By Plamen Demirev, Todd R. Sandrin
In the final area century, advances in mass spectrometry (MS) were on the leading edge of efforts to map complicated organic platforms together with the human metabolome, proteome, and microbiome. All of those advancements have allowed MS to turn into a well-established molecular point expertise for microorganism characterization. MS has tested its massive virtue as a swift, exact, and competitively priced strategy for microorganism identity, in comparison to traditional phenotypic concepts. within the final numerous years, functions of MS for microorganism characterization in examine, scientific microbiology, counter-bioterrorism, foodstuff protection, and environmental tracking were documented in millions of courses. Regulatory our bodies in Europe, the U.S., and in different places have authorized MS-based assays for infectious affliction diagnostics. As of mid-2015, greater than 3300 advertisement MS platforms for microorganism id were deployed all over the world in hospitals and scientific labs.
While prior paintings has coated broader methods in utilizing MS to represent microorganisms on the species point or above, this publication specializes in strain-level and subtyping functions. In twelve person chapters, innovators, leaders and practitioners within the box from all over the world have contributed to a entire assessment of present and next-generation techniques for MS-based microbial characterization on the subspecies and pressure degrees. Chapters contain updated reference lists in addition to web-links to databases, advised software program, and different important tools.
The emergence of recent, antibiotic-resistant lines of human or animal pathogens is of outstanding trouble not just to the medical and clinical groups, yet to most of the people besides. advancements of novel MS-based assays for fast id of lines of antibiotic-resistant microorganisms are reviewed within the booklet to boot. Microbiologists, bioanalytical scientists, infectious disorder experts, scientific laboratory and public well-being practitioners in addition to researchers in universities, hospitals, executive labs, and the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries will locate this publication to be a well timed and priceless source.
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Applications of Mass Spectrometry in Microbiology: From Strain Characterization to Rapid Screening for Antibiotic Resistance by Plamen Demirev, Todd R. Sandrin