This book transforms a difficult subject into ideas that every attentive student can understand. Important topics covered include: the microbial world, cellular chemistry, observing microbes through a microscope, microbial growth and reproduction, microbial genetics, bacteria, fungi and protozoa, viruses, the disease process, epidemiology, antimicrobial drugs, practical applications of immunology, infectious diseases, and many others. Also featured are helpful review questions with answers. Barron's E-Z Series books are updated, and re-formatted editions of Barron's older and perennially popular Easy Way books. Titles in the new E-Z Series feature extensive two-color treatment, a fresh, modern typeface, and more graphic material than ever. All are self-teaching manuals that cover a wide variety of practical and academic subjects, written on levels that range from senior high school to college-101 standards.
E-Z Microbiology transforms a difficult subject into ideas that every attentive student can understand. Important topics covered include: the microbial world, cellular chemistry, observing microbes through a microscope, microbial growth and reproduction, microbial genetics, bacteria, fungi and protozoa, viruses, the disease process, epidemiology, antimicrobial drugs, practical applications of immunology, infectious diseases, and many others.
Food microbiology is a branch of applied microbiology and the scope of food microbiology is expanding rapidly to protect food from microbial spoilage and provide safe, nutritious food to consumers. We now live in a period of world-wide food crisis, a food saved is a food produced. Food Microbiology explores the fundamental elements affecting the presence, activity, and control of microorganisms in food. The subject also includes the key concepts required to meet the minimum standards for degrees in food science with a wealth of practical information about the most essential factors and principles that affect microorganisms in food. Food microbiology is mainly concern with production of food, beverages, cheese, yogurt, tempeh, kimchi, beer, and wine, etc. with the use of microbes. As most people are aware, microbes can also cause food spoilage. This area of food microbiology is of major economic importance. Microbiology is the science which includes the study of the occurrence and significance of bacteria, fungi, protozoa and algae which are the beginning and ending of intricate food chains upon which all life depends. These food chains begin wherever photosynthetic organisms can trap light energy and use it to synthesize large molecules from carbon dioxide, water and mineral salts forming the proteins, fats and carbohydrates which all other living creatures use for food. Within and on the bodies of all living creatures, as well as in soil and water, micro-organisms build up and change molecules, extracting energy and growth substances. Today food microbiology has become an interesting and challenging subject. The present book covers important main aspects of interaction between microorganisms, food borne illnesses and food fermentations.
This comprehensive laboratory manual provides state-of-the-art techniques, concepts, and applications of microbiology. The overall approach is designed to start with basic concepts and procedures and to gradually build more advanced levels, strengthening the students understanding and skills through the process.
This photo atlas covers in a systematic way a wide range of microorganisms and their activities. Students learn the characteristics of various types of microorganisms covered in introductory microbiology-along with pertinent information about microorganism-caused disease (bacterial, fungal, protozoan, viral, helminthic). Abundant exercises help students learn to observe and recognize fundamental similarities and differences among microorganisms.