Contents

  1. Preface

  2. Forward

  3. Chapter 1: An Invisible World

    1. 1.1 What Our Ancestors Knew

    2. 1.2 A Systematic Approach

    3. 1.3 Types of Microorganisms

    4. Summary

  4. Chapter 2: The Cell

    1. 2.1 Spontaneous Generation

    2. 2.2 Foundations of Modern Cell Theory

    3. 2.3 Unique Characteristics of Prokaryotic Cells

    4. Summary

  5. Chapter 3: Prokaryotic Diversity

    1. 3.1 Prokaryote Habitats, Relationships, and Microbiomes

    2. Summary

  6. Chapter 4: The Eukaryotes of Microbiology

    1. 4.1 Unicellular Eukaryotic Parasites

    2. 4.2 Parasitic Helminths

    3. 4.3 Fungi

    4. Summary

  7. Chapter 5: Acellular Pathogens

    1. 5.1 Viruses

    2. 5.2 The Viral Life Cycle

    3. 5.3 Prions

    4. Summary

  8. Chapter 6: Microbial Biochemistry

    1. 6.1 Microbial Biochemistry

    2. Summary

  9. Chapter 7: Microbial Growth

    1. 7.1 How Microbes Grow

    2. 7.2 Oxygen Requirements for Microbial Growth

    3. 7.3 The Effects of pH on Microbial Growth

    4. 7.4 Temperature and Microbial Growth

    5. Summary

  10. Chapter 8: Modern Applications of Microbial Genetics

    1. 8.1 Whole Genome Methods and Pharmaceutical Applications of Genetic Engineering

    2. 8.2 Gene Therapy

    3. Summary

  11. Chapter 9: Control of Microbial Growth

    1. 9.1 Controlling Microbial Growth

    2. 9.2 Testing the Effectiveness of Antiseptics and Disinfectants

    3. Summary

  12. Chapter 10: Antimicrobial Drugs

    1. 10.1 Fundamentals of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

    2. 10.2 Mechanisms of Antibacterial Drugs

    3. 10.3 Mechanisms of Other Antimicrobial Drugs

    4. 10.4 Drug Resistance

    5. 10.5 Testing the Effectiveness of Antimicrobials

    6. 10.6 Current Strategies for Antimicrobial Discovery

    7. Summary

  13. Chapter 11: Microbial Mechanisms of Pathogenicity

    1. 11.1 Characteristics of Infectious Disease

    2. 11.2 How Pathogens Cause Disease

    3. 11.3 Virulence Factors of Bacterial and Viral Pathogens

    4. Summary

  14. Chapter 12: Disease and Epidemiology

    1. 12.1 The Language of Epidemiologists

    2. 12.2 Tracking Infectious Diseases

    3. 12.3 Modes of Disease Transmission

    4. 12.4 Global Public Health

    5. Summary

  15. Chapter 13: Innate Nonspecific Host Defenses

    1. 13.1 Physical Defenses

    2. 13.2 Chemical Defenses

    3. 13.3 Cellular Defenses

    4. 13.4 Pathogen Recognition and Phagocytosis

    5. 13.5 Inflammation and Fever

    6. Summary

  16. Chapter 14: Adaptive Specific Host Defenses

    1. 14.1 Overview of Specific Adaptive Immunity

    2. 14.2 Major Histocompatibility Complexes and Antigen-Presenting Cells

    3. 14.3 T Lymphocytes and Cellular Immunity

    4. 14.4 B Lymphocytes and Humoral Immunity

    5. 14.5 Vaccines

    6. Summary

  17. Chapter 15: Diseases of the Immune System

    1. 15.1 Hypersensitivities

    2. 15.2 Autoimmune Disorders

    3. 15.3 Organ Transplantation and Rejection

    4. Summary

  18. Chapter 16: Skin and Eye Infections

    1. 16.1 Anatomy and Normal Microbiota of the Skin and Eyes

    2. 16.2 Bacterial Infections of the Skin and Eyes

    3. 16.3 Viral Infections of the Skin and Eyes

    4. 16.4 Mycoses of the Skin

    5. 16.5 Helminthic Infections of the Skin and Eyes

    6. Summary

  19. Chapter 17: Respiratory System Infections

    1. 17.1 Anatomy and Normal Microbiota of the Respiratory Tract

    2. 17.2 Bacterial Infections of the Respiratory Tract

    3. 17.3 Viral Infections of the Respiratory Tract

    4. Summary

  20. Chapter 18: Urogenital System Infections

    1. 18.1 Anatomy and Normal Microbiota of the Urogenital Tract

    2. 18.2 Bacterial Infections of the Urinary System

    3. 18.3 Bacterial Infections of the Reproductive System

    4. 18.4 Viral Infections of the Reproductive System

    5. 18.5 Fungal Infections of the Reproductive System

    6. 18.6 Protozoan Infections of the Urogenital System

    7. Summary

  21. Chapter 19: Digestive System Infections

    1. 19.1 Anatomy and Normal Microbiota of the Digestive System

    2. 19.2 Microbial Diseases of the Mouth and Oral Cavity

    3. 19.3 Bacterial Infections of the Gastrointestinal Tract

    4. 19.4 Viral Infections of the Gastrointestinal Tract

    5. 19.5 Protozoan Infections of the Gastrointestinal Tract

    6. 19.6 Helminthic Infections of the Gastrointestinal Tract

    7. Summary

  22. Chapter 20: Circulatory and Lymphatic System Infections

    1. 20.1 Anatomy of the Circulatory and Lymphatic Systems

    2. 20.2 Bacterial Infections of the Circulatory and Lymphatic Systems

    3. 20.3 Viral Infections of the Circulatory and Lymphatic Systems

    4. 20.4 Parasitic Infections of the Circulatory and Lymphatic Systems

    5. Summary

  23. Chapter 21: Nervous System Infections

    1. 21.1 Anatomy of the Nervous System

    2. 21.2 Bacterial Diseases of the Nervous System

    3. 21.3 Acellular Diseases of the Nervous System

    4. Summary