Microbiology: An Introduction, Global Edition Mastering Microbiology with Pearson eText (12e) : 9781292148267

Microbiology: An Introduction, Global Edition Mastering Microbiology with Pearson eText (12e)

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Praised for its exceptionally clear presentation of complex topics, this #1-selling text for microbiology non-majors provides a careful balance of concepts and applications, proven art that teaches and the most robust, dynamic media in Mastering Microbiology. The Twelfth Edition of Tortora, Funke, and Case’s Microbiology: An Introduction 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 students make connections between microbiology theory and disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

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Table of contents

Part One: Fundamentals of Microbiology

Ch 1: The Microbial World and You

Ch 2: Chemical Principles

Ch 3: Observing Microorganisms through a Microscope

Ch 4: Functional Anatomy of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells

Ch 5: Microbial Metabolism

Ch 6: Microbial Growth

Ch 7: The Control of Microbial Growth

Ch 8: Microbial Genetics

Ch 9: Biotechnology and DNA Technology


Part Two: A Survey of the Microbial World

Ch 10: Classification of Microorganisms

Ch 11: The Prokaryotes: Domains Bacteria and Archaea

Ch 12: The Eukaryotes: Fungi, Algae, Protozoa, and Helminths

Ch 13: Viruses, Viroids, and Prions


Part Five: Environmental and Applied Microbiology

Ch 27: Environmental Microbiology

Ch 28: Applied and Industrial Microbiology


Features & benefits

Mastering Microbiology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to improve student learning results by helping students quickly master concepts. 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.

NEW! Interactive Microbiology is a dynamic suite of interactive tutorials and animations that teach key concepts in microbiology.

  • Students actively engage with each topic and learn from manipulating variables, predicting outcomes, and answering formative and summative assessment questions.
  • Each Interactive Microbiology tutorial begins with a clinical case scenario that allows learners to explore different real world health care situations.
  • Interactive Microbiology explores challenging and important topics including Gene Regulation: Operons, Biofilms and Quorum Sensing, Aerobic Respiration in Bacteria, Innate Immunity: Complement, Mechanisms of Antibiotic Resistance in Bacteria, and more.
  • Interactive Microbiology can be accessed from the Study Area for on-the-go studying with mobile devices and they can also be assigned and scored with diagnostics in the Mastering gradebook.

NEW! MicroBoosters are a suite of brief video tutorials that cover key concepts that some students may need to review or re-learn.

  • MicroBooster topics include Study Skills, Math, Scientific Terminology, Basic Chemistry, Cell Biology, and Basic Biology.
  • MicroBoosters can be assigned in the Mastering Microbiology Item Library or as Dynamic Study Modules, and they are also available for self-study in the Mastering Study Area.

NEW! Dynamic Study Modules help students acquire, retain, and recall information faster and more efficiently than ever before. The flashcard-style modules are available as a self-study tool or can be assigned by the instructor.

NEW! Big Picture Coaching Activities are paired with the book’s new Big Picture: Tough Topic and Big Picture: Disease features. Similar to the proven coaching activities that accompany the book’s Foundation Figures, these new assignment options ensure that students master the toughest topics before moving on in the chapter.

NEW! Adaptive Follow-Up Assignments can be optionally assigned based on each student’s performance on the original homework assignment and provide additional coaching and practice as needed. Exclusively available with Microbiology: An Introduction, these question sets continuously adapt to each student’s needs, making efficient use of study time.

NEW! Learning Catalytics is a “bring your own device” (laptop, smartphone, or tablet) classroom system for student engagement and assessment. With Learning Catalytics, instructors can assess students in real time using open-ended tasks to probe student understanding. Mastering Microbiology users may select from Pearson’s new library of questions designed especially for use with Learning Catalytics.

Microbiology Animations are featured in Mastering Microbiology for students, and on the Instructor Resource DVD/CD-ROM set (IR-DVD) for instructors. References to Microbiology Animations appear throughout the book. 115 topics were developed specifically for the non-majors microbiology course.

MicroFlixare 3D movie-quality animations with self-paced coaching activities and gradable quizzes that help students understand three of the toughest topics in microbiology: metabolism, DNA replication, and immunology.

MicroLab Tutors help instructors and students get the most out of lab time and make the connection between microbiology concepts, lab techniques and real-world applications. Using a combination of live-action video, molecular animation, assessment, and visual feedback, these tutorials include answer-specific feedback and coaching to teach students’ how to interpret and analyze different lab results and ensure that students come to the lab better prepared to think critically. MicroLab Tutors are assessable and assignable in MasteringMicrobiology.

Case Study Coaching Activities in Mastering Microbiology help students think critically and connect microbiology to human health.

Lab Technique Videos give students an opportunity to see techniques performed correctly and quiz themselves on lab procedures both before and after lab time. Students arrive more prepared and confident for lab time, freeing up valuable lab and lecture time.


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