15. Discrimination and Identification of Microorganisms by Pyrolysis Mass Spectrometry: From Burning Ambitions to Cooling Embers—A Historical Perspective

  1. Charles L. Wilkins3 and
  2. Jackson O. Lay Jr.4
  1. Éadaoin Timmins1 and
  2. Royston Goodacre2

Published Online: 3 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0471748641.ch15

Identification of Microorganisms by Mass Spectrometry, Volume 169

Identification of Microorganisms by Mass Spectrometry, Volume 169

How to Cite

Timmins, É. and Goodacre, R. (2005) Discrimination and Identification of Microorganisms by Pyrolysis Mass Spectrometry: From Burning Ambitions to Cooling Embers—A Historical Perspective, in Identification of Microorganisms by Mass Spectrometry, Volume 169 (eds C. L. Wilkins and J. O. Lay), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471748641.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Chemistry, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA

  2. 4

    University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    National Center for Biomedical Engineering Science, National University of Ireland-Galway, Galway, Ireland

  2. 2

    School of Chemistry, University of Manchester, Manchester M60 1QD, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 JAN 2006
  2. Published Print: 14 OCT 2005

Book Series:

  1. Chemical Analysis

Book Series Editors:

  1. J. D. Winefordner

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471654421

Online ISBN: 9780471748649

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Keywords:

  • matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization (MALDI MS);
  • polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE);
  • electrospray ionization (ESI-MS)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction to Microbial Characterization

  • Principles of PyMS

  • Early Developments and Investigations 1952 to 1985

  • The Mid-1980s and Beyond

  • The Move from Cluster Analyses to Neural Networks

  • Reproducibility of PyMS

  • Acknowledgment

  • References