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Practical Handbook of Microbiology

Handbook / Manual
By: Emanuel Goldman(Editor), Lorrence H Green(Editor)
1023 pages, 9 colour & 116 b/w photos and illustrations, 94 tables
Publisher: CRC Press
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  • Practical Handbook of Microbiology ISBN: 9781466587397 Edition: 3 Hardback Jul 2015 In stock
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The Practical Handbook of Microbiology, Third Edition presents basic knowledge about working with microorganisms in a clear and concise form. It also provides in-depth information on important aspects of the field-from classical microbiology to genomics-in one easily accessible volume. This new third edition retains the easy-to-use format of previous editions, with a logical presentation of frequently used reference data that enables readers to rapidly locate the information needed. New chapters have been included in this edition, including a noteworthy one on the business aspects of microbiology that has been added to address the needs of investors looking to understand the science behind companies that they are contemplating funding and scientists that are interested in commercializing their research.

In addition, chapters have been added on new microorganism-based disease and pathogenic mechanisms. All chapters from the previous edition have been revised and updated. Major topics covered include almost all studied bacteria, and introductions to fungi, parasites, and viruses, as well as methods of culture collection, enumeration, and preservation of microorganisms, diagnostic medical microbiology, mechanisms of antimicrobial agents, and antibiotics and antifungal agents.

Although the Practical Handbook of Microbiology, Third Edition will be of use to anyone interested in the subject matter, it will be of particular benefit to specialized microbiologists as well as those who simply use microbiology as an adjunct to their own discipline, in finding relevant information quickly and easily.


- Sterilization, Disinfection, and Antisepsis; Michael G. Schmidt
- Quantitation of Microorganisms; Peter S. Lee
- Culturing and Preserving Microorganisms; Lorrence H. Green
- Stains for Light Microscopy; Stuart Chaskes and Rita Austin
- Identification of Gram-Positive Organisms; Peter M. Colaninno
- Identification of Aerobic Gram-Negative Bacteria; Donna J. Kohlerschmidt, Lisa A. Mingle, and Nellie B. Dumas
- Plaque Assay for Bacteriophage; Emanuel Goldman
- Phage Identification of Bacteria; Catherine E.D. Rees, Lorrence H. Green, Emanuel Goldman, and Martin J. Loessner
- Phage Display and Selection of Protein Ligands; Wlodek Mandecki, Emanuel Goldman, Inger Sandlie, and Geir Åge Løset
- Diagnostic Medical Microbiology; Lorrence H. Green
- Mechanisms of Action of Antibacterial Agents; Joseph Adrian L. Buensalido, Carmen E. DeMarco, and Stephen A. Lerner
- Mechanisms of Action of Antifungal Agents; Stephanie A. Flowers and P. David Rogers
- Mechanisms of Action of Antiviral Agents; Guido Antonelli and Ombretta Turriziani
- Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing; Audrey Wanger
- Bacterial Cell Wall: Morphology and Biochemistry; Jed F. Fisher and Shahriar Mobashery
- Bacterial Cell Breakage or Lysis; Matthew E. Bahamonde
- Major Culture Collections and Sources; Lorrence H. Green
- Epidemiological Methods in Microbiology; Ashley Robinson
- Business of Microbiology; Michael C. Nugent and Lorrence H. Green

