Microbiology: An Introduction, 12th Edition

Gerard J. Tortora, Bergen Community College

Berdell R. Funke, North Dakota State University

Christine L. Case, Skyline College

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Master microbiology where it matters...everywhere!

Microbiology: An Introduction, Twelfth Edition focuses on big picture concepts and themes in microbiology, encouraging students to visualize and synthesize tough topics such as microbial metabolism, immunology, and microbial genetics. The text and accompanying resources also help your students make connections between microbiology theory and disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

MasteringMicrobiology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment resource that helps students quickly master concepts and improve course results. Students benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature immediate wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the instructor office-hour experience to help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

Reworked Complement Section in Chapter 16

NEW | Content updates have been made throughout the text, and Chapter 16, Innate Immunity: Nonspecific Defenses of the Host, has been reworked with new art and more straightforward explanations to make this challenging, important material easier for students to understand and retain. Chapter 16 is available for download as a sample chapter in PDF format.

Answers to the In the Clinic questions are found online in MasteringMicrobiology.