Rapid Methods for Analysis of Biological Materials in the Environment

  • Peter J. Stopa
  • Michael A. Bartoszcze

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASDT, volume 30)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. M. Bartoszcze, J. Mierzejewski
    Pages 1-5
  3. Arseny S. Kaprelyants, Galina V. Mukamolova, Tatyana V. Votyakova, Hazel M. Davey, Douglas B. Kell
    Pages 49-65
  4. Vladimir Ivanov
    Pages 67-72
  5. Anne W. Kusterbeck, Paul R. Gauger, Paul T. Charles
    Pages 79-85
  6. Camille A. Boulet, Geoffrey Hung, Douglas E. Bader, Peter Duck, Paul Wishart, Angela Lai-How
    Pages 87-92
  7. Wayne A. Bryden, Richard C. Benson, Harvey W. Ko, Catherine Fenselau, Robert J. Cotter
    Pages 101-110
  8. Royston Goodacre, Rebecca Burton, Naheed Kaderbhai, Éadaoin M. Timmins, Andrew Woodward, Paul J. Rooney et al.
    Pages 111-136
  9. Peter J. Stopa, Henrietta Kulaga, Patricia Anderson, Michael Cain
    Pages 137-158
  10. Z. Krocova, J. Krejci, M. Kroca, A. Macela
    Pages 203-217
  11. Vito G. Delvecchio, Rajendra Redkar
    Pages 231-237
  12. H. Garrigue, G. Patra, V. Ramisse
    Pages 259-277
  13. V. L. Seligy, G. R. Douglas, J. M. Rancourt, A. F. Tayabali, I. Otvos, G. van Frankenhuyzen et al.
    Pages 279-297
  14. Peter J. Stopa, Michael A. Bartoszcze
    Pages 299-299
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 301-333

About this book


Contrary to common belief, infectious diseases are not as well under control as we would like. We are now at a crossroads regarding the impact of the environment on infectious diseases. Renewed interest in biological weapons and the emergence of new pathogens, coupled with a better understanding of the impact of infectious agents on other conventional diseases, has led us to realise that we can no longer remain complacent about the impact of infectious agents on human, animal and crop health.
The present book first discusses current and emerging military and civilian policies on the environment. In addition, the impact of environmental biology on the future of space exploration is discussed, especially in reference to the Mars mission. There follows a discussion of the state of bacteria in the environment, with a presentation of current and emerging techniques of microbial investigation. Finally, two case studies are presented on the impact of these techniques on both political and environmental problems.


Biological Weapons biology environment infectious disease space exploration

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter J. Stopa
    • 1
  • Michael A. Bartoszcze
    • 2
  1. 1.U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical and Biological CenterAPGUSA
  2. 2.Veterinary Research CenterMilitary Institute of Hygiene and EpidemiologyPulawyPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5455-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9534-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-1820
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