Microbiology: A Human Perspective 4th edition

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Eugene W. Nester, Denise G. Anderson, C. Evans Roberts, Jr., Nancy N. Pearsall, and Martha T. Nester
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education


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  • Chapter 1: Humans and the Microbial World
    • 1: Multiple Choice (10)

  • Chapter 2: The Molecules of Life
    • 2: Multiple Choice (10)

  • Chapter 3: Microscopy and Cell Structure
    • 3: Multiple Choice (10)

  • Chapter 4: Dynamics of Prokaryotic Growth
    • 4: Multiple Choice (10)

  • Chapter 5: Control of Microbial Growth
    • 5: Multiple Choice (10)

  • Chapter 6: Metabolism: Fueling Cell Growth
    • 6: Multiple Choice (10)

  • Chapter 7: The Blueprint of Life, from DNA to Proteins
    • 7: Multiple Choice (10)

  • Chapter 8: Bacterial Genetics
    • 8: Multiple Choice (10)

  • Chapter 9: Biotechnology and Recombinant DNA
    • 9: Multiple Choice (10)

  • Chapter 10: 10: Identification and Classification of Prokaryotes
    • 10: Multiple Choice (10)

  • Chapter 11: The Diversity of Prokaryotic Organisms
    • 11: Multiple Choice (10)

  • Chapter 12: The Eukaryotic Members of the Microbial World
    • 12: Multiple Choice (10)

  • Chapter 13: Viruses of Bacteria
    • 13: Multiple Choice (10)

  • Chapter 14: Viruses, Prions, and Viroids: Infectious Agents of Animals and Plants
    • 14: Multiple Choice (10)

  • Chapter 15: The Innate Immune Respons
    • 15: Multiple Choice (10)

  • Chapter 16: The Adaptive Immune Respons
    • 16: Multiple Choice (7)

  • Chapter 17: Applications of Immune Response
    • 17: Multiple Choice (10)

  • Chapter 18: Immunologic Disorders
    • 18: Multiple Choice (10)

  • Chapter 19: Host-Microbe Interactions
    • 19: Multiple Choice (10)

  • Chapter 20: Epidemiology
    • 20: Multiple Choice (10)

  • Chapter 21: Antimicrobial Medications
    • 21: Multiple Choice (10)

  • Chapter 22: Skin Infections
    • 22: Multiple Choice (10)

  • Chapter 23: Respiratory System Infections
    • 23: Multiple Choice (10)

  • Chapter 24: Alimentary System Infections
    • 24: Multiple Choice (10)

  • Chapter 25: Genitourinary Infections
    • 25: Multiple Choice (10)

  • Chapter 26: Nervous System Infections
    • 26: Multiple Choice (10)

  • Chapter 27: Wound Infections
    • 27: Multiple Choice (10)

  • Chapter 28: Blood and Lymphatic Infections
    • 28: Multiple Choice (10)

  • Chapter 29: HIV Disease and Complication of Immunodeficiency
    • 29: Multiple Choice (10)

  • Chapter 30: Microbial Ecology
    • 30: Multiple Choice (10)

  • Chapter 31: Environmental Microbiology: Treatment of Water, Wastes, and Polluted Habitats
    • 31: Multiple Choice (10)

  • Chapter 32: Food Microbiology
    • 32: Multiple Choice (10)

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Chapter 1: Humans and the Microbial World
1.MC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 2: The Molecules of Life
2.MC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 3: Microscopy and Cell Structure
3.MC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 4: Dynamics of Prokaryotic Growth
4.MC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 5: Control of Microbial Growth
5.MC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 6: Metabolism: Fueling Cell Growth
6.MC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 7: The Blueprint of Life, from DNA to Proteins
7.MC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 8: Bacterial Genetics
8.MC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 9: Biotechnology and Recombinant DNA
9.MC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 10: 10: Identification and Classification of Prokaryotes
10.MC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 11: The Diversity of Prokaryotic Organisms
11.MC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 12: The Eukaryotic Members of the Microbial World
12.MC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 13: Viruses of Bacteria
13.MC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 14: Viruses, Prions, and Viroids: Infectious Agents of Animals and Plants
14.MC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 15: The Innate Immune Respons
15.MC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 16: The Adaptive Immune Respons
16.MC 7 01 02 03 04 05 09 10
Chapter 17: Applications of Immune Response
17.MC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 18: Immunologic Disorders
18.MC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 19: Host-Microbe Interactions
19.MC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 20: Epidemiology
20.MC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 21: Antimicrobial Medications
21.MC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 22: Skin Infections
22.MC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 23: Respiratory System Infections
23.MC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 24: Alimentary System Infections
24.MC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 25: Genitourinary Infections
25.MC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 26: Nervous System Infections
26.MC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 27: Wound Infections
27.MC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 28: Blood and Lymphatic Infections
28.MC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 29: HIV Disease and Complication of Immunodeficiency
29.MC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 30: Microbial Ecology
30.MC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 31: Environmental Microbiology: Treatment of Water, Wastes, and Polluted Habitats
31.MC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 32: Food Microbiology
32.MC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Total 317