Providing a dynamic view of microbiology as a whole
While inspiring instructors to present the latest research in this rapidly evolving field, the Fifth Edition also motivates students to learn the fundamentals. There are engaging examples and abundant eye-catching figures, updated genetics and genomics content by new coauthor Erik Zinser, an updated Smartwork5 course, and new active learning resources to ensure that high-quality assessment is available both inside and outside classrooms.
An e-book, a Smartwork5 assignment, an animation, an eTopic, and an appendix
About the Author
After earning her BA from Bryn Mawr College, Joan L. Slonczewski earned her PhD from Yale University, where she studied bacterial motility with Robert M. Macnab. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, they have been teaching undergraduate microbiology at Kenyon College, for which they won a Silver Medal in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s National Professor of the Year program. With undergraduate coauthors, they have published numerous research articles on bacterial pH regulation, as well as five science fiction novels, including The Highest Frontier and A Door into Ocean. In Antarctica, National Science Foundation-sponsored researchers conducted fieldwork on microbial ecosystems. Their duties have included representation of divisions on the Council Policy Committee of the American Society for Microbiology as well as membership on the editorial board of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology.
A BS degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science (now the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia) and a PhD from Hahnemann University (now Drexel University School of Medicine), both in Philadelphia, were earned by John W. Foster. Following postdoctoral work at Georgetown University, he joined West Virginia’s Marshall University School of Medicine. Currently, he teaches microbiology and immunology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile, Alabama. Over 100 journal articles on the physiology and genetics of microbial stress responses have been published by Dr. Foster, including three editions of the textbook Microbial Physiology. He has served as Chair of the American Society for Microbiology’s division of Molecular Microbiology and as a member of its editorial advisory board.
The AB he earned at Kenyon College was in Joan Slonczewski’s lab. In 2004 he received his PhD in microbiology from Harvard Medical School for research with Roberto Kolter on long-term starvation in Escherichia coli. A postdoctoral research project at MIT was on the ecology of Prochlorococcus, a marine cyanobacterium. The University of Tennessee-Knoxville employs him as a lecturer in the Department of Microbiology. The phytoplankton and bacteria associated with it in marine and freshwater environments are studied by him and his students. Using laboratory and field studies, his group developed the Black Queen Hypothesis, a theory that explains genome streamlining in free-living microbes as an adaptive process. As a member of the American Society for Microbiology since college, he has served on the editorial boards of Applied and Environmental Microbiology and Environmental Microbiology.