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Introductory General Microbiology

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Introductory Microbiology is one of its kinds. Students like topics to be presented to them in simpler terms, and this textbook covers in more concise aspects, the foundation and founding fathers of microbiology as an aspect of microbiology that traces the origin and scope of microbiology. This book also covers important topics in microbial taxonomy in a concise fashion; and the concept of microbial cultivation and culture techniques are also highlighted.

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Introductory General microbiology is an important aspect of microbiology that is fundamental to understanding the mechanisms of pathogenic microorganisms in disease cause and spread, as well as in order beneficial aspects of life. This necessitates the need to create a book that covers the elementary principles of both pathogenic and non-pathogenic microorganisms – in order to understand how their activities affects man, plants, animals and the environment. Introductory General Microbiology has been developed from lectures and seminars given to both graduate and undergraduate students in general microbiology. The general principles of Introductory General Microbiology are accompanied by guided reading of informative literatures and textbooks in the field of microbiology as well as lessons from personal experience inside- and outside- of classroom. This book should be useful for pedagogy in microbiology, as well as for faculties organizing lessons for students. Students, who wish to learn on their own, as well as scholars and researchers in the area of microbiology should also, find the book interesting. Introductory Microbiology is one of its kinds. Students like topics to be presented to them in simpler terms, and this textbook covers in more concise aspects, the foundation and founding fathers of microbiology as an aspect of microbiology that traces the origin and scope of microbiology. This book also covers important topics in microbial taxonomy in a concise fashion; and the concept of microbial cultivation and culture techniques are also highlighted. The concept of spontaneous generation otherwise known as abiogenesis, as well as the germ theory of disease is succinctly highlighted in this book. The book is good for every pedagogical application and research undertakings; and microbiologists in the healthcare sector, industry, environment, government and academic sector will also find the book a wonderful companion. It has a question and glossary section which has defined in simpler terms some of the basic phrases encountered in General Microbiology. Introductory General Microbiology provides step-to-step protocol on how microorganisms were discovered and how scientists cum microbiologists in time past developed the field of microbiology through their serendipitous and timely discoveries and inventions over time. The first chapter of Introductory General Microbiology looks at a brief overview of microbiology and microorganisms. Chapter two of the book addresses the scope of microbiology, and the different fields of microbiology. Chapter three of Introductory General Microbiology looks at the significance and applications of microorganisms. Chapter four of the book highlights the historical perspectives of microbiology and major discoveries of microbiologists in time past. Chapter five of Introductory General Microbiology addresses the concept of abiogenesis (spontaneous generation) and germ theory of disease. Chapter six of the book looks at the basic principles of microbial taxonomy. Chapter seven addresses the basic principles of colonial morphology of microorganisms. Chapter eight of the book looks at the basic principles of bacterial nutrition and growth media. Chapter nine of Introductory General Microbiology looks at an overview of growth and bacterial growth phases. Chapter ten of the book addresses normal microflora of the human body.

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