Public Health Microbiology: Methods and Protocols by John F. T. SpencerPublic Health Microbiology: Methods and Protocols by John F. T. Spencer

Public Health Microbiology: Methods and Protocols

EditorJohn F. T. Spencer, Alicia L. Ragout de Spencer

Paperback | November 10, 2010

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A collection of readily reproducible laboratory methods for the determination of various pathogenic microorganisms, their effects, and possible measures that can be taken to counter them. For bacterial and viral pathogens, the authors give special attention to PCR methods for detecting genes resistant to tetracycline, for resistance in Salmonella enterica, and for identifying and typing Campylobacter coli. For fungi the authors offer methods for computerized analysis and typing of fungal isolates, for the isolation and enumeration of fungi in foods, and for the determination of aflatoxin and zearalenone. Other methods deal with hazard analysis, the use of disinfectants, microbiological analysis of cosmetics, microbiological tests for sanitation equipment in factories, and the uses of animals in studies of various characteristics of lactobacilli. Review articles address the spread of pathogens from livestock and poultry production, including the threat of prion-based diseases.
Title:Public Health Microbiology: Methods and ProtocolsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:568 pagesPublished:November 10, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part I. BacteriaDetection of Tetracycline Resistance Genes by PCR MethodsRustam I. Aminov, Joanne C. Chee-Sanford, Natalie Garrigues, Asma Mehboob, and Roderick I. MackieIntegron Analysis and Genetic Mapping of Antimicrobial Resistance Genes in Salmonella enterica serotype TyphimuriumMairéad Daly and Séamus FanningMolecular-Based Identification and Typing of Campylobacter jejuni and C. coliBrigid Lucey, Fiona O'Halloran, and Séamus FanningMolecular Genotyping Methods and Computerized Analysis for the Study of Salmonella entericaAna Belén Vivanco, Juan Alvarez, Idoia Laconcha, Nuria López-Molina, Aitor Rementeria, and Javier GaraizarPart II. VirusesDetection of Infectious Rotaviruses by Flow CytometryAlbert Bosch, Rosa M. Pintó, Jaume Comas, and Francesc-Xavier AbadIntegrated Cell Culture/PCR for Detection of Enteric Viruses in Environmental SamplesKelly A. ReynoldsAbundance in Sewage of Bacteriophages Infecting Escherichia coli O157:H7Maite Muniesa and Juan JofreMolecular Genotyping of Irish Rotavirus StrainsFiona O'Halloran and Séamus FanningHepatitis A Virus: Molecular Detection and TypingGlòria Sánchez, Cristina Villena, Albert Bosch, and Rosa M. PintóPart III. FungiTyping Fungal Isolates: Molecular Methods and Computerized AnalysisAitor Rementeria, Ana Belén Vivanco, Ainara Cadaval, María Teresa Ruesga, Sonia Brena, José Pontón, Guillermo Quindós, and Javier GaraizarFungal Isolation and Enumeration in FoodsDante Javier Bueno, Julio Oscar Silva, and Guillermo OliverDetermination of Aflatoxins and Zearalenone in Different Culture MediaDante Javier Bueno and Guillermo OliverPart IV. Other PathogensIntracellular Multiplication of Legionella Species and the Influence of Amoebae on Their Intracellular Growth in Human Monocytes: Mono Mac 6 Cells and Acanthamoeba castellanii as Suitable In Vitro ModelsBirgid NeumeisterViability of Amoebae, Fungal Conidia, and Yeasts: Rapid Assessment by Flow CytometryJudith A. Noble-Wang, Shangtong Zhang, Daniel Price, and Donald G. AhearnDetection and Differentiation of Cryptosporidium Oocysts in Water by PCR-RFLPLihua Xiao, Altaf A. Lal, and Jianlin JiangGenotyping of Cryptosporidium parvum With Microsatellite MarkersGiovanni Widmer, Xiaochuan Feng, and Sultan TanriverdiImmunomagnetic Separation of Pathogenic Organisms From Environmental MatricesGary P. Yakub and Kathleen L. Stadterman-KnauerDetection of Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae in Clinical and Environmental SamplesSilvana G. Fidalgo and Thomas V. RileyInteraction Between Lactic Acid Bacteria and Gastrointestinal Nematodes of Caprine OriginDiana Draksler, María Cecilia Monferran, and Silvia GonzálezMolecular Detection of Genes Responsible for Cyanobacterial Toxin Production in the Genera Microcystis, Nodularia, and CylindrospermopsisBrendan P. Burns, Martin L. Saker, Michelle C. Moffitt, and Brett A. NeilanPart V. Bacteriocins and Other InhibitorsPurification of Antilisterial BacteriocinsJean-Marc Berjeaud and Yves CenatiempoThe Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point System in Food SafetyAnavella Gaitan HerreraTesting Disinfectants