Microbiology, 3rd Edition Microbiology, 3rd Edition By David R. Wessner, Christine DuPont, Trevor C. Charles, and Josh D. Neufield SINGLE-TERM $69 USD | $89 CAN Microbiology helps students develop a meaningful connection with the material through the incorporation of primary literature, applications, and examples that provide an ideal balance of comprehensive and in-depth coverage of core concepts. 3-D animations, chapter videos, and primary research-based assessments in WileyPLUS provide an immersive learning experience — incorporating many relevant applications and supporting the course’s unique focus on current research and experimentation. Information is framed around the three pillars of physiology, ecology and genetics, highlighting their interconnectedness and helping students see a bigger picture. This innovative organization establishes a firm foundation for later work and provides a perspective on real-world applications of microbiology. Schedule a Demo Request Instructor Account Want to learn more about WileyPLUS? Click Here Hear from our Authors What’s Inside About the Authors Table of Contents Interactive Tree of Life: This new innovative feature helps students understand microbial classification even more completely by showing the evolutionary relationships of these organisms. Students can see how microbes profiled throughout the book in Microbes in Focus boxes are related. When viewing this tree, students can click on a domain to get an expanded view that shows selected phyla within that domain. Clicking on a specific phylum, students then see the Microbes in Focus boxes that describe species within that phylum. Primary Research Article Summaries: Students are exposed to primary literature to highlight real-world microbiology and help build critical thinking skills. Mini-Papers within each chapter summarize and interpret primary research articles to sharpen students’ critical thinking skills and deepen their understanding of what microbiologists do. 3-D Animations: Over 125 compelling 3D animations bring course content to life and help students visualize and master complex topics in microbiology. A series of gradable assessments specific to the animations are assignable in WileyPLUS. Chapter Opener and “Rest of the Story” Videos: Videos introduce each chapter by providing current examples of microbiology in action or detailing a historically relevant discovery. “Rest of the Story” videos reconnect students to the opening videos helping them make deeper connections with the content. What’s New Interactive Tree of Life: This innovative new feature improves students’ understanding of microbial diversity by showing the evolutionary relationships of these organisms. Using the Tree of Life, students can see how microbes profiled throughout the book in Microbes in Focus boxes are related. When viewing this tree, students can click on a domain to get an expanded view that shows selected phyla within that domain. By then clicking on a specific phylum, students see the Microbes in Focus boxes that describe species within that phylum, helping them understand microbial classification even more completely. New Coverage of SARS-CoV-2 and the impacts of COVID-19 as it relates to the importance of an interdisciplinary response to a global pandemic. Many new Mini-Papers added to improve critical thinking. Perspective Boxes that emphasize scientific thinking on a range of hot topics, such as making microbiology more inclusive, coronaviruses and bats, Koch’s postulates and Alzheimer’s disease, and how biotechnology has harnessed genes of a plant to make a better meatless burger. Several new Microbes in Focus boxes. This feature highlights and integrates microbes in the text where they are relevant, rather than compiling them in an unlinked stand-alone “survey” section. DAVID R. WESSNER is a professor of biology at Davidson College. Wessner teaches introductory biology and courses on microbiology, genetics, and HIV/AIDS. His research focuses on viral pathogenesis. He is a member of the American Society for Microbiology Committee for K–12 Education. He also is a coauthor of Vision and Change in Undergraduate Education: A Call to Action. Prior to joining the faculty at Davidson, Wessner 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 is a lecturer in the department of biology at the University of Waterloo in Southern Ontario, Canada. Dupont teaches undergraduate courses in genetics, biotechnology, virology, and bacterial pathogenesis. She earned a Ph.D. from Massey University, Faculty of Veterinary Science, New Zealand; a B.Ed. from the University of Windsor, Ontario; and an M.Sc. and B.Sc. in microbiology from the University of Guelph, Ontario. Prior to her Ph.D. studies, Dupont taught high school science for several years, developing a passion for teaching and working with students. TREVOR C. CHARLES is a professor in the department of biology at the University of Waterloo. Charles 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 the University of Washington. He earned his Ph.D. from McMaster University and his B.Sc. in Microbiology from the University of British Columbia. JOSH D. NEUFELD is a professor in the department of biology at the University of Waterloo. He explores microbiology with undergraduate students in the classroom and both undergraduate and graduate students in his microbial ecology research program. Neufeld earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in microbiology from McGill University’s Macdonald Campus prior to completing a Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia and postdoctoral research at the University of Warwick. 1. The Microbial World2. Bacteria3. Eukaryal Microbes4. Archaea5. Viruses6. Cultivating Microorganisms7. DNA Replication and Gene Expression8. Viral Replication Strategies9. Bacterial Genetic Analysis10. Microbial Genomics11. Regulation of Gene Expression12. Microbial Biotechnology13. Metabolism14. Biogeochemical Cycles15. Microbial Ecosystems16. The Microbiology of Food and Water17. Microbial Symbionts18. Introduction to Infectious Diseases19. Innate Host Defenses Against Microbial Invasion20. Adaptive Immunity22. Viral Pathogenesis23. Eukaryal Microbe Pathogenesis24. Control of Infectious Diseases Wiley Team for Success. Dedicated to Student Achievement. The Team for Success authors are dedicated to ensuring that all of their Accounting titles are accessible to students, current, accurate, and have a consistent voice and pedagogy from introductory accounting to the intermediate level. Millions of students worldwide have learned from their exceptional resources—and now students are getting real results using ORION Adaptive Practice available in WileyPLUS for Accounting.