Koneman's Color Atlas and Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology
Elmer W. Koneman
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006 - Medical - 1565 pages
Long considered the definitive work in its field, this new edition presents all the principles and practices students need for a solid grounding in all aspects of clinical microbiology bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, and virology. Tests are presented according to the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (formerly NCCLS) format. Easy-to-read charts outline theory, procedure, and interpretation of tests. Clinical correlations link microorganisms to specific disease states. Over 600 color plates depict the salient identification features of organisms. Numerous drawings, photographs, and tables clarify complex concepts.
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An excellent book for Medical Microbiologists. comprehensive, & up-to-date. The color plates, and flow charts at the end are very useful, for quick reference especially before exams...! Must have to understand the basics of so many topics in microbiology.