This versatile laboratory manual can be used with any undergraduate microbiology text and course. Known for its brief laboratory activities, minimal equipment requirements, and competitive price, the manual includes a variety of experiments selected to assist in the teaching of basic principles and techniques. Each of the 77 experiments includes an overview, a purpose, an in-depth discussion of the principle involved, easy-to-follow procedures, and lab reports with review and critical thinking questions. Comprehensive introductory material and laboratory safety instructions are provided. For college instructors and students.
1. Basic Laboratory Techniques for Isolation, Cultivation, and Cultural Characterization of Microorganisms. 2. Microscopy. 3. Bacterial Staining. 4. Cultivation of Microorganisms: Nutritional and Physical Requirements, and Enumeration of Microbial Populations. 5. Biochemical Activities of Microorganisms. 6. The Protozoa. 7. The Fungi. 8. The Viruses. 9. Physical and Chemical Agents for the Control of Microbial Growth. 10. Microbiology of Food. 11. Microbiology of Water. 12. Microbiology of Soil. 13. Bacterial Genetics. 14. Medical Microbiology. 15. Immunology. Appendices.