Mbio 3813-002 Chapters 1 to 3 and Exam 1 Preview
These pages are s supplement to lecture and reading materials. They are not
a comprehensive study guide,
and do not include all information covered. They will help one to focus. We
entire chapter. After that, reading the material linearly makes sense, and the figures in lecture are familiar (
document “Prereading Chapters” under the General Information Content button). Also, there is a lot of new material
Chapter 1’s 45 Key Terms, each having precise meaning). A microbiology major course will have a significant
critical thinking component. Spend some worthwhile time on the suggested Thought Questions. Answers are at the
back of the book. For the thought questions identified below, write down a few ideas before looking at the answers.
: Slonczewski, JL and JW Foster (2009) Microbiology: an evolving science
Edition. WW Norton
& Co., New York, NY. ISBN 978-0-393-97857-5.
Or: Slonczewski, JL, and JW Foster (2011) Microbiology: an evolving science
Edition. W.W. Norton &
Co, New York. ISBN: 978-0-393-93447-2
Approaching The Book
Important Sections, Thought Questions, Review Questions, and Key Terms (lists are non-
exclusive!). Some citations are in
(pay special attention). 1
Editions: we attempt to account for
differences between them. Note: Lecture may include additional references to text items not shown here.
Citations in [ ]: minor use of the item but it is worthy of thought.
: suggest prereading this section, in particular about the book’s organization (p. xvii-xxii) and student
resources (p. xxii). Note the web references and Recommended Reading (useful in later courses)
: all; including
interview with Rita Colwell, “The global impact of microbiology”
s: [1.1], 1.2, 1.4, [1.5, 1.6 for reference in later chapters], [1.7], 1.8
End of Chapter Questions
(Pasteur and Koch), 5, 6
Additional thought question: Why are many microbiologists arguing for the removal of the word “prokaryote”
from common useage in classifying microorganisms?