Microbial Forensics

Microbial Forensics

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Microbial Forensics describes the new and growing field of Microbial Forensics- the science that will help bring to justice criminals and terrorists who use biological material to cause harm. This book describes the foundation of the field of microbial forensics and will serve as a basic primer to initiate those scientists and officials that have an interest in the topic. It covers a variety of areas from forensic science, to microbiology, to epidemiology, to bioinformatics, and to legal issues.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.1 x 25.4mm | 816.48g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.), maps
  • 0120884836
  • 9780120884834
  • 2,146,419

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"...contains a good amount of interesting information regarding the application of forensic science to biological crimes and bioterrorist events."
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Table of contents





Chapter 1: Microbial Forensics

Chapter 2: Infectious Diseases: Not Just a Health Matter Anymore

Chapter 3: The Fundamentals of Human Virology

Chapter 4: Keeping Track of Viruses

Chapter 5: Bacterial Pathogens

Chapter 6: Biology and Detection of Fungal Pathogens of Humans and Plants

Chapter 7: Forensic Aspects of Biologic Toxins

Chapter 8: Epidemiologic Investigation for Public Health, Biodefense, and Forensic Microbiology

Chapter 9: Molecular Epidemiology and Forensics of RNA Viruses

Chapter 10: Investigation of Suspicious Disease Outbreaks

Chapter 11: Forensic Handling of Biological Threat Samples in the Lab

Chapter 12: Forensic Genetic Analysis of Microorganisms: Overview of Some Important Technical Concepts and Selected Genetic Typing Methods

Chapter 13: Non-DNA Methods for Biological Signatures

Chapter 14: Microbial Forensics Host Factors

Chapter 15: Bioinformatics Methods for Microbial Detection and Forensic Diagnostic Design

Chapter 16: Population Genetics of Bacteria in a Forensic Context

Chapter 17: Quality Management in Microbial Forensics Laboratories

Chapter 18: Admissibility Standards for Scientific Evidence


Quality Assurance Guidelines for Laboratories Performing Microbial Forensic Work

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