Broad principles of microbiology for non-science majors(general). Principles of microbiology, with emphasis on health and disease (nursing/allied health). General concepts of microbiology including microbe structure and function, genetics, metabolism & diversity, hostmicrobe interactions, pathogens and immunology (science majors).
Welcome to the wonderful world of microbiology! Yay! So. What is microbiology? …
Welcome to the wonderful world of microbiology! Yay! So. What is microbiology? If we break the word down it translates to “the study of small life,” where the small life refers to microorganisms or microbes. But who are the microbes? And how small are they? Generally microbes can be divided in to two categories: the cellular microbes (or organisms) and the acellular microbes (or agents). In the cellular camp we have the bacteria, the archaea, the fungi, and the protists (a bit of a grab bag composed of algae, protozoa, slime molds, and water molds). Cellular microbes can be either unicellular, where one cell is the entire organism, or multicellular, where hundreds, thousands or even billions of cells can make up the entire organism. In the acellular camp we have the viruses and other infectious agents, such as prions and viroids. In this textbook the focus will be on the bacteria and archaea (traditionally known as the “prokaryotes,”) and the viruses and other acellular agents.
This textbook has been created with several goals in mind: accessibility, customization, …
This textbook has been created with several goals in mind: accessibility, customization, and student engagement—all while encouraging students toward high levels of academic scholarship. Students will find that this textbook offers a strong introduction to human biology in an accessible format.
Table of Contents Chapter 1: Introduction to Human Biology and the Scientific Method Chapter 2: Chemistry and Life Chapter 3: Cells Chapter 4: DNA and Gene Expression Chapter 5: Digestive System Chapter 6: Energy Considerations Chapter 7: Blood Chapter 8: Heart Chapter 9: Blood Vessels Chapter 10: Respiratory System Chapter 11: Hormones Chapter 12: Urinary System Chapter 13: Mitosis and Meiosis Chapter 14: Reproductive Systems Chapter 15: Skeletal System Chapter 16: Muscles and Movement Chapter 17: Nervous System Chapter 18: Special Senses Chapter 19: Immune System
An introduction to the biology and ubiquity of microorganisms (for example, bacteria, …
An introduction to the biology and ubiquity of microorganisms (for example, bacteria, viruses, protozoa, fungi), including morphology, anatomy, physiology, classification, and identification. The significance and role of microorganisms in human affairs will also be explored.
Table of Contents: Safety The Metric System, Measurement, and Lab Equipment Review Microscopy Environmental Sampling Survey of Eukaryotic Microorganisms: The Protists Algae Parasitic Helminths Fungi Pure Cultures: Aseptic Transfer Techniques and Streak Plates for Isolation Bacterial Growth Patterns: Building your Stock Cultures and Observing Culture Characteristics Bacterial Growth Patterns: Direct Count, The Standard Plate Count, and Indirect Turbidimetric Methods Environmental Effects on Growth: Tempature Environmental Effects on Growth: pH Environmental Effects on Growth: Osmotic Pressure Oxygen Requirements: FTM and the Anaerobe Jar Environmental Effects on Growth: Antimicrobial Sensitivity Testing Transformation 1 Smear Prep and Simple Stains Negative Stain Gram Stain Endospore Stain Acid-Fast Stain: Kinyoun Method Physiological Tests for Characterization and Identification of Bacteria Unknown #1 Unknown #2: Mixed Culture Bacterial Examination of Food: Standard Plate Counts Bacterial Examination of Water: Multiple Tube Test, Standard Plate Count, and Membrane Filter Technique Immunology: ELISA-Simulation, StaphTEX-Agglutination Reaction Microbescopes and Observation of Natural Samples
The exercises in this laboratory manual are designed to engage students in …
The exercises in this laboratory manual are designed to engage students in hand-on activities that reinforce their understanding of the microbial world. Topics covered include: staining and microscopy, metabolic testing, physical and chemical control of microorganisms, and immunology. The target audience is primarily students preparing for a career in the health sciences, however many of the topics would be appropriate for a general microbiology course as well.