- The Family Enterobacteriaceae; J. Michael Janda and Sharon L. Abbott
- The Genus Pseudomonas; Shubham Chakravarty and Gregory G. Anderson
- The Family Neisseriaceae; Yvonne A. Lue
- Microbiological and Clinical Aspects of the Pathogenic Spirochetes; Charles Pavia
- The Genus Vibrio and Related Genera; Seon Young Choi, Jongsik Chun, and Rita R. Colwell
- Staphylococcus aureus and Related Staphylococci; Dominique Missiakas and Olaf Schneewind
- Streptococcus; Vincent A. Fischetti and Patricia Ryan
- The Genus Bacillus; Daniel R. Zeigler and John B. Perkins
- Clostridium; Peter Dürre
- The Genus Corynebacterium; Lothar Eggeling and Michael Bott
- The Actinobacteria; Alan C. Ward and Nagamani Bora
- The Family Rickettsiaceae; Magda Beier-Sexton, Timothy P. Driscoll, Abdu F. Azad, and Joseph J. Gillespie
- Chlamydia; Lourdes G. Bahamonde
- Mycoplasma and Related Organisms; Meghan May and Daniel R. Brown
- The Genus Mycobacteria; Salman H. Siddiqi
- The Genus Legionella; Alexander W. Ensminger, Eva M. Campodonico, and Craig R. Roy
- Haemophilus species; Elisabeth Adderson
- Listeria; Sukhadeo Barbuddhe, Torsten Hain, and Trinad Chakraborty
- The Genus Campylobacter; Collette Fitzgerald, Janet Pruckler, Maria Karlsson, and Patrick Kwan
- The Genus Helicobacter; Ernestine M. Vellozzi and Edmund R. Giugliano
- The Genus Yersinia; Susan E. Sharp
- The Genus Bordetella; Rita Austin and Tonya Shearin-Patterson
- Other Gram-Negative Bacteria: Acinetobacter, Burkholderia, and Moraxella; Rebecca E. Colman and Jason W. Sahl
- Selected Zoonotic Pathogens; Sanjay K. Shukla and Steven Foley
- Other Anaerobic Bacteria: Bacteroides, Porphyromonas, Prevotella, Tannerella, Fusobacterium, and Gram-Positive Anaerobic Cocci; Joseph J. Zambon and Violet I. Haraszthy
- Archaea; Sarah T. Gross
- Overview of Biofilms and Some Key Methods for Their Study; Paramita Basu, Irvin N. Hirshfield, and Subit Barua
- Introduction to Bacteriophages; Elizabeth Kutter and Emanuel Goldman
- Phage Therapy: Bacteriophages as Natural, Self-Replicating Antimicrobials; Elizabeth Kutter
- Introduction to Parasites; Purnima Bhanot and Fred Schuster
- Fungi; Michael Dalto and Jeffrey Daniels
- Introduction to Virology; Ken S. Rosenthal
- Survey of Selected Clinical, Commercial, and Research-Model Eubacterial Species; Emanuel Goldman

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Emanuel Goldman is a professor in the Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Genetics of the New Jersey Medical School (NJMS), Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), a division of Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. He earned his PhD in biochemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and performed postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School and at the University of California, Irvine, before joining the faculty of the New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Goldman has received numerous awards and honors. His research interests include the role of tRNA in the elongation of bacterial protein synthesis, including uncharged tRNA, codon bias, and programmed translational frameshifts. In addition to numerous scientific peer-reviewed publications and publications in the lay press, he has contributed a chapter to Zubay's Biochemistry textbook and four chapters to the Encyclopedia of Life Sciences.

Lorrence H. Green is the president of Westbury Diagnostics, Inc., in Farmingdale, New York. He earned his PhD in cell and molecular biology from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. He then carried out recombinant DNA and genetic research at Harvard University. He then moved into the industry by joining Analytab Products Inc., a major manufacturer of in vitro diagnostic test kits. During the next 12 years, he helped to invent and manufacture more than 40 diagnostic test kits, and then founded Westbury Diagnostics. His main interests involve using technology in the development of commercial products and in being an entrepreneur who invests in and develops companies. He has spoken at many career day events, judged many regional science fairs, and helped dozens of people with applications to medical, nursing, and physician's assistant schools and with starting companies. Dr. Green is on the steering committee, and a former chairman, of the microbiology section of the NY Academy of Sciences, as well as the long-time treasurer of the NYC branch of the ASM. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Long Island Advancement of Small Business.

Handbook / Manual
By: Emanuel Goldman(Editor), Lorrence H Green(Editor)
1023 pages, 9 colour & 116 b/w photos and illustrations, 94 tables
Publisher: CRC Press
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"The 51 chapter handbook presents basic practical knowledge about working with microorganisms in a clear and concise format. It also provides in-depth information on important aspects of the field ranging from classical microbiology to genomics."
– Newsletter NYC Branch of the American Society for Microbiology

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