Laboratory Experiments in Microbiology

ISBN-10: 0805382925

ISBN-13: 9780805382921

Edition: 8th 2007 (Revised)

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Description: KEY MESSAGE:Newly revised to correspond to all current undergraduate one-semester microbiology textbooks. This lab manual includes 57 experiments that demonstrate the broad spectrum of microbiology and is an ideal companion to Microbiology: An Introduction, Ninth Edition by Tortora, Funke, and Case.Microscopy: Use and Care of the Microscope, Examination of Living Microorganisms; Staining Methods, Preparation of Smears and Simple Staining, Negative Staining, Gram Staining, Acid-fast Staining, Structural Stains (Endospore, Capsule, Flagella), Morphologic Unknown; Cultivation of Bacteria: Microbes in the Environment, Transfer of Bacteria: Aseptic Techniques, Isolation of Bacteria by Dilution Technique, Special Media for Isolating Bacteria; Microbial Metabolism: Carbohydrate Catabolism, Fermentation, Protein Catabolism, Respiration, Rapid Identification Methods; Microbial Growth: Oxygen and the Growth of Bacteria, Determination of a Bacterial Growth Curve: The Role of Temperature, Biofilms; Control of Microbial Growth: Physical Methods of Control: Heat, Physical Methods of Control: Ultraviolet Radiation, Chemical Methods of Control: Disinfectants and Antiseptics, Chemical Methods of Control: Antimicrobial Drugs, Effectiveness of Hand Scrubbing; Microbial Genetics: Regulation of Gene Expression, Isolation of Bacterial Mutants, Transformation of Bacteria, DNA Fingerprinting, Genetic Engineering, Ames Test for Detecting Possible Chemical Carcinogens; The Microbial World: Unknown Identification and Bergeys Manual, Fungi: Yeasts, Fungi: Molds, Phototrophs: Algae and Cyanobacteria, Protozoa, VIRUSES, Isolation and Titration of Bacteriophages, Plant Viruses; Interaction of Microbe and Host: Epidemiology, Kochs Postulate, IMMUNOLOGY, Nonspecific Resistance, Blood Group Determination: Slide Agglutination, Agglutination Reactions: Microtiter Agglutination, ELISA Technique; Microorganisms and Disease: Bacteria of the Skin, Bacteria of the Respiratory Tract, Bacteria of the Mouth, Bacteria of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Bacteria of the Urogenital Tract, Identification of an Unknown from a Clinical Sample; Microbiology and the Environment: Microbes in Water: Multiple-Tube Technique, Microbes in Water: Membrane Filter Technique, Microbes in Food: Contamination, Microbes Used in the Production of Foods, Microbes in Soil: The Nitrogen and Sulfur Cycles, Microbes in Soil: Bioremediaton; Appendices: Pipetting, Dilution Techniques and Calculations, Use of the Spectrophotometer, Graphing, Use of the Dissecting Membrane, Use of the Membrane Filter, Electrophoresis, Keys to Bacteria.For all readers interested in microbiology.

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List price: $106.07
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 448
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Color Plates
Staining
Biotechnology
Microbial Metabolism
Eukaryotes
Plate Cultures
Environmental Microbiology
Pathology
Medical Microbiology
Immunology
Growth
Bioremediation
Plate Culture for Enterics
Phototrophic Microorganisms
Unknown Identification: A Photo Quiz
Microscopy
Use and Care of the Microscope
Examination of Living Microorganisms
Staining Methods
Preparation of Smears and Simple Staining
Negative Staining
Gram Staining
Acid-Fast Staining
Structural Stains (Endospore, Capsule, and Flagella)
Morphologic Unknown
Cultivation of Bacteria
Microbes in the Environment
Transfer of Bacteria: Aseptic Technique
Isolation of Bacteria by Dilution Techniques
Special Media for Isolating Bacteria
Microbial Metabolism
Carbohydrate Catabolism
Fermentation
Protein Catabolism, Part 1
Protein Catabolism, Part 2
Respiration
Rapid Identification Methods
Microbial Growth
Oxygen and the Growth of Bacteria
Determination of a Bacterial Growth Curve: The Role of Temperature
Biofilms
Control of Microbial Growth
Physical Methods of Control: Heat
Physical Methods of Control: Ultraviolet Radiation
Chemical Methods of Control: Disinfectants and Antiseptics
Chemical Methods of Control: Antimicrobial Drugs
Effectiveness of Hand Scrubbing
Microbial Genetics
Regulation of Gene Expression
Isolation of Bacterial Mutants
Transformation of Bacteria
DNA Fingerprinting
Genetic Engineering
Ames Test for Detecting Possible Chemical Carcinogens
The Microbial World
Unknown Identification and Bergey's Manual
Fungi: Yeasts
Fungi: Molds
Phototrophs: Algae and Cyanobacteria
Protozoa
Viruses
Isolation and Titration of Bacteriophages
Plant Viruses
Interaction of Microbe and Host
Epidemiology
Koch's Postulates
Immunology
Innate Immunity
Blood Group Determination: Slide Agglutination
Agglutination Reactions: Microtiter Agglutination
ELISA Technique
Microorganisms and Disease
Bacteria of the Skin
Bacteria of the Respiratory Tract
Bacteria of the Mouth
Bacteria of the Gastrointestinal Tract
Bacteria of the Urogenital Tract
Identification of an Unknown from a Clinical Sample
Microbiology and the Environment
Microbes in Water: Multiple-Tube Technique
Microbes in Water: Membrane Filter Technique
Microbes in Food: Contamination
Microbes Used in the Production of Foods
Microbes in Soil: The Nitrogen and Sulfur Cycles
Microbes in Soil: Bioremediation
Appendices
Pipetting
Dilution Techniques and Calculations
Use of the Spectrophotometer
Graphing
Use of the Dissecting Microscope
Use of the Membrane Filter
Electrophoresis
Keys to Bacteria
Art and Photography Credits
Index
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