Welcome to the Microbial Life, Second Edition Companion Website

Thie site is a companion to the textbook Microbial Life, Second Edition
by James T. Staley, Robert P. Gunsalus, Stephen Lory, and Jerome J. Perry, published by Sinauer Associates

This companion site is designed to help students using Microbial Life master the range of material presented in the textbook. The site provides you with resources for learning the key structures, processes, techniques, and terminology of microbiology, as well as self-quizzes and instructor-assignable quizzes to gauge your comprehension.

Important: Before you start using the site, be sure to review the system requirements listed below.

To get started, choose a chapter and a category from the menus above and click “Go.”

Instructors: In order for your students to be able to take the Online Quizzes, you must first register as an instructor. You can request instructor access from the Instructor Registration page.


Technical Support/Contact Information

If you have any problems using this site, or have any suggestions or errors to report, please contact us: support@sinauer.com


System Requirements

The activities on this site are in Adobe Flash format. These require the Flash player (version 9 or newer), which can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe website: