Laboratory Experiments in Microbiology

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 2004-01-01
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
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Newly revised to accompany Microbiology: An Introduction , Eighth 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 microbiological techniques, this popular lab manual features applications for undergraduate students 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 students 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 wherever possible, and increased emphasis is placed on lab safety.

Table of Contents

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 of Carbohydrates
Protein Catabolism, Part 1
Protein Catabolism, Part 2
Rapid Identification Methods
Microbial Growth
Oxygen and the Growth of Bacteria
Determination of a Bacterial Growth Curve: The Role of Temperature
Other Influences on Microbial Growth: Osmotic Pressure and pH
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
Isolation of DNA
DNA Fingerprinting
Transformation and Genetic Engineering
Ames Test for Detecting Possible Chemical Carcinogens
The Microbial World
Unknown Identification andBergey's Manual
Fungi: Yeasts
Fungi: Molds
Phototrophs: Algae and Cyanobacteria
Isolation and Titration of Bacteriophages
Plant Viruses
Interaction of Microbe and Host
Koch's Postulate
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