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Alcamo's Laboratory Fundamentals of Microbiology

ISBN-10: 0763743038
ISBN-13: 9780763743031
Edition: 8th 2007 (Revised)
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Description: Updated with additional material for the new Eighth Edition, this popular lab manual offers thirty multi-part lab exercises designed to provide students with basic training in the handling of microorganisms, while exploring microbial properties and  More...

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Book details

List price: $122.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 2/1/2007
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 352
Size: 9.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Updated with additional material for the new Eighth Edition, this popular lab manual offers thirty multi-part lab exercises designed to provide students with basic training in the handling of microorganisms, while exploring microbial properties and uses. This lab manual can also be used independently of the main text. An instructorrsquo;s manual, downloadable from the Web, accompanies the lab manual and provides principles of lab safety; research topic ideas, information on customizing laboratory programs with the manual; helpful suggestions for setting up and running each exercise; and lists of laboratory media, cultures, and special materials used in each exercise.

Preface
An Important Message About Safety
Basic Laboratory Techniques and Skills
Culture Transfer Techniques
Aseptic Transfer Techniques
Pure Culture Techniques
Streak Plate Technique
Pour Plate Technique
Microscopy and Bacterial Staining Techniques
The Compound Microscope
Parts of the Microscope and Their Use
Observations of Prepared Slides
Preparation of a Bacterial Smear and the Simple Stain Technique
Preparation of a Bacterial Smear
The Simple Stain Technique
The Negative Stain Technique
The Gram Stain Technique
Bacterial Structures
Spore Stain Technique
Capsule Stain Technique
Bacterial Motility
Viruses and Eukaryotic Microorganisms
Viruses
Constructing a Virus
The Effect of Bacteriophages on Bacteria
Plaque Formation
Identification of Bacteriophages from Sewage
Estimating the Number of Bacteriophages
Fungi, Protozoa, and Multicellular Parasites
Fungi (Molds and Yeasts)
Protozoa and Multicellular Parasites
The Spread and Control of Microorganisms
A Simulated Epidemic
Microbial Transmission via Fomites
A Microbial Hunt
Transmission of Microorganisms through Toilet Paper
The Effect of Physical Agents on Bacteria
Heat Tolerance
Ultraviolet Light
Drying
Other Physical Agents
The Effect of Chemical Agents on Bacteria
Antiseptics and Disinfectants
Metals
Other Chemical Substances
Effect of Lysozyme on Bacteria
Disinfection of Drinking Water
Evaluation of Disinfectants and Antiseptics
Effectiveness of Disinfectants on Inanimate Objects
Effectiveness of Disinfectants and Hand Washing on the Skin Surface
Mouthwashes and Oral Bacteria
The Phenol Coefficient
The Effect of Antibiotics on Bacteria
Microbial Growth: Analysis of a Bacterial Growth Curve
Bacterial Growth Dynamics
Plotting a Growth Curve and Determining the Generation Time
Medical Microbiology
The Genus Mycobacterium
Colony and Cellular Morphology
Acid-Fast Stain Technique
Cold Acid-Fast Stain Technique
The Genus Streptococcus
Streptococci from the Upper Respiratory Tract
Streptococci from the Oral Cavity
The Genus Neisseria
The Genus Staphylococci
Isolation of Staphylococcus
Differentiation between Staphylococci Species
The Enteric Bacteria
Isolation of Enteric Bacteria
Differentiation of Enteric Bacteria on TSI Agar
The IMViC Series
Rapid Identification of Enteric Bacteria
The Genus Bacillus
The Genus Clostridium
The Genus Lactobacillus
Isolation of Lactobacilli
Caries Susceptibility Test
Identification of a Bacterial Unknown
Bacterial Structural Characteristics
Bacterial Culture Characteristics
Biochemical Characteristics of Bacteria
Carbohydrate Fermentation
Starch Digestion
Catalase Production
DNA Digestion
Hydrogen Sulfide Production
IMViC Series
Urea Digestion
Lipid Digestion
Casein Digestion
Bacterial Genetics and Serology
Bacterial Genetics: Mutations and the Ames Test
Gradient Plate Technique
Mutagenic Effect of Ultraviolet Light
DNA Repair of UV Light Damage
The Ames Test
Bacterial Conjugation
Bacterial Transformation
Serology: Agglutination Techniques and Blood Cell Identification
Slide Agglutination
Tube Agglutination
Hemagglutination: Determination of Blood Type
Blood Smear
Public Health and Environmental Microbiology
Microbiology of Foods
Food Preservation with Salt and Garlic
Standard Plate Count of Food Products
Fermentation of Sauerkraut
Fermentation of Wine and Beer
Microbiology of Milk and Dairy Products
Standard Plate Count of Milk
Coliform Plate Count of Milk
Methylene Blue Reduction Test
Preparation of Cheese
Preparation of Yogurt
Natural Bacterial Content of Milk
Microbiology of Water
Presumptive Test by the MPN Method
Confirmed Test
Completed Test
Membrane Filter Technique
Preparation of a Biofilm
Microbiology of Soil
Isolation of Rhizobium from Legume Roots
Ammonification by Soil Microorganisms
Isolation of Streptomyces from Soil
Antibiotic Production by Streptomyces
Plate Count of Soil Bacteria
Microbial Ecology in the Soil-The Winogradsky Column
Recycling of Carbon in Food
Recycling of Carbon in Cloth
Recycling of Carbon in Leaves
Preparation of Stains and Diagnostic Reagents
Using Enterotube II
Index

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