ISBN 9780387915647,Electron Microscopy in Microbiology

Electron Microscopy in Microbiology



Springer (India) Pvt. Ltd

Publication Year 1998

ISBN 9780387915647

ISBN-10 0387915648


Number of Pages 108 Pages
Language (English)


Electron Microscopy in Microbiology is a simple practical guide for microbiologists with little or no previous experience of electron microscopy. Concise descriptions of protocals relevant to microbial research are provided, including procedures for the structural characterization of whole microorganisms and their subcellular and macromolecular components. The book covers a wide range of topics from traditional techniques to more recent developments, for example rapid-freezing methods and in situ localization. Specific topics and techniques covered include: negative staining or viruses and protein molecules, metal shadowing, visualization of nucleic acids, thin section studies, cryofixation and cryosubstitution, freeze-fracturing and freeze-etching, cryoultramicroscopy, scanning electron microscopy.
Advanced undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers, and technicians working with microbes and wishing to understand, or simply update their knowledge of electron microscopical techniques will find Electron Microscopy in Microbiology an essential guide.