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Author Pepper, Ian L.

Title Environmental microbiology : a laboratory manual / I.L. Pepper, C.P. Gerba ; photography and technical editor, K.L. Josephson ; copy editor, E.R. Loya
Edition Second edition
Published Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Academic Press, [2005]
©2005
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Contents Cover -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- BASICS -- MANUAL CONVENTIONS -- SUGGESTED SOIL TYPES AND TESTS -- SECTION ONE: Basic Protocols -- EXPERIMENT 1: Dilution and Plating of Bacteria and Growth Curves -- OVERVIEW -- THEORY AND SIGNIFICANCE -- PROCEDURE -- TRICKS OF THE TRADE -- POTENTIAL HAZARDS -- EXAMPLE CALCULATION OF MEAN GENERATION TIME -- QUESTIONS AND PROBLEMS -- REFERENCE -- EXPERIMENT 2: Soil Moisture Content Determination -- OVERVIEW -- THEORY AND SIGNIFICANCE -- PROCEDURE -- TRICKS OF THE TRADE -- POTENTIAL HAZARDS -- EXAMPLE CALCULATIONS -- QUESTIONS AND PROBLEMS -- REFERENCES -- SECTION TWO: Examination of Soil Microorganisms Via Microscopic and Cultural Assays -- EXPERIMENT 3: Contact Slide Assay -- OVERVIEW -- THEORY AND SIGNIFICANCE -- PROCEDURE -- TRICKS OF THE TRADE -- POTENTIAL HAZARDS -- QUESTIONS AND PROBLEMS -- REFERENCES -- EXPERIMENT 4: Filamentous Fungi -- OVERVIEW -- THEORY AND SIGNIFICANCE -- PROCEDURE -- TRICKS OF THE TRADE -- POTENTIAL HAZARDS -- CALCULATIONS -- QUESTIONS AND PROBLEMS -- REFERENCES -- EXPERIMENT 5: Bacteria and Actinomycetes -- OVERVIEW -- THEORY AND SIGNIFICANCE -- PROCEDURE -- TRICKS OF THE TRADE -- POTENTIAL HAZARDS -- QUESTIONS AND PROBLEMS -- REFERENCES -- EXPERIMENT 6: Algae: Enumeration by MPN -- OVERVIEW -- THEORY -- PROCEDURE -- TRICKS OF THE TRADE -- POTENTIAL HAZARDS -- CALCULATIONS -- QUESTIONS AND PROBLEMS -- REFERENCES -- SECTION THREE: Microbial Transformations and Response to Contaminants -- EXPERIMENT 7: Oxidation of Sulfur in Soil -- OVERVIEW -- THEORY -- PROCEDURE -- TRICKS OF THE TRADE -- POTENTIAL HAZARDS -- CALCULATIONS -- QUESTIONS AND PROBLEMS -- REFERENCES -- EXPERIMENT 8: Dehydrogenase Activity of Soils -- OVERVIEW -- THEORY -- PROCEDURE -- TRICKS OF THE TRADE -- POTENTIAL HAZARDS -- EXAMPLE CALCULATIONS -- QUESTIONS AND PROBLEMS -- REFERENCES -- EXPERIMENT 9: Nitrification and Denitrification -- OVERVIEW -- THEORY -- PROCEDURE -- TRICKS OF THE TRADE -- POTENTIAL HAZARDS -- ASSIGNMENT AND QUESTIONS -- REFERENCES -- EXPERIMENT 10: Enrichment and Isolation of Bacteria that Degrade 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid -- OVERVIEW -- THEORY AND SIGNIFICANCE -- PROCEDURE -- TRICKS OF THE TRADE -- POTENTIAL HAZARDS -- QUESTIONS AND PROBLEMS -- REFERENCES -- EXPERIMENT 11: Adaptation of Soil Bacteria to Metals -- OVERVIEW -- THEORY AND SIGNIFICANCE -- PROCEDURE -- TRICKS OF THE TRADE -- POTENTIAL HAZARDS -- QUESTIONS AND PROBLEMS -- REFERENCES -- EXPERIMENT 12: Biodegradation of Phenol Compounds -- OVERVIEW -- THEORY AND SIGNIFICANCE -- PROCEDURE -- POTENTIAL HAZARDS -- CALCULATIONS -- QUESTIONS AND PROBLEMS -- REFERENCES -- EXPERIMENT 13: Assimilable Organic Carbon -- OVERVIEW -- THEORY AND SIGNIFICANCE -- PROCEDURE -- TRICKS OF THE TRADE -- CALCULATIONS -- QUESTIONS AND PROBLEMS -- REFERENCES -- EXPERIMENT 14: Biochemical Oxygen Demand -- OVERVIEW -- THEORY AND SIGNIFICANCE -- PROCEDURE -- TRICKS OF THE TRADE -- POTENTI
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Notes Print version record
Subject Microbial ecology -- Laboratory manuals.
Genre/Form Laboratory manuals.
Laboratory manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Gerba, Charles P., 1945-
ISBN 0080470513 (electronic bk.)
9780080470511 (electronic bk.)
(Paper)