Essential Microbiology second edition is a fully revised comprehensive introductory
text aimed at students taking a first course in the subject. It provides an ideal entry
into the world of microorganisms, considering all aspects of their biology (structure,
metabolism, genetics), and illustrates the remarkable diversity of microbial life by
devoting a chapter to each of the main taxonomic groupings. The second part of the book
introduces the reader to aspects of applied microbiology, exploring the involvement of
microorganisms in areas as diverse as food and drink production, genetic engineering,
global recycling systems and infectious disease.
Essential Microbiology explains the key points of each topic but avoids overburdening
the student with unnecessary detail. Now in full colour it makes extensive use of clear
line diagrams to clarify sometimes difficult concepts or mechanisms. A companion web
site includes further material including MCQs, enabling the student to assess their
understanding of the main concepts that have been covered.
This edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect the developments that have
occurred in recent years and includes a completely new section devoted to medical
microbiology. Students of any life science degree course will find this a concise and
valuable introduction to microbiology.
528 pages; ISBN 9781118527269
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Title: Essential Microbiology
Author: Stuart Hogg