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

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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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Manual of Commercial Methods in Clinical Microbiology

Author: N.A

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119021863

Category: Science

Page: 616

View: 2141

The Manual of Commercial Methods in Clinical Microbiology 2nd Edition, International Edition reviews in detail the current state of the art in each of the disciplines of clinical microbiology, and reviews the sensitivities, specificities and predictive values, and subsequently the effectiveness, of commercially available methods – both manual and automated. This text allows the user to easily summarize the available methods in any particular field, or for a specific pathogen – for example, what to use for an Influenza test, a Legionella test, or what instrument to use for identification or for an antibiotic susceptibility test. The Manual of Commercial Methods in Clinical Microbiology, 2nd Edition, International Edition presents a wealth of relevant information to clinical pathologists, directors and supervisors of clinical microbiology, infectious disease physicians, point-of-care laboratories, professionals using industrial applications of diagnostic microbiology and other healthcare providers. The content will allow professionals to analyze all commercially available methods to determine which works best in their particular laboratory, hospital, clinic, or setting. Updated to appeal to an international audience, The Manual of Commercial Methods in Clinical Microbiology, 2nd Edition, International Edition is an invaluable reference to those in the health science and medical fields.
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Laboratory Manual for Microbiology Fundamentals: A Clinical Approach

Author: Susan Finazzo,Steven Obenauf

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781259293863

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 9479

This laboratory manual for allied health or general microbiology has been written with the student in mind. The authors have used their years of teaching microbiology and microbiology laboratory at all levels to identify and relate the fundamental concepts that are important to the understanding of the science and students’ success in their future field. They have included case studies to exemplify the relevance of the science and extensive visual imagery to help students understand and learn the content. Most importantly, the authors hope this manual will help students experience the thrill of bench science and share some of the enthusiasm they have for microbiology, a field of science that is dynamic, exciting and touches every aspect of your life.
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Manual of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology

Author: Richard H. Baltz,Arnold L. Demain,Julian E. Davies

Publisher: American Society for Microbiology Press

ISBN: 155581512X

Category: Medical

Page: 784

View: 1598

A rich array of methods and discussions of productive microbial processes. • Reviews of the newest techniques, approaches, and options in the use of microorganisms and other cell culture systems for the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, industrial enzymes and proteins, foods and beverages, fuels and fine chemicals, and other products. • Focuses on the latest advances and findings on the current state of the art and science and features a new section on the microbial production of biofuels and fine chemicals, as well as a stronger emphasis on mammalian cell culture methods. • Covers new methods that enhance the capacity of microbes used for a wide range of purposes, from winemaking to pharmaceuticals to bioremediation, at volumes from micro- to industrial scale.
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Practical Manual of Groundwater Microbiology, Second Edition

Author: D. Roy Cullimore

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420008166

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

View: 5795

Although microorganisms can be found virtually anywhere on our planet, from clouds to soils to oceans, they are often poorly understood when examining issues related to groundwater and water wells. Focusing on the impact of microorganisms on groundwater and water wells, Practical Manual of Groundwater Microbiology, Second Edition presents over 75% new material to offer a comprehensive, up-to-date guide on the subject. The first eight chapters provide an overview of microbiology and its importance in groundwaters, exploring natural filters that develop around wells, various bacteria, molds, viruses, sampling procedures, biofouling, biofilms, sequestration strategies, rehabilitation/regeneration practices, and flooding risks. The book also contains a chapter that functions as a self-contained guide, with 79 descriptive illustrations of important concepts integral to the understanding of microbes in groundwater. Numerous appendices, some new to this edition, supply detailed information on more specialized topics, such as microbiological test methods, water sample protocols, regulatory considerations concerning the use of phosphorus in wells, and the application of vegetable oil to lubricate pumps. Chronicling the significant progress made in the field since the publication of its predecessor, this edition provides practical approaches for evaluating the effects of microorganisms and their activities on groundwater and water wells.
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Microbes in Action

