Experiments In Microbiology, Plant Pathology And Biotechnology

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New Age International, 2007 - Microbiology - 632 pages
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.
 

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Contents

Introduction to Microbiology 129
1
Golden Age of Microbiology
9
Era of Molecular Biology
17
Laboratory Rules Tools Equipment and other 3050
30
Microscopy 5160
51
Micrometery 6165
61
Microscopic Examination of Living
74
Slide culture technique for studying
83
Estimation of hemoglobin contents
341
Rh factor determination
347
Water Microbiology 355370
355
Food Dairy Industrial and Agricultural
371
Role of yeasts in breadmaking
387
Seed inoculation with rhizobia
395
Lipase production test or demonstration
405
Bacterial Genetics 413435
413

Preparation of Bacterial and Blood Smears
89
Staining Methods 97128
97
Control of Microorganisms 129146
129
Preparation of Culture Media 147156
147
Cultivation Techniques for Isolation
157
Methods of Obtaining Pure Cultures
189
Spreadplate technique
195
Maintenance of Pure Cultures
206
Measurement of Growth of Microorganism
212
Biochemical Activities of Microorganisms 245275
245
Identification of an Unknown Microorganism 276294
276
Identification of an unknown protozoan
282
Medical Microbiology and Immunology 295354
295
pathogens using triple sugar iron agar
328
Urine Dip Slide
335
Plant Pathological Methods 436466
436
bacterial pathogen
448
Pectinases or pectolytic enzymes of plant
458
Screening for antagonism 465
465
Sterilization of plant materials
472
Mushroom Production Technology 496519
496
Cultivation of white button mushroom
506
Cultivation of paddy straw mushroom
514
Bacterial TaxonomyCriteria used
520
Current classification of bacteria
529
Appendix AII Classification of Procaryotes According to
547
Appendix B World Major Microbial Culture Collections
555
Bibliography
604
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