The Resource Handbook of culture media for food and water microbiology, edited by Janet E.L. Corry, Gordon D.W. Curtis, Rosamund M. Baird

Handbook of culture media for food and water microbiology, edited by Janet E.L. Corry, Gordon D.W. Curtis, Rosamund M. Baird

Label
Handbook of culture media for food and water microbiology
Title
Handbook of culture media for food and water microbiology
Statement of responsibility
edited by Janet E.L. Corry, Gordon D.W. Curtis, Rosamund M. Baird
Title variation
Culture media for food microbiology
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is the highly anticipated third edition of a book written by the Working Party on Culture Media of the International Committee on Food Microbiology and Hygiene. It is a handy reference for microbiologists wanting to know which media to use for the detection of various groups of microbes in foods and how to check the performance of the media. The book is divided into two parts and concentrates on media for water as well as food microbes - selecting those which have been evaluated and shown to function optimally. The first part consists of a series of chapters written by various experts from all over the world, reviewing the media designed to detect the major groups of microbes important in food spoilage, food fermentations and food-borne disease. The history and rationale of the selective agents and indicator systems used, as well as the relative merits of the various media are surveyed by reference to the scientific literature. The second part contains monographs on almost 100 of the media considered most useful. Each monograph, written in the style of a pharmacopoeia, includes: a short section on the history and selective principle of the medium; a method for its preparation from basic ingredients; its appearance and physical properties, including pH; its shelf-life; instructions concerning method of inoculation, incubation and interpretation; the recommended method(s) and a list of test strains suitable for assessing the quality (productivity and selectivity) of the medium and a description of the typical appearance of the target organism
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
664.001579
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
index present
LC call number
QR66.3
LC item number
.H36 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Handbook of culture media for food and water microbiology, edited by Janet E.L. Corry, Gordon D.W. Curtis, Rosamund M. Baird
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Reviews of culture media -- pt. 2. Pharmacopoeia of culture media
Control code
ocn823728148
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
3rd ed
Extent
1 online resource (xxix, 1,006 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781621981282
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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.b27053349
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)823728148
  • knovel1621981282

Library Locations

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