Microbiology: Applications and Connections, 1st Edition

ISBN: 9780471694342

Microbiology: Applications and Connections is the perfect text if you need more than words on a page to learn. With heaps of interactive features and visual illustrations, this Wiley text helps you really engage with the content. Over 125 animations were created specifically for this book so you can actually see how molecules move and function. These animations and many other features are available through WileyPLUS, which comes complete with this text. The Read, Study, Practice section of WileyPLUS includes an E-Text version of the book that lets you test your knowledge and comprehension through a series of questions and interactive activities.


  • 3D Visualization Animations: Based on the toughest topics to teach in Microbiology and created specifically to address key concepts in this text, many chapters feature 3D Visualization Animations created by Janet Iwasa. The animations are tied closely to key sections of the text and are designed to help bring microbiology concepts to life within WileyPLUS.
  • Image in Action: Many of the Chapter Opener art pieces, also created by Janet Iwasa, come to life in the form of a story and 3D visualization animation.
  • Connections: The Connection notes in the margins of each chapter highlight related material that was covered previously or let you know about related material coming up.
  • Mini Papers: In every chapter, primary research articles (both classic and current) are summarised and interpreted. These papers will help in your analysis of real experimental data and deepen your understanding of what microbiologists do in everyday life.
David Wessner, Professor of Biology and Associate Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at Davidson College, teaches introductory biology and courses on microbiology, genetics, and HIV/AIDS. His research focuses on viral pathogenesis. He is a member of the Charlotte Teachers Institute University Advisory Committee and the American Society for Microbiology Committee for K-12 Education. He also is a co-author of Vision and Change in Undergraduate Education: A Call to Action. Prior to joining the faculty at Davidson, David conducted research at the Navy Medical Center. He earned his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Harvard University and his B.A. in Biology from Franklin and Marshall College.

Christine Dupont, Lecturer in the Department of Biology, University of Waterloo in southern Ontario, Canada, teaches undergraduate courses in genetics, biotechnology, virology, and bacterial pathogenesis. She earned her Ph.D. from Massey University, faculty of Veterinary Science, New Zealand, B.Ed. from University of Windsor, Ontario, and M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Microbiology, University of Guelph, Ontario. Prior to her Ph.D. studies, Christine taught high school science for several years, developing a passion for teaching and working with students.

Trevor Charles, professor in the Department of Biology, University of Waterloo, teaches undergraduate courses in microbiology and synthetic biology, and runs a research program that focuses on plant-microbe interactions and functional metagenomics. Prior to joining the faculty at Waterloo, he held a faculty position at McGill University and did postdoctoral research at University of Washington. He earned his Ph.D. from McMaster University, and his B.Sc. in Microbiology from University of British Columbia.

Kelli Prior (contributor) is a Professor of Biology, and has been with Finger Lakes Community College since 2002. Prior served as Coordinator of FLCC’s Gladys M. Snyder Center for Teaching and Learning from 2005-2009. She received the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2009. In addition to her academic specialty in microbiology, she has conducted research and presented at conferences and workshops with an emphasis on teaching and pedagogy. She is also a reviewer and contributing author for Wiley and Prentice Hall. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from the University of Rochester, as well as a bachelor’s degree in biology from Nazareth College.

Janet Iwasa (artist) received her Ph.D. from the University of California, San Francisco. She joined the faculty at Harvard Medical School in 2008. Dr. Iwasa started working with visualizations when she saw her first animated molecule five years ago. In 2006, with a grant from the National Science Foundation, she spent three months at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects, an animation boot camp in Hollywood where she worked on molecules while her colleagues created monsters and spaceships.

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. Survival in the Host
22. Viral Pathogenesis
23. Eukaryal Microbe Pathogenesis
24. Control of Infectious Diseases

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