2nd Edition

Dave Wessner
Christine Dupont, Trevor Charles, Josh Neufeld

© 2016

Microbiology, 2/e helps to develop a meaningful connection with the material through the incorporation of primary literature, applications and examples. This provides an ideal balance of comprehensive, in-depth coverage of core concepts, while incorporating many relevant applications and a unique focus on current research and experimentation. Information is framed around the three pillars of physiology, ecology and genetics, highlighting their interconnectedness and helping students see a bigger picture. This innovative organization establishes a firm foundation for later work and provides a perspective on real-world applications of microbiology.

With WileyPLUS, students create a personalized study plan, assess progress along the way, and make deeper connections as they interact with the digital resources such as animations and interactivities along with other students. Microbiology, 2e also includes ORION-integrated, adaptive practice that helps students build their proficiency on topics and use their study time most effectively.

Topics covered

1. The Microbial World

2. Bacteria

3. Eukaryal Microbes

4. Archaea

5. Viruses

6. Cultivating Microorganisms

7. DNA Replication and Gene Expression

8. Viral Replication Strategies

9. Bacterial Genetic Analysis

10. Microbial Genomics

11. Regulation of Gene Expression

12. Microbial Biotechnology

13. Metabolism

14. Biogeochemical Cycles

15. Microbial Ecosystems

16. The Microbiology of Food and Water

17. Microbial Symbionts

18. Introduction to Infectious Diseases

19. Innate Host Defenses Against Microbial Invasion

20. Adaptive Immunity

21. Viral Pathogenesis

22. Eukaryal Microbe Pathogenesis

23. Control of Infectious Diseases