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
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.
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Professor, Pathology and Medicine, Department of Pathology, Medical College of Virginia campus, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA
President, Eurofins Anti-Infective Services, Herndon, VA
President, Microbiology Specialists, Inc.; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX