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The microbe as a reporter: Microbial bioreporter sensing technologies for chemical and biological detection
Environmental Microbiology: Current Technology and Water Applications (2011)
  • S. Ripp
  • A. C. Layton
  • Gary S. Sayler, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Abstract
With contributions from a broad range of leading researchers this book focuses on current technology and its applications. Although aimed primarily at research scientists and graduate students in water microbiology, the topics and techniques are equally applicable to all branches of environmental microbiology. The initial chapters cover the concentration, detection and characterization of microbes in drinking water, other chapters are technology focused and cover topics such as geochips and microarrays and their applications, Raman microspectroscopy and related single cell techniques, the use of amoebae hosts, bacteria and bacteriophage as bioreporters, viability of detected microbes and fecal source tracking. Authors have included comparative tables and figures that address detection sensitivity, specificity, ease of use and other criteria. The value of the book emanates from its explanation of the principles of techniques and the comparison of related techniques. In addition the reader is introduced to key references and important web sites where further details of the technology can be found. An essential book for water microbiologists, environmental microbiologists and regulators and recommended reading for all microbiologists and environmental scientists.
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Publication Date
2011
Editor
Sen K, Ashbolt NJ
Publisher
Caister Academic Press
ISBN
978-1-904455-70-7
Citation Information
S. Ripp, A. C. Layton and Gary S. Sayler. "The microbe as a reporter: Microbial bioreporter sensing technologies for chemical and biological detection" Hethersett, Norwich, UKEnvironmental Microbiology: Current Technology and Water Applications (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gary_sayler/43/