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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Biotechnology in the Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases and Vaccine Development

Authors
item Gorham, John - WSU
item Knowles, Donald
item Li, Hong
item Pastoret, P - INST. FOR ANIMAL HLTH UK

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: May 10, 2003
Publication Date: January 1, 2004
Citation: Gorham, J. R., D. P. Knowles, and H. Li. 2004. Biotechnology in the diagnosis of infectious diseases and vaccine development. In Manual of Standards for Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines, 5th edition, Office des International des Epizooties, Paris, France, p. 69-90.

Interpretive Summary: Molecular biological methods have become increasingly applicable to the diagnosis of infectious diseases and vaccine development. To become widely used the methods need to be easy, safe, sensitive, reproducible and eventually automated to facilitate the evaluation of large number of samples. The purpose of this chapter is to provide general background information for the nonspecialists about current biotechnology in the diagnosis of infectious disease and vaccine development.

Technical Abstract: Molecular biological methods have become increasingly applicable to the diagnosis of infectious diseases and vaccine development. To become widely used the methods need to be easy, safe, sensitive, reproducible and eventually automated to facilitate the evaluation of large number of samples. The purpose of this chapter is to provide general background information for the nonspecialists about current biotechnology in the diagnosis of infectious disease and vaccine development.

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