Yousef and Carlstrom’s Food Microbiology: A Laboratory Manual serves as a general laboratory manual for undergraduate and graduate students in food microbiology, as well as a training manual in analytical food microbiology. Focusing on basic skill-building throughout, the Manual provides a review of basic microbiological techniques–media preparation, aseptic techniques, dilution, plating, etc.–followed by analytical methods and advanced tests for food-bourne pathogens. The Manual includes a total of fourteen complete experiments. <p> The first of the Manual’s four sections reviews basic microbiology techniques; the second contains exercises to evaluate the microbiota of various foods and enumerate indicator microorganisms. Both of the first two sections emphasize conventional cultural techniques. The third section focuses on procedures for detecting pathogens in food, offering students the opportunity to practice cultural, biochemical, immunoassay, and genetic methods. The final section discusses beneficial microorganisms and their role in food fermentations, concentrating on lactic acid bacteria and their bacteriocins. This comprehensive text also: <p> - Focuses on detection and analysis of food-bourne pathogenic microorganisms like Escherichia coli 0157:H7, Listeria monocytogenes, and Salmonella<br> - Includes color photographs on a companion Web site in order to show students what their own petri plates or microscope slides should look like:  <a href="http://class.fst.ohio-state.edu/fst636/fst636.htm">http://class.fst.ohio-state.edu/fst636/fst636.htm</a><br> - Explains techniques in an accessible manner, using flow charts and drawings<br> - Employs a "building block" approach throughout, with each new chapter building upon skills from the previous chapter
This is a definitive guide to the clinical assessment, management and prevention of plant poisoning in domestic animals. Accurate Identification of plant materials through the use of 253 high quality color illustrations placed as needed throughout the text. It is organized into sections according to the animal symptoms with specific descriptions of the toxins involved and their modes of action. Geographic location maps are provided which highlight the distribution of specific plant material within North America. The title is extensively referenced and includes a functional glossary of botanical terms for the convenience of the user. This durable physical presentation makes it an optimal field reference guide. The CD contains the entire contents of the book and an expanded image library of toxic plants during varying lifetime stages. A plant identifier search interface allows users to use visual cues to identify an unknown plant. This title is published by Teton New Media in the USA and distributed by Manson Publishing outside of North America.
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