Laboratory Experiments in Microbiology (8th Edition)

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Newly revised to correspond to all current undergraduate one-semester microbiology textbooks. This lab manual includes 57 experiments that demonstrate the broad spectrum of microbiology and is an ideal companion to Microbiology: An Introduction, Ninth Edition by Tortora, Funke, and Case. Microscopy: Use and Care of the Microscope, Examination of Living Microorganisms; Staining Methods, Preparation of Smears and Simple Staining, Negative Staining, Gram Staining, Acid-fast Staining, Structural Stains (Endospore, Capsule, Flagella), Morphologic Unknown; Cultivation of Bacteria: Microbes in the Environment, Transfer of Bacteria: Aseptic Techniques, Isolation of Bacteria by Dilution Technique, Special Media for Isolating Bacteria; Microbial Metabolism: Carbohydrate Catabolism, Fermentation, Protein Catabolism, Respiration, Rapid Identification Methods; Microbial Growth: Oxygen and the Growth of Bacteria, Determination of a Bacterial Growth Curve: The Role of Temperature, Biofilms; Control of Microbial Growth: Physical Methods of Control: Heat, Physical Methods of Control: Ultraviolet Radiation, Chemical Methods of Control: Disinfectants and Antiseptics, Chemical Methods of Control: Antimicrobial Drugs, Effectiveness of Hand Scrubbing; Microbial Genetics: Regulation of Gene Expression, Isolation of Bacterial Mutants, Transformation of Bacteria, DNA Fingerprinting, Genetic Engineering, Ames Test for Detecting Possible Chemical Carcinogens; The Microbial World: Unknown Identification and Bergey's Manual, Fungi: Yeasts, Fungi: Molds, Phototrophs: Algae and Cyanobacteria, Protozoa, VIRUSES, Isolation and Titration of Bacteriophages, Plant Viruses; Interaction of Microbe and Host: Epidemiology, Koch's Postulate, IMMUNOLOGY, Nonspecific Resistance, Blood Group Determination: Slide Agglutination, Agglutination Reactions: Microtiter Agglutination, ELISA Technique; Microorganisms and Disease: Bacteria of the Skin, Bacteria of the Respiratory Tract, Bacteria of the Mouth, Bacteria of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Bacteria of the Urogenital Tract, Identification of an Unknown from a Clinical Sample; Microbiology and the Environment: Microbes in Water: Multiple-Tube Technique, Microbes in Water: Membrane Filter Technique, Microbes in Food: Contamination, Microbes Used in the Production of Foods, Microbes in Soil: The Nitrogen and Sulfur Cycles, Microbes in Soil: Bioremediaton; Appendices: Pipetting, Dilution Techniques and Calculations, Use of the Spectrophotometer, Graphing, Use of the Dissecting Membrane, Use of the Membrane Filter, Electrophoresis, Keys to Bacteria. For all readers interested in microbiology.

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Newly revised to accompany Microbiology: An Introduction, Seventh Edition by Tortora, Funke, and Case, this lab manual includes 57 experiments that demonstrate the broad spectrum of microbiology. Intended as a manual of basic microbiologic techniques, this popular lab manual features applications in diverse areas, including the biological sciences, the allied health sciences, agriculture, environmental science, nutrition, pharmacy, and various pre-professional programs. Experiments have been refined in this new edition to encourage readers to develop critical thinking skills as well as learn basic facts and technical skills. Material with direct application to clinical and commercial labs is included whenever possible, and increased emphasis is placed on lab safety. For college instructors and students.

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Ted R. Johnson is a professor of biology at St. Olaf College, a liberal arts college in Northfield, Minnesota, where he teaches courses in microbiology and immunology. He has taught at St. Olaf for 31 years and previously taught at Mankato State University. He received his master’s degree and his Ph.D in microbiology from the University of Illinois in Chicago, Illinois. While at St. Olaf College, he has developed and directed several abroad semester and interim programs. His research focuses on the immune response to virally induced cancer in various animal models.

 

Christine L. Case is a registered microbiologist and a professor of microbiology at Skyline College in San Bruno, California, where she has taught for the past 38 years. She received her Ed. D. in curriculum and instruction from Nova Southeastern University and her M.A. in microbiology from San Francisco State University. She was Director for the Society for Industrial Microbiology (SIM). She received the ASM and California Hayward outstanding educator awards and SACNAS Mentor award. In addition to teaching, Chris contributes regularly to professional literature, develops innovative educational methodologies, and maintains a personal and professional commitment to conservation and the importance of science in society. Chris is also an avid photographer, and many of her photographs appear in this lab manual.

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