Methods in Molecular Biology

Molecular Epidemiology of Microorganisms

Methods and Protocols

Editors: Caugant, Dominique A. (Ed.)

  • Includes cutting-edge methods for the epidemiology of microorganisms
  • Provides a comparative overview of methods best adapted to species diversity
  • Includes tools for advanced data analyses and interpretation
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The development of molecular genotyping methods has revolutionized the possibility for classification of microorganisms at the sub-species level. This investigation of species diversity is crucial for deciding the molecular relatedness of isolates for epidemiological studies. In Molecular Epidemiology of Microorganisms: Methods and Protocols, readers will find readily reproducible methods for determining the molecular epidemiology of microorganisms, all of which provide effective discrimination of unrelated strains. This volume covers a wide range of techniques which can be easily applied to the investigation of transmissible diseases, directing researchers towards the most effective methods based on the particular information to be obtained. Describing both traditional and novel techniques, expert researchers present a series of methods-based chapters with applications to some of the most important microbes. Composed in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, each chapter contains a brief introduction, step-by-step methods, a list of necessary materials, and a Notes section which shares tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

Comprehensive and practical, Molecular Epidemiology of Microorganisms: Methods and Protocols provides state-of-the-art techniques which will prove to be critical in unraveling the routes of spread of pathogens for humans, animals, and plants.

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"This book provides valuable insight into the molecular genotyping methods for differentiation and classification of microorganisms at the subspecies level … . It is intended for researchers in the field of molecular epidemiology of microorganisms. Students as well as experts in the field will find this book quite informative and useful. … This is a valuable resource providing state-of-the-art techniques applied to the investigation of transmissible diseases, enabling researchers to unravel the routes of spread of pathogens for humans, animals, and plants." (Omer Iqbal, Doody’s Review Service, September, 2009)


Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Microbial Molecular Epidemiology: An Overview

    Tibayrenc, Michel

    Pages 1-12

  • Multilocus Enzyme Electrophoresis for Parasites and Other Pathogens

    Tibayrenc, Michel

    Pages 13-25

  • Plasmid Replicon Typing

    Johnson, Timothy J. (et al.)

    Pages 27-35

  • The Application of Randomly Amplified DNA Analysis in the Molecular Epidemiology of Microorganisms

    Belkum, Alex van (et al.)

    Pages 37-47

  • Use of Repetitive Element Palindromic PCR (rep-PCR) for the Epidemiologic Discrimination of Foodborne Pathogens

    Hiett, Kelli L. (et al.)

    Pages 49-58

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Molecular Epidemiology of Microorganisms
Book Subtitle
Methods and Protocols
Editors
  • Dominique A. Caugant
Series Title
Methods in Molecular Biology
Series Volume
551
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-60327-999-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-60327-999-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-60327-998-7
Series ISSN
1064-3745
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 328
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