work --
Microbes and agriculture : no microbes, no hamburgers --
Microbes and the environment : no microbes, no life --
Disease and resistance : the wars within --
Viral diseases of humans : AIDS to Zoster --
Bacterial diseases of humans : slate-wipers and current concerns.

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Microbiology.

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