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    25027
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    • Index
    • Glossary
    • A: Fundamentals of Physics and Chemistry Important to Microbiology
      Like all other matter, the matter that comprises microorganisms is governed by the laws of chemistry and physics. The chemical and physical properties of microbial pathogens—both cellular and acellular—dictate their habitat, control their metabolic processes, and determine how they interact with the human body. This appendix provides a review of some of the fundamental principles of chemistry and physics that are essential to an understanding of microbiology.
    • B: Mathematical Basics
      This appendix reviews mathematical basics useful in microbiology, including percentages, scientific notation, and significant digits.
    • C: Metabolic Pathways
      This appendix illustrates and discusses metabolic pathways.
    • D: Taxonomy of Clinically Relevant Microorganisms
      This appendix shows how the organisms that appear in this textbook are classified. It lists the genera, species, and related diseases of pathogenic bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, and helminths.

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