This biology class is a ZTC class (Zero Textbook Costs)

That means that in place of required (expensive, for purchase) textbooks, textbooks and materials are available online free of charge. The resources can be viewed online, downloaded, and/or printed. It is possible to order a printed edition for the cost of the printing.

About Choosing Textbook(s):

I lecture from the Microbiology book provided by the OpenStax nonprofit educational initiative based at Rice University. I provide my lecture notes for your use and supply many links and video resources. You are also welcome to use whatever additional resources suit you for reference, discussion and clarification.

The OpenStax Microbiology book:

Publish Date: Nov 01, 2016


  • ISBN-10: 1938168143
  • ISBN-13: 978-­1-­938168-­14-­7

License: Microbiology by OpenStax is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution License v4.0


  • ISBN-10: 1-947172-23-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-947172-23-4


  1. ISBN-10: 0-9986257-0-1
  2. ISBN-13: 978-0-9986257-0-6

The following Microbiology texts are readily available if you require additional resources:

Additionally, I provide a lab resource that outlines the lab procedures. If you want an additional lab book, the following are acceptable: