Todar’s Online Textbook of Bacteriology

Written by: Kenneth Todar (University of Wisconsin at Madison)

Currently an emeritus lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kenneth Todar Ph.D., has also taught microbiology to undergraduate students at the University of Texas, University of Alaska and the University of Wisconsin. He has been teaching since 1969.

He considers his online bacteriology textbook suitable for advanced high school students and undergraduate students studying general microbiology or medical microbiology. Todar admits that his textbook will never be complete – it is continually being updated with current material and other revisions.

The text is fully illustrated, searchable and indexed.

Table of Contents

General Bacteriology
Overview of Bacteriology
The Impact of Microbes on the Environment and Human Activities
Structure and Function of Procaryotes
Nutrition and Growth of Bacteria
Growth of Bacterial Populations
Control of Microbial Growth
The Diversity of Procaryotic Metabolism
Regulation and Control of Metabolic Activities
Procaryotes in the Environment
Important Groups of Procaryotes
Bacterial Relationships with Animals
The Nature of Host-Parasite Interactions
The Bacterial Flora of Humans
Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenicity
Bacterial Pathogens of Humans
Immune Defense against Microbial Pathogens: Innate Immunity
Immune Defense against Microbial Pathogens: Adaptive Immunity
Principles of Bacterial Pathogenesis
Bacterial Structure in Relationship to Pathogenicity
Colonization and Invasion by Bacterial Pathogens
Bacterial Defense against Phagocytosis
Bacterial Defense against Immune Responses
Bacterial Protein Toxins
Bacterial Endotoxin
Antimicrobial Agents Used in the Treatment of Infectious Disease
Bacterial Resistance to Antimicrobial Agents
Bacterial Pathogens and Diseases of Humans
Staphylococcus and Staphylococcal Disease
Streptococcus and Streptococcal Disease
Streptococcus pneumoniae: Pneumonia, Otitis Media and Meningitis
Listeria monocytogenes and Listeriosis
Neisseria: Gonorrhea and Meningitis
Haemophilus influenzae, including Hib Meningitis
Opportunistic Infections Caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Vibrio vulnificus: Food Poisoning and Wound Infections
Whooping Cough (Bordetella pertussis)
E. coli: Gastroenteritis, Urinary Tract Infections and Neonatal Meningitis
Cholera (Vibrio cholerae)
Salmonella and Salmonellosis
Shigella and Shigellosis
Pathogenic Clostridia, including Tetanus and Botulism
Bacillus cereus Food Poisoning
Bacillus anthracis and Anthrax
Diphtheria (Corynebacterium diphtheriae)

Tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)

Borrelia burgdorferi and Lyme Disease

Rickettsial Diseases, including Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Important Groups of Procaryotes
Bacillus and Related Endospore-forming Bacteria
Lactic Acid Bacteria, including Lactobacillus and Lactococcus

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