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Larone's Medically Important Fungi: A Guide to Identification

Westblade, Lars F.
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Edition: 7th
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
ISBN: 1-68367-440-5 (1683674405)
ISBN-13: 978-1-68367-440-5 (9781683674405)
Old Edition: 1-55581-987-7
Format: Laboratory Manual
Binding: Hardcover
Copyright: 2023
Publish Date: 08/23
Weight: 3.24 Lbs.
Pages: 560
Subject Class: MIC (Microbiology)
Return Policy: Returns accepted up to 12 months provided no other recalls or return restrictions apply.
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Discipline: Micro/Immuno
Subject Definition: Fungi-Pathogenicity-Laboratory Manuals
NLM Class: QW 25
LC Class: QR245
Abstract: With a new team of authors, Larone...s Medically Important Fungi, Seventh Edition, continues the longstanding tradition of high-quality content to expand your knowledge and support your work in clinical mycology by:Providing detailed descriptions of the major mycoses as viewed in patients... specimens by direct microscopic examination of stained slidesOffering a logical step-by-step process for identification of cultured organisms, utilizing detailed descriptions, images, pointers on organisms... similarities and distinctions, and selected references for further informationCovering more than 150 of the fungi most commonly encountered in the clinical mycology laboratory, including new entries for Emergomyces, Metarhizium anisopliae, Rasamsonia argillacea, Rhinocladiella mackenziei, Schizophyllum commune, and Thermothelomyces thermophilusPresenting details on each organism...s pathogenicity, growth characteristics, relevant biochemical reactions, and microscopic morphology, illustrated with photomicrographs, unique and elegant drawings, and color photos of colony morphology and various test resultsExplaining changes in fungal taxonomy and nomenclature that are due to information acquired through molecular taxonomic studies of evolutionary fungal relationshipsProviding basic information on molecular diagnostic methods, e.g., nucleic acid amplification and sequencing, MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, and other commercial platformsIncluding an extensive section of easy-to-follow lab protocols, a comprehensive list of media and stain procedures, guidance on collection and preparation of patient specimens, and an illustrated glossaryWith Larone...s Medically Important Fungi: A Guide to Identification, both novices and experienced professionals in clinical microbiology laboratories can confidently identify commonly encountered fungi.

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