Bacteriology Methods for the Study of Infectious Diseases provides knowledge, understanding and experience of contemporary, robust methodologies for studies into the pathogenicity and virulence of human/animal bacterial pathogens. This book presents contemporary, yet widely utilized methodologies, for the study of pathogenicity and virulence in bacterial pathogens of human and/or animal origin. Protocols are clearly outlined, with lists of required equipment and reagents, alongside underpinning theory. This text will provide undergraduate and postgraduate students with practical guidance for dissertation projects with protocols for individual project ideas that can be developed further, hence a starting point for additional literature searches is also provided.
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Table of Contents
1. Fundamental skills for infectious disease research 2. Bacterial growth in solid and liquid media 3. Microscopy and staining 4. Antimicrobial testing 5. Cell culture-based infection models 6. Biofilm models 7. Gene expression analysis 8: Screening for common virulence traits 9. Community composition studies 10. Invertebrate infection models