Handbook of Microbiological Media, Fourth Edition

Author: Ronald M. Atlas

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439804087

Category: Science

Page: 2040

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Handbook of Microbiological Media, Fourth Edition is an invaluable reference for every medical, veterinary, diagnostic, and academic laboratory, and now in its fourth edition, it is even more complete. This edition carries on the tradition of CRC Press handbook excellence, listing the formulations, methods of preparation, and uses for more than 7,000 microbiological media. With 1,500 more entries than any previous edition, the handbook includes both classic and modern media used for the identification, cultivation, and maintenance of diverse bacteria, archaea, and fungi. The breadth of culture media in this comprehensive resource is enormous and has greatly expanded in recent years with the exploration of extreme habitats and the use of molecular methods to identify new lineages of bacteria and archaea. The media also represent significant advances in the ability to use chromogenic substrates to identify specific species and strains of bacteria, e.g., E. coli O157 and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). These media are extremely useful for clinical diagnostics and for the protection of the food supply from pathogenic microorganisms. With over 7,000 formulations, this new edition includes all the media used for: Routine examination of food and water Cultivating specific strains of bacteria, archaea, fungi, and protists, including many anaerobes and extremophiles Cultivating the numerous microorganisms currently available from the world’s global bioresource centers (BRCs) Additionally, many culture media are now available that are free of animal components. Plant-based media eliminate possible contamination with prions, which is important for production of vaccines and pharmaceuticals. The entries are arranged alphabetically by medium name and include composition, instructions for preparation, commercial sources, safety cautions, uses, and more. This reference contains the most comprehensive compilation of microbiological media available in a single volume. The only resource you need for all media types, it makes finding media for culturing diverse microorganisms quick and simple. With uniform presentations of media formulations and preparations, it presents easy-to-follow directions and cookbook recipes for preparing media. You won’t find a more complete or user-friendly microbiology reference anywhere.
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Handbook of Microbiological Media

Author: Ronald M. Atlas

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420039725

Category: Science

Page: 2056

View: 5199

It also contains formulations and uses of media for isolation, culture, identification, and maintenance of microorganisms. The entries are arranged alphabetically by medium name and include synonyms, sources, and more. This reference contains the most comprehensive compilation of microbiological media available in a single volume. The only resource you need for all media types, it makes finding media for culturing diverse microorganisms quick and simple. With uniform presentations of media formulations and preparations, it presents easy-to-follow directions and “cookbook recipes” for preparing media. You won’t find a more complete or user-friendly microbiology reference anywhere.
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Handbook of Microbiological Media, Third Edition

Author: Ronald M. Atlas

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849318184

Category: Science

Page: 2056

View: 8180

It also contains formulations and uses of media for isolation, culture, identification, and maintenance of microorganisms. The entries are arranged alphabetically by medium name and include synonyms, sources, and more. This reference contains the most comprehensive compilation of microbiological media available in a single volume. The only resource you need for all media types, it makes finding media for culturing diverse microorganisms quick and simple. With uniform presentations of media formulations and preparations, it presents easy-to-follow directions and “cookbook recipes” for preparing media. You won’t find a more complete or user-friendly microbiology reference anywhere.
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Handbook of Microbiological Media, Third Edition

Author: Ronald M. Atlas

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849318184

Category: Science

Page: 2056

View: 4610

It also contains formulations and uses of media for isolation, culture, identification, and maintenance of microorganisms. The entries are arranged alphabetically by medium name and include synonyms, sources, and more. This reference contains the most comprehensive compilation of microbiological media available in a single volume. The only resource you need for all media types, it makes finding media for culturing diverse microorganisms quick and simple. With uniform presentations of media formulations and preparations, it presents easy-to-follow directions and “cookbook recipes” for preparing media. You won’t find a more complete or user-friendly microbiology reference anywhere.
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Handbook of Microbiological Media, Third Edition

Author: Ronald M. Atlas

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849318184

Category: Science

Page: 2056

View: 2698

It also contains formulations and uses of media for isolation, culture, identification, and maintenance of microorganisms. The entries are arranged alphabetically by medium name and include synonyms, sources, and more. This reference contains the most comprehensive compilation of microbiological media available in a single volume. The only resource you need for all media types, it makes finding media for culturing diverse microorganisms quick and simple. With uniform presentations of media formulations and preparations, it presents easy-to-follow directions and “cookbook recipes” for preparing media. You won’t find a more complete or user-friendly microbiology reference anywhere.
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Handbook of Culture Media for Food and Water Microbiology

