Basic Practical Microbiology: a Manual
This manual, from the Microbiology Society, provides a basic introduction to microbiology, aseptic technique and safety.
Part 1 of the book includes information on good microbiological laboratory practice, equipment, preparation of culture media, sterilisation and disinfection, inoculation, aseptic technique, incubation, cultures, contamination and working with moulds, bacteria and yeasts.
Part 2 describes practical activities which students can carry out:
- Testing sensitivity to antimicrobial substances.
- Microscopy: using the microscope; stained preparations; making a smear; a simple stain; a differential stain; Gram’s staining method.