Microbes and Society

Microbes and Society

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Microbes and Society, Second Edition is designed for liberal arts students as a foundation course in life science. This timely text emphasizes the relevance of microbes and their role in everyday lives of humans - microbes in food production and agriculture, in biotechnology and industry, and in ecology and the environment. Microbes in Society presents the many ways in which we utilize microbes to improve our lives and enhance our life experience.Disease develops when many host defenses are compromised. Under these conditions, the body cannot defend itself. Even when defenses are not ... Not only does the skin provide mechanical protection, but its cells are constantly being sloughed off, and with them go any microbes present. In addition, the keratin (the anbsp;...

Title:Microbes and Society
Author:Benjamin S. Weeks, I. Edward Alcamo
Publisher:Jones & Bartlett Learning - 2008


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