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4th Edition

Practical Handbook of Microbiology

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ISBN 9780367567637
December 15, 2020 Forthcoming by CRC Press
952 Pages 34 Color & 27 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Practical Handbook of Microbiology, 4th edition provides basic, clear and concise knowledge and practical information about working with microorganisms. Useful to anyone interested in microbes, the book is intended to especially benefit four groups: trained microbiologists working within one specific area of microbiology; people with training in other disciplines, and use microorganisms as a tool or "chemical reagent"; business people evaluating investments in microbiology focused companies; and an emerging group, people in occupations and trades that might have limited training in microbiology, but who require specific practical information.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive compendium of basic information on microorganisms—from classical microbiology to genomics.
  • Includes coverage of disease-causing bacteria, bacterial viruses (phage), and the use of phage for treating diseases, and added coverage of extremophiles.
  • Features comprehensive coverage of antimicrobial agents, including chapters on anti-fungals and anti-virals.
  • Covers the Microbiome, gene editing with CRISPR, Parasites, Fungi, and Animal Viruses.
  • Adds numerous chapters especially intended for professionals such as healthcare and industrial professionals, environmental scientists and ecologists, teachers, and businesspeople.
  • Includes comprehensive survey table of Clinical, Commercial, and Research-Model bacteria.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Sterilization, Disinfection and Antisepsis

Chapter 2 Quantitation of Microorganisms

Chapter 3 Culturing and Preserving Microorganisms

Chapter 4 Stains for Light Microscopy

Chapter 5 Identification of Gram Positive Organisms

Chapter 6 Identification of Aerobic Gram Negative Bacteria

Chapter 7 Plaque Assay for Bacteriophage

Chapter 8 Phage Identification of Bacteria

Chapter 9 Phage Display and Selection of Protein Ligands

Chapter 10 Diagnostic Medical Microbiology

Chapter 11 Modern Diagnostic Methods 21st Century

Chapter 12 Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing

Chapter 13 Bacterial Cell Breakage or Lysis

Chapter 14 Major Culture Collections and Sources

Chapter 15 Epidemiological Methods in Microbiology

Chapter 16 CRISPR


Chapter 17 Taxonomic Classification of Bacteria

Chapter 18 Bacterial Cell Wall:Morphology and Biochemistry

Chapter 19 Microbiomes

Chapter 20 The Actinobacteria

Chapter 21 Archaea

Chapter 22 The Genus Bacillus

Chapter 23 The Genus Bordetella

Chapter 24 The Genus Campylobacter

Chapter 25 Chlamydia

Chapter 26 The Genus Clostridium

Chapter 27 The Genus Corynebacteria

Chapter 28 The Family Enterobacteriaceae

Chapter 29 Haemophilus Species

Chapter 30 The Genus Helicobacter

Chapter 31 The Genus Legionella

Chapter 32 The Genus Listeria

Chapter 33 The Genus Mycobacterium

Chapter 34 Mycoplasma and Related Organisms

Chapter 35 The Family Neisseria

Chapter 36 The Genus Pseudomonas

Chapter 37 The Family Rickettsia

Chapter 38 Microbiological and Clinical Aspects of the Pathogenic Spirochetes

Chapter 39 Staphylococcus aureus and Related Staphylocci

Chapter 40 Streptococcus

Chapter 41 The Genus Vibrio and Related Genera

Chapter 42 Yersinia

Chapter 43 Other Anaerobic Bacteria: Bacteroides, Porphyromonas, Prevotella, Tannerella, Fusobacterium and Gram Positive Anaerobic Cocci

Chapter 44 Other Gram Negative Bacteria: Acinetobacter, Burkholderia, and Moraxella

