T. Mandala, P. Palitb, S. Goshamic, D. Mukhopadhyayd, B. Bhuniad*

aa Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, Mahatma Gandhi Avenue, Durgapur-713209, India.

b Dr. B. C. Roy College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences, Dr. Meghnad Saha Sarani, Durgapur-713 206, India.

cDepartment of Biotechnology, BIT, Meshra, Ranchi, Jharkhand 835215

dDepartment of Biotechnology, BCET, Durgapur, Durgapur 713212.

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Accurate and definitive microorganism identification, including bacterial identification and pathogen detection, is essential for correct disease diagnosis, treatment of infection and trace-back of disease outbreaks associated with microbial infections. Bacterial identification is used in a wide variety of applications including microbial forensics, criminal investigations, bio-terrorism threats and environmental studies. So in this review we have discussed several methods for identification of bacteria.

Keywords: Bacteria, Phenotype , Genotype, Plasmid, Rybotype, DNA, PCR

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