The First International Symposium on the Interface between Analytical Chemistry and Microbiology: Applications of Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry was held June 1987 at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, U.S.A. The purpose of the "Interface" meeting was to forge connections between analytical chemists and microbiologists that are using chromatography and mass spectrometry to solve common problems. The goals were admirably fulfilled. Nearly a hundred participants from seven European countries, Japan, and the United States participated in hearing twenty-three plenary talks and thirty-six submitted papers and posters. The papers and discussions displayed the breadth and depth of current research applications and revealed future directions. This book "Analytical Microbiology Methods: Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry" is loosely based on some of the presentations and discussions at the meeting. Each chapter describes specific methodology and applications in the context of the relevant scientific background. The present book continues the theme of an earlier book, "Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry Applications in Microbiology", edited by G. Odham, L. Larsson, and P-A. Mardh, published by Plenum Press in 1984.
Analytical Microbiology: A Perspective.- Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry for Analytical Microbiology.- The Chemotaxonomy of Coryneform Organisms: Morphology vs. Chemical Anatomy.- The Use of Cellular Fatty Acids for Identification of Microorganisms.- Profiling and Detection of Bacterial Carbohydrates.- Analysis of Bacterial Amino Acids.- Headspace Analysis by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry of Volatile Organic Compounds Associated with Clostridium Cultures.- Identification of Pathogenic Bacteria by Headspace Gas Chromatography.- High Performance Chromatographic and Spectroscopic Analyses of Mycobacterial Waxes and Glycolipids.- Structural Elucidation of Lipopolysaccharides and their Lipid a Component: Application of Soft Ionization Mass Spectrometry.- Structural Determination of Unsaturated Long Chain Fatty Acids from Mycobacteria by Capillary Gas Chromatography and Collision Activation Dissociation Mass Spectrometry.- Pyrolysis GC/MS Profiling of Chemical Markers for Microorganisms.- Rapid Characterization of Microorganisms by Curie-Point Pyrolysis in Combination with Short-Column Capillary Gas Chromatography and Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry.- Ultrasensitive Determination of Lipid Biomarkers by Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry in Clinical and Ecological Microbiology.- Gas Chromatographic and Mass Spectrometric Techniques for the Diagnosis of Disseminated Candidiasis.- Use of Lipid Biomarkers in Environmental Samples.