Ananthanarayan and Paniker’s Textbook of Microbiology 7th Edition PDF
Only four years have passed since the sixth edition of TeathookorMicrobialogywas published, but rapid developments in the subject have made a new edition necessary. During this short period, new infectious diseases have emerged or re-emerged in new forms. For example, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus appeared suddenly causing death and panic in many countries, and the Bird Flu virus posed repeated pandemic threats.
Microbiology has become an increasingly important discipline, set to face new challenges. Exciting advances in diagnostic microbiology using sophisticated techniques can help in the rapid identification of new pathogens and serve to contain them. This was shown by the identification of the new SARS virus within weeks by concerted multi-disciplinary international efforts. While such scientific progress is a boon, some of it can be potentially dangerous, as for instance in the recent case of chemical synthesis of a complete pathogenic poliovirus in the laboratory.
In this edition, the seventh, relevant new information has been added and all chapters revised and updated, maintaining the general format of the book. The Textbook of Microbiology has been in use now for more than a quarter of a century. It has benefited greatly from the comments and suggestions from students, teachers and other readers. Their help is gratefully acknowledged.