Table of Contents Lab 1. Introduction to Microscopy and Diversity of Cell Types Lab 2. Introduction to Aseptic Techniques and Growth Media Lab 3. Preparation of Bacterial Smears and Introduction to Staining Lab 4. Acid fast and Endospore Staining Lab 5. Metabolic Activities of Bacteria Lab 6. Dichotomous Keys Lab 7. The Effect of Physical Factors on Microbial Growth Lab 8. Chemical Control of Microbial Growth—Disinfectants and Antibiotics Lab 9. The Microbiology of Milk and Food Lab 10. The Eukaryotes Lab 11. Clinical Microbiology I; Anaerobic pathogens; Vectors of Infectious Disease Lab 12. Clinical Microbiology II—Immunology and the Biolog System Lab 13. Putting it all Together: Case Studies in Microbiology Appendix I. Information About Lab Practical Exams Appendix II. Scientific Notation and Serial Dilution Appendix III. Introduction to Micropipetting
Welcome to Microbiology, an OpenStax resource. This textbook was written to increase …
Welcome to Microbiology, an OpenStax resource. This textbook was written to increase student access to high-quality learning materials, maintaining highest standards of academic rigor at little to no cost.
Microbiology is designed to cover the scope and sequence requirements for the single-semester Microbiology course for non-majors. The book presents the core concepts of microbiology with a focus on applications for careers in allied health. The pedagogical features of Microbiology make the material interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the career-application focus and scientific rigor inherent in the subject matter.
A brief Table of Contents follows. While we have made every effort to align the Table of Contents with the needs of our audience, we recognize that some instructors may prefer to teach topics in a different order. A particular strength of Microbiology is that instructors can customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom.
Chapter 1: An Invisible World Chapter 2: How We See the Invisible World Chapter 3: The Cell Chapter 4: Prokaryotic Diversity Chapter 5: The Eukaryotes of Microbiology Chapter 6: Acellular Pathogens Chapter 7: Microbial Biochemistry Chapter 8: Microbial Metabolism Chapter 9: Microbial Growth Chapter 10: Biochemistry of the Genome Chapter 11: Mechanisms of Microbial Genetics Chapter 12: Modern Applications of Microbial Genetics Chapter 13: Control of Microbial Growth Chapter 14: Antimicrobial Drugs Chapter 15: Microbial Mechanisms of Pathogenicity Chapter 16: Disease and Epidemiology Chapter 17: Innate Nonspecific Host Defenses Chapter 18: Adaptive Specific Host Defenses Chapter 19: Diseases of the Immune System Chapter 20: Laboratory Analysis of the Immune Response Chapter 21: Skin and Eye Infections Chapter 22: Respiratory System Infections Chapter 23: Urogenital System Infections Chapter 24: Digestive System Infections Chapter 25: Circulatory and Lymphatic System Infections Chapter 26: Nervous System Infections Appendix A: Fundamentals of Physics and Chemistry Important to Microbiology Appendix B: Mathematical Basics Appendix C: Metabolic Pathways Appendix D: Taxonomy of Clinically Relevant Microorganisms Appendix E: Glossary
Microbiology covers the scope and sequence requirements for a single-semester microbiology course …
Microbiology covers the scope and sequence requirements for a single-semester microbiology course for non-majors. The book presents the core concepts of microbiology with a focus on applications for careers in allied health. The pedagogical features of the text make the material interesting and accessible while maintaining the career-application focus and scientific rigor inherent in the subject matter. Microbiology’s art program enhances students’ understanding of concepts through clear and effective illustrations, diagrams, and photographs.
