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Interest in the factors controlling the spread of pathogenic bacteria in both human and animal populations has led, in recent years, to the development of various techniques for the characterization of isolates from epidemics. These take many forms. Biochemical tests, serological analysis, phage and bacterocin typing are particularly important. Volumes 10-13 of Methods in Microbiology collect together, for the first time, the methods used in identifying all major human and animal pathogenic bacteria of epidemiological importance. The attention to practical detail will enable the methods to be followed in the laboratory, and it is hoped that this will lead to increased uniformity of methods around the world.
These volumes will be of value to workers in epidemiology, clinicians working in infectious disease clinics, microbiologists concerned with environmental health and general microbiologists wanting an insight into current thinking and practice concerning the identification of bacteria at the species and sub-species level.
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- © Academic Press 1979
- 28th January 1979
- Academic Press
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@from:From the Reviews of Volume 9
@qu:"As to be expected with this series, the authors are international specialists but the contributions from Sweden and Germany are uniform with those from England and the United States in their easy readability, clear illustrations and valuable references."
@source:--Bruce V. Chandler in SEARCH
@qu:"The latest volume in this well established and valuable series... The book as a whole is well produced and of the usual high standard. It contains much useful information, especially for those interested in the practical aspects of gas-liquid chromatography or electron microscopy."
@source:--J. de Louvois in MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES
@qu:"As in previous volumes, the material presented is appropriate and of high standard..."
@source:--Curtis G. Gemmell in ABSTRACTS ON HYGIENE
Institute of Pharmacy and Department of Microbiology, Aker Hospital, University of Oslo, Norway
Agricultural Research Council, Meat Research Institute, Bristol, England
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