Mass spectrometry for characterization of microorganisms : an overview / Catherine Fenselau -- Rapid identification of microbes from clinical and environmental matrices : characterization of signature lipids / D.C. White, D.B. Ringelberg, D.B. Hedrick, and D.E. Nivens -- Fast atom bombardment mass spectrometry of phospholipids for bacterial chemotaxonomy / D.B. Drucker -- Microbial characterization by phospholipid profiling : practice and problems in microbial identification / Mark J. Cole and Christie G. Enke -- Pyrolysis-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry : detection of biological warfare agents / A. Peter Snyder, Philip B.W. Smith, Jacek P. Dworzanski, and Henk L.C. Meuzelaar -- Detection of grain infection with specific toxicogenous fungal species : gas chromatography-mass spectrometric analysis of volatile metabolites / V.N. Emokhonov, I.N. Groznov, O.A. Monastirskii, and A. Yu. Permogorov -- Direct detection of volatile metabolites produced by microorganisms : membrane inlet mass spectrometry / F.R. Lauritsen and D. Lloyd -- Identification and detection of carbohydrate markers for bacteria : derivatization and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry / Alvin Fox and Gavin E. Black -- Mass spectrometric determination of D- to L-arabinitol ratios for diagnosis and monitoring of disseminated candidiasis / J. Roboz -- Ribonucleic acid modification in microorganisms / Charles G. Edmonds, Ramesh Gupta, James A. McCloskey, and Pamela F. Crain -- Characterization of processed Gag proteins from highly replicating HIV-1MN / Catherine Fenselau, Xiaolan Yu, Duncan Bryant, Michelle A. Bowers, Raymond C. Sowder, II, and Louis E. Henderson -- Mass spectral analysis of lipid A of gram-negative bacteria / K. Takayama, N. Qureshi, and R.J. Cotter -- Lipooligosaccharides in pathogenic Haemophilus and Neisseria species : mass spectrometric techniques for identification and characterization / Bradford W. Gibson, Nancy J. Phillips, Constance M. John, and William Melaugh -- The glycolipids of mycobacteria / G.S. Besra and P.J. Brennan.