Cunha, M.V. & Inácio J (Eds.). (2015) Veterinary infection biology: molecular diagnostics and high-throughput strategies. Methods in Molecular Biology Book Series, Springer Science + Business Media, LLC, NY, USA (ISBN 978-1-4939-2003-7).
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.