Veterinary Infection Biology: Molecular Diagnostics and High-Throughput Strategies

  • Mónica V. Cunha
  • João Inácio

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1247)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introducing Nucleic Acid Testing in the Veterinary Laboratory

  3. Molecular Detection and Identification of Animal Pathogens in Laboratorial Settings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Fredrik Granberg, Oskar E. Karlsson, Mikael Leijon, Lihong Liu, Sándor Belák
      Pages 109-124
    3. Carrie Batten, Lorraine Frost, Chris Oura
      Pages 125-131
    4. Hatem Soliman, Mona Saleh, Mansour El-Matbouli
      Pages 163-173
    5. Henrik Elvang Jensen, Louise Kruse Jensen, Kristiane Barington, Susanne Elisabeth Pors, Thomas Bjarnsholt, Mette Boye
      Pages 219-234
    6. Mona Saleh, Hatem Soliman, Mansour El-Matbouli
      Pages 245-252
  4. Molecular Profiling of Veterinary Relevant Microbial Pathogens

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Ahmed Ahmed, Ana S. Ferreira, Rudy A. Hartskeerl
      Pages 349-359
  5. Integrative Omics and High-Throughput Platforms to Unravel the Biology of Pathogens and Their Interaction with the Host

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 413-413
    2. Cinzia Cantacessi, Andreas Hofmann, Bronwyn E. Campbell, Robin B. Gasser
      Pages 437-474
    3. Ana Domingos, Sandra Antunes, Margarita Villar, José de la Fuente
      Pages 475-489
    4. Marina Popara, Margarita Villar, José de la Fuente
      Pages 513-527
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 529-536

About this book


This volume provides an overview of molecular biology tools for pathogen detection and characterization. Focusing on biobanking, biosafety,  good laboratory practices, biological specimen collection and processing, quality assurance and control, validation of molecular diagnostic assays for veterinary use; molecular detection and identification of animal pathogens using a wide range of established techniques and covering, also, emerging diagnosis approaches; genotyping tools for assessing the genetic landscape and epidemiology of pathogens; and integrative omics and high-throughput technologies as powerful research tools. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology  series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and key tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.


Authoritative and practical, Veterinary Infection Biology: Molecular Diagnostics and High-Throughput Strategies aids scientists in continuing to study a broad range of molecular approaches, from simple and affordable to emerging and sophisticate.


SWOT analysis animal pathogens biological specimen collection microfluidics molecular detection molecular diagnostic assays for veterinary use nanoscience pathogen biology pathogen detection veterinary practice

Editors and affiliations

  • Mónica V. Cunha
    • 1
  • João Inácio
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, IP and Centro de Biologia Ambiental, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de LisboaLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, IP, Lisboa, Portugal and School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, University of BrightonBrightonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-2003-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-2004-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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