Author: Janet E. L. Corry,G. D. W. Curtis,Rosamund M. Baird

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1847559166

Category: Science

Page: 1006

View: 6601

A reference for microbiologists wanting to know which media to use for the detection of various microbes in foods and how to check their performance.
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Culture Media for Food Microbiology

Author: J.E.L. Corry,G.D.W. Curtis,R.M. Baird

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080530123

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 490

View: 5150

This publication deals in depth with a limited number of culture media used in Food Science laboratories. It is basically divided into two main sections: 1) Data on the composition, preparation, mode of use and quality control of various culture media used for the detection of food borne microbes. 2) Reviews of several of these media, considering their selectivity and productivity and comparative performance of alternative media. Microbiologists specializing in food and related areas will find this book particularly useful.
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Handbook of Media for Clinical Microbiology

Author: James W. Snyder,Ronald M. Atlas

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420005462

Category: Science

Page: 544

View: 6437

While evolving molecular diagnostic methods are being heralded for the role they will play in improving our ability to cultivate and identify bacteria, fungi, and viruses, the reality is that those new methods are still beyond the technical and financial reach of most clinical laboratories. Most clinical microbiology laboratories still rely upon culture methods for the identification of microorganisms of medical importance. The newest edition of the Handbook of Media for Clinical Microbiology addresses the needs of clinical microbiology laboratories and infectious disease researchers. Authored by Ronald Atlas and James Snyder, who over the years have built solid reputations among researchers for their exceptionally reliable media handbooks, this volume gives microbiologists in clinical and medical laboratories the reference they need to quickly and effectively deal with the modern challenges shaping the field. Organized for a fast-paced environment, this fully updated Second Edition provides clinical diagnostic laboratories with an easy-to-use reference for those routine and specialized media employed in the cultivation of pathogenic bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Almost 1,650 media are described in this edition, among them many newly developed media designed for the rapid detection and identification of disease-causing microorganisms, including those responsible for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. Describes media designed to cultivate and identify Escherichia coli O157:H7, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and vancomycin-resistant enterococci Includes chromogenic or fluorogenic substrates that permit the rapid detection of specific pathogens critical to the diagnosis of individuals with specific infectious diseases The Handbook provides a compilation of the formulations, methods of preparation, and applications for media used in the clinical microbiology laboratory. Listings are alphabetical, and each includes medium composition, instruction for preparation, commercial sources, and intended uses. This highly useful resource also discusses the role of the clinical laboratory in the diagnosis of infectious diseases and the process for detecting infectious diseases, including specimen receipt, media selection, antibiotic susceptibility testing, and biosafety considerations. It includes media for the cultivation of emerging and re-emerging pathogens and bioterrorism threat agents.
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Oxford Handbook of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology

Author: Estée Török,Fiona J. Cooke,Ed Moran

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019967132X

Category: Medical

Page: 912

View: 4513

Fully reviewed and revised for its second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology maintains its position as the must-have guide to all aspects of infectious diseases and microbiology. Reflecting the current approach to joint postgraduate training programmes, the handbook takes an integrated approach to both subjects. It covers the basic principles of bacteriology and virology, along with specific guidance on individual diseases and conditions, all in the accessible Oxford Handbook style. Now including new topics on important subjects such as microbiology specimen collection, commonly used media, molecular diagnostics, and antimicrobials in pregnancy, as well as incorporating new guidelines from WHO, NICE, and BASHH among others, this handbook ensures that the informaiton you need is accessible, clear, and easy-to-understand. Practical and comprehensive, this handbook includes coverage of National Frameworks and current legislation, together with information on topical issues such as bioterrorism and preventative medicine. Fully reviewed by specialist senior readers, and with useful links to up-to-date clinical information and online resources, this is an important addition to the Oxford Handbook Series.
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The Clinician's Handbook of Natural Medicine

