The book brings together information on the widest range of topics in microbiology in a single source. Written in a concise manner and ideally suited for students and teachers at colleges, this book discusses microbiology in sufficient depth. Elaborate illustrations are provided for easy understanding of the subject. The text includes immunology, biology and infectious disease principles.
The enormous spread of modern microbiology appears to be daunting for many young students pressed for time. This book is written to fulfill the need of a comprehensive, yet student-friendly text. The book fulfills requirements of syllabus for undergraduate medical students as per MCI recommendations covering the subject in four sections: General Microbiology, Immunology, Systemic Microbiology (which includes Bacteriology, Virology and Mycology), and Clinical & Applied Microbiology.
Microorganisms Are Living Things Like Plants And Animals But Because Of Their Minute Size And Omnipresence, Performing Experiments With Microbes Requires Special Techniques And Equipment Apart From Good Theoretical Knowledge About Them. This Easy To Use Revised And Updated Edition Provides Knowledge About All The Three I.E., Techniques, Equipment And Principles Involved.The Notable Feature Of This Edition Is The Addition Of New Sections On Bacterial Taxonomy That Deals With The Criteria Used In Identification, Phylogeny And Current System Of Classification Of Procaryotes Based On The Second Edition Of Bergey Manual Of Systematic Bacteriology And The Section One On History Of Discovery Of Events That Covers Chronologically Important Events In Microbiology With The Contribution Of Pioneer Microbiologists Who Laid The Foundation Of The Science Of Microbiology. In The Subsequent Twenty-Two Sections, Various Microbiological Techniques Have Been Described Followed By Several Experiments Illustrating The Properties Of Microorganisms And Highlighting Their Involvement In Practically Every Sphere Of Life.Along With The Cultivation/Isolation/Purification Of Microbes, This Edition Also Contains Exercises Concerning Air, Soil, Water, Food, Dairy And AgriculturalMicrobiology, Bacterial Genetics, Plant Pathology, Plant Tissue Culture And Mushroom Production Technology. This Manual Contains 163 Experiments Spread Over 22 Different Sections. The Exercises Are Presented In A Simple Language With Explanatory Diagrams And A Brief Recapitulation Of Their Theory And Principle.The Exercises Are Selected By Keeping In Mind The Easy Availability Of Cultures, Culture Media And Equipment. Appendices At The End Of The Manual Provide A Reference To The Source For Obtaining Cultures Of Microbes, Culture Media And Preparation Of Various Stains, Reagents And Media In The Laboratory And Classification Of Procaryotes According To The First And Second Editions Of Bergey Is Manual Of Systematic Bacteriology.This Book Would Be Useful For The Undergraduate And Postgraduate Students, Teachers And Scientists In Diverse Areas Including The Biological Sciences, The Allied Health Services, Environmental Science, Biotechnology, Agriculture, Nutrition, Pharmacy And Various Other Professional Programmes Like Milk Processing Units, Diagnostic (Clinical) Microbiological Laboratories And Mushroom Cultivation At Small Or Large Scales.
Introducing a comprehensive, yet concise, textbook of microbiology! This new resource offers the brevity and user-friendliness required by the typical medical student, while still providing the necessary depth in its coverage of both basic and clinical microbiology. It equips readers to efficiently meet the requirements of a medical program, prepare for certification examinations, or update their knowledge. A volume in the Saunders Text And Review series (STARS).
Author: Cynthia Nau Cornelissen,Richard A. Harvey,Bruce D. Fisher
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Microbiology, Third Edition enables rapid review and assimilation of large amounts of complex information about medical microbiology. The book has the hallmark features for which Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews volumes are so popular: an outline format, 450 full-color illustrations, end-of-chapter summaries, review questions, plus an entire section of clinical case studies with full-color illustrations. NEW TO THIS EDITION: an online testbank of 100 review questions.
Available as an exclusive product with a limited print run, Encyclopedia of Microbiology, 3e, is a comprehensive survey of microbiology, edited by world-class researchers. Each article is written by an expert in that specific domain and includes a glossary, list of abbreviations, defining statement, introduction, further reading and cross-references to other related encyclopedia articles. Written at a level suitable for university undergraduates, the breadth and depth of coverage will appeal beyond undergraduates to professionals and academics in related fields. 16 separate areas of microbiology covered for breadth and depth of content Extensive use of figures, tables, and color illustrations and photographs Language is accessible for undergraduates, depth appropriate for scientists Links to original journal articles via Crossref 30% NEW articles and 4-color throughout - NEW!
The field of microbiology has developed considerably in the last 20 years, building exponentially on its own discoveries and growing to encompass many other disciplines. Unfortunately, the literature in the field tends to be either encyclopedic in scope or presented as a textbook and oriented for the student. Finding its niche between these two poles, the second edition of the bestselling Practical Handbook of Microbiology provides in-depth chapters on all aspects of the field, from classical microbiology to genomics, in an easily accessible volume. Reflecting the sweeping changes in microbiology, yet retaining the popular format of the original, this second edition includes many chapter rewrites and more than 20 new or expanded chapters. New in the second edition: · Five new chapters in Part I: Identification of Gram-Positive Bacteria, Identification of Gram-Negative Bacteria, Plaque Assays, Phage Display, and Epidemiological Methods · 15 new chapters in Part II, including Mycobacteria, Legionella, Hemophillus, Listeria, Campylobacter, Helicobacter, Yersinia, Bordetella, Other Zoonotic Bacteria, Other Anaerobic Bacteria, Archae, Biofilms, Bacteriophage, Parasites, and more · An entirely new survey table of selected eubacteria · Introduction to Yeasts and Introduction to Animal Virology, two topics covered only briefly in the first edition, are now full length chapters · Various brief taxonomy chapters are now complete chapters with descriptions of genus and species An in depth explanation of all of the currently available diagnostic procedures used in the microbiology laboratory Providing basic knowledge and practical information on working with microorganisms, Practical Handbook of Microbiology, Second Edition is designed to facilitate highly specialized working microbiologists, as well as those who simply use microbiology as an adjunct to their own discipline, in finding relevant information easily, in a clear and concise single volume.
