|Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms, either unicellular (single cell),multicellular (cell colony), or acellular (lacking cells).Microbiology has numerous sub-disciplines including virology, mycology, parasitology, and bacteriology.
Microbiology can be classified into pure and applied sciences. In terms of pure sciences, Microbiology can be also classified based on taxonomy, in the cases of bacteriology, mycology, protozoology, and phycology. For applied sciences,
there is considerable overlap between the specific branches of microbiology with each other and with other disciplines, such as medical microbiology and pharmaceutical microbiology.
The book "The concepts and applications of Microbiology" aims to develop a meaningful connection with the material through the incorporation of primary literature and applications in both pure and applied sciences. The book offers great balance between comprehensive theoretical core concepts while by incorporating many relevant applications on various fields. With the complex and extensive information, the book helps students see bigger picture of microbiology.
Topics in this book covered include but not limited to:
Microorganisms (prokaryotes, protists, moulds, yeast)
Microbial biology (morphology, physiology, ecology, pathogenesis)
Microbial structure and function
Microbial applications (environmental, soil, industrial, food and medical microbiology, bioremediation, biotechnology);
fungi and other eucaryotic protists
infection and immunity
physiology, metabolism, and enzymology
virology, genetics, and molecular biology