A Laboratory Manual of Microbiology

Author: Harry W. Seeley,John J. Lee

Publisher: W H Freeman & Company

ISBN: 9780716721000

Category: Science

Page: 450

View: 2608

This much-praised basic laboratory manual for microbiology courses teaches students how to understand microorganisms and describes how to handle them safely and effectively.
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Microbiology Fundamentals

A Clinical Approach

Author: Marjorie Kelly Cowan

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 1259293858

Category: Science

Page: 736

View: 5944

Cowan’s Microbiology Fundamentals: A Clinical Approach is The Perfect Fit to align with your course. Here's why: •The author team includes a practicing nurse to help students see how the content fits in their lives and relates to their future career on every page.
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Manual of Clinical Microbiology

Author: Patrick R. Murray

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: N.A

Category: Diagnostic microbiology

Page: 1482

View: 4305

For the past 28 years, the Manual of Cinical Microbiology has been recognized as the benchmark for excellence among microbiology books. The sixth edition of this book once again provides the definitive reference work for running an effective state–of–the–art diagnostic laboratory, presenting a more direct approach to organizing information, with thorough but concise treatments of all the major areas of microbiology, including new microbial discoveries, changing diagnostic methods and emerging therapeutic challenges facing clinicians. Increased emphasis has been given to infection control and the role of molecular diagnostic procedures and it contains the very latest and authorative work on phylogenetic and nomenclatural changes so important in all areas of clinical microbiology. The authors –many of them new in this edition –are all acknowledged experts in their fields and write with accuracy and authority on the latest and most significant discoveries in bacteriology, mycology, virology, parasitology and susceptibility testing.
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Manual of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology

Author: Richard H. Baltz,Arnold L. Demain,Julian E. Davies

Publisher: American Society for Microbiology Press

ISBN: 155581512X

Category: Medical

Page: 784

View: 2745

A rich array of methods and discussions of productive microbial processes. • Reviews of the newest techniques, approaches, and options in the use of microorganisms and other cell culture systems for the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, industrial enzymes and proteins, foods and beverages, fuels and fine chemicals, and other products. • Focuses on the latest advances and findings on the current state of the art and science and features a new section on the microbial production of biofuels and fine chemicals, as well as a stronger emphasis on mammalian cell culture methods. • Covers new methods that enhance the capacity of microbes used for a wide range of purposes, from winemaking to pharmaceuticals to bioremediation, at volumes from micro- to industrial scale.
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Molecular Microbiology Laboratory

A Writing-intensive Course

Author: Walt Ream,Bruce Gellar,Janine Trempy,Katherine Field

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 012397044X

Category: Science

Page: 259

View: 309

Molecular Microbiology Laboratory, second edition, is designed to teach essential principles and techniques of molecular biology and microbial ecology to upper-level undergraduates majoring in the life sciences and to develop students' scientific writing skills. A detailed lab preparation manual for instructors and teaching assistants accompanies the lab book and contains a general discussion of scientific writing and critical reading as well as detailed instructions for preparation and peer review of lab reports. Each experimental unit is accompanied by a number of additional writing exercises based upon primary journal articles. Exposes students to the new molecular-based techniques Provides faculty with an authoritative, accessible resource for teaching protocols The only manual to incorporate writing exercises, presentation skills and tools for reading primary literature into the curriculum Based on a successful course for which the author won a teaching award New to this Edition: - Presents a real-world study of bacterial populations in the environment in the final experiment - Provides an overview of molecular biology in a new review chapter - Demonstrates how to design an experiment and how to interpret the results - Covers grant proposal writing and how panels review proposals - Presents guidance on public speaking and preparing PowerPoint presentations - Includes tutorials on three widely used software packages
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Microbiology: Laboratory Theory and Application

Author: Michael J. Leboffe,Burton E. Pierce

Publisher: Morton Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617314188

Category: Science

Page: 896

View: 8885

Designed for major and non-major students taking an introductory level microbiology lab course. Whether your course caters to pre-health professional students, microbiology majors or pre-med students, everything they need for a thorough introduction to the subject of microbiology is right here.
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Microbiology

