C haracterization methods for bacteria

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

a 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 , Durgapur -713206, India

c Department of Biotechnology, BIT, Meshra, Ranchi, Jharkhand 835215

d Department of Biotechnology, BCET, Durgapur, Durgapur 713212.

Running Title: Characterization Methods for Bacteria

* Corresponding author

E-mail: bbhunia@gmail.com

Abstract

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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