general methods--ASM

Bob xyzbbruner at uclink4.berkeley.edu
Tue Dec 2 20:41:36 EST 2003

On Tue, 2 Dec 2003 15:02:39 -0500, "mj" <dreamwestus at yahoo.com> wrote:

>Hi, all
> I was looking for a book from ASM, there is a chapter written by Ron Kaback
>(maybe?) about methods of seperating bacteria membranes.    It may be called
>something like "general methods", but I am not sure.  Does anybody know the
>exact name of this book?  If yes, could you please reply or email me about
>it?  Thanks!

If you think it is from ASM, why not go to their web site. I suspect
they give chapter listings for such books.

There is an ASM book "Methods for General and Molecular Bacteriology".
I have the 1st edition, ed by Gerhardt et al, 1994. It does not seem
to have the chapter you suggest, but I think there is a more recent

>By the way, does anybody know a good reference book(s) about seperating
>bacterial membranes (especially Gram-)?

Better than reference books is to talk with someone with experience.
There is as much art as science involved. 

Look at some articles you consider relevant, see what methods they
use, and what references they give for the methods. And if it doesn’t
work easily for you, then contact someone and discuss it.


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