In Molecular Bacteriology: Protocols and Clinical Applications, Woodford and Johnson bring together in a single volume a state-of-the-art collection of detailed molecular methods for the diagnosis and clinical investigation of bacterial infections. These wide ranging techniques-each presented by recognized experts who have fine-tuned their methods for optimum performance-will permit readers to establish them successfully in their own laboratories. An accompanying series of minireviews highlights and explains the clinical and epidemiological relevance of the techniques and shows how they may be applied to major pathogen species and various types of antibiotic resistance.
Molecular Bacteriology: Protocols and Clinical Applications enlarges our current understanding of the role that molecular methodology can play in modern medical bacteriology, fully explaining both the practical and theoretical aspects of the cutting-edge methods that are increasingly finding diagnostic use in laboratories throughout the world. An authoritative laboratory resource for everyone working with infectious diseases today, this book's insightful reviews and detailed protocols will soon win many devotees.
"The book is authoritative, as its many contributors are all experts in their fields; their contributions have been well coordinated by the editors, resulting in a unified work...The book is sturdily bound in hardback to withstand the considerable use it deserves and will undoubtedly get. It represents very good value and I recommend that all laboratories interested in molecular diagnosis in bacteriology should buy a copy of it."-Journal of Medical Microbiology "Although intended primarily for clinical microbiologists and infectious disease specialists, this book will be an excellent reference for investigators who want to use established molecular techniques in a variety of studies. The numerous contributing authors are well regarded within their respective fields and their descriptions and interpretations of their techniques will allow readers to efficiently establish state-of-the-art methodologies in their laboratories...Each chapter contained in this volume is current and well written, and supported with an extensive and recent list of citations...This is an important reference for molecular techniques that will soon change clinical microbiology. It will be a valuable addition to the collection of libraries that serve medical and academic communities. It is an essential addition to the private libraries of clinical microbiologists and those studying infectious diseases."-Doody's Health Science Book Review Journal "...a book that will be useful not only to the experienced researchers, but also to the newcomer."-Laboratoriums Medizin
Series: Methods in Molecular Medicine
Number Of Pages: 694
Published: 30th April 1998
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 3.8
Weight (kg): 1.15