Benson's Microbiological Applications: Laboratory Manual in General Microbiology / Edition 11

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Overview

The classic resource for undergraduate microbiology laboratory courses just keeps getting better. The 60 self-contained clearly illustrated exercises, and four-color format makes Microbiological Applications: Laboratory Manual in General Microbiology, the ideal lab manual. Appropriate for either a majors or non-majors lab course, this lab manual assumes no prior organic chemistry course has been taken.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780077403737
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 1/28/2010
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 447
  • Sales rank: 1,270,602
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor and Chair, Consultant Environmental Microbiology

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Microscopy

Exercise 1 Brightfield Microscopy


Exercise 2 Darkfield Microscopy


Exercise 3 Phase-Contrast Microscopy


Exercise 4 Microscopic Measurements

Part 2 Survey of Microorganisms


Exercise 5 Protozoans, Algae, and Cyanobacteria


Exercise 6 Ubiquity of Bacteria


Exercise 7 The Fungi: Yeasts and Molds

Part 3 Manipulation of Microorganisms


Exercise 8 Aseptic Technique


Exercise 9 Pure Culture Techniques

Part 4 Staining and Observation of Microorganisms


Exercise 10 Smear Preparation


Exercise 11 Simple Staining


Exercise 12 Negative Staining


Exercise 13 Capsular Staining


Exercise 14 Gram Staining


Exercise 15 Spore Staining: Two Methods


Exercise 16 Acid-Fast Staining: Ziehl-Neelsen Method


Exercise 17 Motility Determination

Part 5 Culture Methods


Exercise 18 Culture Media Preparation


Exercise 19 Cultivation of Anaerobes


Exercise 20 Enumeration of Bacteria: The Standard Plate Count


Exercise 21 Slime Mold Culture


Exercise 22 Slide Culture: Molds

Part 6 Bacterial Viruses


Exercise 23 Determination of a Bacteriophage Titer


Exercise 24 Isolation of Phage from Flies


Exercise 25 Phage Typing

Part 7 Enviornmental Influences and Control of Microbial Growth


Exercise 26 Temperature: Effects on Growth


Exercise 27 Temperature: Lethal Effects


Exercise 28 pH and Microbial Growth


Exercise 29 Water Activity and Osmotic Pressure


Exercise 30 Ultraviolet Light: Lethal Effects


Exercise 31 Oligodynamic Action


Exercise 32 Evaluation of Alcohol: Its Effectiveness As an Antiseptic


Exercise 33 Antimicrobic Sensitivity Testing: The Kirby-Bauer Method


Exercise 34 Evaluation of Antiseptics: The Filter Paper Disk Method


Exercise 35 Effectiveness of Hand Scrubbing

Part 8 Identification of Unknown Bacteria


Exercise 36 Morphological Study of Unknown Bacterium


Exercise 37 Cultural Characteristics


Exercise 38 Physiological Characteristics: Oxidation and Fermentation Tests


Exercise 39 Physiological Characteristics: Hydrolytic and Degradative Reactions


Exercise 40 Physiological Characteristics: Multiple Test Media


Exercise 41 Use of Bergey's Manual

Part 9 Miniaturized Multitest Systems


Exercise 42 Enterobacteriaceae Identification: The API 20E System


Exercise 43 Enterobacteriaceae Identification: The Enterotube II System


Exercise 44 O/F Gram-Negative Rods Identification: The Oxi/Ferm Tube II System


Exercise 45 Staphyococcus Identification: The API Staph-Ident System

Part 10 Diversity and Environmental Microbiology

Exercise 46 Bacterial Counts of Foods


Exercise 47 Bacteriological Examination of Water: Qualitative Tests


Exercise 48 The Membrane Filter Method


Exercise 49 Reductase Test


Exercise 50 Microbial Spoilage of Canned Food


Exercise 51 Microbiology of Alcohol Fermentation

Part 11 Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Exercise 52 The Staphylococci: Isolation and Identification


Exercise 53 The Streptococci: Isolation and Identification


Exercise 54 Gram-Negative Intestinal Pathogens


Exercise 55 Slide Agglutination Test: Serological Typing


Exercise 56 Slide Agglutination (Latex) Test: For S. aureus Identification


Exercise 57 Tube Agglutination Test: The Heterophile Antibody Test


Exercise 58 White Blood Cell Study: The Differential WBC Count


Exercise 59 Blood Grouping


Exercise 60 A Synthetic Epidemic
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