TY - CHAP A1 - Patrick Eberechi Akpaka A2 - Padman Jayaratne ED1 - Sameh Magdeldin Y1 - 2012-04-04 PY - 2012 T1 - Usefulness of Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis Assay in the Molecular Epidemiological Study of Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase Producers N2 - As a basic concept, gel electrophoresis is a biotechnology technique in which macromolecules such as DNA, RNA or protein are fractionated according to their physical properties such as molecular weight or charge. These molecules are forced through a porous gel matrix under electric field enabling uncounted applications and uses. Delivered between your hands, a second book of this Gel electrophoresis series (Gel Electrophoresis- Advanced Techniques) covers a part, but not all, applications of this versatile technique in both medical and life science fields. We try to keep the contents of the book crisp and comprehensive, and hope that it will receive overwhelming interest and deliver benefits and valuable information to the readers. BT - Gel Electrophoresis SP - Ch. 11 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/38164 DO - 10.5772/38164 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2019-11-17 ER -