Methods in Molecular Biology

Mycobacteria Protocols

Editors: Parish, Tanya (Ed.)

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In Mycobacteria Protocols, laboratory experts present cutting-edge molecular biology techniques for studying the mycobacteria, a medically significant group of organisms responsible for both human and animal disease-including tuberculosis and leprosy. The methods range from basic culture techniques, cell fractionation, and nucleic acid purification to more advanced protocols for the introduction of cloned DNA into mycobacteria, the use of reporter genes, and the expression of foreign genes. There are also important techniques for mycobacteriophages, genome analysis, chemical and transposon mutagenesis, gene replacement, and analysis of gene expression, as well as such clinically useful techniques as antibiotic susceptibility testing, speciation, and RFLP analysis.

Mycobacteria Protocols contains a unique collection of both established and recently developed techniques that have been optimized and adapted for use with mycobacteria. Offering an eminently practical introduction for all those carrying out basic or applied research in this important class of bacteria, Mycobacteria Protocols is certain to become the new standard reference in the field, one from which even expert researchers will learn many time-saving techniques.






Reviews

"...this book is an essential purchase for an laboratory dealing with mycobacteria and good value for individual researchers."
-Microbiology Today

"...a unique book...presents excellent description of many of the molecular biological tools that have been developed...an invaluable collection of methodologies for mycobacterial research...the molecular mycobacteriologist will find much of interest in this book...Worth getting." -Journal of Medical Microbiology

"...this book provides a thorough guide to many of the techniques currently used to study the Mycobacteria. Comprehensive treatment of the subject includes both molecular techniques and the basic microbiological methods required for manipulation of these organisms...of interest to the epidemiologist is the description of computer analysis of DNA fingerprinting for tuberculosis while the chapter on accessing MycDB, a database dedicated to mycobacterial research, will be of value to all those working in this area."-Molecular Biotechnology

"...this book provides a thorough guide to many of the techniques currently used to study the Mycobacteria. Comprehensive treatment of the subject includes both molecular techniques and the basic microbiological methods required for manipulation of these organisms....The detailed technical nature of each chapter provides clear instruction for those wishing to engage in this area of research." - Molecular Biotechnology

Table of contents (31 chapters)

  • Mycobacteria

    Parish, Tanya (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Mycobacteria

    Allen, Bryan W.

    Pages 15-30

  • Isolation of Genomic DNA from Mycobacteria

    Belisle, John T. (et al.)

    Pages 31-44

  • Nucleic-Acid Extraction: Plasmid/Cosmid DNA

    Plikaytis, Bonnie B. (et al.)

    Pages 45-50

  • Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis for Mycobacteria

    Philipp, Wolfgang J. (et al.)

    Pages 51-63

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mycobacteria Protocols
Editors
  • Tanya Parish
Series Title
Methods in Molecular Biology
Series Volume
101
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-59259-576-1
DOI
10.1385/0896034712
Series ISSN
1064-3745
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 472
Number of Illustrations and Tables
62 b/w illustrations
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