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Laboratory exercises in microbiology : discovering the unseen world through hands-on investigation

Author: Susan McLaughlin; Joan Petersen
Publisher: [Bayside, NY] : [CUNY Academic Works], 2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The exercises in this laboratory manual are designed to engage students in hand-on activities that reinforce their understanding of the microbial world. Topics covered include: staining and microscopy, metabolic testing, physical and chemical control of microorganisms, and immunology. The target audience is primarily students preparing for a career in the health sciences, however many of the topics would be  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Laboratory manuals
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan McLaughlin; Joan Petersen
OCLC Number: 1066128556
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 184 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Microbiology Lab Safety Instructions --
Lab 1. Introduction to Microscopy and Diversity of Cell Types --
Lab 2. Introduction to Aseptic Techniques and Growth Media --
Lab 3. Preparation of Bacterial Smears and Introduction to Staining --
Lab 4. Acid fast and Endospore Staining --
Lab 5. Metabolic Activities of Bacteria --
Lab 6. Dichotomous Keys --
Lab 7. The Effect of Physical Factors on Microbial Growth --
Lab 8. Chemical Control of Microbial Growth—Disinfectants and Antibiotics --
Lab 9. The Microbiology of Milk and Food --
Lab 10. The Eukaryotes --
Lab 11. Clinical Microbiology I; Anaerobic pathogens; Vectors of Infectious Disease --
Lab 12. Clinical Microbiology II—Immunology and the Biolog System --
Lab 13. Putting it all Together: Case Studies in Microbiology --
Appendix I. Information About Lab Practical Exams --
Appendix II. Scientific Notation and Serial Dilution --
Appendix III. Introduction to Micropipetting
Responsibility: Dr. Susan McLaughlin & Dr. Joan Petersen.

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The exercises in this laboratory manual are designed to engage students in hand-on activities that reinforce their understanding of the microbial world. Topics covered include: staining and microscopy, metabolic testing, physical and chemical control of microorganisms, and immunology. The target audience is primarily students preparing for a career in the health sciences, however many of the topics would be appropriate for a general microbiology course as well.

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