Collins and Lyne's Microbiological Methods, 8th edition, is a fully revised and up-to-date edition of this classic bench book. It continues to provide the definitive guide to microbiological techniques covering clinical, food and drink, environmental and veterinary specimens. The rapid progress in microbiology is reflected in new notes and chapters; a revised page design also provides the reader with easy access to the most important information. The highly-regarded author group have once again provided the most comprehensive outline, not only of methods, but the medium in which the bacteria breed, and a succinct chapter on each bacterium and genus. This new edition will prove invaluable to all those working with microbiological specimens, particularly microbiologists, medical laboratory scientists and environmental / public health officers. Students in all these fields will also find the book highly beneficial.