Author: Joseph E. Pizzorno Jr.,Michael T. Murray,Herb Joiner-Bey

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702055131

Category: Medical

Page: 1008

View: 7789

Written by leading authorities in complementary and integrative medicine, this convenient, quick-reference handbook provides clear and rational directives on diagnosing and treating specific diseases and disorders with natural medicine. You'll get concise summaries of diagnostic procedures, general considerations, therapeutic considerations, and therapeutic approaches for 84 of the most commonly seen conditions, 12 of which are new to this edition, plus naturopathic treatment methods and easy-to-follow condition flowcharts. Based on Pizzorno's trusted Textbook of Natural Medicine and the most current evidence available, it's your key to accessing reliable, natural diagnosis and treatment options in any setting. Expert authorship lends credibility to information. Scientifically verified content assures the most reliable coverage of diagnostic and natural treatment methods. Over 80 algorithms synthesize therapeutic content and provide support for your clinical judgment with a conceptual overview of case management. The book's compact size makes it portable for easy reference in any setting. A consistent organization saves you time and helps you make fast, accurate diagnoses. 12 NEW chapters enhance your treatment knowledge and understanding with information on important and newly emerging treatments and areas of interest, including: Cancer Endometriosis Fibromyalgia Hair Loss in Women Hyperventilation Syndrome Infectious Diarrhea Intestinal Protozoan Infestation Lichen Planus Parkinson's Disease Porphyrias Proctological Conditions Uterine Fibroids Each chapter is fully updated to reflect the content of the latest edition of Pizzorno's Textbook of Natural Medicine and keep you current on the safest and most effective natural interventions.
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Practical Handbook of Microbiology, Third Edition

Author: Emanuel Goldman,Lorrence H Green

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466587407

Category: Science

Page: 1055

View: 7899

The Practical Handbook of Microbiology presents basic knowledge about working with microorganisms in a clear and concise form. It also provides in-depth information on important aspects of the field—from classical microbiology to genomics—in one easily accessible volume. This new edition retains the easy-to-use format of previous editions, with a logical presentation of frequently used reference data that enables readers to rapidly locate the information needed. New chapters have been included in this edition, including a noteworthy one on the business aspects of microbiology that has been added to address the needs of investors looking to understand the science behind companies that they are contemplating funding and scientists that are interested in commercializing their research. In addition, chapters have been added on new microorganism-based disease and pathogenic mechanisms. All chapters from the previous edition have been revised and updated. Major topics covered include almost all studied bacteria, and introductions to fungi, parasites, and viruses, as well as methods of culture collection, enumeration, and preservation of microorganisms, diagnostic medical microbiology, mechanisms of antimicrobial agents, and antibiotics and antifungal agents. Although this book will be of use to anyone interested in the subject matter, it will be of particular benefit to specialized microbiologists as well as those who simply use microbiology as an adjunct to their own discipline, in finding relevant information quickly and easily.
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Methods for General and Molecular Microbiology

Author: C. A. Reddy,Terry J. Beveridge,John A. Breznak,George Marzluf

Publisher: American Society for Microbiology Press

ISBN: 1555812236

Category: Science

Page: 1069

View: 6750

A first source for traditional methods of microbiology as well as commonly used modern molecular microbiological methods. • Provides a comprehensive compendium of methods used in general and molecular microbiology. • Contains many new and expanded chapters, including a section on the newly important field of community and genomic analysis. • Provides step-by-step coverage of procedures, with an extensive list of references to guide the user to the original literature for more complete descriptions. • Presents methods for bacteria, archaea, and for the first time a section on mycology. • Numerous schematics and illustrations (both color and black and white) help the reader to easily understand the topics presented.
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Handbook of Indigenous Fermented Foods, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded

Author: Keith Steinkraus

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351442511

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 792

View: 2812

This work offers comprehensive, authoritative coverage of current information on indigenous fermented foods of the world, classifying fermentation according to type. This edition provides both new and expanded data on the antiquity and role of fermented foods in human life, fermentations involving an alkaline reaction, tempe and meat substitutes, amazake and kombucha, and more.;College or university bookstores may order five or more copies at a special student price which is available on request from Marcel Dekker, Inc.
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Manual of Environmental Microbiology

Author: Christon J. Hurst,Ronald L. Crawford,Jay L. Garland,David A. Lipson

Publisher: American Society for Microbiology Press

ISBN: 1555813798

Category: Science

Page: 1293

View: 6993

The most definitive manual of microbes in air, water, and soil and their impact on human health and welfare. • Incorporates a summary of the latest methodology used to study the activity and fate of microorganisms in various environments. • Synthesizes the latest information on the assessment of microbial presence and microbial activity in natural and artificial environments. • Features a section on biotransformation and biodegradation. • Serves as an indispensable reference for environmental microbiologists, microbial ecologists, and environmental engineers, as well as those interested in human diseases, water and wastewater treatment, and biotechnology.
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Dairy Microbiology Handbook

The Microbiology of Milk and Milk Products

Author: Richard K. Robinson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471227560

