Versatile, comprehensive, and clearly written, this competitively priced laboratory manual can be used with any undergraduate microbiology text–and now features brief clinical applications for each experiment, MasteringMicrobiology® quizzes that correspond to each experiment, and a new experiment on hand washing. Microbiology: A Laboratory Manual is known for its thorough coverage, descriptive and straightforward procedures, and minimal equipment requirements. A broad range of experiments helps to convey basic principles and techniques. Each experiment includes an overview, an in-depth discussion of the principle involved, easy-to-follow procedures, and lab reports with review and critical thinking questions. Ample introductory material and laboratory safety instructions are provided.