The classic resource for undergraduate microbiology laboratory courses just keeps getting better. The self-contained, clearly illustrated exercises and four-color format make Microbiological Applications: A Laboratory Manual in General Microbiology the ideal lab manual. Appropriate for either a majors or non-majors lab course, Benson assumes no prior organic chemistry course has been taken. New author! Alfred E. Brown received his PhD from UCLA. His research has focused on the physiology of photosynthetic bacteria and the mode of action of herbicides on photosynthetic microbial populations in soil. Dr. Brown has also spent over 25 years teaching both lecture and laboratory courses for General Microbiology, Medical Microbiology, Methods in Microbiology and (at the Graduate level) courses in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Photosynthesis, and Biomembranes. |The complete version of the lab manual has been streamlined from 90 labs to 77 labs - this was done by removing redundant or outdated labs and the selective addition of new, more modern labs. Every lab has been revised, updated and reviewed for current curriculum relevancy. |New organization: from 14 parts to 13 parts reflects a more modern approach to teaching microbiology |New labs: 26) Phage Plaque Assay, 66) Bacterial Transformation, 67) Electrophoresis of DNA: Isolation of Plasmids, 68) PCR: The Polymerase Chain Reaction for Amplifying DNA: 77) Simulated Epidemic |Extensively revised art program! Many new photos of updated equipment, new illustrations of organisms, etc. have been incorporated into the 9th edition. Updated line art reflects current lab safety requirements and is more colorful and realistic looking. |Enhanced safety precautions support stricter OSHA standards now being applied to educational laboratories. |Cautionary Boxes have been incorporated throughout the manual to increase student awareness of lab safety. |An exercise covering the Winogradsky Column in identifying Photosynthetic Bacteria has been expanded. |Full-colour examples of lab test results appear in the lab exercises so students have an immediate reference against which they can compare their results. |Bensonżs Complete Version (77 experiments) provides the largest variety of laboratory exercises to accommodate all laboratory curriculażfrom a medical emphasis to an environmental emphasis and everything between. (A shorter version with 60 experiments is also available - 00711125888)|The Instructorżs Manual provides a materials list and guidelines for conducting all the experiments, as well as answers to the lab exercises. |Because you may prefer or require a different way to stage a lab exercise, this lab manual includes suggestions for alternative approaches and procedures in the appendixes and in the Instructorżs Manual.