Microbiology Principles and Explorations 9th Edition PDF offers insight into how to understand the “food chain”. Topics covered in this book include, but are not limited to: bacteria, phage, viruses, prokaryotic cells, eukaryotic cells, and cellular respiration. This textbook is a comprehensive overview of life as it pertains to microbiology.
- Publisher: Pearson; 9th edition
- Publication Date: August 10, 2015
- File Size: 73 MB
- Length: 960 pages
Section 1 of this book deals with microorganisms in food and water, photosynthetic bacteria, as well as bacteria. This section also covers a discussion on pathogenic bacteria.
Section 2 of this book deals with the basics of microbial genetics including a discussion on nucleic acids and DNA replication. The material covered in this section is vital to a thorough study of microbiology.
Section 3 of this book deals with bioenergetics and energy transduction, which are the fundamentals of understanding the “food chain”. To use an example from the textbook: “the process by which phytoplankton use light energy and carbon dioxide to produce organic matter (food) is called photosynthesis.