Molecular Microbial Diagnostic Methods

Pathways to Implementation for the Food and Water Industries

Edited by

  • Nigel Cook, Fera Science Limited, Sand Hutton, York, UK
  • Martin D'Agostino, Fera Science Limited, Sand Hutton, York, UK
  • K. Clive Thompson, ALcontrol Laboratories, Templeborough, Rotherham, UK

Developed by recognized and experienced high-level scientists this is a complete, practical reference of molecular microbial diagnostic methods for the food and water industry. The book uncovers industry needs for the use of molecular methods by providing a brief history of water and food analysis and the pathogens of concern and describes the impact of current and cutting edge molecular methods. The book discusses the advantages and implementation of using molecular methods, describes information on when and how to use specific methods, and presents why you should utilize them for pathogen detection in your laboratory. This reference material is pertinent for anyone doing microbiological analysis at the research level and beyond, and covers a wide spectrum of classical and cutting edge methods.
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Researchers and research analysts in microbiological laboratories


Book information

  • Published: October 2015
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-416999-9

Table of Contents

Chapter1 Introduction and Background (Cook, D’Agostino and Thompson)

Chapter 2 Food industry current status

Chapter 3 Water industry current status

Section 2: - Requirements for Implementation

Chapter 4 Harmonisation and validation, Industry requirements

Chapter 5 Direct detection for quantitative analysis ;Processes Quantitative detection; Appropriate controls

Chapter 6 Food Requirements

Chapter 7 Water Requirements

Chapter 8 Pathways Challenges to implementation of molecular analytical methods

Chapter 9 The viability paradox

Chapter 10 Accreditation issues for food and waters

Chapter 11 Evaluation and Validation

Chapter 12 Future of molecular microbial diagnostic methods for food and water analysis