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Get a firm grip on core concepts and key material, and approach your exams with newfound confidence. CliffsQuickReview Microbiology contains the foundation material for microbiology courses required for careers in nursing, dental hygiene, medical technology, food and nutrition, pharmacy, and medicine. This comprehensive guide begins with an introduction covering microorganism classification and a brief history of the subject. The rest of the guide includes essential vocabulary and in-depth coverage of key topic areas, includingThe chemical basis of microbiologyMicroscopy, including how light microscopes work, staining techniquesMicrobial cultivation and growth; microbial geneticsDNA and gene expressionThe bacteria, viruses, fungi, unicellular algae, protozoaInfectious disease; diseases of the skin and eyes; diseases of the nervous, respiratory, digestive, reproductive, cardiovascular, and lymphatic systemsAquatic, soil, food, and industrial microbiologiesCliffsQuickReview Microbiology acts as a supplement to your textbook and to classroom lectures. Use this reference in any way that fits your personal style for study and review?

Hypothermia is studied in rats and baboons, and immunological investigations include the effects of septioperitonitis on major serum opsonins, the ovine lymphocytic response to endotoxin, and the changes in serum complement levels in canine endotoxic shock. This is clearly a book for the wealthy specialist, and also for one who is interested in mice as well as men.

There are many things about this book that an instructor of an introductory course will like. It is both well and logically organized into seven parts with a total of 28 chapters.

The length of each chapter is nearly the same, approximately 30 pages; Professor Alcamo states that this is to allow the student to gauge and plan necessary study time. As I read through Alcamo's prefaceto the student I was impressed and came away convinced that consideration for the new student was a high priority in his design and writing.

Professor Alcamo must truly enjoy working with new microbiology students.

Alcamo's fundamentals of microbiology

Not surprisingly, therefore, there are many excellent studentoriented, pedagogical features including a glossary of over words, mid-chapter summaries, chapter-end summary statements, a marginal pronunciation guide, and four appendices.

Of the four appendices, three are useful. The true merit of an introductory microbiology text lies in the clarity of writing, clear illustrations, and lack of numerous errors.

My belief is that Alcamo's writing style is organized and clear - students should not have to struggle to grasp the points being made. Nearly every page has an illustration or T1BS - June a table, many of which are nicely presented against an orange background. The illustrations are generally clear, uncluttered and helpful as visual aids to the principles being discussed. Where appropriate, electron micrographs are also included. The contents of most chapters are quite comprehensive and cover most aspects of a topic.

For example, the discussion of taxonomy in Chapter 3 Basic Concepts of Microbiology is not limited to one system but includes the Bergey's Manual approach, Whittaker's five kingdom approach, and other systems of taxonomy as well. Although there is no great depth to the coverage of most topics, it is certainly adequate coverage for an introductory course. Contemporary topics such as oncogenes and genetic engineering are also included, pointing students towards current loci of research and applications of basic microbiological techniques.

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There are a few relatively minor things in the book that I feel are misleading, unclear, or wrong. For example, from Figure , which shows the formation of an F-prime factor from a Hfr cell, one might erroneously conclude that this process leaves the bacterial chromosome with a permanent break in it.

Additionally, when Okazaki fragments are discussed in Chapter 6 in connection with the replication of the bacterial chromosome, it is implied that all new D N A is synthesized discontinuously A valuable reference book for t h e s p e c i a l i s t Applications of Infrared, R a m a n and Resonance R a m a n Spectroscopy in Biochemistry by Frank S.

Parker, Plenum Press, This book is definitely in the style of the former. Despite the prominence of the word 'Biochemistry' on both the dustcover and spine of the book, this is essentially a chemical work, with biochemistry happening to provide the substances under study.

While we may think it quaint to have N A D P H oxidoreduetase referred to as Old Yellow Enzyme throughout several paragraphs, biochemical sensitivities are not reassured by having separate chapters for 'polypeptides and proteins' and 'enzymes', catalytic R N A notwithstanding.

Fundamentals of microbiology

Unless the university biology curriculum has changed remarkably since I was an undergraduate, the average biology not to mention biochemistry student would get no further than the third page where the first Fourier transform appears.

The potential readership of this book is further limited by the paucity of perspective, explanation or discussion.

Most of the text comprises colourless statements of facts and figures. This mode of presentation will deter all but the most persistent of readers. To be fair, the author does write in the preface that "This book is not intended to be a basic text' author's italics , and in this aim he succeeds entirely.

Alcamo's fundamentals of microbiology[Title] - NLM Catalog Result

Much of the book will be opaque to those not already in the field. For those with the necessary background in spectroscopy and the desire to apply it to the study of biological materials, this book provides a wealth of information. It is written in a clear, if pedestrian, fashion although tending, perhaps inevitably, to read like a 'laundry list'.

However, it serves the valuable function of bringing between one cover a vast amount of material from a wide variety of sources. Of particular utility are several extensive tables listing all sorts of essential reference data. Indeed, I think it is as a reference work that this book will find its greatest use. The comprehensive indices aid this function admirably. One disadvantage of the author's style of exposition is that of not seeing the wood for the trees. Each chapter sequentially reports reams of data, but the absence of commentary or criticism leaves everything uncollated.

Thus the special advantages that these spectroscopic methods bring to bear on biochemical problems are not easily discerned. No doubt the author would consider such matters to be too basic, but surely there is room, even in an advanced text, for perspective and general consideration.

Naturstoffe, 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Vol. Reichard, Robert R. Wolfe and Alan R.

Liss, It deals with the metabolism and nutrition of shock, the pathophysiology of septic shock, the problems of hypovolaemia and hypothermia, and the changes in some immune mechanisms in shock. It is a specialized book in a series and only part one of the 5th Annual Conference on Shock; and it is also very expensive. For this reason it is unlikely to find much support in this country, despite its distinguished contributors.

Those who wish to read it in the library will find a number of interesting articles. I enjoyed the Keynote address by Dr Baue, which was a timely plea for clearer scientific communication, but this was not improved by the primitive illustrations. The reported metabolic studies were mainly carried out in a variety of animals - dogs, rats and rabbits - and may have little relevance to man. However Askanazi deals with the important interrelationship between glucose and amino acid administration and ventilation in man, and Wolfe with the difficult area of stable isotope techniques in the assessment of protein requirements in the burned patient.

The whole of the section on the pathophysiology of septic shock six papers deals with the response of animals to E. Hypothermia is studied in rats and baboons, and immunological investigations include the effects of septioperitonitis on major serum opsonins, the ovine lymphocytic response to endotoxin, and the changes in serum complement levels in canine endotoxic shock.

This is clearly a book for the wealthy specialist, and also for one who is interested in mice as well as men. There are many things about this book that an instructor of an introductory course will like. It is both well and logically organized into seven parts with a total of 28 chapters. The length of each chapter is nearly the same, approximately 30 pages; Professor Alcamo states that this is to allow the student to gauge and plan necessary study time.

As I read through Alcamo's prefaceto the student I was impressed and came away convinced that consideration for the new student was a high priority in his design and writing. Professor Alcamo must truly enjoy working with new microbiology students. Not surprisingly, therefore, there are many excellent studentoriented, pedagogical features including a glossary of over words, mid-chapter summaries, chapter-end summary statements, a marginal pronunciation guide, and four appendices.

Of the four appendices, three are useful. The true merit of an introductory microbiology text lies in the clarity of writing, clear illustrations, and lack of numerous errors.

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My belief is that Alcamo's writing style is organized and clear - students should not have to struggle to grasp the points being made. Nearly every page has an illustration or T1BS - June a table, many of which are nicely presented against an orange background. The illustrations are generally clear, uncluttered and helpful as visual aids to the principles being discussed. Where appropriate, electron micrographs are also included.

The contents of most chapters are quite comprehensive and cover most aspects of a topic. For example, the discussion of taxonomy in Chapter 3 Basic Concepts of Microbiology is not limited to one system but includes the Bergey's Manual approach, Whittaker's five kingdom approach, and other systems of taxonomy as well. Although there is no great depth to the coverage of most topics, it is certainly adequate coverage for an introductory course. Contemporary topics such as oncogenes and genetic engineering are also included, pointing students towards current loci of research and applications of basic microbiological techniques.

There are a few relatively minor things in the book that I feel are misleading, unclear, or wrong. For example, from Figure , which shows the formation of an F-prime factor from a Hfr cell, one might erroneously conclude that this process leaves the bacterial chromosome with a permanent break in it. Additionally, when Okazaki fragments are discussed in Chapter 6 in connection with the replication of the bacterial chromosome, it is implied that all new D N A is synthesized discontinuously A valuable reference book for t h e s p e c i a l i s t Applications of Infrared, R a m a n and Resonance R a m a n Spectroscopy in Biochemistry by Frank S.

Parker, Plenum Press, This book is definitely in the style of the former. Despite the prominence of the word 'Biochemistry' on both the dustcover and spine of the book, this is essentially a chemical work, with biochemistry happening to provide the substances under study.