Microbial Imaging

Edited by

  • Tor Savidge, Department of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Harvard Medical School, Massachusets General Hospital, Charelstown, MA, U.S.A.

Edited by

  • Charalabos Pothulakis

Recent advances in molecular technology have provided new microbial imaging tools, not only complementing more classical methods, but in many cases significantly enhancing the sensitivity and efficiency in which studies may be conducted. These technologies are applicable to a wide range of problems in contemporary microbiology, including strain selection, understanding microbial structure, function and pathophysiology, as well as in the development of anti-microbial agents and vaccines. This volume emphasizes detailed methodology, provides a theoretical background and lists potential applications of specific imaging tools.
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Microbiologists (traditional fields as well as applied, environmental, plant), Molecular Biologists, Mycologists, Virologists


Book information

  • Published: December 2004
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-521534-3

Table of Contents

In situ hybridization methods to study microbial populations and their interactions with human host cellsFluorescent Protein Probes in FungiLive-cell imaging of filamentous fungi using vital fluorescent dyes and confocal microscopyOne-photon versus Two-photon Laser Scanning Microscopy and Digital Image Analysis of Microbial BiofilmsApplications of cryo- and transmission electron microscopy in the study of microbial macromolecular structure and bacterial-host cellMicrobial Surfaces Investigated Using Atomic Force MicroscopyPositron Emission Tomography Imaging Of Clinical Infectious DiseasesBiosensor Characterisation Of Structure-Function Relationships In Viral ProteinsRT in situ PCR: Protocols and ApplicationsReal-Time Fluorescent Pcr Techniques To Study Microbial-Host Interactions.Design and Use of Functional Gene Microarrays (FGAs) for the Characterization of Microbial Communities