The Studies in Biology series is published in association with the Institute of Biology (London, UK). The series provides short, affordable and very readable textbooks aimed primarily at undergraduate biology students. Each book offers either an introduction to a broad area of biology (e.g. Introductory Microbiology), or a more in-depth treatment of a particular system or specific topic (e.g. Photosynthesis). All of the subjects and systems covered are selected on the basis that all undergraduate students will study them at some point during their biology degree course.