Welcome to Todar's Online Textbook of Bacteriology www.textbookofbacteriology.net. This textbook has evolved from online and live-in-person lectures presented in my bacteriology courses at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Its contents are suitable for reading or presentation in courses or course modules concerning general microbiology and medical bacteriology at the college and advanced high school levels of education. As an electronic text, new material can be added, and current material can revised and updated. This is an inherent advantage of the web-based text over the tree-burner.
There has never been an attempt to present a complete textbook or compendium of knowledge in bacteriology as the rate of production of new information in microbiology far outruns the author's ability to acquire and properly present it. That said, beginning in 2015, only minimal revisions or corrections have been made to the text, and the current presentation should not be considered up-to-date beyond that time. However, the basic tenets of microbiology presented herein are reliably accurate, even if nomenclature or vocabulary is outdated.
Kenneth Todar, PhD
University of Wisconsin
Department of Bacteriology
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