The Journal of Microbiological Mehods (2008) has published a review of the new Staphylococcus
book. An extract is provided below:
Whereas previous books on the molecular biology of the opportunistic human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus
used to cover the classical methodologies the timely book by Lindsay et al
includes chapters on whole genome sequences, array technologies, the staphylococcal population structure, transciptomics and rapid diagnosis in addition to the more traditional chapters on mobile genetic elements, genetic manipulation, regulation, resistance and environmentally induced responses. This renders the book unique in its kind and as complete as one should expect a modern book on bacterial molecular genetics to be. ...
From the positive perspective: this is a book suitable for both starting and experienced staphylococcal researchers. It is both a referral handbook as explicated by some of the chapters and an adequate introductory text in others. The mixture between "hard-core science" and clinical application also is a balanced one ... the book by Lindsay et al deserves a prominent spot in the personal library of all staphylococcologists!!
Further reading: Staphylococcus: Molecular Genetics
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