Microbiology: A Photographic Atlas for the Laboratory, 1st edition

  • Steven K. Alexander
  • Dennis Strete


ISBN-13:  9780805327328

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Tailored for the introductory microbiology laboratory course, the book features approximately 400 color photographs that demonstrate the results of laboratory procedures and show the morphology of important microorganisms. KEY TOPICS: The photographs demonstrate the unique characteristics of common microorganisms and also their appearance after various stains and tests. Many of the photographs are labeled to point out important structures. The clearly written descriptions accompanying the photos helps students understand and, in some cases, achieve the results depicted in the photographs. Each laboratory procedure has the following sections: a Purpose and Procedure Summary, Tips for Success, and Expected Results. MARKET: For anyone interested in microorganisms.

Table of contents

 1. Microscopes and Their Use in the Study of Cells and Viruses.

 2. Microscopic Observation of Bacteria, Fungi, and Protozoa.

 3. Staining Bacteria.

 4. Cultivation of Bacteria and Fungi.

 5. Biochemical Tests for the Identification of Bacteria.

 6. Bacterial Identification Methods.

 7. Evaluating Antibacterial Chemical Agents.

 8. Soil and Water Microbiology.

 9. Survey of Microbial Pathogens.

10. Arthropod Vectors of Human Diseases.

11. Multicellular Parasites.

12. Clinical Applications of Host Responses to Infection.


Published by Pearson (July 18th 2000) - Copyright © 2001