Microbiology: A Laboratory Manual (8th Edition)

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Key Message: Known for its straightforward and well thought-out laboratory experiments, minimal equipment requirements, and competitive price, Microbiology: A Laboratory Manual, Eighth Edition retains these advantages while gaining currency with a new "Hot Topics in Microbiology" feature, 50% new color photographs, and a new section of molecular biology experiments. This versatile laboratory manual can be used with any undergraduate microbiology text and course. 

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: Basic Laboratory Techniques for Isolation, Cultivation, and Cultural Characterization of Microorganisms; Microscopy; Bacterial Staining; Cultivation of Microorganisms: Nutritional and Physical Requirements, and Enumeration of Microbial Poulations; Biochemical Activities of Microorganisms; The Protozoa; The Fungi; The Viruses; Physical and Chemical Agents for the Control of Microbial Growth; Microbiology of Food; Microbiology of Water; Microbiology of Soil; Bacterial Genetics; Biotechnology; Medical Microbiology; Immunology

Market: For all readers interested in microbiology.

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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.

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James G. Cappuccino is a retired professor (in residence) of Microbiology from the Department of Biology at the State University of New York at Rockland Community College in Suffern, New York. In 1991, he was the recipient of the Chancellor’s Award from the State University of New York for Excellence in Teaching. He received his M.S degree (1955) and Ph.D (1957) from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.  From 1957 to 1970 he was associated with the Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research. He was the author and co-author of numerous papers in the area of cancer chemotherapy, and was a member of the faculty of the Sloan Kettering Division of the Graduate School of Medical Sciences at Cornell University in New York, where he taught microbiology. From 1970 to 1995 he taught microbiology, parasitology and clinical chemistry at SUNY Rockland. He is an emeritus member of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and an emeritus member of the American Society for Cancer Research (AACR). Although officially retired, he still teaches a microbiology course for nurses at SUNY Rockland.  When not writing, he enjoys spending time with his wife Elaine and their family at their summer home at the New Jersey shore. He also enjoys theater, literature, traveling abroad, and the quiet hours in his wood working shop.

Natalie Sherman received her B.S. in biology and her M.S. in microbiology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Her professional career spanned 32 years at the State University of New York at Rockland Community College in Suffern, New York, as a professor of microbiology. In addition to microbiology, she taught genetics, anatomy and physiology, and human sexuality. To be more akin to the needs of her students she received an AAS degree in Nursing in 1981. She passed away on October 29, 2001.

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