Organisms replicate only when conditions are beneficial and, when not replicating, concentrate on surviving environmental stresses in a low growth state. This book addresses the basic science of microbial dormancy and low growth states in the context of human medicine. The chapters describe how bacteria can cause such diseases as stomach ulcers, bladder infections, and tuberculosis. The volume will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in medical microbiology, immunology and infectious disease medicine.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Advances in Molecular and Cellular Microbiology Series , #3|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)|
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. Physiological and molecular aspects of growth, non-growth, culturability and viability in bacteria Mike Barer; 2. Survival of environmental and host-associated stress Petra Dersch and Regine Hengge-Aronis; 3. Surviving the immune response: an immunologist's perspective David R. Katz and Gabriele Pollara; 4. Quantitative and qualitative changes in bacterial activity controlled by interbacterial signaling Simon Swift; 5. Mechanisms of stationary-phase mutagenesis in bacteria and their relevance to antibiotic resistance Digby F. Warner and Valerie Mizrahi; 6. Dormancy, biofilms and resistance Anthony W. Smith and Michael R. W. Brown; 7. Tuberculosis Yanmin Hu and Anthony R. M. Coates; 8. Gastritis and peptic ulceration Stewart Goodwin; 9. Resumption of yeast cell proliferation from stationary phase Gerald C. Johnston; 10. Resting state in seeds of higher plants; dormancy, persistence and resilience to abiotic and biotic stresses Hugh W. Pritchard.