This course will cover a range of diverse areas of microbiology, including …
This course will cover a range of diverse areas of microbiology, including virology, bacteriology, and even applied microbiology. This course will focus on the medical aspects of microbiology, as medical research has been the primary motivator in microbiology research. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: explain how organisms are classified using taxonomy, focusing on the domains Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya; describe the chemical building blocks and metabolic processes important to sustain microbial life; identify the major principles of microbiology and describe the relationship between microbes and other living organisms; discuss pathogenic microbes and their epidemiology; differentiate between microorganisms based on their shape, size, arrangement, staining, and culture characteristics; outline antimicrobial methods including antibiotic use; explain how the human body protects itself; list uses for microbiology in food and beverage preparation and industry. (Biology 307)
This on-line open source BIOL& 260 (Microbiology) is a health sciences oriented …
This on-line open source BIOL& 260 (Microbiology) is a health sciences oriented course in microbiology. It has a laboratory component and the labs are intended to be integrated throughout the course. BIOL& 260 is intended primarily for students going in to health-related professions and will emphasize the human disease and health related areas of microbiology. Areas of microbiology such as environmental, agricultural, taxonomy or astrobiology may be mentioned but not emphasized.
Hi. This OER contains PowerPoint Presentation slides for the Microbiology OpenStax textbook. …
Hi. This OER contains PowerPoint Presentation slides for the Microbiology OpenStax textbook. Chapters 1 - 10 have been uploaded to this platform. All PowerPoint presentations will be refined during implementation. In the meantime, please feel free to use these resources and modify to your liking as I have a different arrangement of slides that are most suitable to my student's needs and course learning outcomes. Thank you for taking time to stop by! "OpenStax Microbiology Slides" by Adronisha Frazier, Louisiana Community and Technical College System, Northshore Technical Community College is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.
This open lab manual is a remix of Openstax Microbiology, CC-BY 4.0, …
This open lab manual is a remix of Openstax Microbiology, CC-BY 4.0, and created through an Affordable Learning Georgia Round Six Textbook Transformation Grant : https://oer.galileo.usg.edu/biology-textbooks/16/
The lab manual was made to be used with the remixed textbook Microbiology for Allied Health Students, and the textbook has a set of Instructional Materials.
This lab manual was created to support a microbiology course for allied health students.
The first section of the manual was adapted from the OpenStax Microbiology textbook, of which a remixed version, Microbiology for Allied Health Students, is used as the text for the course.
The next section, staining methods, encompasses three essential staining procedures used in any microbiology lab.
The manual concludes with descriptions of the major biochemical tests students must perform in order to identify an unknown microorganism. While many traditional lab manuals are lengthy and comprehensive, descriptions of the labs in this manual are kept minimal to encourage students to further research the procedures and results on their own.
The appendix includes a safety contract that each student must sign and submit to the instructor at the beginning of the semester.
This manual was created in partial fulfillment of a grant from the University System of Georgia’s Affordable Learning Georgia Textbook Transformation initiative. Special thanks go to Sara Selby for editing and photography.
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Open-i service of the National Library of Medicine enables search and retrieval …
Open-i service of the National Library of Medicine enables search and retrieval of abstracts and images (including charts, graphs, clinical images, etc.) from the open source literature, and biomedical image collections. Searching may be done using text queries as well as query images. Open-i provides access to over 3.7 million images from about 1.2 million PubMed Central® articles; 7,470 chest x-rays with 3,955 radiology reports; 67,517 images from NLM History of Medicine collection; and 2,064 orthopedic illustrations.
Open-i images are from one of the following sources: The Open Access Subset of PubMed Central (PMC), a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Library of Medicine. The Indiana University hospital network. The Orthopedic Surgical Anatomy Teaching Collection (http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15799coll50) at the USC Digital Library (http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/). Images from the History of Medicine Division (https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/) from the U.S. National Library of Medicine. MedPix (https://medpix.nlm.nih.gov/)
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Based on an actual incident in which dengue virus was transmitted by …
Based on an actual incident in which dengue virus was transmitted by an accidental needlestick, this case study introduces students to "emerging pathogens" and other concepts in parasitology, immunology, epidemiology, and public policy. Students also read a primary paper and learn about two modern techniques widely used in medical and research settings (i.e., EIA and Taqman RT-PCR). The case is suitable for general education biology, cell biology, microbiology, immunology, and science and public policy courses.