Environmental Monitoring of Bacteria

  • Clive Edwards

Part of the Methods in Biotechnology book series (MIBT, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Roger Pickup, Glenn Rhodes, Grahame Hall
    Pages 15-27
  3. Roger Pickup, Helen Mallinson, Glenn Rhodes
    Pages 29-34
  4. D. W. Pimbley, P. D. Patel, C. J. Robertson
    Pages 35-53
  5. Jonathan Porter
    Pages 55-73
  6. Kenneth D. Bruce, Peter Strike, Donald A. Ritchie
    Pages 97-107
  7. Mathew Upton
    Pages 119-126
  8. Ian P. Thompson, Mark J. Bailey, Andrew K. Lilley
    Pages 201-220
  9. Anthony G. O’Donnell, Andrew S. Whiteley
    Pages 221-235
  10. David Lloyd, Anthony J. Hayes, James R. Ralphs
    Pages 251-265
  11. Joanna C. Rayner, Hilary M. Lappin-Scott
    Pages 279-305
  12. Luanne Hall-Stoodley, Joanna C. Rayner, Paul Stoodley, Hilary M. Lappin-Scott
    Pages 307-319
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 321-333

About this book


In Environmental Monitoring of Bacteria, Clive Edwards and his distinguished panel of researchers bring together a collection of detailed molecular methods for the environmental monitoring of bacterial populations. These state-of-the-art methods include techniques for the recovery of cells, for the analysis of whole cells, and for the molecular study of target species and heterogeneous populations. Many of the methods enable bacteria to be monitored in their natural environments without culturing, and specifically address the difficult problem that only a small proportion of bacteria in any ecosystem can be cultured by traditional methods. In addition to providing many eminently reproducible methods, the distinguished contributors review the problems of monitoring bacteria in natural environments and discuss the principles by which the methods work.

Taking full advantage of the exciting research in recent years that has challenged some long-held principles of traditional microbiology, Environmental Monitoring of Bacteria gives timely and practical access to powerfultechniques that allow the study of bacterial ecology as communities, as single cells, or at the molecular level.

Editors and affiliations

  • Clive Edwards
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Biological SciencesThe University of LiverpoolUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 1999
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-0-89603-566-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-487-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1940-6061
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-607X
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