The 12th edition features the same comprehensive, authoritative content and adds new and updated material throughout. Detailed hands-on procedures make the content more interesting and relevant by describing exactly what takes place in the micro lab. There are 3 new chapters along with general considerations and applications of information provided in Bacterial Sections of Part III which explains the criteria for organism inclusion and how it should be used. This guide to Part III includes gram reaction, shape, arrangement, atmosphere preferred, oxidase and catalase reactions, among other decision points for various pathogens, creating a visual method of identifying and cross referencing organisms.
This handbook offers a practical guide to the principles of quantitative analysis in biological experiments. The material is primarily aimed at working molecular biologists, but the scope and clarity of presentation make it equally suitable for students.
Topics covered range from the basics—such as measuring the concentrations of macromolecules—through considerations of binding constants and the kinetics of molecular interactions. The book ends with a thorough consideration of data analysis.
Expanded into two volumes, "MCM" is the definitive resource for the microbiology, epidemiology, and clinical significance of all clinically significant bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. No other single resource offers extensive, up-to-date information. It sets the standard for reliability and utility as a reference work. These volumes focus on the when and why of diagnostic procedures, as well as the how. It presents an approach to organizing information with thorough but concise treatments of all the major areas of microbiology, including new microbial discoveries, changing diagnostic methods, and emerging therapeutic challenges facing clinicians.