? This manual serves as a general introduction to the microbiology laboratory, including basic procedures and equipment. Its 36 stand-alone exercises include explanations of the salient points being demonstrated or tested, and are divided into nine sections—Microscopic Technique, Microbial Diversity, Microbial Cultivation Techniques, Identification Techniques, Microbial Growth, Microbial Control, Clinical Microbiology, Virology, and Applied Microbiology. Questions are provided with each exercise to reinforce users' understanding of basic concepts, and require them to analyze or apply the material under discussion. For use with any standard microbiology textbook.