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Solutions for Chapter 14: 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 14

This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Microbiology: An Introduction, edition: 11. Since 17 problems in chapter 14 have been answered, more than 15651 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. Chapter 14 includes 17 full step-by-step solutions. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Microbiology: An Introduction was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321733603.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Arid

    See Desert.

  • Black hole

    A massive star that has collapsed to such a small volume that its gravity prevents the escape of all radiation.

  • Compressional mountains

    Mountains in which great horizontal forces have shortened and thickened the crust. Most major mountain belts are of this type.

  • Conglomerate

    A sedimentary rock composed of rounded, gravel-size particles.

  • Deflation

    The lifting and removal of loose material by wind.

  • Earthquake

    The vibration of Earth produced by the rapid release of energy.

  • Geostrophic wind

    A wind, usually above a height of 600 meters (2,000 feet), that blows parallel to the isobars.

  • Index fossil

    A fossil that is associated with a particular span of geologic time.

  • Mineralogy

    The study of minerals.

  • Paleontology

    The systematic study of fossils and the history of life on Earth.

  • Porphyritic texture

    An igneous texture consisting of large crystals embedded in a matrix of much smaller crystals.

  • Primary productivity

    The amount of organic matter synthesized by organisms from inorganic substances through photosynthesis or chemosynthesis within a given volume of water or habitat in a unit of time.

  • Pyroclastic

    An igneous rock texture resulting from the consolidation of individual rock fragments that are ejected during a violent eruption.

  • Reflecting telescope

    A telescope that concentrates light from distant objects by using a concave mirror.

  • Seismic gap

    A segment of an active fault zone that has not experienced a major earthquake over a span when most other segments have. Such segments are probable sites for future major earthquakes.

  • Silicate

    Any one of numerous minerals that have the oxygen and silicon tetrahedron as their basic structure.

  • Tectonic plate

    A coherent unit of Earth’s rigid outer layer that includes the crust and upper unit.

  • Wave height

    The vertical distance between the trough and crest of a wave.

  • White dwarf

    A star that has exhausted most or all of its nuclear fuel and has collapsed to a very small size; believed to be near its final stage of evolution.

  • Yazoo tributary

    A tributary that flows parallel to the main stream because a natural levee is present.

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