A Photographic Atlas for the Microbiology Laboratory, 4e

By Michael J. Leboffe, Burton E. Pierce  •  
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Print ISBN  9780895828729
• eBook ISBN  9781617310072
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This full-color atlas is intended as a visual reference to supplement laboratory manuals or instructor-authored exercises for introductory microbiology laboratory courses. The atlas can be used alone but also has been designed to be used in conjunction with Exercises for the Microbiology Laboratory, 4e, by Leboffe & Pierce, with images keyed to specific exercises.

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What's New in this Edition
Table of Contents
  • More than 500 full-color, high-quality, color-accurate photographs serve as a visual reference for students in the laboratory and aid in interpreting results in the lab.
  • The purpose and principle are set forth for each technique and test in the book so students will understand the “why” as well as the “how” in learning to be proficient microbiologists.
  • A section on microscopy provides practical information about how to operate a microscope.
  • Informative color diagrams, clearly written captions, and additional text provide helpful information to make the atlas easy to use and understand.
What's New in this Edition

• A new art program designed to increase student understanding of important concepts
• A new "Introduction" chapter provides context and background information for the new microbiology student
• Re-organized content to reflect the "process" a working microbiologist would follow to identify an unknown organism
• Three new chapters covering the three domains: Bacteria, Archaea, and Eukarya
• New photographs, re-scanned and or re-imaged photos and new photomicrographs that match more closely what students are likely to observe in the laboratory
• A complete redesign that should allow the student to better access the material

Table of contents
Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Isolation Techniques and Selective Media
Section 3: Bacterial Growth
Section 4: Microscopy
Section 5: Bacterial Cellular Morphology and Simple Stains
Section 6: Bacterial Cell Structures and Differential Stains
Section 7: Differential Media
Section 8: Serology
Section 9: Molecular Techniques
Section 10: Viruses
Section 11: Domain Bacteria
Section 12: Bacterial Pathogens
Section 13: Domain Archaea
Section 14: Domain Eukarya: Simple Eukaryotes
Section 15: Fungi of Clinical Importance
Section 16: Protozoans of Clinical Importance
Section 17: Parasitic Helminths
Section 18: Quantitative Microbiology
Section 19: Medical, Environmental, and Food Microbiology
Section 20: Host Defenses
Appendix A: Biochemical Pathways