Bacterial Pathogenesis: A Molecular Approach. / Edition 3

Bacterial Pathogenesis: A Molecular Approach. / Edition 3

by Abigail A. Salyers, Brenda A. Wilson, Dixie D. Whitt
     
 

ISBN-10: 1555814182

ISBN-13: 9781555814182

Pub. Date: 12/28/2010

Publisher: ASM Press

Discover the strategies bacterial pathogens use to survive and multiply.

  • Focuses on core principles based on the growing understanding of the underlying similarities among pathogens and their mechanisms of action, and is a recommended text for one-semester microbiology courses.
  • Presents the latest research to help students explore the

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Discover the strategies bacterial pathogens use to survive and multiply.

  • Focuses on core principles based on the growing understanding of the underlying similarities among pathogens and their mechanisms of action, and is a recommended text for one-semester microbiology courses.
  • Presents the latest research to help students explore the mechanisms by which bacterial pathogens cause infections in humans and animals.
  • Includes new coverage of key findings on the mechanisms of bacterial secretion, toxins, and regulation.


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555814182
Publisher:
ASM Press
Publication date:
12/28/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
540
Sales rank:
958,725
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. The Power of Bacteria
2. Skin and Mucosa: the First Lines of Defense against Bacterial Infections

3. The Innate Immune System: Always on Guard

4. The Second Line of Defense: Antibodies and Cytotoxic T Cells

5. The Normal Human Microbiota

6. Microbes and Disease: Establishing a Connection

7. Mechanisms of Genetic Modification and Exchange: Role in Pathogen Evolution

8. Identification of Virulence Factors: Measuring Infectivity and Virulence

9. Identification of Virulence Factors: Molecular Approaches for Bacterial Factors

10. Identification of Virulence Factors: Molecular Approaches for Host Factors

11. Bacterial Strategies for Evading or Surviving Host Defense Systems

12. Toxins and Other Toxic Virulence Factors

13. Delivery of Virulence Factors

14. Virulence Regulation

15. Antibiotics and Their Targets

16. How Bacteria Become Resistant to Antibiotics

17. Vaccination—an Underappreciated Component of the Modern Medical Armamentarium

18. The Gram-Positive Opportunistic Pathogens

19. The Gram-Negative Opportunistic Pathogens

20. Biosecurity: the Changing Roles of Microbiologists in an Age of Bioterrorism and Emerging Diseases

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