Laboratory Exercises in Microbiology / Edition 4

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The Microbiology Laboratory Manual by Pollack presents exercises and experiments on microbiology laboratory. The labs are introduced in a clear and concise manner, while maintaining a reader-friendly tone. The manual contains a variety of interactive activities and experiments that teach 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118135259
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/27/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 886,277
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction: Laboratory Operations and Safety.


1 Laboratory Safety: Introduction to the Microscope.

2 Transfer and Isolation Techniques Microbes in theEnvironment.


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.


10 Microbial Sensitivity Testing Ultraviolet LightSensitivity.

11 Bacterial Biochemistry.

12 Gas Requirements of Microorganisms.

13 Specialized Media.


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 IdentificationMethods.

21 Identification of a Bacterial Unknown: The Gram-NegativeUnknown.

22 Identification of a Bacterial.


23 Identification and Quantitation of Microbial Numbers in aWater Sample.

24 Identification of Microbes in Beef and Poultry and theQuantitation of Microbial.

25 Soil Microbiology.

26 Microbial Ecology.

27 Biofilms.

Photographic Atlas.


Appendix 1 Flow Chart for the Identification ofEnterobacteriaceae.

Appendix 2 Gram-Negative Flow Chart.

Appendix 3 Gram-Positive Flow Chart.

Photo Credits.


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