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Laboratory Exercises in Microbiology

Textbook

By: Robert A Pollack

288 pages, colour photos

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Jun 2012 | Edition: 4 | #198093 | ISBN-13: 9781118135259
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About this book

The Laboratory Exercises in Microbiology, 4th edition by Pollack, et al. presents exercises and experiments covered in a 1 or 2-semester undergraduate microbiology laboratory course for allied health students. The labs are introduced in a clear and concise manner, while maintaining a student-friendly tone. The manual contains a variety of interactive activities and experiments that teach students the basic concepts of microbiology. It also covers methods that allow the safe movement or transfer of microbial cells from one type of growth environment, classification and identification of microbes, microbial biochemistry, medical, food and environmental microbiology.

New to this edition:
- New step-by-step summaries of laboratory procedures
- New and improved color photos in the photographic atlas
- New answer key for pre-test questions


Contents

Preface
Introduction: Laboratory Operations and Safety

PART I: GENERAL MICROSCOPY AND ASEPTIC TECHNIQUE
1 Laboratory Safety: Introduction to the Microscope
2 Transfer and Isolation Techniques Microbes in the Environment

PART II MICROBIAL MORPHOLOGY, DIFFERENTIAL STAINS
3 Cultural and Cellular Morphology
4 Bacterial Growth
5 Gram Stain Acid-Fast Stain
6 Endospore Stain Capsule Stain Hanging Drop Technique
7 Fungi
8 Viruses-Visualization and Enumeration
9 Parasitology

PART III MICROBIAL CONTROL AND BIOCHEMISTRY
10 Microbial Sensitivity Testing Ultraviolet Light Sensitivity
11 Bacterial Biochemistry
12 Gas Requirements of Microorganisms
13 Specialized Media

PART IV MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY
14 Genetics
15 Epidemiology
16 Speciman-Handling Protocols
17 Specific Laboratory Tests
18 Serology
19 Identification of Enteric Pathogens: Traditional Methods
20 Identification of EntericPathogens: Rapid Identification Methods
21 Identification of a Bacterial Unknown: The Gram-Negative Unknown
22 Identification of a Bacterial

PART V FOOD AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY
23 Identification and Quantitation of Microbial Numbers in a Water Sample
24 Identification of Microbes in Beef and Poultry and the Quantitation of Microbial
25 Soil Microbiology
26 Microbial Ecology
27 Biofilms

Photographic Atlas
Bibliography

Appendix 1 Flow Chart for the Identification of Enterobacteriaceae
Appendix 2 Gram-Negative Flow Chart
Appendix 3 Gram-Positive Flow Chart

Photo Credits
Index

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