Contents: Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. General laboratory instruction. 3. Microscope and its handling. 4. Culture media. 5. Culture techniques. 6. Estimation of growth of microbes. 7. Preservation of microbes. 8. Microbial colony characteristics. 9. Microscopic observation. 10. Biochemical characterization. 11. Molecular characterization. 12. Metagenomics. References/Further Reading. Index.
This book is a handy guide for any aspiring microbiologist. It will take the science students through the microbial world exploring the tools and techniques in microbiology. It covers the basic as well as advance topics in a clear and concise form. The illustrations, figures, photographs and line diagrams illustrated in this book will help to perform various experiments. The book contains principles and protocols that are well established. This book will attract a vast range of readers and will definitely bring a boost to their practical knowledge on microbiology.