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12 Best books for Introduction and Scope of Microbiology

Tortora, Funke, and Case’s Microbiology, An Introduction brings a 21st-century lens to the #1 best-selling text on the market.

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Best books for CSIR NET Life Science
Best books for CSIR NET Life Science

1. Microbiology: An Introduction

Author: by Gerard Tortora (Author), Berdell Funke (Author), Christine Case (Author), Derek Weber (Author), Warner Bair III (Author)

Cutting edge microbiology research for today’s learners

Tortora, Funke, and Case’s Microbiology, An Introduction brings a 21st-century lens to the #1 best-selling text on the market. Known for its exceptionally clear presentation of complex topics, this trusted text provides a careful balance of concepts and applications, pedagogically superior art, and robust animations and media via Mastering Microbiology.

With the 13th Edition, new Exploring the Microbiome boxes present updated research on the microbiome and how microbes influence human health. Four new Big Picture spreads cover vaccine-preventable diseases, the “hygiene hypothesis,” vertical transmission, and bioterrorism.

Also available with Mastering Microbiology

Mastering is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools developed to engage students and emulate the office-hour experience, Mastering personalizes learning and improves results for each student. An expanded, robust Mastering Microbiology program works with the text to provide an interactive and personalized learning experience that ensures students learn microbiology both in and out of the classroom.

2. Brock Biology of Microorganisms (14th Edition)

Author: by Michael T. Madigan (Author), John M. Martinko (Author), Kelly S. Bender (Author), Daniel H. Buckley (Author), David A. Stahl (Author), Thomas Brock (Author)

The Fourteenth Edition seamlessly integrates the most current science, paying particular attention to molecular biology and how the genomic revolution has changed and is changing the field. This edition offers a streamlined, modern organization with a consistent level of detail and updated, visually compelling art program. Brock Biology of Microorganisms includes MasteringMicrobiology® , an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts both in and outside the classroom.

The Fourteenth Edition and MasteringMicrobiology will provide a better teaching and learning experiencefor you and your students.

Brock Biology of Microorganisms Plus MasteringMicrobiology
 is designed to:

  • Personalize learning: MasteringMicrobiology coaches students through the toughest microbiology topics. Engaging tools help students visualize, practice, and understand crucial content.
  • Focus on today’s learners: Research-based activities, case studies, and engaging activities improve students’ ability to solve problems and make connections between concepts.
  • Teach tough topics with superior art and animations: Outstanding animations, illustrations, and micrographs enable students to understand difficult microbiology concepts and processes. 

3. Microbiology: A Laboratory Manual

Author: by James Cappuccino (Author), Chad Welsh (Author)

This loose-leaf, three-hole punched textbook that gives students the flexibility to take only what they need to class and add their own notes–all at an affordable price.

For courses in Microbiology Lab and Nursing and Allied Health Microbiology Lab.

Foundations in microbiology lab work with clinical and critical-thinking emphasis

Microbiology: A Laboratory Manual, 12th Edition provides students with a solid underpinning of microbiology laboratory work while putting increased focus on clinical applications and critical-thinking skills, as required by today’s instructors. The text is clear, comprehensive, and versatile, easily adapted to virtually any microbiology lab course and easily paired with any undergraduate microbiology text.

The 12th Edition has been extensively updated to enhance the student experience and meet instructor requirements in a shifting learning environment. Updates and additions include clinical case studies, equipment and material checklists, new experiments, governing body guidelines, and more.

4. Prescott’s Microbiology

Author: by Joanne Willey (Author), Linda Sherwood (Author), Christopher J. Woolverton (Author)

The author team of Prescott’s Microbiology continues the tradition of past editions by providing a balanced, comprehensive introduction to all major areas of microbiology. This balance makes Microbiology appropriate for microbiology majors and mixed majors courses. The authors have introduced a number of pedagogical elements designed to facilitate student learning. They also remain focused on readability, artwork, and the integration of several key themes (including evolution, ecology and diversity) throughout the text, making an already superior text even better.

5. Microbiology: Basic and Clinical Principles

Author: by Lourdes Norman-McKay (Author)

Building tomorrow’s health care leaders

Lourdes Norman-McKay wrote Microbiology: Basic and Clinical Principles to equip tomorrow’s allied health professionals with necessary critical thinking skills. In the first and only introductory microbiology text developed from the ground up with this student population in mind, Norman-McKay teaches not only the fundamentals of microbiology, but also how to apply critical thinking to real-world healthcare scenarios.

The author introduces her unique “S.M.A.R.T.” problem-solving framework (Summarize known and unknown, Make connections, Avoid distractors, Read and re-read, Thoroughly answer) that helps students tackle clinical cases online and throughout the book. This textbook is the first on the market written to align with the American Society of Microbiology’s nursing-centric learning outcomes, as well as NCLEX learning outcomes,and emphasizes topics that are medically relevant. The author’s conversational writing style employs accessible analogies and humor to engage students in their reading, while the artwork incorporates new research-based learning design principles to focus learners on what is truly important.   

Online videos of clinical cases, tutorials, and animations coach students through tough concepts in Mastering™ Microbiology, complementing Microbiology: Basic and Clinical Principles and helping students think clinically and critically.

Also available with Mastering Microbiology

Mastering is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools developed to engage students and emulate the office-hour experience, Mastering personalizes learning and improves results for each student. An expanded, robust Mastering Microbiology program works with the text to provide an interactive and personalized learning experience that ensures students learn microbiology both in and out of the classroom.

