Nester's Microbiology: A Human Perspective

Nester's Microbiology: A Human Perspective Author(s): Denise Anderson, Sarah Salm, Deborah Allen

Difference between 8th and 7th editions
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Key differences between 8th and 7th editions

  • Period between current and previous editions: 4 years (2015 vs 2011).
  • Nester's Microbiology textbook was originally in 1994.
  • Chapter 1:
    • New section on the scientific method.
    • Emerging viral diseases cover Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus and new avian influenza A (H7N9) virus.
  • Chapter 2: New sections on major types of chemical reactions; buffer solutions.
  • Chapter 4: New material on bacteria able to inject bacterial proteins directly into host cells (bacterial type III secretion system).
  • Chapter 9: New material on:
    • DNA sequencing technology in microbiology.
    • Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization, a soft ionization technique.
  • Chapter 11: New section on Bordetella bacteria
  • Chapter 13: Material on recently discovered Pandoraviruses, the largest viruses with supersize DNA.
  • Chapter 14:
    • Information on (NOD)-like receptor (NLR) protein, that detects a bacterial secretion system.
    • Comparison of killer macrophages (M1) and healer macrophages (M2).
  • Chapter 19: New section 19.3 that covers environmental factors that may influence the epidemiology of disease.
  • Chapter 20: New material on:
    • Pleuromutilins, a new class of natural-product antibiotics.
    • New viral protease inhibitors used to treat chronic hepatitis C (boceprevir, telaprevir).
  • Chapter 21: Added information on:
    • Bedaquiline (SIRTURO), a drug for treatment of multi-drug resistant M. tuberculosis.
    • Pneumocystis pneumonia caused by Pneumocystis jirovecii.
    • Avian influenza A (H7N9) virus in China in 2013.
  • Chapter 22: Information about global increase Measles outbreaks.
  • Chapter 26:
    • New material on encephalitis and myelitis.
    • Information on parasitic disease toxoplasmosis.
  • Chapter 29: Latest developments in industrial wastewater pretreatment.
8th Edition of
Nester's Microbiology: A Human Perspective
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