in the Food Factory: Phenol Coefficient MethodAnavella Gaitan HerreraNontraditional Method of Evaluating Disinfectants: With Isolated Microorganisms From the Food FactoryAnavella Gaitan HerreraMicrobiological Analysis of CosmeticsAnavella Gaitan HerreraHelicobacter pylori and Food Products: A Public Health ProblemAnavella Gaitan HerreraMicrobiological Test for Sanitation of Equipment in the Food FactoryAnavella Gaitan HerreraSpectrophotometric Determination of Histamine in Fisheries Using an Enzyme Immunoassay MethodTânia L. P. Pessatti, José D. Fontana, and Marcos L. PessattiFlavonoids From Argentine Tagetes (Asteraceae) With Antimicrobial ActivityMaria L. Tereschuk, Mario D. Baigorí, Lucia I. C. de Figueroa, and Lidia R. AbdalaPurification of Bacteriocins Produced by Lactic Acid BacteriaLucila Saavedra, Patricia Castellano, and Fernando SesmaProduction of Antimicrobial Substances by Lactic Acid Bacteria I: Determination of Hydrogen PeroxideMaría Silvina Juárez Tomás, María Claudia Otero, Virginia Ocaña, and María Elena Nader-MacíasProduction of Antimicrobial Substances by Lactic Acid Bacteria II: Screening Bacteriocin-Producing Strains With Probiotic Purposes and Characterization of a Lactobacillus BacteriocinVirginia S. Ocaña and María Elena Nader-MacíasStatistical Models to Optimize Production of Probiotic CharacteristicsMaría Silvina Juárez Tomás, Elena Bru, and María Elena Nader-MacíasMeat-Model System Development for Antibacterial Activity DeterminationGraciela Vignolo and Patricia CastellanoPart VI. In Vivo Studies in MiceColonization Capability of Lactobacilli and Pathogens in the Respiratory Tract of Mice: Microbiological, Cytological, Structural, and Ultrastructural StudiesRosa Cangemi de Gutierrez, Viviana M. Santos, and María Elena Nader-MacíasEffects of Estrogen Administration on the Colonization Capability of Lactobacilli and Escherichia coli in the Urinary Tracts of MiceClara Silva, Rosario Rey, and María Elena Nader-MacíasEffect of Lactobacilli Administration in the Vaginal Tract of Mice: Evaluation of Side Effects and Local Immune Response by Local Administration of Selected StrainsElisa Vintiñi, Virginia Ocaña, and María Elena Nader-MacíasDetermination of Bacterial Adhesion to Intestinal MucusCarlos Gusils, Vilma Morata, and Silvia GonzálezAnimal Model for In Vivo Evaluation of Cholesterol Reduction by Lactic Acid BacteriaMaría Pía Taranto, Gabriela Perdigón, Marta Médici, and Graciela Font de ValdezAssessing Survival of Dairy Propionibacteria in Gastrointestinal Conditions and Adherence to Intestinal EpitheliaGabriela Zárate, Silvia González, and Adriana Pérez ChaiaPart VII. Special MethodsBacterial Surface Characteristics Applied to Selection of Probiotic MicroorganismsMaría Claudia Otero, Virginia S. Ocaña, and María Elena Nader-MacíasAdhesion Ability of Lactobacillus to Vaginal Epithelial Cells: Study by Microbiological MethodsVirginia S. Ocaña and María Elena Nader-MacíasHydroxylapatite Beads As an Experimental Model to Study the Adhesion of Lactic Acid Bacteria From the Oral Cavity to Hard TissuesMaría del Carmen Ahumada Ostengo and María Elena Nader-MacíasMicrotechnique for Identification of Lactic Acid BacteriaCarlos Gusils, Adriana Pérez Chaia, Guillermo Oliver, and Silvia GonzálezDifferentiation of Lactic Acid Bacteria Strains by Postelectrophoretic Detection of EsterasesRoxana Beatriz Medina, Marta Beatriz Katz, and Silvia GonzálezDetermination of Esterolytic and Lipolytic Activities of Lactic Acid BacteriaRoxana Beatriz Medina, Marta Beatriz Katz, Silvia González, and Guillermo OliverMeat-Model System Development for Proteolytic Activity DeterminationGraciela Vignolo, Silvina Fadda, Patricia Castellano, and Cecilia Fontanab-Glucuronidase Method to Determine Mastitis Levels in Goat MilkRubén Oliszewski, Martha Núñez de Kairúz, Silvia González, and Guillermo OliverDifferences Between Biogenic Amine Detection by HPLC Methods Using OPA and Dansyl DerivatesMaría R. Alberto, Mario E. Arena, and María C. Manca de NadraPart VIII. ReviewsMicroflora of the Gastrointestinal Tract: A ReviewWei-Long Hao and Yuan-Kun LeePublic Health Implications Related to Spread of Pathogens in Manure From Livestock and Poultry OperationsJ. Lloyd Spencer and Jiewen GuanMolecular Aspects of Disease Pathogenesis in the Transmissible Spongiform EncephalopathiesSuzette A. Priola and Ina VorbergIndex

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"...highly recommended for graduate students as well as advanced researchers working in the field of public health microbiology." - International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health