Description

The 2nd Edition of Microbial Forensics will serve as a complete reference of the discipline and describe the advances, as well as the challenges and opportunities ahead in this important field. Most likely to be used by scientists and researchers in multiple disciplines, it will also be sought out by attorneys, law enforcement and intelligence communities, post-graduate students of forensic science and the international community involved in Biological Weapons Treaties.

Table of Contents

Introduction - The Rapidly Evolving Discipline of Microbial Forensics;

PART 1  INVESTIGATIVE GENETICS - A. Criminal;
The Kameido anthrax incident: A microbial forensics case study; Microbial Forensic Investigation of the Anthrax-Letter Attacks;

B. Civilian;
Foodborne Outbreaks: What’s New, What’s Not, and Where Do We Go from Here?; Genotype and Geography; the global distribution of bovine tuberculosis; Tracing meat products through production and distribution chain from farm to consumer; Microbial Forensics of RNA Viruses: Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus; Forensic Plant Pathology;

PART 2  EMERGING INFECTIONS
Influenza Forensics; Keeping Track of Viruses; Microbial Forensic Analysis of Trace and Unculturable Specimens; Molecular Microbial Surveillance and Discovery in Bioforensics;

PART 3  BIOSECURITY
Assessment of the Threat; The Select Agent Regulations; Biosurety in the Post-9/11 Era; Forensic public health: epidemiologic & microbiologic investigations for biosecurity

PART 4  SUBJECT AREAS
Forensic Analysis in Bacterial Pathogens; Rickettsia and Coxiella; Forensics and Epidemiology of Fungal Pathogens; Ricin Forensics: Comparisons to Microbial Forensics; Forensic Aspects of Biologic Toxins;

PART 5  METHODS
The Use of Host Factors in Microbial Forensics; Collection and Preservation of Microbial Forensic Samples; Sampling for Microbial Forensic Investigations; Toxin Analysis Using Mass Spectrometry; Electron Beam-Based Methods for Bioforensic Investigations; Proteomics Development and Application for Bioforensics; High-throughput Sequencing; Genomics; The Design of Genomic Signatures for Pathogen Identification and Characterization; Non-Biological Measurements on Biological Agents; Inferential Validation and Evidence Interpretation;

Details

No. of pages:
744
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780123820075
Print ISBN:
9780123820068

About the editors

Paul Keim

Affiliations and Expertise

Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

Stephen Morse

Affiliations and Expertise

National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA