Publisher description for Mass spectrometry for the characterization of microorganisms : developed from a symposium sponsored by the Division of Analytical Chemistry at the 204th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, August 23-28, 1992 / Catherine Fenselau, editor.


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Presents various roles for mass spectrometry in the detection and characterization of microorganisms. Features GC-MS for clinical diagnosis of viral infection. Summarizes the status of detection of biological agents and of modifications in ribonucleic acids in microorganisms. Also describes
electrospray, laser desorption, and tandem mass spectrometry for protein processing and modification in viruses. Includes discussion of membrane liposaccharide structures in pathogenic bacteria.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Mass spectrometry -- Congresses.
Microorganisms -- Identification -- Congresses.
Microbiological chemistry -- Congresses.