Benson's Microbiological Applications, Laboratory Manual in General Microbiology, Short Version

Benson's Microbiological Applications, Laboratory Manual in General Microbiology, Short Version

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  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Higher Education
  • Format: Spiral bound | 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 226mm x 272mm x 20mm | 862g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0073402419
  • ISBN 13: 9780073402413
  • Edition: 13, Revised
  • Edition statement: 13th Revised edition

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Benson's Microbiological Applications has been the gold standard of microbiology lab manuals for over 30 years. The self-contained, clearly-illustrated exercises and four-color format makes this the ideal lab manual. Appropriate for either a majors or non-majors lab course, this manual assumes no prior organic chemistry has been taken. Use McGraw-Hill's Learning Solutions to make this manual fit your exact course needs! Add or remove exercises, include your own material, re-order to fit your course - the possibilities are endless.

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Table of contents

Part 1 Microscopy 1 Brightfield Microscopy 2 Darkfield Microscopy 3 Phase-Contrast Microscopy 4 Microscopic Measurements Part 2 Survey of Microorganisms 5 Microbiology of Pond Water - Protists, Algae, and Cyanobacteria 6 Ubiquity of Bacteria 7 The Fungi: Molds and Yeasts Part 3 Manipulation of Microorganisms 8 Aseptic Technique 9 Pure Culture Techniques Part 4 Staining and Observations of Microorganisms 10 Smear Preparation 11 Simple Staining 12 Negative Staining 13 Capsular Staining 14 Gram Staining 15 Spore Staining: Two Methods 16 Acid-Fast Staining: Kinyoun Method 17 Motility Determination Part 5 Culture Methods 18 Culture Media Preparation 19 Enumeration of Bacteria: The Standard Plate Count 20 Slide Culture: Fungi Part 6 Bacterial Viruses 21 Determination of a Bacteriophage Titer 22 Isolation of Phage from Flies 23 Phage Typing Part 7 Environmental Influences and Control of Microbial Growth 24 Effects of Oxygen on Growth 25 Temperature: Effects on Growth 26 pH and Microbial Growth 27 Water Activity and Osmotic Pressure 28 Ultraviolet Light: Lethal Effects 29 The Effects of Lysozyme on Bacterial Cells 30 Evaluation of Alcohol: Its Effectiveness as an Antiseptic 31 Antimicrobic Sensitivity Testing: The Kirby-Bauer Method 32 Evaluation of Antiseptics: The Filter Paper Disk Method 33 Effectiveness of Hand Scrubbing Part 8 Identification of Unknown Bacteria 34 Morphological Study of An Unknown Bacterium 35 Cultural Characteristics 36 Physiological Characteristics: Oxidation and Fermentation Stet Reactions 37 Physiological Characteristics: Hydrolytic and Degradative Stet Reactions 38 Physiological Characteristics: Multiple Test Media 39 Use of Bergey's Manual Part 9 Miniaturized Multitest Systems 40 Enterobacteriaceae Identification: The API 20E System 41 Enterobacteriaceae Identification: The Enterotube II System 42 O/F Gram-Negative Rods Identification: The Oxi/Ferm Tube II System 43 Staphylococcus Identification: The API Staph System Part 10 Applied Microbiology 44 Bacterial Food Counts 45 Bacteriological Examination of Water: Most Probable Number Determination 46 Bacteriological Examination of Water: The Membrane Filter Method 47 Reductase Test 48 Temperature: Lethal Effects 49 Microbial Spoilage of Canned Food 50 Microbiology of Alcohol Fermentation Part 11 Medical Microbiology 51 The Staphylococci: Isolation and Identification 52 The Streptococci and Enterococci: Isolation and Identification 53 Gram-Negative Intestinal Pathogens 54 A Synthetic Epidemic Part 12 Immunology and Serology 55 Slide Agglutination Test: Serological Typing 56 Slide Agglutination Test for S. aureus 57 Slide Agglutination Test for Streptococcus 58 The Heterophile Antibody Test 59 Blood Grouping Appendices