6. Microbiology: Principles and Explorations 

Author: by Jacquelyn G. Black (Author), Laura J. Black (Author)

Microbiology: Principles and Explorations has been a best-selling textbook for several editions due to the authors engaging writing style where her passion for the subject shines through the narrative. The texts student-friendly approach provides readers with an excellent introduction to the study of Microbiology. This text is appropriate for non-major and mixed major microbiology courses, as well as allied health, agriculture and food sciences courses.

7. Microbiology

Author: by Michael Joseph Pelczar (Author)

This text by the well-known authors of ‘Microbiology: Concepts and Applications’ emphasizes the importance of integrating new knowledge gained through basic research with applied research and development programs. One of the main features of this text is a presentation of the classification of bacteria in a totally new format. Material on metabolism, bacterial genetics, and genetic engineering and reorganized the section on microorganisms and disease.

8. General Microbiology

Author: by R.Y. Stanier (Author)

The Beginnings of Microbioloty/The Methods of Microbiology/The Nature of the Microbial World/Microbial Metabolism Fuelling Reactions/Microbila Methbolism: Biosynthesis Polymerization Assembly/The Relation between Structure and Function in Prokaryotic Cells/Microbial Growth.

9. Bailey & Scott’s Diagnostic Microbiology

by Patricia Tille (Author)

Perfect your lab skills with the essential text for diagnostic microbiology! Bailey & Scott’s Diagnostic Microbiology, 15th Edition Is known as the #1 bench reference for practicing microbiologists and as the preeminent text for students in clinical laboratory science programs. With hundreds of full-color illustrations and step-by-step methods for procedures, this text provides a solid, basic understanding of diagnostic microbiology and also covers more advanced techniques such as matrix-assisted laser desorption time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Written by noted CLS educator Dr. Patricia Tille, Diagnostic Microbiology has everything you need to get accurate lab test results in class and in clinical practice.

  • More than 800 high-quality, full-color illustrations help you visualize concepts.
  • Expanded sections on parasitology, mycology, and virology allow you to use just one book, eliminating the need to purchase other microbiology textbooks for these topics. 
  • Hands-on procedures show exactly what takes place in the lab, including step-by-step methods, photos, and expected results.
  • Case studies allow you to apply your knowledge to diagnostic scenarios and to develop critical thinking skills.
  • Genera and Species boxes provide handy, at-a-glance summaries at the beginning of each organism chapter. 
  • Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter provide measurable outcomes to achieve by completing the chapter material.
  • A glossary defines terms at the back of the book and on the Evolve companion website.
  • NewUpdated content includes infectious disease trends and new illustrations such as culture plate images of real specimens, complex gram stains, lactophenol cotton blue microscopy, and more.
  • NEW COVID-19 information has been added.
  • UPDATED topics include the Human Microbiome Project, expanded MALDI-TOF applications and molecular diagnostics in conjunction with traditional microbiology, additional streps, and significant news in mycology.
  • EXPANDED glossary defines terms on the Evolve companion website.

10. Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple

by Mark T. Gladwin (Author)

Excellent for USMLE Board Review. A brief, clear, thorough, and highly enjoyable updated approach to clinical microbiology, brimming with mnemonics, humor, summary charts and illustrations, from Ebola to AIDS to flesh-eating bacteria; to mad cow disease, hantavirus, anthrax, smallpox, botulism, Clostridium difficile diagnosis and treatment; treatment of gonorrhea in light of growing antimicrobial resistance; Tuberculosis diagnostics, drugs for treatment of latent TB infection and MDR TB; the latest antibiotics; pandemic flu, including H7N9; SARS-like coronavirus; the latest hepatitis C treatment options; the latest HIV diagnostics and approved HIV meds; Zika virus; Measles and a new chapter on the latest emerging infectious diseases and drug resistant bacteria.

11. Microbiology

by Nina Parker (Author), Mark Schneegurt (Author), Anh-Hue Thi Tu (Author), Brian M. Forster (Author), Philip Lister (Author), OpenStax (Editor)

Microbiology covers the scope and sequence requirements for a single-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 the text make the material interesting and accessible while maintaining the career-application focus and scientific rigor inherent in the subject matter. Microbiology’s art program enhances students’ understanding of concepts through clear and effective illustrations, diagrams, and photographs. Microbiology is produced through a collaborative publishing agreement between OpenStax and the American Society for Microbiology Press. The book aligns with the curriculum guidelines of the American Society for Microbiology.

12. Microbiology For Dummies

by Jennifer Stearns (Author), Michael Surette (Author)

Microbiology For Dummies (9781119544425) was previously published as Microbiology For Dummies (9781118871188). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.

Microbiology is the study of life itself, down to the smallest particle

Microbiology is a fascinating field that explores life down to the tiniest level. Did you know that your body contains more bacteria cells than human cells? It’s true. Microbes are essential to our everyday lives, from the food we eat to the very internal systems that keep us alive. These microbes include bacteria, algae, fungi, viruses, and nematodes. Without microbes, life on Earth would not survive. It’s amazing to think that all life is so dependent on these microscopic creatures, but their impact on our future is even more astonishing. Microbes are the tools that allow us to engineer hardier crops, create better medicines, and fuel our technology in sustainable ways. Microbes may just help us save the world. 

Microbiology For Dummies is your guide to understanding the fundamentals of this enormously-encompassing field. Whether your career plans include microbiology or another science or health specialty, you need to understand life at the cellular level before you can understand anything on the macro scale. 

  • Explore the difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
  • Understand the basics of cell function and metabolism
  • Discover the differences between pathogenic and symbiotic relationships
  • Study the mechanisms that keep different organisms active and alive 

You need to know how cells work, how they get nutrients, and how they die. You need to know the effects different microbes have on different systems, and how certain microbes are integral to ecosystem health. Microbes are literally the foundation of all life, and they are everywhere. Microbiology For Dummies will help you understand them, appreciate them, and use them.

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