Solutions for Chapter 17: 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 17

Solutions for Chapter 17
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Textbook: Microbiology: An Introduction
Edition: 11
Author: Gerard J. Tortora
ISBN: 9780321733603

This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Microbiology: An Introduction, edition: 11. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Microbiology: An Introduction was written by Sieva Kozinsky and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321733603. Chapter 17 includes 38 full step-by-step solutions. Since 38 problems in chapter 17 have been answered, more than 6942 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Continental slope

    The steep gradient that leads to the deep-ocean floor and marks the seaward edge of the continental shelf.

  • Continuous spectrum

    An uninterrupted band of light emitted by an incandescent solid, liquid, or gas under pressure.

  • Daily mean

    The mean temperature for a day that is determined by averaging the 24 hourly readings or, more commonly, by averaging the maximum and minimum temperatures for a day.

  • Dark nebula

    A cloud of interstellar dust that obscures the light of more distant stars and appears as an opaque curtain.

  • Divergent boundary

    A region where the rigid plates are moving apart, typified by the midoceanic ridges.

  • Dry adiabatic rate

    The rate of adiabatic cooling or warming in unsaturated air. The rate of temperature change is 1° C per 100 meters.

  • Geyser

    A fountain of hot water ejected periodically.

  • Inclination of the axis

    The tilt of Earth’s axis from the perpendicular to the plane of Earth’s orbit.

  • Mesozoic era

    A span on the geologic time scale between the Paleozoic and Cenozoic eras from about 248 million to 65 million years ago.

  • Occultation

    An eclipse of a star or planet by the Moon or a planet.

  • Placer

    Deposit formed when heavy minerals are mechanically concentrated by currents, most commonly streams and waves. Placers are sources of gold, tin, platinum, diamonds, and other valuable minerals.

  • Polar high

    Anticyclones that are assumed to occupy the inner polar regions and are believed to be thermally induced, at least in part.

  • Prokaryotes

    Refers to the cells or organisms such as bacteria whose genetic material is not enclosed in a nucleus.

  • Red giant

    A large, cool star of high luminosity; a star occupying the upper-right portion of the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram.

  • Sediment

    Unconsolidated particles created by the weathering and erosion of rock, by chemical precipitation from solution in water, or from the secretions of organisms and transported by water, wind, or glaciers.

  • Snow

    A solid form of precipitation produced by sublimination of water vapor.

  • Stalactite

    The icicle-like structure that hangs from the ceiling of a cavern.

  • Tectonics

    The study of the large-scale processes that collectively deform Earth’s crust.

  • Tropical depression

    By international agreement, a tropical cyclone with maximum winds that do not exceed 61 kilometers (38 miles) per hour.

  • Welded tuff

    A pyroclastic rock composed of particles that have been fused together by the combination of heat still contained in the deposit after it has come to rest and by the weight of overlying material.

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