Handbook of General and Ocular Microbiology


By: Dr. Rajib Mandal, Prof. Anitha Kini

Price: 675

Page: 172

Category: EDUCATION / General

Delivery Time: 7-9 Days



Welcome to the “Handbook of General and Ocular Microbiology,” a comprehensive guide addressing the fascinating world of microorganisms and their implications in ocular health. This handbook serves as an indispensable resource, encompassing a wide array of topics bridging the realms of general microbiology and ocular science.

The field of microbiology is an intricate tapestry woven by various microorganisms—bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites—each holding a significant role in shaping our understanding of infectious diseases. This handbook aims to provide a holistic view, starting with an in-depth introduction to microbiology, exploring the diversity, physiology, and metabolic intricacies of these tiny yet impactful organisms.

The journey begins by delving into the fundamental aspects of microbial nutrition, enzymes, metabolism, and energy generation, pivotal for comprehending their growth, survival, and interaction within their environments. The handbook navigates through the complexities of microbial growth, sterilization, disinfection methods in laboratory settings, and the intriguing control of microbial growth, providing vital insights into antimicrobial strategies and chemotherapy.

Understanding the interplay between microbes and human hosts is crucial. This handbook intricately examines the development of infections, the disease process, pathogenicity, and virulence factors contributing to microbial invasion and illness.

A significant focus of this handbook is dedicated to ocular microbiology—an area of paramount importance. From the basics of ocular bacteriology, virology, and fungal infections to the nuances of common bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections affecting the eye, this resource aims to equip readers with a comprehensive understanding of ocular infections, their causative agents, diagnostic methods, and therapeutic approaches.

The “Handbook of General and Ocular Microbiology” endeavors to serve as a guiding light for students, researchers, clinicians, and enthusiasts alike, navigating through the intricate world of microorganisms and their implications in ocular health. We hope this handbook becomes an invaluable companion in unraveling the mysteries of microbial life and its impact on ocular pathology and care.

Welcome aboard this enlightening expedition through the captivating realms of microbiology and ocular science.


Dr. Rajib Mandal, a revered textbook author with over eight years of expertise, serves as the Associate Professor and Principal at the Netra Jyothi Institute of Allied Health Sciences in Udupi. Holding a Ph.D., Dr. Mandal is both a distinguished educator and a prolific contributor to the field. His textbooks, revered for their clarity and depth, are essential resources, reflecting his commitment to educating and empowering students and professionals. Beyond his literary contributions, Dr. Mandal actively engages in research and fosters an environment of innovation, leaving an enduring legacy in Allied Health Sciences.

Prof. Anitha Kini is an accomplished professional in the field of Medical Microbiology with extensive expertise spanning over 15 years. She holds an MSc in Medical Microbiology and has dedicated her career to teaching within Allied Health Sciences including Optometry. Currently serving as a Professor of Microbiology at the prestigious Netra Jyothi Institute of Allied Health Sciences in Udupi, Kini’s contributions to education and research in the field are highly regarded.

Throughout her tenure in academia, Kini has exhibited a passion for imparting knowledge and fostering a deep understanding of medical microbiology among her students. Her commitment to excellence in teaching has been coupled with an emphasis on practical applications, ensuring that her students are well-prepared for real-world scenarios within their respective fields.

Her current role at Netra Jyothi Institute of Allied Health Sciences underscores her continued dedication to shaping the next generation of healthcare professionals and contributing significantly to the field of microbiology through education and mentorship.


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