Bailey & Scott's Diagnostic Microbiology, 13th Edition

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Bailey & Scott's Diagnostic Microbiology, 13th Edition


Known as the #1 bench reference for practicing microbiologists and an excellent text for students in clinical laboratory science programs, Bailey & Scott’s Diagnostic Microbiology, 13th Edition helps you develop and refine the skills you need for effective laboratory testing. In-depth information is useful and easily accessible, with step-by-step instructions for all the procedures. This edition features more than 20 NEW chapters plus updated material on the newest advances and the latest trends in clinical microbiology. Written by expert Dr. Patricia Tille, this classic reference addresses the topics and issues most relevant to you and your success on the job.

    • Hands-on procedures include step-by-step instructions, full-color photos, and expected results, helping you achieve more accurate results.
    • Case studies give you the opportunity to apply your skills in a variety of diagnostic scenarios and help improve your decision-making and critical thinking skills.
    • Genera and Species to be Considered boxes highlight all of the organisms to be discussed in each chapter, including the current name of the species as well as any previous names.
    • Student resources on Evolve enhance your learning with review questions and procedures.
    • Convenient, easy-to-read tables summarize key information.
    • Detailed, full-color illustrations aid comprehension and help you visualize concepts.
    • A glossary of terms is found at the back of the book for quick reference.
      • NEW! Learning objectives begin each chapter, giving you a measurable outcome to achieve by the completing the material.
      • NEW! Review questions on the Evolve companion website are tied to learning objectives, and enhance your understanding and retention of chapter content.
      • NEW! Reader-friendly chapters cover groups of related organisms rather than addressing all at once, including the parasitology, mycology, and virology chapters.

      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 1: Safety and Specimen Management

      4. Laboratory Safety

      5. Specimen Management

      Section 2: 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 3: 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

      Section 2: Catalase-Positive, Gram-Positive Cocci

      14. Staphylococcus, Micrococcus, and Similar Organisms

      Section 3: Catalase-Negative, Gram-Positive Cocci

      15. Streptococcus, Enterococcus, and Similar Organisms

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

      16. Bacillus and Similar Organisms

      17. Listeria, Corynebacterium, and Similar Organisms

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

      18. Erysipelothirix, Lactobacillus, and Similar Organisms

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

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

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

      20. Enterobacteriaceae

      21. Acinetobacter, Stenotrophomonas, and Other Organisms

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

      22. Pseudomonas, Burkholderia, and Similar Organisms

      23. Achromobacter, Rhizobium, Ochrobactrum, and Similar Organisms

      24. Chryseobacterium, Sphingobacterium, and Similar Organisms

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

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

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

      27. Sphingomonas paucimobilis and Similar Organisms

      28. Moraxella

      29. Eikenella corrodens and Similar Organisms

      30. Pasteurella and Similar Organisms

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

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

      32. Haemophilus

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

      33. Bartonella and Afipia

      34. Campylobacter, Arcobacter, and Helicobacter

      35. Legionella

      36. Brucella

      37. Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis

      38. Francisella

      39. Streptobacillus moniliformis and Spirillum minus

      Section 12: Gram-Negative Cocci

      40. Neisseria and Moraxella catarrhalis

      Section 13: Anaerobic Bacteriology

      41. Overview and General Considerations

      42. Laboratory Considerations

      Section 14: Mycobacteria and Other Bacteria with Unusual Growth Requirements

      43. Mycobacteria

      44. Obligate Intracellular and Nonculturable Bacterial Agents

      45. Cell Wall-Deficient Bacteria: Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma

      46. The Spirochetes

      Patricia Tille


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