This versatile laboratory manual can be used effectively with any undergraduate microbiology text and course. Known for its comprehensive scope, flexible format, and competitive price, Microbiology: A Laboratory Manual, Fifth Edition includes a wide variety of experiments critically selected and tested to facilitate effective instruction in basic principles and techniques. Each of the 77 experiments includes an overview, an in-depth discussion of the principle involved, procedural points, sources of materials, and answers to review questions. Comprehensive introductory material is included at the beginning of each major area of study, and laboratory safety instructions are provided. This lab manual is also available for custom publishing with instructors' own labs: instructors can make their selections through the Benjamin Cummings website at www.awl.com/bc.