Methods in Molecular Biology

Legionella

Methods and Protocols

Editors: Buchrieser, Carmen, Hilbi, Hubert (Eds.)

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Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia that can occur in epidemics of several hundred cases. This atypical pneumonia is characterized by a high mortality rate and affects primarily elderly and immuno-compromised individuals. An in-depth understanding of the ecology and virulence of Legionella spp. will contribute to an efficient and sustainable elimination of the bacteria from anthropogenic water systems and might lead to the development of novel therapeutics. The many different methods described in Legionella: Methods and Protocols are all specifically adapted and developed for the study of distinct features of L. pneumophila, and have already led to exciting discoveries. Most of these techniques can also be applied to the study of other bacterial pathogens, in particular intracellular pathogens like Shigella, Salmonella or Listeria. .  Written in the successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible protocols, and notes on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

 

Authoritative and easily accessible, Legionella: Methods and Protocols will not only be useful for research groups studying Legionella, but also for a broader scientific community studying the epidemiology, typing, physiology, pathogenesis, immunity, genetics and evolution of other bacterial pathogens.

Table of contents (37 chapters)

  • Identification of Legionella in the Environment

    Kozak, Natalia A. (et al.)

    Pages 3-25

  • Identification of Legionella in Clinical Samples

    Jarraud, Sophie (et al.)

    Pages 27-56

  • Sequence-Based Identification of Legionella

    Ratcliff, Rodney M.

    Pages 57-72

  • Investigation of Outbreaks: Epidemiology

    Joseph, Carol

    Pages 73-86

  • Outbreak Investigations and Identification of Legionella in Contaminated Water

    Lee, Susanne (et al.)

    Pages 87-118

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Legionella
Book Subtitle
Methods and Protocols
Editors
  • Carmen Buchrieser
  • Hubert Hilbi
Series Title
Methods in Molecular Biology
Series Volume
954
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-62703-161-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-62703-161-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-62703-160-8
Series ISSN
1064-3745
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 622
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