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Laboratory Guide to Gnotobiotic Research

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ISBN 9781138305892
May 15, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
320 Pages 150 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

The Laboratory Guide to Gnotobiotic Research is a comprehensive guide that conveys the importance of gnotobiotics to overall scientific discovery. It also focuses on how the addition of a gnotobiotic facility to an individual institution can provide an impactful contribution to the overall success of its research program and open tremendous opportunities for research funding. The book introduces the reader to the fundamental process of establishing a new gnotobiotic facility and includes important considerations such as: securing institutional support, determining funding sources, and establishing the critical design team to consider structural requirements.

Table of Contents

Introduction. History of Gnotobiotics. The Germ Free Animal. Getting Started. Establishing a Gnotobiotic Facility. Architectural Design of the Facility. Stocking Items for the Facility. The Sterilization Process. Setting up the Isolators. The Addition of Mice into the Facility. Maintenance and Experimental Manipulation. Continuous Testing of Sterility. Breeding Management. Experimental Uses of Gnotobiotic Mice. Use of Isopositive Caging. Shipping Mice. Isolator Disassembly & Repair. Management & Personnel. Billing and Tracking of Orders. The Future of Gnotobiotic Research. Glossary of Terms.

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