The objective of this book is to present a critical review and evaluation of the so-called conventional methods currently being used for bacterial identification, as well as to discuss the new approaches for the detection and identification of bacteria. Morphological, biochemical, and serological methods of detection and identification of bacteria in clinical specimens are emphasised, and current methods of characterization and enumeration of bacteria in air, water, milk, and other food materials are also described.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Review of Current Methods Used in Bacteriology Chapter 3. New Methods of Detection and Identification of Bacteria Chapter 4. Detection and Identification of Bacteria by Gas Chromatography Chapter 5. Automated Methods in Bacteriology Chapter 6. Computer Identification of Bacteria Index.
Brij M. Mitruka, M.S., Ph.D. is Director of the BHP Clinical Laboratory, Westchester, Pennsylvania and Associate Professor of Microbiology, Temple University School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Mitruka graduated in 1955 from Dungar College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India with an I.Sc. degree and obtained his B.V.Sc. and A.H. degrees in 1959 from Rajasthan Veterinary College, Bikaner. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 1962 and 1965, respectively, from Michigan State University, and East Lansing.