Now in full color, Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Microbiology, Second Edition enables rapid review and assimilation of large amounts of complex information about medical microbiology. The book has the hallmark features for which Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews volumes are so popular: an outline format, 450 full-color illustrations, end-of-chapter summaries, review questions, plus an entire section of clinical case studies with full-color illustrations. This edition's medical/clinical focus has been sharpened to provide a high-yield review. Five additional case studies have been included, bringing the total to nineteen. Review questions have been reformatted to comply with USMLE Step 1 style, with clinical vignettes.
David Greenwood,Richard C B Slack,Michael R. Barer,Will L Irving
A Guide to Microbial Infections: Pathogenesis, Immunity, Laboratory Diagnosis and Control. With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access
Author: David Greenwood,Richard C B Slack,Michael R. Barer,Will L Irving
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Medical microbiology concerns the nature, distribution and activities of microbes and how they impact on health and wellbeing, most particularly as agents of infection. Infections remain a major global cause of mortality and in most hospitals around one in ten of those admitted will suffer from an infection acquired during their stay. The evolution of microbes presents a massive challenge to modern medicine and public health. The constant changes in viruses such as influenza, HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and SARS demand vigilance and insight into the underlying process. Building on the huge success of previous editions, Medical Microbiology 18/e will inform and inspire a new generation of readers. Now fully revised and updated, initial sections cover the basic biology of microbes, infection and immunity and are followed by a systematic review of infective agents, their associated diseases and their control. A final integrating section addresses the essential principles of diagnosis, treatment and management. An unrivalled collection of international contributors continues to ensure the relevance of the book worldwide and complementary access to the complete online version on Student Consult further enhances the learning experience. Medical Microbiology is explicitly geared to clinical practice and is an ideal textbook for medical and biomedical students and specialist trainees. It will also prove invaluable to medical laboratory scientists and all other busy professionals who require a clear, current and most trusted guide to this fascinating field.
The second edition of the Textbook of Microbiology and Immunology provides a fully updated text on various aspects of microbiology and infectious diseases, which makes it the most authoritative and informative text in medical microbiology. It is a must have book for preparing MBBS examination as well as for preparing PG entrance test. Clear, succinct, and comprehensive information on various aspects of microbiology and immunology. Thoroughly revised information. Key Points highlighting the need to know aspects of the discussed topics. Tables and figures for better understanding. Case studies at the end of chapters for self-assessment. Special emphasis on emerging and re-emerging pathogens and antimicrobial resistance. Color photographs to aid in better understanding. Covers recent advances in molecular diagnosis and vaccines.
Biomedical scientists are the foundation of modern healthcare, from cancer screening to diagnosing HIV, from blood transfusion for surgery to food poisoning and infection control. Without biomedical scientists, the diagnosis of disease, the evaluation of the effectiveness of treatment, and research into the causes and cures of disease would not be possible.The Fundamentals of Biomedical Science series has been written to reflect the challenges of practicing biomedical science today. It draws together essential basic science with insights into laboratory practice to show how an understanding of the biology of disease is coupled to the analytical approaches that lead to diagnosis. Assuming only a minimum of prior knowledge, the series reviews the full range of disciplines to which a Biomedical Scientist may be exposed - from microbiology to cytopathology to transfusion science. Medical Microbiology covers a range of key laboratory techniques used in the diagnosis of important human diseases caused by microorganisms. From sample collection, through to analysis and laboratory investigation, the text covers a wide range of procedures and highlights how and why results are generated. The second edition has been expanded to cover a wider range of topics, and includes new chapters on parasitology, pathogenesis, and molecular diagnostics and investigation.New to this editionNew introductory chapter covers the basic principles and features of microorganisms, which underpin the rest of the book.New chapters on parasitology and pathogenesis make the text an even more comprehensive resource for students.New chapter on molecular diagnostics and investigation reflects the increasing use of molecular technologies to detect pathogens in clinical microbiology.
Includes information on infection detection and prevention and control, diagnostic technologies, bacteriology, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and antiparasitic agents and susceptibility test methods, virology, mycology, and parasitology.
Ideal for allied health and pre-nursing students, Alcamo’s Fundamentals of Microbiology: Body Systems, Second Edition, retains the engaging, student-friendly style and active learning approach for which award-winning author and educator Jeffrey Pommerville is known. Thoroughly revised and updated, the Second Edition presents diseases, complete with new content on recent discoveries, in a manner that is directly applicable to students and organized by body system. A captivating art program includes more than 150 newly added and revised figures and tables, while new feature boxes, Textbook Cases, serve to better illuminate key concepts. Pommerville's acclaimed learning design format enlightens and engages students right from the start, and new chapter conclusions round out each chapter, leaving readers with a clear understanding of key concepts.