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Environmental Microbiology A Laboratory Manual

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ISBN-10: 0125506562

ISBN-13: 9780125506564

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Ian L. Pepper, Charles P. Gerba, Jeffrey W. Brendecke

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This text is designed to meet the diverse requirements of upper division and graduate-level laboratory sessions in environmental microbiology. The experiments introduce students to the activities of various organisms and the analyses used to study them.
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Book details

List price: $52.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 1/21/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.188

Ian L. Pepper is currently the Chair of the Undergraduate Program in Environmental Sciences at the University of Arizona. He was recently named to Who's Who in America for the second year in a row, and in 1994 earned the Researcher of the Year Award in the College of Agriculture at the University of Arizona. In 1994 he was also named as a fellow to the American Society of Agronomy, and he became the Chair of the Soil Biology and Biohemistry Division of the Soil Science Society of America. Pepper is also a Fellow of the American Society of Microbiology, and has been a member of the Editorial Board of Applied and Environmental Microbiology for the past nine years. Pepper has also been the author or co-author of numerous published journal articles.Dr. Gerba has 30 years experience in the area of wastewater and waste recycling in agriculture. He has been involved in numerous projects on use of soil aquifer treatment for reuse of domestic wastewater for crop production, composting of domestic solid waste, use of wastewater for fish and shellfish aquiculture, surface water pollution and control from animal feeding operations, reuse of sewage sludge on farm land, and use of wetlands for recycling of animal waste. His expertise is in the area of pathogen fate and removal by treatment processes and risk assessment. He has served on numerous local, state, and federal committees and expert workshops for the development of standards and guidelines for the treatment and recycling of wastes to minimize environmental impacts. He was a member of the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisory Board for 8 years. He has organized and participated in workshops on food and water safety throughout the U.S. and Latin America. He has co-authored nine workshop training manuals.

Preface Basic Protocols Experiment
Dilution and Plating of Bacteria and Growth Curves Experiment
Soil Moisture Content Determination Examination of Soil Microorganisms via Microscopic and Cultural Assays Experiment
Contact Slide Assay Experiment
Filamentous Fungi Experiment
Bacteria and Actinomycetes Experiment
Algae: Enumeration by MPN Microbial Transformations and Response to Contaminants Experiment
Oxidation of Sulfur in Soil Experiment
Dehydrogenase Activity of Soils Experiment
Nitrification and Denitrification Experiment
Enrichment and Isolation of Bacteria that Degrade 2, 4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid Experiment
Adaptation of Soil Bacteria to Metals Experiment
Biodegradation of Phenol Compounds Experiment
Assimilable Organic Matter Experiment
Biochemical Oxygen Demand Water Microbiology Experiment
Membrane Filter Technique Experiment
Bacteriological Examination of Water: the Coliform MPN Test Experiment
Detection of Bacteriophages Experiment
Film Medium for the Detection of Coliforms in Water, Food, and on Surfaces Experiment
Defined Substrate Technology for the Detection of Coliforms and Fecal Coliforms Advanced Topics Experiment
Detection of Enteric Viruses in Water Experiment
Detection of Waterborne Parasites Experiment
Kinetics of Disinfection Experiment
Aerobiology: Sampling of Airborne Microorganisms Experiment
Detection and Identification of Bacteria via PCR and Subsequent BLAST Analysis of Amplified Sequences
Preparation of Media and Stains for Each Experiment