Microbiology: A Systems Approach

Microbiology: A Systems Approach Author(s): Marjorie Kelly Cowan

Difference between 5th and 4th editions
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Key differences between 5th and 4th editions

  • Time lapse between current and previous editions: 3 years (2017 vs 2014).
  • Cowan's Microbiology was first published in 2005.
  • The Fourth Ed. includes twenty five new Insight boxes, which you can discover on the "Difference between 5th and 4th editions" page.
  • Main changes and new material in the Fifth Ed:.
  • Chapter 2: How microbiome of sponges created oxygen.
  • Chapter 5:
    • Eukaryotic component of the human microbiome.
    • Neglected parasitic infections (trichomoniasis, cysticercosis, toxocariasis, toxoplasmosis, and Chagas disease).
  • Chapter 6:
    • Viruses as members of the human microbiome.
    • New prion diseases.
  • Chapter 8: Electricity-eating microbes.
  • Chapter 10: High-throughput sequencing methods, CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats).
  • Chapter 11: Ultraviolet light and hydrogen peroxide for hospital rooms disinfection.
  • Chapter 12:
    • Antibiotic resistant epimutants.
    • Targeting antibiotic-resistant bacteria with CRISPR.
  • Chapter 13:
    • Epigenetic factors in host defence and microbial pathogenesis.
    • Holobionts (the host with all of its microbial symbionts).
  • Chapter 14:
    • Lymphatic vessels in the central nervous system.
    • Disrupted microbiome as a root of autoimmune diseases.
  • Chapter 15:
    • Innate response activator (IRA) B cells.
    • Gamma delta T cells.
  • Chapter 16:
    • Latest methods of prevention and treatment of allergic diseases.
    • Human microbiome and autoimmunity.
  • Chapter 17: Point-of-care testing.
  • Chapter 19: Serogroup B Meningococcal vaccine.
  • Chapter 20:
    • New Lyme disease causing bacteria species.
    • Babesiosis (a tick-borne malaria-like disease).
    • Malaria vaccine for children.
  • Chapter 21: Microbes in healthy lungs and dogma of lung sterility.
  • Chapter 22: Crohn's disease and the gut microbiome.
  • Chapter 23:
    • Vaginal microbiome and risk of infant mortality.
  • Chapter 24:
    • Section 24.4 on "One Health" movement.
    • Metagenomic studies conducted using high-throughput sequencing.
    • Plastisphere, a new ecological community growing on the human-made plastic.
    • Ocean viromes.
  • Chapter 25: Biologics (biologic drugs).
5th Edition of
Microbiology: A Systems Approach
Hardcover, 864 pages
ISBN-10: 1259706613
ISBN-13: 9781259706615
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education, February 08, 2017
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4th Edition of
Microbiology: A Systems Approach
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eBook ISBN: 9780077735036
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ISBN-10: 1259203468
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3rd Edition of
Microbiology: A Systems Approach
Hardcover, 880 pages
ISBN-10: 007352252X
ISBN-13: 9780073522524
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