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Practical Handbook of Microbiology

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Practical Handbook of Microbiology

The Practical Handbook of Microbiology, Third Edition presents basic...

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Presents comprehensive information on microorganisms
Covers a complete range of topics from classic microbiology to genomics
Includes new chapters on new microorganism-based diseases and pathogenic mechanisms
Introduces the latest techniques in microbiological analysis
Updates organism classifications

By: Emanuel Goldman (Editor), Lorrence H Green (Editor)

816 pages, illustrations

CRC Press

Hardback | Jul 2008 | Edition: 2 | #175228 | ISBN-13: 9780849393655
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The field of microbiology has developed considerably in the last 20 years, building exponentially on its own discoveries and growing to encompass many other disciplines. Unfortunately, the literature in the field tends to be either encyclopedic in scope or presented as a textbook and oriented for the student. Finding its niche between these two poles, the second edition of the bestselling Practical Handbook of Microbiology provides in-depth chapters on all aspects of the field, from classical microbiology to genomics, in an easily accessible volume.

Reflecting the sweeping changes in microbiology, yet retaining the popular format of the original, this second edition includes many chapter rewrites and more than 20 new or expanded chapters.

New in the second edition:
- Five new chapters in Part I: Identification of Gram-Positive Bacteria, Identification of Gram-Negative Bacteria, Plaque Assays, Phage Display, and Epidemiological Methods
- 15 new chapters in Part II, including Mycobacteria, Legionella, Hemophillus, Listeria, Campylobacter, Helicobacter, Yersinia, Bordetella, Other Zoonotic Bacteria, Other Anaerobic Bacteria, Archae, Biofilms, Bacteriophage, Parasites, and more
- An entirely new survey table of selected eubacteria
- Introduction to Yeasts and Introduction to Animal Virology, two topics covered only briefly in the first edition, are now full length chapters
- Various brief taxonomy chapters are now complete chapters with descriptions of genus and species
- An in depth explanation of all of the currently available diagnostic procedures used in the microbiology laboratory

Providing basic knowledge and practical information on working with microorganisms, Practical Handbook of Microbiology, Second Edition is designed to facilitate highly specialized working microbiologists, as well as those who simply use microbiology as an adjunct to their own discipline, in finding relevant information easily, in a clear and concise single volume.

" [...] with 72 contributors and 47 chapters we get the full flavour of the diversity of microbes [...] "
– Olivier Sparagano, University of Newcastle, in Microbiology Today, May 2009


Part I: Practical Information and Procedures for Bacteriology
- Sterilization, Disinfection, and Antisepsis, J.A. Challis
- Quantitation of Bacteria, P.S. Lee
- Culturing and Preserving Microorganisms, L.H. Green
- Stains for Light Microscopy, S. Chaskes
- Identification of Gram-Positive Organisms, P.M. Colaninno
- Identification of Aerobic Gram-Negative Bacteria, D.J. Kohlerschmidt, K.A. Musser, and N.B. Dumas
- Plaque Assay for Bacteriophage, E. Goldman
- Phage Identification of Bacteria, C.E.D. Rees and M.J. Loessner
- Phage Display and Selection of Protein Ligands, W. Mandecki and E. Goldman
- Diagnostic Medical Microbiology, L.H. Green
- Mechanisms of Action of Antimicrobial Agents, C.E. DeMarco and S.A. Lerner
- Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing, A. Wanger, Ph.D.
- Bacterial Cell Wall: Morphology and Biochemistry, M. Suvorov, J.F. Fisher, and S. Mobashery
- Bacterial Cell Breakage or Lysis, M.E. Bahamonde
- Major Culture Collections and Sources, L.H. Green
- Epidemiological Methods in Microbiology, D.A. Robinson

Part II: Information on Individual Genus and Species, and other topics
- The Family Enterobacteriaceae, J M. Janda and S.L. Abbott
- The Genus Pseudomonas, N.J. Palleroni
- The Family Neisseriaceae, Y.A. Lue
- Microbiological and Clinical Aspects of the Pathogenic Spirochetes, C.S. Pavia, Ph.D.
- The Genus Vibrio and Related Genera, R.R. Colwell and J. Chun
- Staphylococcus aureus and Related Staphylococci, O. Schneewind and D. Missiakas
- The Genus Streptococcus, V.A. Fischetti and P. Ryan
- The Genus Bacillus, Daniel R. Zeigler and John B. Perkins
- The Genus Clostridium, P. Dürre
- The Genus Corynebacterium, L. Eggeling and M. Bott
- The Phylum Actinobacteria, A.C. Ward and N. Bora
- The Family Rickettsiaceae, A.F. Azad and J.J. Gillespie
- Chlamydia, L.G. Bahamonde
- Mycoplasma and Related Organisms, M. May, R.F. Whitcomb, and D.R. Brown
- The Genus Mycobacteria, V.J. LaBombardi
- The Genus Legionella, E.M. Campodonico and C.R. Roy
- The Genus Haemophilus, E.E. Adderson
- The Genus Listeria, S. Barbuddhe, T. Hain, and T. Chakraborty
- The Genus Campylobacter, C. Fitzgerald, J. Whichard, and P. Fields
- The Genus Helicobacter, E.M. Vellozzi and E.R. Giugliano
- The Genus Yersinia, S.E. Sharp
- The Genus Bordetella, T.H. Stenson and M.S. Peppler
- Other Zoonotic Bacteria, S.K. Shukla and S. Foley
- Other Anaerobic Bacteria: Bacteroides, Porphyromonas, Prevotella, Tannerella, and Fusobacterium, J.J. Zambon, and V.I. Haraszthy
- Introduction to Archaea, S.T. Gross
- Overview of Biofilms and Some Key Methods for Their Study, I.N. Hirshfield, S. Barua, and P. Basu
- Introduction to Bacteriophages, E. Kutter and E. Goldman
- Phage Therapy: Bacteriophages as Natural, Self-Replicating Antimicrobials, E. Kutter
- Introduction to Parasites, F.L. Schuster
- Introduction to Yeasts, D.H. Pincus
- Introduction to Virology, K.S. Rosenthal
- Appendix: Survey of Selected Clinical, Commercial, and Research-Model Eubacterial Species

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