Microbiology Laboratory Manual: Principles and Applications

For freshman/sophomore courses in General Introductory Microbiology, and Microbiology for Allied Health Students. This laboratory manual serves as a general introduction to the microbiology laboratory, including basic procedures and equipment. Content covers not only basic lab instructions, but background material that explains the tests, the basis of results and their applications, providing a procedural aspect in addition to laboratory guidance. Questions are provided with each exercise to reinforce and challenge students' understanding of basic concepts and to require students to analyze or apply the material under discussion.