Ananthanarayan and Paniker’s Textbook of Microbiology
Arti Kapil
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Salient features:
  • 54 relatable clinical case studies
  • Clinical Microbiology section with 10 algorithms for easy understanding; Zoonoses included as a new topic
  • Immunology section updated to suit requirements of medical and health sciences students
  • New section on Mycology
  • Inclusion of bacteriology of food to chapter on water, air and milk 
  • Powerpoint presentations hosted on website for use by lecturers
  • Topic break-up at the beginning of each chapter to help students navigate it with ease
  • Brief Recap to highlight the important points for revision
  • Questions at the end of the chapter to help students assess understanding and aid in exam preparation

ARTI KAPIL is currently Professor of the Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. She has been engaged in full time teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students for close to 30 years.  She has also been involved in Hospital Service in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory and Hospital Infection Control for more than a decade. She has been actively involved in research and is currently Associate Editor of the Indian Journal of Microbiology, apart from holding membership in various committees.

Preface to the Ninth Edition
Preface to the First Edition 
Special Acknowledgements

Part  I  General Microbiology

  1. Introduction and Bacterial Taxonomy
  2. Morphology and Physiology of Bacteria
  3. Sterilisation and Disinfection
  4. Culture Media        
  5. Culture Methods    
  6. Identification of Bacteria                                                                             
  7. Bacterial Genetics                                                                                  

Part  II  Immunology

  1. Infection              
  2. Immunity              
  3. Antigens              
  4. Antibodies—Immunoglobulins                                                                    
  5. Antigen–Antibody Reactions                                                                      
  6. Complement System  
  7. Structure and Functions of the Immune System                                          
  8. Immune Response
  9. Hypersensitivity    
  10. Immunodeficiency Diseases                                                                      
  11. Autoimmunity       
  12. Immunology of Transplantation and Malignancy                                          
  13. Immunohematology    

Part  III  Bacteriology

  1. Staphylococcus
  2. Streptococcus
  3. Streptococcus Pneumoniae
  4. Neisseria
  5. Corynebacterium
  6. Bacillus
  7. Anaerobic Bacteria I: Clostridium
  8. Anaerobic Bacteria II: Non-sporing Anaerobes
  9. Enterobacteriaceae I: Coliforms–Proteus
  10. Enterobacteriaceae II: Shigella
  11. Enterobacteriaceae III: Salmonella
  12. Vibrio
  13. Pseudomonas
  14. Yersinia, Pasteurella, Francisella
  15. Haemophilus
  16. Bordetella
  17. Brucella
  18. Mycobacterium I: M.tuberculosis
  19. Mycobacterium II: Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM)
  20. Mycobacterium III: M.leprae
  21. Spirochetes        
  22. Mycoplasma
  23. Actinomycetes
  24. Miscellaneous Bacteria
  25. Rickettsiaceae
  26. Chlamydiae

Part  IV  Virology

  1. General Properties of Viruses
  2. Virus–Host Interactions: Viral Infections
  3. Bacteriophages
  4. Poxviruses
  5. Herpesviruses
  6. Adenoviruses
  7. Picornaviruses
  8. Orthomyxoviruses
  9. Paramyxoviruses
  10. Arboviruses
  11. Rhabdoviruses
  12. Hepatitis Viruses
  13. Miscellaneous Viruses
  14. Oncogenic Viruses
  15. Human Immunodeficiency Virus: AIDS                                               

Part  V  Medical Mycology

  1. General Aspects
  2. Superficial and Subcutaneous Mycoses
  3. Systemic and Opportunistic Mycoses

Part  VI  Applied Microbiology

  1. Normal Microbial Flora of the Human Body
  2. Bacteriology of Water, Air, Milk and Food
  3. Laboratory Control of Antimicrobial Therapy
  4. Immunoprophylaxis
  5. Healthcare-associated Infections
  6. Biomedical Waste Management
  7. Emerging and Re-emerging Infections
  8. Recent Advances in Diagnostic Microbiology

Part  VII  Clinical Microbiology

  1. Bloodstream Infections
  2. Respiratory Tract Infections
  3. Meningitis
  4. Urinary Tract Infections
  5. Sexually Transmitted Infections
  6. Diarrhea and Food Poisoning
  7. Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
  8. Pyrexia of Unknown Origin
  9. Zoonoses

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