Benson’s Microbiological Applications, Laboratory Manual in General Microbiology, Short Version, 13th Edition

Book Description

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 . Appropriate for either a majors or non-majors lab course, this manual assumes no prior organic has been taken.

Table of Contents

PART 1 Microscopy
Chapter 1 Brightfield Microscopy
Chapter 2 Darkfield Microscopy
Chapter 3 Phase-Contrast Microscopy
Chapter 4 Microscopic Measurements

PART 2 Survey of Microorganisms
Chapter 5 Microbiology of Pond Water—Protists, Algae, and Cyanobacteria
Chapter 6 Ubiquity of Bacteria
Chapter 7 The Fungi: Molds and Yeasts

PART 3 Manipulation of Microorganisms
Chapter 8 Aseptic Technique
Chapter 9 Pure Culture Techniques

PART 4 Staining and Observation of Microorganisms
Chapter 10 Smear Preparation
Chapter 11 Simple Staining
Chapter 12 Negative Staining
Chapter 13 Capsular Staining
Chapter 14 Gram Staining
Chapter 15 Spore Staining: Two Methods
Chapter 16 Acid-Fast Staining: Kinyoun Method
Chapter 17 Motility Determination

PART 5 Culture Methods
Chapter 18 Culture Media Preparation
Chapter 19 Enumeration of Bacteria: The Standard Plate Count
Chapter 20 Slide Culture: Fungi

PART 6 Bacterial Viruses
Chapter 21 Determination of a Bacteriophage Titer
Chapter 22 Isolation of Phages from Flies
Chapter 23 Phage Typing

PART 7 Environmental Influences and Control of Microbial Growth
Chapter 24 Effects of Oxygen on Growth
Chapter 25 Temperature: Effects on Growth
Chapter 26 pH and Microbial Growth
Chapter 27 Water Activity and Osmotic Pressure
Chapter 28 Ultraviolet Light: Lethal Effects
Chapter 29 The Effects of Lysozyme on Bacterial Cells
Chapter 30 Evaluation of Alcohol: Its Effectiveness as an Antiseptic
Chapter 31 Antimicrobic Sensitivity : The Kirby-Bauer Method
Chapter 32 Evaluation of Antiseptics: The Filter Paper Disk Method
Chapter 33 Effectiveness of Hand Scrubbing

PART 8 Identification of Unknown Bacteria
Chapter 34 Morphological Study of an Unknown Bacterium
Chapter 35 Cultural Characteristics
Chapter 36 Physiological Characteristics: Oxidation and Fermentation Tests
Chapter 37 Physiological Characteristics: Hydrolytic and Degradative Reactions
Chapter 38 Physiological Characteristics: Multiple Test Media
Chapter 39 Use of Bergey's Manual

PART 9 Miniaturized Multitest
Chapter 40 Enterobacteriaceae Identification: The 20E System
Chapter 41 Enterobacteriaceae Identification: The Enterotube II System
Chapter 42 O/F Gram-Negative Rods Identification: The Oxi/Ferm Tube II System
Chapter 43 Staphylococcus Identification: The API Staph System

PART 10 Applied Microbiology
Chapter 44 Bacterial Counts of Food
Chapter 45 Bacteriological Examination of Water: Most Probable Number Determination
Chapter 46 Bacteriological Examination of Water: The Membrane Filter Method
Chapter 47 Reductase Test
Chapter 48 Temperature: Lethal Effects
Chapter 49 Microbial Spoilage of Canned Food
Chapter 50 Microbiology of Alcohol Fermentation

PART 11 Microbiology
Chapter 51 The Staphylococci: Isolation and Identification
Chapter 52 The Streptococci and Enterococci: Isolation and Identification
Chapter 53 Gram-Negative Intestinal Pathogens
Chapter 54 A Synthetic Epidemic

PART 12 Immunology and Serology
Chapter 55 Slide Agglutination Test: Serological Typing
Chapter 56 Slide Agglutination Test for S. aureus
Chapter 57 Slide Agglutination Test for Streptococcus
Chapter 58 The Heterophile Antibody Test
Chapter 59 Blood Grouping

Appendix A: Tables
Appendix B: Indicators, Stains, Reagents
Appendix C: Media
Appendix D: Identification Charts

Book Details

  • Title: Benson’s Microbiological Applications, Laboratory Manual in General Microbiology, Short Version, 13th Edition
  • Author: ,
  • Length: 480 pages
  • Edition: 13
  • Language: English
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  • Publication Date: 2014-01-21
  • ISBN-10: 0073402419
  • ISBN-13: 9780073402413
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