Category: Science

Page: 784

View: 9347

Throughout the world, milk and milk products are indispensable components of the food chain. Not only do individual consumers use liquid milk for beverages and cooking, but food manufacturers use vast quantities of milk powder, concentrated milks, butter, and cream as raw materials for further processing. Effective quality assurance in the dairy industry is needed now more than ever. This completely revised and expanded Third Edition of Dairy Microbiology Handbook, comprising both Volume I: Microbiology of Milk and Volume II: Microbiology of Milk Products, updates the discipline’s authoritative text with the latest safety research, guidelines, and information. Pathogens have become a major issue in dairy manufacturing. Escheria coli is a concern, and milk-borne strains of Mycobacterium avium sub-sp. paratuberculosis have been identified as a possible cause of Crohn’s disease. Even little-known parasites like Cryptosporidium have caused disease outbreaks. Consequently, a hazard analysis of selected control/critical points (HACCP) in any manufacturing process has become essential to prevent the contamination of food. This volume also: -Discusses new diagnostic techniques that allow a pathogen to be detected in a retail sample in a matter of hours rather than days -Provides thorough coverage of dairy microbiology principles as well as practical applications -Includes the latest developments in dairy starter cultures and genetic engineering techniques -Offers completely updated standards for Good Manufacturing Practice Quality control and product development managers, microbiologists, dairy scientists, engineers, and graduate students will find the Third Edition of Dairy Microbiology Handbook to be a vital resource.
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Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook

Author: Amy L. Leber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781555818807

Category: Medical

Page: 2700

View: 5340

Continues to serve as the sole major publication providing step-by-step protocols and descriptions that enable clinical microbiologists and laboratory staff personnel to perform all analyses from the receipt of the specimen through processing, testing, interpretation, presentation of the final report, and subsequent consultation.
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Laboratory Methods in Microbiology

Author: W. F. Harrigan,Margaret E. McCance

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 1483274349

Category: Science

Page: 374

View: 1488

Laboratory Methods in Microbiology is a laboratory manual based on the experience of the authors over several years in devising and organizing practical classes in microbiology to meet the requirements of students following courses in microbiology at the West of Scotland Agricultural College. The primary object of the manual is to provide a laboratory handbook for use by students following food science, dairying, agriculture and allied courses to degree and diploma level, in addition to being of value to students reading microbiology or general bacteriology. It is hoped that laboratory workers in the food manufacturing and dairying industries will find the book useful in the microbiological aspects of quality control and production development. The book is organized into two parts. Part I is concerned with basic methods in microbiology and would normally form the basis of a first year course. Abbreviated recipes and formulations for a number of typical media and reagents are included where appropriate, so that the principles involved are more readily apparent. Part II consists of an extension of these basic methods into microbiology as applied in the food manufacturing, dairying and allied industries. In this part, the methods in current use are given in addition to, or in place of, the ""classical"" or conventional techniques.
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A Guide to Specimen Management in Clinical Microbiology

Author: Jon Michael Miller,Shelley A. Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781555819613

Category: Diagnostic microbiology

Page: 209

View: 5196

Classic reference that addresses and meets the needs of everyone in the "total testing process" circle.
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Handbook of Water and Wastewater Microbiology

Author: Duncan Mara,Nigel J. Horan

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080478197

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 832

View: 1068

"Access to safe water is a fundamental human need and therefore a basic human right" --Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary General Edited by two world-renowned scientists in the field, The Handbook of Water and Wastewater Microbiology provides a definitive and comprehensive coverage of water and wastewater microbiology. With contributions from experts from around the world, this book gives a global perspective on the important issues faced in the provision of safe drinking water, the problems of dealing with aquatic pollution and the processes involved in wastewater management. Starting with an introductory chapter of basic microbiological principles, The Handbook of Water and Wastewater Microbiology develops these principles further, ensuring that this is the essential text for process engineers with little microbiological experience and specialist microbiologists alike. Comprehensive selection of reviews dealing with drinking water and aquatic pollution Provides an understading of basic microbiology and how it is applied to engineering process solutions Suitable for all levels of knowledge in microbiology -from those with no background to specialists who require the depth of information
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Handbook of Brewing, Third Edition

Author: Graham G. Stewart,Anne Anstruther,Inge Russell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351230816

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 777

View: 471

With a foreword written by Professor Ludwig Narziss—one of the world’s most notable brewing scientists—the Handbook of Brewing, Third Edition, as it has for two previous editions, provides the essential information for those who are involved or interested in the brewing industry. The book simultaneously introduces the basics—such as the biochemistry and microbiology of brewing processes—and also deals with the necessities associated with a brewery, which are steadily increasing due to legislation, energy priorities, environmental issues, and the pressures to reduce costs. Written by an international team of experts recognized for their contributions to brewing science and technology, it also explains how massive improvements in computer power and automation have modernized the brewhouse, while developments in biotechnology have steadily improved brewing efficiency, beer quality, and shelf life.
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