Bailey & Scott's Diagnostic Microbiology, 12th Edition

Bailey & Scott's Diagnostic Microbiology, 12th Edition


The new 12th edition of Bailey & Scott's Diagnostic Microbiology solidifies its reputation as the classic text in the field of microbiology. This new edition features the same comprehensive, authoritative content — and adds new and updated material throughout. The team of authors includes three well-respected clinical microbiologists, all of whom have experience both in the classroom and the clinical laboratory.
  • A respected author team consists of three well-respected clinical microbiologists, each of whom has experience both in the classroom and the clinical laboratory.
  • Genera and Species to be Considered highlight all of the organisms to be discussed in each chapter, including the current name of the species as well as any previous names.
  • Detailed hands-on procedures make the content more interesting and relevant by describing exactly what takes place in the micro lab.
  • Convenient, easy-to-read tables summarize key information.
  • A glossary of all of the terms is found at the back of the book for quick reference.
  • Three NEW chapters:
    • General Considerations and Applications of Information Provided in Bacterial Sections of Part III explains explains the criteria for organism inclusion and how it should be used.
    • Bacterial Identification Flow Charts and Schemes: A Guide to Part III includes gram reaction, shape, arrangement, atmosphere preferred, oxidase and catalase reactions, among other decision points for various pathogens, creating a visual method of identifying and cross referencing organisms.
    • Sentinel Laboratory Response to Bioterrorism
  • A NEW section on clinical laboratory management
  • More case studies help to develop critical thinking skills, with answers in an appendix.
  • More photos of the major organisms have been included to help in identifying different organisms.
Part I: Basic Medical Microbiology

1. Microbial Taxonomy

2. Bacterial Genetics, Metabolism, and Structure

3. Host-Microorganism Interactions

Part II: General Principles in Clinical Microbiology

Section I: Safety & Specimen Management

4. Laboratory Safety

5. Specimen Management

Section II: Approaches to Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases

6. Role of Microscopy

7. Traditional Cultivation and Identification

8. Nucleic Acid-Based Analytic Methods For Microbial Identification And Characterization

9. Immunochemical Methods Used for Organism Detection

10. Serologic Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases

Section III: Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activity

11. Principles of Antimicrobial Action & Resistance

12. Laboratory Methods and Strategies for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing

Part III: Bacteriology

Section 1: Principles of Identification

13. Overview of Bacterial Identification Methods and Strategies

14. General Considerations and Applications of Information Provided in Bacterial Sections of Part III NEW!

15. Bacterial Identification Flow Charts and Schemes: A Guide to Part III NEW!

Section 2: Catalase-Positive, Gram-Positive Cocci

16. Staphylococcus, Micrococcus, and Similar Organisms

Section 3: Catalase-Negative, Gram-Positive Cocci

17. Streptococcus, Enterococcus, and Similar Organisms

Section 4: Non-Branching, Catalase-Positive, Gram-Positive Bacilli

18. Bacillus and Similar Organisms

19. Listeria, Corynebacterium, and Similar Organisms

Section 5: Non-Branching, Catalase-Negative, Gram-Positive Bacilli

20. Erysipelothirix, Lactobacillus, and Similar Organisms

Section 6: Branching or Partially Acid-Fast, Gram-Positive Bacilli

21. Nocardia, Streptomyces, Rhodococcus, Oerskovia, and Similar Organisms

Section 7: Gram-Negative Bacilli and Coccobacilli (MacConkey-Positive, Oxidase-Negative)

22. Enterobacteriaceae

23. Acinetobacter, Stenotrophomonas, and Other Organisms

Section 8: Gram-Negative Bacilli and Coccobacilli (MacConkey-Positive, Oxidase-Positive)

24. Pseudomonas, Burkholderia, and Similar Organisms

25. Achromobacter, Rhizobium, Ochrobactrum, and Similar Organisms

26. Chryseobacterium, Sphingobacterium, and Similar Organisms

27. Alcaligenes, Bordetella (Nonpertussis), Comamonas, and Similar Organisms

28. Vibrio, Aeromonas, Plesiomonas shigelloides, and Chromobacterium violaceum

Section 9: Gram-Negative Bacilli and Coccobacilli (MacConkey-Negative, Oxidase-Positive)

29. Sphingomonas paucimobilis and Similar Organisms

30. Moraxella

31. Eikenella corrodens and Similar Organisms

32. Pasteurella and Similar Organisms

33. Actinobacillus, Kingella, Cardiobacterium, Capnocytophaga, and Similar Organisms

Section 10: Gram-Negative Bacilli and Coccobacilli (MacConkey-Negative, Oxidase-Variable)

34. Haemophilus

Section 11: Gram-Negative Bacilli that are Optimally Recovered on Special Media

35. Bartonella and Afipia

36. Campylobacter, Arcobacter, and Helicobacter

37. Legionella

38. Brucella

39. Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis

40. Francisella

41. Streptobacillus moniliformis and Spirillum minus

Section 12: Gram-Negative Cocci

42. Neisseria and Moraxella catarrhalis

Section 13: Anaerobic Bacteriology

43. Overview and General Considerations

44. Laboratory Considerations

Section 14: Mycobacteria and Other Bacteria with Unusual Growth Requirements

45. Mycobacteria

46. Obligate Intracellular and Nonculturable Bacterial Agents

47. Cell Wall-Deficient Bacteria: Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma
Betty A. Forbes, PhD, D(ABMM), F(AAM), Professor, Pathology and Medicine, Department of Pathology, Medical College of Virginia campus, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA, Daniel F. Sahm, PhD, D(ABMM), F(AAM), President, Eurofins Anti-Infective Services, Herndon, VA and Alice S. Weissfeld, PhD, D(ABMM), F(AAM), President, Microbiology Specialists, Inc.; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX


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