Cowan and Steel's Manual for the Identification of Medical Bacteria
by G.I Barrow
* Pages: 352 pages
* Publisher: --
* Edition: 3 edition , 1993, Reprinted 2003
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0521543282
This practical manual to the diagnostic characteristics of the bacteria likely to be encountered in public health laboratories and medical and veterinary practice has been extensively revised. It is suitable for all bacteriological laboratories using traditional diagnostic methods. This edition contains up-to-date contributions and key references by experts. Included are new sections on rapid and mechanized test methods, and on the laboratory applications of computer theory and practice to the identification of bacteria. The importance of laboratory control and proficiency procedures are emphasized. The Appendices give details of the laboratory methods and media for all the recommended diagnostic tests, and provide abstracts of the official guidelines for bacterial nomenclature and names.