Recommended Books

12 Best Books on Bacteriology and Virology

Maintaining an emphasis on the principles of microbiology, this second edition of the text has been expanded to cover biodiversity as well...

Sourav Bio avatar
Sourav Bio
This article writter by Sourav Bio on July 06, 2021

Writer and Founder of Microbiologynote.com. I am from India and my main purpose is to provide you a strong understanding of Microbiology.

· 6 min read >
Best Book for BHU PET Applied Microbiology
Best Book for BHU PET Applied Microbiology

1. Principles of Microbiology

Author: by Ronald M. Atlas (Author)

Maintaining an emphasis on the principles of microbiology, this second edition of the text has been expanded to cover biodiversity as well as integrating more molecular detail.

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 authoritative #1 textbook for introductory majors microbiology, Brock Biology of Microorganisms continues to set the standard for impeccable scholarship, accuracy, and outstanding illustrations and photos. This book for biology, microbiology, and other science majors balances cutting edge research with the concepts essential for understanding the field of microbiology, including strong coverage of ecology, evolution, and metabolism.

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. General Microbiology

Author: by R.Y. Stanier (Author)

The fifth edition of this successful text continues to present microbiology within the framework of general biology. Brief chapters on history and methods are followed by detailed treatment of structure, metabolism, growth, environmental factors and microbial genetics. An introductory section dealing with bacterial classifications prefaces 13 chapters concerned with characteristics of groups of micro-organisms.

4. Virology: Principles and Applications

Author: by John Carter (Author), Venetia Saunders (Author)

The second edition of Virology is an accessible introduction designed to enable students to understand the principles of virus structure, replication and genetics. The aim of this book is to help the reader appreciate the relevance of virology in the modern world, including the fields of vaccines, anti-viral drugs and cancer. There is also a chapter on prions. The second edition has been extensively revised and updated to reflect the many developments in virology and offers deeper insights into the subject. Newly-discovered viruses are discussed and there is an additional chapter on the influenza virus.

5. Principles of Virology, Volume 1: Molecular Biology

Author: by Jane Flint (Author), Vincent R. Racaniello (Author), Glenn F. Rall (Author), Theodora Hatziioannou (Author), Anna Marie Skalka (Author)

Principles of Virology, the leading virology textbook in use, is an extremely valuable and highly informative presentation of virology at the interface of modern cell biology and immunology. This text utilizes a uniquely rational approach by highlighting common principles and processes across all viruses. Using a set of representative viruses to illustrate the breadth of viral complexity, students are able to under-stand viral reproduction and pathogenesis and are equipped with the necessary tools for future encounters with new or understudied viruses.

This fifth edition was updated to keep pace with the ever-changing field of virology. In addition to the beloved full-color illustrations, video interviews with leading scientists, movies, and links to exciting blogposts on relevant topics, this edition includes study questions and active learning puzzles in each chapter, as well as short descriptions regarding the key messages of references of special interest. 

Volume I: Molecular Biology focuses on the molecular processes of viral reproduction, from entry through release. Volume II: Pathogenesis and Control addresses the interplay between viruses and their host organisms, on both the micro- and macroscale, including chapters on public health, the immune response, vaccines and other antiviral strategies, viral evolution, and a brand new chapter on the therapeutic uses of viruses. These two volumes can be used for separate courses or together in a single course. Each includes a unique appendix, glossary, and links to internet resources.

Principles of Virology, Fifth Edition, is ideal for teaching the strategies by which all viruses reproduce, spread within a host, and are maintained within populations. This edition carefully reflects the results of extensive vetting and feedback received from course instructors and students, making this renowned textbook even more appropriate for undergraduate and graduate courses in virology, microbiology, and infectious diseases.

6. Principles of Virology: Bundle (ASM Books)

Author: by S. Jane Flint (Author), Vincent R. Racaniello (Author), Glenn F. Rall (Author), Anna Marie Skalka (Author), Lynn W. Enquist (Contributor)

Principles of Virology is the leading virology textbook because it does more than collect and present facts about individual viruses. Instead, it facilitates an understanding of basic virology by examining the shared processes and capabilities of viruses. This fully updated edition represents the rapidly changing field of virology.