A Laboratory Manual

Author: James Cappuccino,Natalie Sherman

Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780321863669

Category: Science

Page: 560

View: 4598

This edition features the exact same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf version. Books a la Carte also offer a great value for your students--this format costs 35% less than a new textbook. Versatile, comprehensive, and clearly written, this competitively priced laboratory manual can be used with any undergraduate microbiology text--and now features brief clinical applications for each experiment, and a new experiment on hand washing. Microbiology: A Laboratory Manual is known for its thorough coverage, descriptive and straightforward procedures, and minimal equipment requirements. A broad range of experiments helps to convey basic principles and techniques. Each experiment includes an overview, an in-depth discussion of the principle involved, easy-to-follow procedures, and lab reports with review and critical thinking questions. Ample introductory material and laboratory safety instructions are provided.
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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: 1261

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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Microbiology

Laboratory Manual for Allied Health and General Microbiology

Author: Jay Sperry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780840396228

Category: Science

Page: 116

View: 2303

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Handbook of Microbiological Media, Fourth Edition

Author: Ronald M. Atlas

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439804087

Category: Science

Page: 2040

View: 5656

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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Microbiology Laboratory Manual

Principles and Applications

Author: Stephen A. Norrell,Karen E. Messley

Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780130100290

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 8577

? This manual serves as a general introduction to the microbiology laboratory, including basic procedures and equipment. Its 36 stand-alone exercises include explanations of the salient points being demonstrated or tested, and are divided into nine sections—Microscopic Technique, Microbial Diversity, Microbial Cultivation Techniques, Identification Techniques, Microbial Growth, Microbial Control, Clinical Microbiology, Virology, and Applied Microbiology. Questions are provided with each exercise to reinforce users' understanding of basic concepts, and require them to analyze or apply the material under discussion. For use with any standard microbiology textbook.
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Environmental Microbiology

Author: Ian L. Pepper,Charles P. Gerba,Terry J. Gentry

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0123948177

Category: Science

Page: 728

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Designed for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and environmental professionals, this book builds upon the tremendous success of the previous editions with a comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of environmental microbiology as a discipline that has greatly expanded in scope and interest over the past several decades. From terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems to urban and indoor environments, this edition relates environmental microbiology to a variety of life science, ecology, and environmental science topics including biogeochemical cycling, bioremediation, environmental transmission of pathogens, microbial risk assessment, and drinking water treatment and reuse. The final chapter highlights several emerging issues including microbial remediation of marine oil spills, microbial contributions to global warming, impact of climate change on microbial infectious disease, and the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. New chapters on: Microbial Diversity and Interactions in Natural Ecosystems (previous chapter on bacterial diversity expanded to include microbial ecology and interactions) Bioinformation and ‘Omic’ Approaches for Characterization of Environmental Microorganisms Microbial Source Tracking Land Application of Organic Residuals: Municipal Biosolids and Animal Manures Recycled Water Treatment and Reuse Global Emerging Microbial Issues in the Anthropocene Era Updates to Other Chapters: Cultural Methods: new cutting-edge approaches for isolating difficult-to-culture microorganisms Nucleic Acid-Based Methods: new text and graphics for a variety of methods including microarrays, quantitative PCR, and metagenomics Aquatic Environments: completely revised chapter Microorganisms and Metal Pollutants: new material on metal speciation and bioremediation Microorganisms and Organic Pollutants: updated discussion on anaerobic degradation of halogenated compounds and bioaugmentation-based remediation of contaminated groundwater Microbial Communication: new sections on bacterial communication with eukaryotic hosts New graphics, case studies, and information boxes throughout More Features: Introductory chapters provide foundational background in microbiology, microbial environments, and methodologies Presents state-of-the-art research results with key, recent references to document information Emphasizes critical information using "Information Boxes" throughout Includes real-world case studies to illustrate concepts, along with frequent use of graphics, cartoons and photographs Offers questions at the end of each chapter designed to test key concepts Lecture slides available for instructors online
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