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Linda Bruslind, Oregon State University

Pub Date: 2017

Publisher: Open Oregon State

Language: English

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Reviewed by Michael Chorney, Professor of Biology, Pennsylvania State University on 2/2/18

First off, I enjoyed the tome. It was a pleasant read and it covers most areas pertinent to microbiology. I give it reasonably high marks for comprehensiveness, though there are some holes. I also like its straightforward style (though there... read more


Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Microbiology
  2. Microscopes
  3. Cell Structure
  4. Bacteria: Cell Walls
  5. Bacteria: Internal Components
  6. Bacteria: Surface Structures
  7. Archaea
  8. Introduction to Viruses
  9. Microbial Growth
  10. Environmental Factors
  11. Microbial Nutrition
  12. Energetics & Redox Reactions
  13. Chemoorganotrophy
  14. Chemolithotrophy & Nitrogen Metabolism
  15. Phototrophy
  16. Taxonomy & Evolution
  17. Microbial Genetics
  18. Genetic Engineering
  19. Genomics
  20. Microbial Symbioses
  21. Bacterial Pathogenicity
  22. The Viruses

About the Book

In this textbook the focus will be on the bacteria and archaea (traditionally known as the “prokaryotes,”) and the viruses and other acellular agents.

About the Contributors


Linda Bruslind is a microbiology professor at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR.