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Microbial Forensics - Bruce Budowle

Microbial Forensics

By: Bruce Budowle (Editor), Steven E. Schutzer (Editor), Roger G. Breeze (Editor)

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Published: 26th May 2005
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Microbial Forensics describes the new and growing field of Microbial Forensics- the science that will help bring to justice criminals and terrorists who use biological material to cause harm. This book describes the foundation of the field of microbial forensics and will serve as a basic primer to initiate those scientists and officials that have an interest in the topic. It covers a variety of areas from forensic science, to microbiology, to epidemiology, to bioinformatics, and to legal issues.

* Provides the real science beyond that displayed on TV and in the movies
* Covers not only microbes but also the biology, chemistry, physics & computer science that is used for identification.
* Of relevance Internationally to military, intelligence, law enforcement, agricultural, legal and environmental fields

Cover -- CONTENTS -- CONTRIBUTORS -- FOREWORD -- PREFACE -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- CHAPTER 1: Microbial Forensics -- Introduction -- The Threat -- History -- Forensic Science -- Defining the Microbial Forensics Program -- Carrying Out a Successful Microbial Forensics Program -- SWGMGF -- Epidemiology (A First Step in a Microbial Forensic Analysis) -- Microbial Forensic Tools -- Bioinformatics and Genetics -- Forensic Case Examples -- Education -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgment -- References -- CHAPTER 2: Infectious Diseases: Not Just a Health Matter Anymore -- Introduction -- Infectious Disease: The Classic Health Viewpoint -- Infectious Disease: The Offensive Biological Weapons Viewpoint -- Infectious Disease: New Players and New Threats -- Infectious Disease: What Are the Threats? -- Infectious Disease: Biosafety and Biosecurity -- References -- CHAPTER 3: The Fundamentals of Human Virology -- Introduction -- An Overview of the DNA Viruses -- An Overview of the RNA Viruses -- Positive-sense RNA Viruses -- Negative-sense Single-Stranded RNA Viruses -- Segmented RNA Viruses and the Retroviridae -- The Application of Molecular Forensics and Epidemiology to Viral Infections -- References -- CHAPTER 4: Keeping Track of Viruses -- Introduction -- What Is a Virus? Basic Virology -- Virus Lifecycle -- Virus Classification -- Generation of Viral Diversity -- Introduction to Viral Kinetics and Outcome -- How Do You Identify a Virus? -- Examples of Naturally Emerging Viruses -- Viral Forensics -- Engineering Novel Viruses -- Determining the Source of an Engineered Virus -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- References -- CHAPTER 5: Bacterial Pathogens -- DNA Regions of Value for Forensic Identification of Bacterial Pathogens -- Bacterial Pathogens of Concern -- References -- CHAPTER 6: Biology and Detection of Fungal Pathogens of Humans and Plants -- Introduction -- Classification, Nomenclature, and Taxonomy of Fungi -- Growth Habit and Reproduction -- Pathogenicity -- Epidemiology -- Detection and Identification -- References -- CHAPTER 7: Forensic Aspects of Biologic Toxins -- Introduction -- Botulinum Neurotoxin and Botulism -- Ricin -- Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B -- Clostridia perfringens Epsilon Toxin -- Summary -- References -- CHAPTER 8: Epidemiologic Investigation for Public Health, Biodefense, and Forensic Microbiology -- Introduction -- Dynamics of Disease Transmission -- Outbreak Investigation -- Deliberate Introduction of a Biological Agen -- Molecular Strain Typing -- Summary -- References -- CHAPTER 9: Molecular Epidemiology and Forensics of RNA Viruses -- Challenges Posed by RNA Viruses -- A Case Study: Foot-and-Mouth Disease in the United Kingdom, 2001 -- What Needs To Be Done? -- References -- CHAPTER 10: Investigation of Suspicious Disease Outbreaks -- Natural and Deliberate Disease -- Importance of Disease Surveillance.

ISBN: 9780080454887
ISBN-10: 0080454887
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 425
Published: 26th May 2005
Publisher: Elsevier Science