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Yeasts: Characteristics and Identification

Yeasts: Characteristics and Identification

3rd Edition


  • Authors:
  • J. A. Barnett, University of East Anglia
  • R. W. Payne, Institute of arable Crops Research (IACR), Rothamsted, UK
  • D. Yarrow, Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, The Netherlands
  • Date Published: May 2000
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521573962
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  • This new edition of the standard yeast identification and reference manual is the most up-to-date ever published. Over half of the volume is devoted to descriptions of the 678 currently recognised species, presented in a clear, easy to use layout and illustrated with over 1300 high quality photomicrographs. Readily usable keys and tables allow identification of all of the species described and a wealth of reference information broadens the scope of the book beyond identification. The book provides: • 678 species descriptions, with the results of 99 physiological tests displayed at a glance • Over 1300 high quality photomicrographs to accompany the descriptions, including 500 photomicrographs new to this edition • Nine identification keys, based on clearly defined groups of yeasts • Tables for identifying each species • A summary of the characteristics of 93 yeast genera • A list of nearly 4000 published yeast names, with provenances and synonyms • A list of specific epithets, with the genera to which they have belonged • General sections on yeast classification and laboratory methods • An extensive bibliography and a comprehensive glossary

    • New edition of the essential yeast identification guide and reference manual
    • Completely revised and expanded to include additional species and illustrations
    • Accessible and easy to use format
    • Illustrated with over 1300 high quality photomicrographs
    • A summary of 83 yeast genera
    • Register of almost 4000 published yeast names with known synonyms
    • Bibliography with 2000 full references and comprehensive glossary
    • General sections on yeast classification and laboratory methods
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    Reviews & endorsements

    '… this is the single volume I would recommend for any lab doing identification work.' Alan Wheals, Microbiology Today

    'This is the key book for any laboratory concerned with yeast identifications.' Mycological Research

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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: May 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521573962
    • length: 1150 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 305 x 51 mm
    • weight: 3.505kg
    • contains: 1391 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. How this book was produced
    3. How yeasts are classified
    4. Laboratory methods for identifying yeasts
    5. Characteristics of the genera
    6. Summary of specific characteristics
    7. Descriptions of the species, arranged alphabetically
    8. The keys
    9. Tables for identifying individual species
    10. Register of yeasts names
    11. Register of specific epithets
    Addendum of recently describes species
    Subject index.

  • Authors

    J. A. Barnett, University of East Anglia

    R. W. Payne, Institute of arable Crops Research (IACR), Rothamsted, UK

    D. Yarrow, Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, The Netherlands

    Photographs by

    Linda Barnett

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