Microbiology Laboratory Fundamentals and Applications

ISBN-10: 0130100749

ISBN-13: 9780130100740

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: George A. Wistreich

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This comprehensive laboratory manual provides state-of-the-art techniques, concepts, and applications of microbiology. The overall approach is designed to start with basic concepts and procedures and to gradually build more advanced levels, strengthening readers' understanding and skills through the process. An invaluable reference as a refresher of basic concepts, techniques and procedures. Current, thorough coverage of topics including, but not limited to: cultivation techniques; microbial genetics; immunology; and medical microbiology. For laboratory technicians and medical laboratory technologists.
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List price: $111.93
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Publication date: 4/29/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.036
Language: English

Notes to the Student
A Short Illustrated Survey of Microbiology Laboratory Equipment
Laboratory Safety
Laboratory Safety Rules and Regulations Contract
How to Use the Laboratory Manual
Pronunciation Guide
Alphabetical Listing of Procedure Diagrams
An Introduction to Microscopy and Specimen Preparation
The Use and Care of the Microscope
The Preparation of Bacterial and Oral Smears; the Use of Simple Stains
Techniques for the Observation of Live Organisms: The Hanging-Drop and Temporary Wet-Mount
Cultivation Techniques
Aseptic Transfer and Colony Selection Techniques
Pour Plate and Streak Plate Techniques for Isolating Pure Cultures
Dilution Techniques and Colony Counting
A Demonstration of Bacterial Culture Characteristics
Selected Techniques for the Cultivation of Anaerobes
A Survey of the Microbial World
Morphological Features of Bacteria, Microscopic Measurements and Leeuwenhook's Peppercorn Water
Algae and Protozoa
The Fungi: Molds, Yeast, and Mushrooms
The Distribution of Microorganisms in the Environment
An Artificial Ecological System: The Winogradsky Column
The Differentiation of Bacterial Groups by Staining Reactions
The Gram Stain
The Acid-Fast Stain
Bacterial Anatomy
Pili, Flagella, and Motility
A Demonstration of Selected Bacterial Structures
Biochemical Activities of Microorganisms
A Demonstration of Selective and Differential Media
Extracellular Metabolism
Carbohydrate Metabolism: An Introduction to Intracellular Metabolism
Nitrogen Metabolism
Oxygen Utilization: Oxygen and Catalase Activities
Differential Test Patterns: The IMViC Test
Microbial Reactions in Multiple Test Media: Litmus Milk, Triple Sugar Iron Agar, and Sulfide Indole Motility Medium
Miniaturized and Rapid Microbiological Systems
An Introduction to Bacterial Identification: An Unknown Challenge
The Control of Microorganisms by Chemical and Physical Factors
The Effectiveness of Hearing Methods on Microbial Survival
The Use of Ultraviolet Radiation for Sterilization and Its Mutagenic Effects
The Effects of pH on Microorganisms
The Effects of Osmotic Factors on Microbial Growth
The Inhibitory Action of Heavy Metals and Other Chemicals
Disinfection of Selected Instruments and Equipment
A Demonstration of Sterilization by Filtration and Water Pollution Detection
The Bacteriostatic Activity of Dyes
The Antibiogram, Antibiotic Testing, Antibiotic Resistance Detection
Selected Activities of Viruses
Characteristics of Bacteriophages
The Uses of the Embryonated Chicken Egg (Chick Embryo) and Cell Systems to Demonstrate Animal Viruses
An Introduction of Microbial Genetics
Bacterial Conjugation
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