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Solutions for Chapter 1: Microbiology: An Introduction 11th Edition

Microbiology: An Introduction | 11th Edition | ISBN: 9780321733603 | Authors: Gerard J. Tortora

Full solutions for Microbiology: An Introduction | 11th Edition

ISBN: 9780321733603

Microbiology: An Introduction | 11th Edition | ISBN: 9780321733603 | Authors: Gerard J. Tortora

Solutions for Chapter 1

This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Microbiology: An Introduction, edition: 11. Microbiology: An Introduction was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321733603. Chapter 1 includes 17 full step-by-step solutions. Since 17 problems in chapter 1 have been answered, more than 16750 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Cosmology

    The study of the universe.

  • Creep

    The slow downhill movement of soil and regolith.

  • Detrital sedimentary rock

    Rock formed from the accumulation of material that originated and was transported in the form of solid particles derived from both mechanical and chemical weathering.

  • Lahar

    Mudflows on the slopes of volcanoes that result when unstable layers of ash and debris become saturated and flow downslope, usually following stream channels.

  • Longshore current

    A nearshore current that flows parallel to the shore.

  • Luminosity

    The brightness of a star. The amount of energy radiated by a star.

  • Mixing depth

    The height to which convectional movements extend above Earth’s surface. The greater the mixing depth, the better the air quality.

  • Nuée ardente

    Incandescent volcanic debris buoyed up by hot gases that moves downslope in an avalanche fashion.

  • Ore deposit

    A naturally occurring concentration of one or more metallic minerals that can be extracted economically.

  • Outer planet

    See Jovian planet.

  • Photosynthesis

    The process by which plants and algae produce carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water in the presence of chlorophyll, using light energy and releasing oxygen.

  • Primary (P) wave

    A type of seismic wave that involves alternating compression and expansion of the material through which it passes.

  • Protostar

    A collapsing cloud of gas and dust destined to become a star.

  • Rock cycle

    A model that illustrates the origin of the three basic rock types and the interrelatedness of Earth materials and processes.

  • Scattering

    The redirecting (in all directions) of light by small particles and gas molecules in the atmosphere. The result is diffused light.

  • Supercontinent cycle

    The idea that the rifting and dispersal of one supercontinent is followed by a long period during which the fragments gradually reassemble into a new supercontinent.

  • Surface waves

    Seismic waves that travel along the outer layer of Earth.

  • Thunder

    The sound emitted by rapidly expanding gases along the channel of lightning discharge.

  • Unconformity

    A surface that represents a break in the rock record, caused by erosion or nondeposition.

  • Wash

    A common term for a desert stream course that is typically dry except for brief periods immediately following a rain.