eBook Biochemistry, Cells, and Life: Bacteria and Viruses, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615303766
  • ISBN-13: 9781615303762
  • DDC: 579.3
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 240 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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The sometimes insidious effects of bacterial diseases and viral infections can obscure the incredible significance of the microscopic organisms that cause them. Bacteria and viruses are among the oldest agents on Earth and reveal much about the planet's past and evolution. Moreover, their utility in the development of new cures and treatments signals much about the future of biotechnology and medicine. This penetrating volume takes readers under the lens of a microscope to explore the structure, nature, and role of both bacteria and viruses as well as all other aspects of microbiology.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Bacterial Morphology and Reproduction.
2: Bacteria as Prokaryotes.
3: Diversity of Structure of Bacteria.
4: Carl Woese.
5: Morphological Features of Bacteria.
6: The Gram Stain.
7: The Cell Envelope.
8: Capsules and Slime Layers.
9: Flagella, Fimbriae, and Pili.
10: Cytoplasm.
11: Biotypes of Bacteria.
12: Bacterial Reproduction.
13: Reproductive Processes.
14: Exchange of Genetic Information.
15: Growth, Ecology, and Evolution of Bacteria.
16: Biosynthesis, Nutrition, and Growth of Bacteria.
17: Growth of Bacterial Populations.
18: Factors Affecting Bacterial Growth.
19: Bacterial Metabolism.
20: Biosynthetic Pathways of Bacteria.
21: Biofilms.
22: Distribution in Nature.
23: The Importance of Bacteria to Humans.
24: Bacteria in Food.
25: Bacteria in Industry.
26: Bacteria in Medicine.
27: Abscess.
28: Evolution of Bacteria.
29: Types of Bacteria.
30: Approaches to Bacterial Classification.
31: Classification by Genetic Divergence.
32: Classification by Morphology, Biochemistry, and Other Features.
33: Major Types of Bacteria.
34: Gram-Negative Bacteria.
35: Salmonellosis.
36: Gram-Positive Bacteria.
37: Necrotizing Fasciitis.
38: Archaea.
39: Habitats of the Archaea.
40: Thermoplasma.
41: Characteristics of the Archaea.
42: Extremophiles.
43: Virus Morphology and Evolution.
44: Definition of a Virus.
45: Dmitry Iosifovich Ivanovsky.
46: Host Range and Distribution.
47: Size and Shape.
48: Félix D'Hérelle.
49: Renato Dulbecco.
50: The Nucleic Acid.
51: The Protein Capsid.
52: The Lipoprotein Envelope.
53: Evolutionary Origins.
54: Evolution of New Virus Strains.
55: Cycles and Patterns of Viral Infection.
56: The Cycle of Infection.
57: André Lwoff.
58: Viral DNA Integration.
59: Lysogeny.
60: Malignant Transformation.
61: Reverse Transcriptase.
62: Howard Martin Temin.
63: David Baltimore.
64: Role of Viruses in Disease.
65: Infectious Patterns.
66: Latency.
67: Chronic and Slowly Progressive Diseases.
68: Viruses and Vaccines.
69: Controlling Viral Infection.
70: Types of Viruses.
71: Distinguishing Taxonomic Features.
72: Major Groups of DNA Viruses.
73: Adenovirus.
74: Asfarvirus.
75: Hepadnavirus.
76: African Swine Fever (ASF).
77: Herpesvirus.
78: Iridovirus.
79: Papillomavirus.
80: Parvovirus.
81: Canine Parvovirus Disease.
82: Polyomavirus.
83: Poxvirus.
84: Major Groups of RNA Viruses.
85: Arenavirus.
86: Bunyavirus.
87: Calicivirus.
88: Coronavirus.
89: Flavivirus.
90: Filovirus.
91: Myxovirus.
92: Orthomyxovirus.
93: Paramyxovirus.
94: Picornavirus.
95: Reovirus.
96: Retrovirus.
97: Rhabdovirus.
98: Togavirus.
99: Rabies.
100: Conclusion.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.