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Photographic Atlas for Microbiology Lab. - 3rd edition

Photographic Atlas for Microbiology Lab. (ISBN10: 0895826569; ISBN13: 9780895826565)
ISBN13: 978-0895826565
ISBN10: 0895826569

Summary: This full-color atlas is intended to act as a supplement to introductory microbiology laboratory manuals. It is not designed to replace them, nor is it intended to replace actual performance of the techniques. Rather, the photographs are supplied to help with the interpretation of results.

(The following section is adapted from the Preface to the third edition)

The authors took a hard look at the photographs in the second edition and identified
ones that could be replaced with newer and better images. Next, they attempted to expand in areas that were not thoroughly covered in the second edition. For example they expanded sections 10, 13, and 14 to reflect greater coverage of molecular techniques, pathogens, and fungi respectively. Then they examined all of the photos that they did not replace and used digital technology to enhance them. They also split some of the larger sections and added a new one, so this edition has 16 sections instead of 13. Finally, they examined the text for clarity and conciseness and rewrote where necessary.
Following is an annotated list, provided by the authors, of the sections that underwent the greatest modification.
  • Section 1 Bacterial Growth Patterns: This has had a major overhaul, with many new photographs replacing the older, washed out ones.
  • Section 2 Isolation Techniques: We have replaced some photos and have added streak plates to the spot inoculated plates for the selective media.
  • Section 3 Microscopy: This is a brand new section that gives some theoretical information about how the microscope operates.
  • Section 4 Bacterial Cellular Morphology and Simple Stains: Many new micrographs are included.
  • Section 5 Bacterial Cell Structures and Differential Stains: The Gram stain unit has been expanded to include more direct smears. It also shows good and bad examples of stains and artifacts likely to be encountered. Other micrographs have been replaced.
  • Section 6 Differential Media: This continues to be the largest section. Many photos have been replaced. Tests continue to be listed alphabetically.
  • Section 8 Medical, Food and Environmental Microbiology: New units on bioluminescence and the nitrogen cycle have been added.
  • Section 9 Host Defenses: New blood cell photos have been used.
  • Section 10 Molecular Techniques: This is now in a separate section and includes units on DNA extraction, PCR, and DNA sequencing.
  • Section 12 Viruses: Photos of cell culture equipment have been added.
  • Section 13 Bacterial Pathogens: New photos of relevant media and Gram stains of the pathogens have been incorporated.
  • Section 14 Survey of Fungi: This section has been greatly expanded to include common pathogens.
This atlas can accompany and augment any Microbiology textbook. It is designed to be of particular value to students in a laboratory situation and could either accompany a laboratory manual or, in certain courses, it could be used in conjunction with Exercises for the Microbiology Laboratory, 3rd Ed. to provide students with a full-color, affordably priced lab manual. Pre-order your review copy today!
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Summary: This full-color atlas is intended to act as a supplement to introductory microbiology laboratory manuals. It is not designed to replace them, nor is it intended to replace actual performance of the techniques. Rather, the photographs are supplied to help with the interpretation of results.

(The following section is adapted from the Preface to the third edition)

The authors took a hard look at the photographs in the second edition and identified ones that could be replaced with newer and better images. Next, they attempted to expand in areas that were not thoroughly covered in the second edition. For example they expanded sections 10, 13, and 14 to reflect greater coverage of molecular techniques, pathogens, and fungi respectively. Then they examined all of the photos that they did not replace and used digital technology to enhance them. They also split some of the larger sections and added a new one, so this edition has 16 sections instead of 13. Finally, they examined the text for clarity and conciseness and rewrote where necessary.
Following is an annotated list, provided by the authors, of the sections that underwent the greatest modification.
  • Section 1 Bacterial Growth Patterns: This has had a major overhaul, with many new photographs replacing the older, washed out ones.
  • Section 2 Isolation Techniques: We have replaced some photos and have added streak plates to the spot inoculated plates for the selective media.
  • Section 3 Microscopy: This is a brand new section that gives some theoretical information about how the microscope operates.
  • Section 4 Bacterial Cellular Morphology and Simple Stains: Many new micrographs are included.
  • Section 5 Bacterial Cell Structures and Differential Stains: The Gram stain unit has been expanded to include more direct smears. It also shows good and bad examples of stains and artifacts likely to be encountered. Other micrographs have been replaced.
  • Section 6 Differential Media: This continues to be the largest section. Many photos have been replaced. Tests continue to be listed alphabetically.
  • Section 8 Medical, Food and Environmental Microbiology: New units on bioluminescence and the nitrogen cycle have been added.
  • Section 9 Host Defenses: New blood cell photos have been used.
  • Section 10 Molecular Techniques: This is now in a separate section and includes units on DNA extraction, PCR, and DNA sequencing.
  • Section 12 Viruses: Photos of cell culture equipment have been added.
  • Section 13 Bacterial Pathogens: New photos of relevant media and Gram stains of the pathogens have been incorporated.
  • Section 14 Survey of Fungi: This section has been greatly expanded to include common pathogens.
This atlas can accompany and augment any Microbiology textbook. It is designed to be of particular value to students in a laboratory situation and could either accompany a laboratory manual or, in certain courses, it could be used in conjunction with Exercises for the Microbiology Laboratory, 3rd Ed. to provide students with a full-color, affordably priced lab manual. Pre-order your review copy today! ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 3RD 05
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Publisher: Morton Publishing Co.
Year Published: 2005
International: No

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