"Microbiology" is a course intended for B.Sc. undergraduate students and draws on both academic theory and practical experience. Microbiology is designed to cover the scope and sequence requirements for the six-semester Microbiology course for non-majors. The book presents the core concepts of microbiology with a focus on applications for careers in allied health. The pedagogical features of Microbiology make the material interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the career-application focus and scientific rigor inherent in the subject matter.

The content of this course has been arranged in a logical progression from fundamental to more advanced concepts. The opening chapters present an overview of the discipline, with individual chapters focusing on microscopy and cellular biology as well as each of the classifications of microorganisms. Students then explore the foundations of microbial biochemistry, metabolism, and genetics, topics that provide a basis for understanding the various means by which we can control and combat microbial growth.

This course use following Open Education Resource released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License:

  • Microbiology by Nina Parker - Shenandoah University, Mark Schneegurt - Wichita State University, Anh-­Hue Thi Tu - Georgia Southwestern State University, Brian M. Forster - Saint Joseph’s University, Philip Lister - Central New Mexico Community College is  used under a CC-BY 4.0 international license.
  • Download this book for free at http://cnx.org/content/col12087/latest/
  • Bibliographic Reference Citation: OpenStax, Microbiology. OpenStax. 01 November 2016. <http://cnx.org/content/col12087/latest/>