Forensic Microbiology

Microorganisms make good weapons and bioterrorism has been known to exist since centuries. This has most recently been highlighted by the terrorist attack using anthrax in the fall of 2001 in U.S. Although such attacks of bioterrorism are few, forensic evidence to criminally prosecute the perpetrator is necessary. To strengthen defence against bio crimes, a comprehensive technological network involving various fields needs to be developed. Microbial forensics is one such new discipline combining microbiology and forensic science. It uses advanced molecular techniques like microarray analysis and DNA fingerprinting etc. to associate the source of the causative agent with a specific individual or group by measuring variations between related strains.

  • Microbe Identification by classic Microbiology
  • Nucleic acid ampilification techniques
  • Serology
  • Animal pathogens and agroterrorism
  • Sample matrix analysis
  • Biological agents

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