This book is unique in reviewing the application of DNA typing techniques to bacterial foodborne and waterborne pathogens, examining a series of concepts and terms related to typing methods, summarizing the different mathematical models for analysis and interpretation of results, and reviewing the methods most successfully used to type Shiga toxin-producing "E. coli, Campylobacter, Clostridium perfringens, Bacillus cereus, Listeria, Salmonella, Shigella, and Vibrio" spp.
DNA technologies are changing rapidly with the advent of new, high-throughput sequencing methods. This book will look at data analysis and interpretation of the information generated by these methods. Although sequencing methods are increasingly more accessible, other, simpler typing methods can still provide reliable and useful information at relatively low cost. Many DNA-based methods for typing purposes are therefore likely to continue to find applications in microbiology and infectious disease laboratories in the future.
This volume succinctly reviews more than 25 years of information and provides timely information to students and professionals in the field of microbiology, food and water safety and epidemiology, in particular, molecular epidemiology.