Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/16/2008
Publication Date: 7/24/2009
Citation: Gorski, L.A., Csordas, A. 2009 Molecular Detection: Principles and Methods. In:Lui, D. Editor, Molecular Detection of Foodborne Pathogens. Boca Raton, FL:CRC Press. p.1-20.
Interpretive Summary: The introductory chapter to Molecular Detection of Foodborne Pathogens gives an up-to-date accounting of current methods and current targets for the detection of foodborne pathogenic viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and helminths. Techniques of PCR are reviewed as well as classes of targets that are detected for the different types of organisms encountered in foods.
Technical Abstract: This chapter reviews current methods and detection targets for many different types of foodborne pathogens including viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and parasitic worms.