Methods in Mycoplasmology V2

Author: Joseph Tully
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0323149391
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Methods in Mycoplasmology, Volume II: Diagnostic Mycoplasmology is the second of a two-volume series that resulted from cumulative efforts to meet the need for standardized techniques in mycoplasmology. The book is organized into five sections. Section A discusses techniques for isolating mycoplasmas from humans. These include the recovery of mycoplasmas from the respiratory and genitourinary tracts, from blood and special tissues, and serological Identification of mycoplasmas from humans. Section B focuses on techniques for isolating mycoplasmas from animals, including the recovery and identification of avian, bovine, caprine, ovine, canine, and feline mycoplasmas. Section C presents techniques for isolating mycoplasmas from cell cultures. These include agar and broth techniques, the use of indicator cell lines, and DNA fluorochrome staining. Section D discusses techniques for isolating mycoplasmas from plants and insects. Section E describes some of the techniques that are useful in evaluating the pathogenicity of mycoplasmas, ureaplasmas, and spiroplasmas. Section F defines some of the techniques useful in virus detection by electron microscopy and presents methods for isolating and characterizing viruses from both mycoplasmas and spiroplasmas.

Diagnostic Mycoplasmology

Author: Joseph G. Tully
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Methods in Mycoplasmology, Volume II: Diagnostic Mycoplasmology is the second of a two-volume series that resulted from cumulative efforts to meet the need for standardized techniques in mycoplasmology. The book is organized into five sections. Section A discusses techniques for isolating mycoplasmas from humans. These include the recovery of mycoplasmas from the respiratory and genitourinary tracts, from blood and special tissues, and serological Identification of mycoplasmas from humans. Section B focuses on techniques for isolating mycoplasmas from animals, including the recovery and identi...

Molecular and Diagnostic Procedures in Mycoplasmology

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Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0080536794
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This book and its companion, Volume I, concentrate on new procedures--especially those based on the new molecular methodology--developed within the past decade. This volume deals with the new genetic and immunological tools applied to the diagnosis of mycoplasma infections of humans, animals, plants, insects, and all cultures. Volume I outlines the approaches, techniques, and procedures applied to cell and molecular biology studies of mycoplasmas. Key Features * Diagnostic genetic probes * Immunological tools * Antibiotic sensitivity testing * Diagnosis of specific diseases * Experimental infections * Diagnosis of mycoplasma infections of cell cultures

Molecular and Diagnostic Procedures in Mycoplasmology Molecular characterization

Author: Shmuel Razin
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0125838050
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This volume focuses on new procedures developed since 1985. In particular, it looks at those based on the new molecular methodology responsible for the marked advances in the cell biology of mycoplasmas, and the diagnosis of the infections caused by these organisms. Topics covered include: cultivation and morphology; genome characterization and genetics; membrane characterization; cell metabolism; taxonomy and phylogeny; and pathogenicity.

Methods in Mycoplasmology V1

Author: Samuel Razin
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0323147135
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Methods in Mycoplasmology, Volume I: Mycoplasma Characterization is the first of a two-volume series that resulted from cumulative efforts to meet the need for standardized techniques in mycoplasmology. The book is organized into five sections. Section A provides an introduction to the mycoplasmas by discussing their characteristics and classification, mycoplasma-animal host interrelationships, and mycoplasma-plant-insect interrelationships. The chapters in Section B examine the morphological and ultrastructural features of mycoplasmas, using techniques such as phase-contrast microscopy, dark-field microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. Section C discusses the cultivation and nutrition of mycoplasmas. Section D focuses on analytical methods for the characterization of mycoplasmas, including harvest and washing procedures, cell lysis and membrane isolation, and crossed immunoelectrophoresis. Section E describes tests designed to detect specific enzymatic activities or nutritional requirements of mycoplasmas. These include sugar fermentation and arginine hydrolysis tests as well as tests to establish the sterol requirement of mycoplasmas. Section F deals with serological tests. These tests either have specific application to detection of mycoplasma antigens or antibody in plant and animal tissues; are useful in identification of specific groups of mycoplasmas (spiroplasmas); or provide higher sensitivity in measurements of antibodies against mycoplasmas.

Molecular and Diagnostic Procedures in Mycoplasmology Diagnostic procedures

Author: Shmuel Razin
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ISBN: 9780125838061
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This is the second of two volumes focusing on new procedures developed between 1985-1995. Topics include: diagnostic genetic probes; immunological tools; antibiotic sensitivity testing; diagnosis of specific diseases; experimental infections; and diagnosis of mycoplasma infections of cell cultures. Other features of the text include: application of molecular probes and PCR as well as new seriological tools in the diagnosis of mycoplasma infections; the new diseases of activation of the immune system by mycoplasmas (serving as superantigens and inducers of cytokines); and the possible association of specific newly discovered mycoplasmas with AIDS.

Molecular Biology and Pathogenicity of Mycoplasmas

Author: Shmuel Razin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0306476061
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was the result of the efforts of Robert Cleverdon. The rapidly developing discipline of molecular biology and the rapidly expanding knowledge of the PPLO were brought together at this meeting. In addition to the PPLO specialists, the conference invited Julius Marmur to compare PPLO DNA to DNA of other organisms; David Garfinkel, who was one of the first to develop computer models of metabolism; Cyrus Levinthal to talk about coding; and Henry Quastler to discuss information theory constraints on very small cells. The conference was an announcement of the role of PPLO in the fundamental understanding of molecular biology. Looking back 40-some years to the Connecticut meeting, it was a rather bold enterprise. The meeting was international and inter-disciplinary and began a series of important collaborations with influences resonating down to the present. If I may be allowed a personal remark, it was where I first met Shmuel Razin, who has been a leading figure in the emerging mycoplasma research and a good friend. This present volume is in some ways the fulfillment of the promise of that early meeting. It is an example of the collaborative work of scientists in building an understanding of fundamental aspects of biology.

Veterinary Microbiology and Microbial Disease

Author: P. J. Quinn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118251164
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Microbiology is one of the core subjects for veterinary students, and since its first publication in 2002, Veterinary Microbiology and Microbial Disease has become an essential text for students of veterinary medicine. Fully revised and expanded, this new edition updates the subject for pre-clinical and clinical veterinary students in a comprehensive manner. Individual sections deal with bacteriology, mycology and virology. Written by an academic team with many years of teaching experience, the book provides concise descriptions of groups of microorganisms and the diseases which they cause. Microbial pathogens are discussed in separate chapters which provide information on the more important features of each microorganism and its role in the pathogenesis of diseases of animals. The international and public health significance of these pathogens are reviewed comprehensively. The final section is concerned with the host and is organized according to the body system affected. Tables, boxes and flow diagrams provide information in an easily assimilated format. This edition contains new chapters on molecular diagnostics and on infectious conditions of the skin, cardiovascular system, urinary tract and musculoskeletal system. Many new colour diagrams are incorporated into this edition and each chapter has been updated. Key features of this edition: Twelve new chapters included Numerous new illustrations Each chapter has been updated Completely re-designed in full colour Fulfils the needs of veterinary students and academics in veterinary microbiology Companion website with figures from the book as Powerpoints for viewing or downloading by chapter: www.wiley.com/go/quinn/veterinarymicrobiology Veterinary Microbiology and Microbial Disease remains indispensable for all those studying and teaching this essential component of the veterinary curriculum.