A Photographic Atlas for the Microbiology Laboratory

A Photographic Atlas for the Microbiology Laboratory Author(s): Michael J. Leboffe, Burton E. Pierce

Difference between 4th and 3rd editions
Side by side comparison of table of contents helps to figure out the most significant changes.

Key differences between 4th and 3rd editions

  • Period between current and previous publications: 6 years (2011 vs 2005).
  • Leboffe & Pierce Atlas was originally printed in 1996.
  • The Fourth Ed. of Atlas for Microbiology Lab has undergone complete redesign. Many of the older images have been replaced with newer ones, and many new photos have been added.
  • Re-organized content reflects the process a working microbiologist would follow to identify an unknown organism.
  • Chapter 1 "Introduction" provides an introduction to microbiology and presents a future trends in the biological world. It also expands the justification for the book’s reorganization see the following paragraph.
  • New Chapter 11 "Domain Bacteria" covers some of the most important groups within the Domain Bacteria, including:
    • Phylum Aquificae
    • Phylum Thermotogae
    • Phylum "Deinococcus-Thermus"
    • Phylum Chloroflexi
    • Phylum Spirochaetes
    • Phylum Cyanobacteria
    • Phylum Proteobacteria
    • Phylum Firmicutes
    • Phylum Actinobacteria
  • New Chapter 13 "Domain Archaea" covers the most important groups for the Domains Archaea:
    • Crenarchaeota
    • Euryarchaeota
  • New Chapters 14 "Domain Eukarya: Simple Eukaryotes" covers the most important groups for Eukarya:
    • Excavata
    • Chromalveolata
    • Rhizaria
    • Archaeplastida
    • Unikonta
  • Isolation techniques and selective media have been moved up to Chapter 2 which is now entitled as "Isolation Techniques and Selective Media".
  • Chapter 2 now includes: Bacteroides Bile Esculin Agar, BIGGY Agar, Columbia CNA Agar, and Pseudomonas Isolation Agar.
  • Chapter 3 incluses Cooked Meat Broth.
  • Chapter 6 includes Parasporal crystal stain and cell wall stain.
  • Chapter 7 includes CAMP test and DNase Test Agars.
  • Chapter 19 includes Winogradsky Column and Sulfur Cycle.
4th Edition of
A Photographic Atlas for the Microbiology Laboratory
Loose Leaf, 264 pages
ISBN-10: 0895828723
ISBN-13: 9780895828729
Published by: Morton Publishing Company, January 01, 2011
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3rd Edition of
A Photographic Atlas for the Microbiology Laboratory
Loose Leaf, 216 pages
ISBN-10: 0895826569
ISBN-13: 9780895826565
Published by: Morton Publishing Company, January 01, 2005
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2nd Edition of
A Photographic Atlas for the Microbiology Laboratory
Paperback, 186 pages
ISBN-10: 0895824612
ISBN-13: 9780895824615
Published by: Morton Publishing Company, January 01, 1999
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$54.94
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