This eighth edition of an introductory text/CD-ROM package for students in allied health sciences, biological science, and environmental studies features material on new discoveries in emerging infectious diseases, DNA chips, and industrial uses of microbes. The accompanying CD-ROM contains case studies, lab exercises, test questions, and new tutorials on difficult topics. There are also new boxes on microbiology in the news, and many new color micrographs. Tortora teaches biology at Bergen Community College. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Emphasizing basic principles and health-related applications, this beginning textbook includes discussions of emerging infectious diseases, microscopy, recombinant DNA technology, domains in microbial classification, prions and infectious diseases, antibiotic resistance, diagnostic immunology, AIDS, bioremediation, biofilms, and industrial uses of microbes. The tutorial CD-ROM allows students to interact with the most difficult topics, including viruses, bacterial growth and control, genetics, metabolism, and immunology. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.