Microbiology

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Harley−Prescott: Laboratory Exercises in Microbiology, Fifth Edition

Front Matter

Preface

© The McGraw−Hill Companies, 2002

PREFACE
Take interest, I implore you, in those sacred dwellings which one designates by the expressive term: laboratories. Demand that they be multiplied, that they be adorned. These are the temples of the future—temples of well-being and of happiness. There it is that humanity grows greater, stronger, better. Louis Pasteur (French chemist, founder of microbiology, 1822–1895)

There are many excellent microbiology laboratory manuals on the market and many others that are called “in-house” productions because they are written for a microbiology course at a particular school. Why another microbiology manual? The answer is straightforward. Many instructors want a manual that is directly correlated with a specific textbook. As a result, this laboratory manual was designed and written to be used in conjunction with the textbook Microbiology, fifth edition, by Lansing M. Prescott, John P. Harley, and Donald A. Klein; however, it can be used with other textbooks with slight adaptation. Since this manual correlates many of the microbiological concepts in the textbook with the various exercises, comprehensive introductory material is not given at the beginning of each exercise. Instead, just enough specific explanation is given to complement, augment, reinforce, and enhance what is in the textbook. We feel that time allocation is an important aspect of any microbiology course. Students should not be required to reread in the laboratory manual an in-depth presentation of material that has already been covered satisfactorily in the textbook. Each exercise has been designed to be modular and short. This will allow the instructor to pick and choose only those exercises or parts of exercises that are applicable to a specific course. Several exercises usually can be completed in a two- or threehour laboratory period. The exercises have also



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