7. Understanding Viruses

Author: by Teri Shors (Author)

Understanding Viruses continues to set the standard for the fundamentals of virology. This classic textbook combines molecular, clinical, and historical aspects of human viral diseases in a new stunning interior design featuring high quality art that will engage readers. Preparing students for their careers, the Third Edition greatly expands on molecular virology and virus families. This practical text also includes the latest information on influenza, global epidemiology statistics, and the recent outbreaks of Zika and Ebola viruses to keep students on the forefront of cutting-edge virology information. Numerous case studies and feature boxes illuminate fascinating research and historical cases stimulate student interest, making the best-selling Understanding Viruses the clear choice in virology. Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources (available to adopting instructors with course ID), and learning analytics reporting tools (available to adopting instructors with course ID).

8. Microbiology by Michael Joseph Pelczar

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.

9. Microbiology: An Introduction

Author: by Gerard J. Tortora (Author), Berdell R. Funke (Author), Christine L. Case (Author)

10. Prescott’s Microbiology

Author: by Joanne Willey (Author), Kathleen Sandman (Author), Dorothy Wood (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.

11. Introduction to Modern Virology

Author: by Nigel J. Dimmock (Author), Andrew J. Easton (Author), Keith N. Leppard (Author)

Praised forits clarity of presentation and accessibility, Introduction to Modern Virology has been a successful student text for over 30 years. It provides a broad introduction to virology, which includes the nature of viruses, the interaction of viruses with their hosts and the consequences of those interactions that lead to the diseases we see.  This new edition contains a number of important changes and innovations including:

  • The consideration of immunology now covers two chapters, one on innate immunity and the other on adaptive immunity, reflecting the explosion in knowledge of viral interactions with these systems. 
  • The coverage of vaccines and antivirals has been expanded and separated into two new chapters to reflect the importance of these approaches to prevention and treatment. 
  • Virus infections in humans are considered in more detail with new chapters on viral hepatitis, influenza, vector-borne diseases, and exotic and emerging viral infections, complementing an updated chapter on HIV.  
  • The final section includes three new chapters on the broader aspects of the influence of viruses on our lives, focussing on the economic impact of virus infections, the ways we can use viruses in clinical and other spheres, and the impact that viruses have on the planet and almost every aspect of our lives.

A good basic understanding of viruses is important for generalists and specialists alike. The aim of this book is to make such understanding as accessible as possible, allowing students across the biosciences spectrum to improve their knowledge of these fascinating entities.

12. Principles of Molecular Virology

Author: by Alan J. Cann (Author)

Principles of Molecular Virology, Fifth Edition, provides an introduction to modern virology. Viruses are submicroscopic, obligate intracellular parasites that are more diverse than all the bacterial, plant, and animal kingdoms combined. The book examines protein-protein, protein-nucleic acid, and protein-lipid interactions, which control the structure of virus particles; the ways in which viruses infect cells; how viruses replicate; and the effects of virus infection on host organisms.

The book begins with a history of virology, tracing the development of knowledge and research on virology. The remaining seven chapters deal with the function and formation of virus particles; the structure and complexity of virus genomes; virus replication; gene expression; virus infections; the effects of virus infection on the body and the body’s response to infection; and subviral agents, such as satellites, viroids, and prions. The text concludes with three appendices that feature a glossary and abbreviations; a classification of subcellular infectious agents; and an outline of the history of virology.

  • Completely rewritten and updated
  • Clear and easy to understand
  • Examples covering important ideas in virology
  • All new illustrations

Get involved!

Responses

No comments yet
0
0
Writer and Founder of Microbiologynote.com. I am from India and my main purpose is to provide you a strong understanding of Microbiology.

More From Microbiology

Are you excited?Download eBook! Free

Don’t miss the chance, Free download Essentials of Medical Microbiology eBook. 

Join the Newsletter

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter below and never miss the latest articles.