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Title Cryptosporidium : the analytical challenge / edited by M. Smith, K.C. Thompson
Published Cambridge : Royal Society of Chemistry, ©2001


Description 1 online resource (viii, 163 pages) : illustrations
Series Special publication / Royal Society of Chemistry ; no. 265
Special publication (Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain)) ; no. 265.
Contents Cryptosporidium : the analytical challenge -- Molecular epidemiology and systematics of Cryptosporidium parvum -- Molecular and phenotypic analysis of Crytosporidium parvum oocysts of human and animal origin -- Complying with the new Crytosporidium regulations -- Cryptosporidiosis in healthy adult volunteers -- Trial of a method for continuous monitoring of the concentration of Crytosporidium oocysts in treated drinking water for regulatory purposes -- A dielectrophoresis system for rapid analysis of Cryptosporidium parvum -- A review of methods for assessing the infectivity of Crytosporidium parvum using in-vitro cell culture -- Applications of MALDI -- TOF mass spectrometry in the analysis of Crytosporidium -- Some observations on factors which affect recovery efficiency in Crytosporidium analysis -- Development of a novel method for the capture, recovery and analysis of Crytosporidium oocysts from high volume water samples -- The experience of the leap proficiency scheme with respect to Crytosporidium testing -- An evaluation of the current methods for the detection and enumeration of Cryptosporidium in water -- Automated detection and viability assessment -- Can we believe our results?
Summary This product is not available separately, it is only sold as part of a set. There are 750 products in the set and these are all sold as one entity. Cryptosporidium, in its various forms, is a widely recognised cause of outbreaks of waterborne disease. Regulatory bodies worldwide are increasingly requiring the development of "fit-for-purpose" detection methods for this protozoan parasite, but analysis is often problematic. Bringing together international academic and industry-based experts, this book provides a comprehensive review of the current state of analytical techniques for the detection of Cryptosporidium, as well as looking at likely future developments. In particular, the issues of species identification and oocyst viability are addressed. Quality assurance issues and potential problems associated with the new Cryptosporidium regulations are also highlighted. The extent of the perceived problems and the regulatory backdrop against which the analysis must be carried out are also discussed. Scientists in the water industry, environmental testing laboratories, researchers, consultants, environmental health professionals, food manufacturers and regulatory or environmental bodies are amongst the many who should read this book. In addition, anyone with an interest in microbiological challenges and problem-solving will welcome the coverage
Notes "The proceedings of the two meetings on Cryptosporidium: the analytical challenge held on 25-26 October 1999 at the University of Warwick"--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Cryptosporidium -- Congresses
Drinking water -- Purification -- Congresses
Drinking water -- Microbiology -- Congresses
Water Supply -- analysis
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Environmental -- Water Supply.
Drinking water -- Microbiology
Drinking water -- Purification
United Kingdom
Genre/Form proceedings (reports)
Conference papers and proceedings
Conference papers and proceedings.
Actes de congrès.
Form Electronic book
Author Smith, M. (Mark)
Thompson, K. C. (Kenneth Clive), 1944-
LC no. 2005432682
ISBN 9781847550668