Antibiotic Resistence

Methods and Protocols

  • Stephen H. Gillespie

Part of the Methods in Molecular Medicine™ book series (MIMM, volume 48)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Diagnosis of Resistance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. José M. Viader-Salvadó, Martha Guerrero-Olazarán, Elvira Garza-González, Rolando Tijerina-Menchaca
      Pages 13-19
    3. Mignon du Plessis, Anthony M. Smith, Keith P. Klugman
      Pages 65-75
    4. Hedeaki Hanaki, Keiichi Hiramatsu
      Pages 85-91
    5. Hedeaki Hanaki, Keiichi Hiramatsu
      Pages 93-101
    6. Ana M. Amoroso, Gabriel O. Gutkind
      Pages 113-117
  3. Monitoring Response to Treatment

  4. Molecular Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Alex van Belkum, Peter W. M. Hermans
      Pages 159-168
    3. Vicente Benedí J., Luis Martínez-Martínez
      Pages 189-197
    4. Pier Carlo Braga, Davide Ricci
      Pages 199-207
  5. Biology of Resistance

  6. Transmission of Resistance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Louis B. Rice
      Pages 275-284
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 285-287

About this book


At a time of rising concern about drug resistance and falling output of new antibacterial compounds, antibiotic research has once again returned to the forefront of medical science. In Antibiotic Resistance: Methods and Protocols, Stephen Gillespie and a panel of leading clinical and diagnostic microbiologists describe a series of detailed molecular and physical methods designed to study the growing problem of antibiotic resistance, as well as facilitate new antibiotic research programs for its effective redress. The techniques range widely from those that provide rapid diagnosis via DNA amplification and phage display, to those for plotting the transmission of resistant organisms and investigating their epidemiology. The methods are readily adaptable to a wide range of resistant bacterial organisms. In order to ensure successful results, each method is described in minute detail and includes tips on avoiding pitfalls.
Practical and wide-ranging, Antibiotic Resistance: Methods and Protocols provides a collection of indispensable techniques not only for illuminating the basic biology of antimicrobial resistance, but also for developing and implementing new diagnostic and epidemiological tools.

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen H. Gillespie
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical Microbiology, Royal Free and University College Medical SchoolUniversity College LondonLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2001
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-0-89603-777-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-077-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1543-1894
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6037
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