Chapter 45 Selected Zoonotic Pathogens

Chapter 46 Fungi

Chapter 47 Introduction to Parasites

Chapter 48 Introduction to Bacteriophages

Chapter 49 Introduction to Virology

Chapter 50 Emerging Viruses


Chapter 51 Mechanisms of Action of Antibacterial Agents

Chapter 52 Mechanisms of Action of Anti Fungal Agents

Chapter 53 Mechanisms of Action of Antiviral Agents

Chapter 54 Phage Therapy Bacteriophage as Natural, Self Replicating Antimicrobials

Chapter 55 Emergence of Antimicrobial Resistance in Hospitals

Chapter 56 Emerging Antimicrobial Resistant Microorganisms in the Community

Chapter 57 Overview of Biofilms and Some Key Methods for their Study

Chapter 58 Biofilms in Healthcare

Chapter 59 The Business of Microbiology

Chapter 60 Launching a Microbiology Based Company

Chapter 61 Microbiology for Dental Hygienists

Chapter 62 Microbiology for Pre College Teachers

Chapter 63 Microbiology for Home Inspectors

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Edited by

Emanuel Goldman is a professor in the Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Genetics of the New Jersey Medical School (NJMS), Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), a division of Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey. He graduated with honors from the Bronx High School of Science in 1962, received a BA (cum laude) from Brandeis University in 1966, where he was a chemistry major and music minor, and completed his PhD in biochemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1972. He performed postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School and at the University of California, Irvine, before joining the faculty of the New Jersey Medical School in 1979, where he rose through the ranks to professor in 1993. Among his awards and honors, Dr. Goldman was a Damon Runyon fellow, a Lievre senior fellow of the California Division, American Cancer Society, and a recipient of the Research Career Development Award from the National Cancer Institute.

Among his service activities, he was an officer and organizer of the New York–New Jersey Molecular Biology Club, served as a full member of an American Cancer Society Study Section, and continues to serve on the editorial boards of Protein Expression and Purification and Applied and Environmental Microbiology. He was also twice elected by his colleagues to serve as the president of his university’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors, and he was elected to serve as president of the Faculty Organization of NJMS. Among several areas of research activity, he has focused on the role of tRNA in the elongation of bacterial protein synthesis, including uncharged tRNA, codon bias, and programmed translational frameshifts. In addition to numerous scientific peer-reviewed publications and publications in the lay press, he has contributed a chapter to Zubay’s Biochemistry textbook and four chapters to the Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. His recently published Comment in Lancet, "Exaggerated risk of transmission of COVID-19 by Fomites", has attracted significant international attention.

Lorrence H. Green, Ph.D., President of Westbury Diagnostics, Inc. earned his PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, in 1978. He followed this with three years of recombinant DNA and genetic research at Harvard University. In 1981, he moved into Industry by joining Analytab Products Inc., a major manufacturer of in vitro diagnostic test kits. During the next twelve years he helped to invent and manufacture over 40 diagnostic test kits, and rose to become the Director of New Product Development and Product Support.

In 1993, Dr. Green founded Westbury Diagnostics, Inc., a microbiology-biotechnology based contract research and development laboratory also offering consulting services. Mixing his love of business with his love of teaching Dr. Green has served as an adjunct associate professor of microbiology at the NY College of Osteopathic Medicine, and is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biology at Farmingdale State College and a Director of the Fundamentals of the Bioscience Industry Program at Stony Brook University of the State University of New York.

Dr. Green is on the steering committee, and is a former Chairman, of the Microbiology Section of the NY Academy of Sciences. He was also the long time Treasurer of the NYC Branch of the ASM. From 2001 until 2004 he was a member of the Advisory Committee on Emerging Pathogens and Bioterrorism to the New York City Commissioner of Health. In 2013 he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Long Island Advancement of Small Business.

His main interests involve using technology in the development of commercial products and in being an entrepreneur who invests in and develops companies. He enjoys providing mentorship and career advice to students at all levels. He has spoken at many career day events, judged many regional science fairs, and has helped dozens of young people with applications to medical school, nursing school, physician’s assistant school, and with starting companies. Most recently he has become involved in government and is currently the Chairman of the Town of Mamakating Planning Board.