Many researchers have been deterred from the study of anaerobes because of the perceived difficulties in culture methods. Advances in equipment and methodology have led to more widespread study of these diverse and fascinating organisms and their activities, generating more interest in the subject. This book provides the first ready source of general methods of use to all anaerobic microbiologists, in addition to those which are valuable in the study of the specific habitats or groups of organisms. Topics include isolation and culture techniques as well as range of taxonomic methods, and protocols for biochemical and genetic studies. Several chapters are also devoted specifically to organisms with special culture requirements, such as the methanogens, sulphate-reducing bacteria, and anaerobic eukaryotes (including both protozoa and fungi). This volume will be essential to all those interested in the study of anaerobic micro-organisms, whether in the fields of taxonomy, ecology, physiology or molecular biology.
'the book should be useful to many students and researchers working in the field'
Methods in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Volume 3 Number 3, 1992
A.T. Willis: Anaerobic culture methods; P.N. Levett: Isolation of anaerobes from clinical material; P.N. Levett: Identification of clinically important anaerobes; J.E. Rosenblatt: Susceptibility testing of anaerobic bacteria; H.N. Shah, S.E. Gharbia & P.A. Lawson: Chemotaxonomic methods; I.R. Poxton: Immunochemical methods; S.J. Forsythe: Methods for biochemical studies; B.W. Wren, P. Mullany & F.I. Lamb: Genetics and molecular biology; D.M.
Lyerly & T.D. Wilkins: Toxins of anaerobes; B.S. Drasdar & A.K. Roberts: Methods for the study of anaerobic microflora; G.T. McFarlane & G.R. Gibson: Sulphate-reducing bacteria; M.K. Jain, J.G. Zeikus & L. Bhatnagar: Methanogens; B.J. Tindall: Isolation and cultivation of anoxygenic phototropic bacteria; G.S. Coleman:
Anaerobic protozoa and fungi
Series: Practical Approach Series
Number Of Pages: 326
Published: 19th December 1991
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5
Weight (kg): 0.57