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Apurba Sastry Microbiology Pdf
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Contents in Apurba Sastry Microbiology Pdf

Section 1: General Microbiology

  1. Introduction and Bacterial Taxonomy
  2. Morphology and Physiology of Bacteria
  3. Sterilization and Disinfection
  4. Culture Media and Culture Methods
  5. Identification of Bacteria
  6. Bacterial Genetics
  7. Antimicrobial Agents, Antimicrobial Resistance, and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
  8. Microbial Pathogenicity

Section 2: Immunology

  1. Immunity (Innate and Acquired)
  2. Antigen
  3. Antibody
  4. Antigen-Antibody Reaction
  5. Complement
  6. Structure of the Immune System
  7. Immune Responses: Cell-mediated and Antibody-mediated
  8. Hypersensitivity
  9. Autoimmunity
  10. Immunodeficiency Disorders
  11. Transplant and Cancer Immunology
  12. lmmunoprophylaxis and Immunohematology

Sec. 3: Systematic Bacteriology

Gram-positive cocci

  1. Staphylococcus
  2. Streptococcus, Enterococcus, and Pneumococcus

Gram-negative cocci

  1. Neisseria and Moraxella

Gram-positive bacilli

  1. Corynebacterium
  2. Bacillus
  3. Anaerobes (Oostridium and Non·sporing Anaerobes)
  4. Mycobacteria
  5. Miscellaneous Gram-positive Bacilli

Gram-negative bacilli

  1. Enterobacteriaceae-1
  2. Enterobacteriaceae-11 : Salmonella
  3. Vibrio and Aeromonas
  4. Pseudomonas and other Non-fermenters
  5. Haemophilus and HACEK Group
  6. Bordetella
  7. Brucella
  8. Miscellaneous Gram-negative BaciIii

Other groups of bacteria

  1. Spirochetes
  2. Rickettsiae, Coxiella, Bartone/la
  3. Chlamydiae
  4. Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma

Section 4: Virology

  • General Properties of Viruses

DNA Viruses

  1. Herpes viruses
  2. Other DNA Viruses

RNA Viruses

  1. Myxoviruses and Rubella Virus
  2. Picornavi ruses
  3. Arboviruses
  4. Rhabdoviruses
  5. HIV and Other Retroviruses
  6. Miscellaneous RNA Viruses

Other groups of viruses

  1. Hepatitis Viruses
  2. Oncogenic Viruses

Section 5: Mycology

  1. Medical Mycology

Section 6: Applied Microbiology

  1. Normal Microbial Flora of the Human Body
  2. Clinical Microbiology (Infective Syndromes)
  3. Hospital Acquired Infections
  4. Biomedical Waste Management
  5. Bacteriology of Water, Milk, Air and Food


  1. Emerging and R-merging Infections
  2. Bioterrorism
  3. Laboratory Acquired Infections
  4. Zoonosis

Book Details

Book NameEssentials of Medical Microbiology
Author NameApurba S Sastry
PublisherJaypee Brothers Medical Publishers
Pdf Size145 MB
Total Pages656
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Important Questions of Microbiology

Which of the following is an example of a Gram-positive bacterium?
a) Escherichia coli
b) Pseudomonas aeruginosa
c) Bacillus subtilis
d) Vibrio cholerae
Answer: c) Bacillus subtilis

What is the causative agent of the common cold?
a) Rhinovirus
b) Herpes simplex virus
c) Varicella-zoster virus
d) Epstein-Barr virus
Answer: a) Rhinovirus

Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of fungi?
a) They are eukaryotic organisms.
b) They can reproduce sexually and asexually.
c) They can undergo photosynthesis.
d) They have a cell wall made of chitin.
Answer: c) They can undergo photosynthesis.

Which of the following is the primary mode of action of antiviral drugs?
a) Inhibition of cell wall synthesis
b) Inhibition of protein synthesis
c) Inhibition of DNA replication
d) Inhibition of viral attachment or entry into host cells
Answer: d) Inhibition of viral attachment or entry into host cells

What is the function of the pili or fimbriae in bacteria?
a) DNA transfer
b) Motility
c) Protection against host immune response
d) Nutrient uptake
Answer: a) DNA transfer

Which of the following is a method used to culture viruses in the laboratory?
a) Agar plate streaking
b) Bacterial cell culture
c) Animal cell culture
d) Microscopic examination
Answer: c) Animal cell culture

Which of the following is an example of an opportunistic fungal infection?
a) Aspergillosis
b) Tuberculosis
c) Malaria
d) Legionnaires’ disease
Answer: a) Aspergillosis

Which of the following is a primary route of transmission for Clostridium difficile infection?
a) Respiratory droplets
b) Foodborne transmission
c) Sexual contact
d) Fecal-oral transmission
Answer: d) Fecal-oral transmission

Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of prions?
a) They are infectious proteins.
b) They can cause neurodegenerative diseases.
c) They contain genetic material.
d) They are resistant to standard sterilization methods.
Answer: c) They contain genetic material

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