Molecular methods appear to be a promising way to rapidly detect pathogens in water. However, researchers need to identify and evaluate sample preparation techniques that are high-throughput and cost-effective, require minimum training for use, and are reproducible from user to user. This three-part volume covers important topics in molecular sampling: RNA and DNA extraction strategies, quantitative polymerase chain reaction, and fiber-optic biosensors. Published by WERF. 160 pages. Soft cover.
Originally funded as WERF project 01-HHE-2a.