Explorations in microbiology : a discovery based approach (Paper)
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322 p. · 28x21.8 cm · Paperback
- I. GETTING STARTED:
Growing Microbes on Solid Surfaces
Wet Mounts and Microscopy-A Microbiology Legacy
Streaking Plates for Isolated Colonies
"Seeing More" With Phase Microscopy
Important Microbiological Stains
Modern Staining Procedures
Some Like It Hot!
II. THE MICROBES:
The Classification Game
Protozoa - Friend and Foe
A Fungus Among Us!
Identifying Structural Features of Bacteria Using Special Stains
Identifying Bacteria Using Metabolic Characteristics
New Directions in Classification and Identification
What Kind of Microbe Is It?
III. MICROBIAL GROWTH AND REPRODUCTION:
The Quest for Energy
First There Was One, Then There Were Two
"Sex" Lives of Bacteria
IV. MICROBIAL GENETICS:
The Search for Mutants
Isolation of Plasmids
At the Cutting Edge
Transformation of Escherichia coli With Plasmid DNA
V. MICROBIAL ECOLOGY:
Tower of Microbes
Enriching for Aerobic, Nitrogen-Fixing Bacteria
Water, Water, Everywhere
Growing Microbes on Rocks
Humans as Habitats
VI. MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY:
Sputum, Pus and Other Slimy Stuff: Pathogenic Gram-Positive Cocci of the Respiratory Tract, Wounds, and Abscesses
Pathogens of the Urinary Tract and Gastrointestinal Tract: The Enterobacteriaceae
Sleuthing for a Parasite
Passing the Germ
Who (or What) is to Blame?
Too Much Resistance
Name That Pathogen
VII. HOST DEFENSES:
Measuring Antibody Titer by ELISA
A Day of Feasting Courtesy of the Microbes
Biofilms and Space Flight
The Problem with Packing Materials
- Emphasis on exploration through many open-ended, discovery-based exercises which promote critical thinking.
- Includes application/integration exercises that allow students to integrate skills and concepts in the context of a project that is more student-directed.
- Contains exercises that require students to work in groups - helping them to learn cooperatively and to develop better organizational skills.
- Features exercises that require students to access and navigate the World Wide Web to connect to and work with important academic and government resources.
- Begins each exercise with a scenario that demonstrates relevance of the techniques and concepts covered, background information provides historical perspectives, important concepts, and relevancy to our lives.