|About the Book|
Microbes play an important role in our everyday lives. As agents of infectious diseases they cause untold human misery, yet their beneficial activities are manifold, ranging from the natural cycling of chemical elements through to the production of food, beverages and pharmaceuticals. Introductory Microbiology is a basic and accessible introduction to the world of microbiology. It covers the structure and functioning of microbes as well as the methods used to culture, control, identify and study them. In Microbiology in Action, the authors provide a clear and accessible account of the interactions between microbes, their environment and other organisms, using examples of both beneficial and adverse activities. Now published as a two volume set, Introductory Microbiology and Microbiology in Action are essential reading for biological science and medical undergraduates, as well as being of interest to sixth form students and their teachers.