Rapid and accurate identification of microbial pathogens is a cornerstone for timely and correct treatment of diseases of livestock and fish. The utility of the MALDI-TOF technique in the diagnostic laboratory is directly related to the quality of mass spectra and quantity of different microbial species in the database. Since commercial MALDI-TOF spectral database providers mainly focus on human pathogens there is a need for improving the datasets in order to extend the applicability of the technique to the veterinary field. Here we report upgrading of a commercial MALDI-TOF database with the mass spectra of fish and mastitis pathogens as well as pathogens relevant for surveillance of diseases in farm animals and wildlife.
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||8th Annual Meeting of Epizone: Primed for tomorrow - DGI Byen, Copenhagen, Denmark|
Duration: 23 Sep 2014 → 25 Sep 2014
Conference number: 8
|Conference||8th Annual Meeting of Epizone|
|Period||23/09/2014 → 25/09/2014|