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Title New approaches for the generation and analysis of microbial typing data [electronic resource] / edited by Lenie Dijkshoorn, Kevin J. Towner, Marc Struelens
Imprint Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier, 2001
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (xi, 357 p.) : ill
Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes
An introduction to the generation and analysis of microbial typing data / Lenie Dijkshoorn and Kevin Towner -- Theoretical aspects of pattern analysis / Arjen van Ooyen -- Setting-up intra- and inter-laboratory databases of electrophoretic profiles / Herre F. Heersma, Kristin Kremer, Dick van Soolingen and John Hauman -- Fingerprinting of microorganisms by protein and lipopolysaccharide SDS-PAGE / Lenie Dijkshoorn -- rRNA gene restriction pattern determination (ribotyping) and computer interpretation / Patrick A.D. Grimont and Francine Grimont -- Generation and analysis of RAPD fingerprinting profiles / Kevin Towner and Hajo Grundmann -- Analysis of microbial genomic macrorestriction patterns by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) typing / Marc J. Struelens, Raf De Ryck and Ariane Deplano -- Selective restriction fragment amplification by AFLPTM / Paul J.D. Janssen -- Application and analysis of ARDRA patterns in bacterial identification, taxonomy and phylogeny / Mario Vaneechoutte and Marc Heyndrickx -- Insertion sequence (IS) typing and oligotyping / Nicholas A. Saunders -- Molecular characterisation of microbial communities based on 16S rRNA sequence diversity / Erwin G Zoetendal, Antoon DL Akkermans and Willem M de Vos -- From multilocus enzyme electrophoresis to multilocus sequence typing / Dominique A. Caugant
Rapid molecular identification and typing of micro-organisms is extremely important in efforts to monitor the geographical spread of virulent, epidemic or antibiotic-resistant pathogens. It has become a mainstay of integrated hospital infection control service. In addition, numerous industrial and biotechnological applications require the study of the diversity of organisms. Conventional phenotypic identification and typing methods have long been the mainstay of microbial population and epidemiological studies, but such methods often lack adequate discrimination and their use is normally confined to the group of organisms for which they were originally devised. Molecular fingerprinting methods have flourished in recent years and many of these new methods can be applied to numerous different organisms for a variety of purposes. Standardisation of these methods is vitally important. In addition, the generation of large numbers of complex fingerprint profiles requires that a computer-assisted strategy is used for the formation and analysis of databases. The purpose of this book is to describe the best fingerprinting methods that are currently available and the computer-assisted strategies that can be used for analysis and exchange of data between laboratories. This book is dedicated to the memory of Jan Ursing (1926 - 2000), Swedish microbiologist, taxonomist and philosopher." ... taxonomy is on the borders of philosophy because we do not know the natural continuities and discontinuities ..."
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Link Print version: New approaches for the generation and analysis of microbial typing data. 1st ed. Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier, 2001 044450740X 9780444507402 (DLC) 2001273428 (OCoLC)47727329
Subject Microbiology -- Classification
Microbiology -- classification
Bacterial Typing Techniques
DNA Fingerprinting
Microbiologie -- Classification
Bactéries -- Identification
Empreintes génétiques
Microbiologie médicale -- Technique
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biology. bisacsh
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Microbiology. bisacsh
Electronic books
Alt Author Dijkshoorn, Lenie
Towner, K. J
Struelens, Marc
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