Identification and Classification of Bacteria; Microscopy to MALDI; May be Useful for Therapy Strategy
Bacterial diseases are responsible for the highest number of death than
any other diseases. Although developed countries have been reducing the
death cases of bacterial diseases, countries like Nepal is still
striving against it. However, recent cases of Germany and Haiti where
Escherichia coli and Vibrio cholerae had infected and killed many human
beings, indicates a terrible situation may happen anywhere in the world.
Many techniques have been being used to identify and get rid of
bacterial diseases. In recent days, ribotyping and PCR are being used to
identify bacterial strains as the gold standard method. MALDI could be
the most efficient method in future days to identify such strains along with
putative antibiotics sensitivity pattern. I had described the methods so
far used (and future uses) in a seminar and attached here. This is not complete, if you are interested, mail me to get the slides.
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