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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: 9780072992724
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 4/28/2006
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.95 (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 andOsmotic 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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