Good Book for Microbe Identification?

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Good Book for Microbe Identification?

#1 Post by MWK » Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:14 pm

Does anyone have any good suggestions for a book that has many microscopic images of microbes to help with the identification process?

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Re: Good Book for Microbe Identification?

#2 Post by MicroBob » Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:34 pm

For fresh water pond life we use "Das Leben im Wassertropfen" here in Germany. It will probably be helpful even when it is written in a language you don't speak. It has been on the market for a long time, you could buy used an older edition.

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Re: Good Book for Microbe Identification?

#3 Post by wstenberg » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:04 pm

Wassertropfen, indeed.
Everything sounds more scientific in German!
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Re: Good Book for Microbe Identification?

#4 Post by MWK » Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:18 am

Does that include forms of yeast and bacteria?

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Re: Good Book for Microbe Identification?

#5 Post by BramHuntingNematodes » Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:09 am

Brock's is not very good for ID, btw. Nematology keys are surprisingly expensive, although I hear good things about the Perry and Moens and there is a nice fluorescence photo on the cover.
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Re: Good Book for Microbe Identification?

#6 Post by Tom Jones » Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:20 am

Guide to Microlife, Rainis and Russel: https://www.amazon.com/Guide-Microlife- ... 774&sr=8-1

Free-Living Freshwater Protozoa, a Color Guide, Patterson: https://www.amazon.com/Free-Living-Fres ... oks&sr=1-3

How to know the Protozoa, Jahn: https://www.amazon.com/How-Know-Protozo ... oks&sr=1-1

How to know the Freshwater Algae, Prescott: https://www.amazon.com/How-Know-Freshwa ... oks&sr=1-1

Pictorial Atlas of Soil and Seed Fungi, Watanabe: https://www.amazon.com/PICTORIAL-ATLAS- ... oks&sr=1-2

Identification of bacteria and yeast generally take biochemical methods at a minimum, so a pictorial-only atlas is of little use.

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Re: Good Book for Microbe Identification?

#7 Post by daruosha » Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:13 pm

Is there free to download book which is well known and used by the community?
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Re: Good Book for Microbe Identification?

#8 Post by 75RR » Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:48 pm

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You should dig through the Resources (online, books etc.) section, plenty of interesting info there

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