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MANUAL OF MICROBIOLOGY

KANIKA SHARMA
Dept. of Botany M.L.Sukhadia University, UdaiPpur, Rajasthan, India

This book is an excellent supplementary textbook, written in simple language and easy to understand even for beginners.  All topics related to microbiology are covered – general aspects like techniques, culture and identification of bacteria, bacterial genetics, water, soil and food microbiology and the study of viruses and fungi.  Medical microbiology is also discussed, dealing with sample collection and identification of common pathogenic bacteria.

The book has a unique style – a basic idea of the topic is given followed by various laboratory methods presented systematically, keeping in mind problems faced by students and also stressing the “do’s and don’ts” whilst carrying out various experiments.  Diagrams and flow charges help to make learning easier and more interesting.  And the final chapters contain instructions on practical exercises written to enable the student to perform them with confidence and ease.

Contents:
1. Introduction to Microbiology; 2. Tools of Microbiology; 3. Techniques of Microbiology; 4. Culture Media; 5. Isolation, Purification and Identification of Bacteria; 6. Maintenance and Storage of Bacterial Strains; 7. Laboratory Exercises to Study Bacteria; 8. Study of Bacterial Growth; 9. Study of Environmental Influences on Bacterial Growth; 10. Study of Control of Microbial Growth by Antimicrobial Agents; 11. Study of Bacterial Genetics; 12. Water Microbiology; 13. Soil Microbiology; 14. Food Microbiology; 15. Milk Microbiology; 16. Study of Viruses; 17. Study of Fungi; 18. Study of Cyanobacteria; 19. Study of Bacterial Diseases in Plants; 20. Study of Medical Microbiology and Immunology; 21. Rules and Regulations of the Laboratory.

ISBN: 9781904798989
Publication: March 2007
Format: Paperback
Price: £19.99 $39.99

*A simple, easy to read guide to experiments in microbology
*Author has taught all levels of microbiology