Diagnostic Bacteriology Protocols

  • Jenny Howard
  • David M. Whitcombe

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology™ book series (MIMB, volume 46)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Stephen J. Hammonds
    Pages 1-4
  3. Tyrone L. Pitt, Michael A. Gaston
    Pages 5-14
  4. Tyrone L. Pitt, Michael A. Gaston
    Pages 15-26
  5. Henrik Chart
    Pages 41-48
  6. Patrick Boerlin, Jean-Claude Piffaretti
    Pages 63-78
  7. David B. Drucker
    Pages 79-95
  8. Roger Freeman, Penelope R. Sisson, Clive S. Heatherington
    Pages 97-105
  9. Jane Bickley, Robert J. Owen
    Pages 141-147
  10. Alan J. Hillier, Barrie E. Davidson
    Pages 149-164
  11. Francine Grimont, Patrick A. D. Grimont
    Pages 181-200
  12. Adrian Eley, Kevin M. Oxley
    Pages 201-211
  13. Michael Tully
    Pages 213-223
  14. E. John Threlfall, Neil Woodford
    Pages 225-236
  15. Terry J. Smith, Majella Maher, Frank Gannon, Michael T. Dawson
    Pages 247-256
  16. George H. Shimer Jr., Keith C. Backman
    Pages 269-278
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 279-283

About this book


Enhanced public awareness of microbiological issues and increased governmental regulation have ensured that microbiology and bacteriology remain important, from the academic laboratory to a broad range of indus­ trial environments. Since the techniques used in bacteriology vary widely and have advanced rapidly of late, it has become increasingly desirable to gather a collection of up-to-date protocols from a comprehensive range of disciplines into a single volume. Diagnostic Bacteriology Protocols thus aims to provide a wide variety of up-to-date protocols for the identification and differentiation of bacteria from pure or mixed cultures, and for the study of bacteria at the genus through to subspecies levels. In addition, we aim to provide methods covering a range of complexities, some requiring little or no special equipment, others exploiting recent advances in sophisticated instrumentation or novel nucleic acid-based technology. We also present techniques to study a variety of aspects of bacteria—from the features of whole cells and their growth, through their enzyme activities and structural components, to nucleic ac- based analysis.

Editors and affiliations

  • Jenny Howard
    • 1
  • David M. Whitcombe
    • 2
  1. 1.Dalgety plcCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Department of MedicineUniversity of CambridgeUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 1995
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-0-89603-297-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-533-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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