This thoroughly-revised lab manual is designed to supplement any nonmajors micorbiology textbook, and provides 57 experiments that demonstrate the broad spectrum of microbiology. Co-authored by Christine L. Case, this manual is an ideal companion to Microbiology: An Introduction, Ninth Edition textbook by Tortora, Funke, and Case. Intended as a manual of basic microbiological techniques, this popular guide includes applications for undergraduate students in diverse areas, including the biological sciences, the allied health sciences, agriculture, environmental science, nutrition, pharmacy, and various pre-professional programs. Experiments have been refined in this new edition to encourage students to develop critical-thinking skills as well as learn basic facts and technical skills. Material with direct application to clinical and commercial labs is included wherever possible, and increased emphasis is placed on lab safety, including a safety contract students can hand in to their instructor.