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Experts Roundtable: Real-Time PCR and Microbiology

M.G.H.M. Beld, C. Birch, P.A. Cane, W. Carman, E.C.J. Claas, J.P. Clewley, E. Domingo, J. Druce, C. Escarmis, R.A.M. Fouchier, V. Foulongne, M.G. Ison, L.C. Jennings, B. Kaltenboeck, I.D. Kay, M. Kubista, O. Landt, I.M. Mackay, J. Mackay, H.G.M. Niesters, M.D. Nissen, S. Palladino, N.G. Papadopoulos, A. Petrich, M, W. Pfaffl, W. Rawlinson, U. Reischl, N.A. Saunders, C. Savolainen-Kopra, O. Schildgen, G.M. Scott, M. Segondy, R. Seibl, T.P. Sloots, Y-W. Tang, R. Tellier and P.C.Y. Woo
from: Real-Time PCR in Microbiology: From Diagnosis to Characterization (Edited by: Ian M. Mackay). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2007)


This chapter attempts to document informal discussions about topics of interest to those of us who develop, employ or make decisions based upon the use of real-time PCR in microbiology. It is also intended to complement the preceding chapters. The layout for this chapter was loosely based on the format of published conference discussions and popular magazine interviews. The authors were most generous with their time and very responsive to badgering. The result is a wander through the minds of those whose papers we read, whose work we admire and whose methods we often employ. Please enjoy reading the opinions provided by a diverse selection of the foremost scientists and clinicians actively working in and around the field of microbiology read more ...
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