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Alcamo’s Fundamentals of Microbiology, Seventh Edition

Alcamo’s Fundamentals of Microbiology, Seventh Edition 



  • Jeffrey C. Pommerville


  • Hardcover: 1001 pages
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers; 7th edition (February 27, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763700673
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763700676
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.4 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.99 pounds


Book Description

The seventh edition of this classic text, now with a new title to honor the late Professor Ed Alcamo, is filled with updated content, new pedagogical features, an enhanced art program, and updated student and instructor supplements. Revised by Jeffrey C. Pommerville, Ph.D., Professor of Biology and Microbiology at Glendale Community College, Alcamo’s Fundamentals of Microbiology, Seventh Edition retains the signature Alcamo style, which includes a friendly tone, personal writing style, student-friendly organization, and real-world applications. Professor Pommerville has added material to keep pace with new developments in the field such as a new chapter covering genetic engineering and bacterial genomics and the latest information on emerging infectious diseases. This is the ideal microbiology text for nursing and allied health students, and is suitable for other non-majors microbiology courses.

Book Info

Glendale Community College, AZ. Introductory textbook covers the basics of microbiology, featuring a new chapter on genetic engineering and bacterial genomics. Places special emphasis on real-world applications and student-friendly organization. Abundant full-color illustrations. Previous edition: c2001.  


Good study guide for microbiology students, September 25, 2003

I thought this book was a good source for summarizing microbiology subjects like telling the difference between staphylococcus and streptococcus in a very understandable way. It gave good summaries and served as a good source for studying for my college microbiology exams. If you really want to know the type of questions given on college microbiology exams get the following;
Microbiology Study Guide: Key Review Questions and Answers by Patrick Leonardi
The latter study guide helped me to prepare more thoroughly for the kind of questions encountered on my finals and midterms. I highly recommend both books.