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ISBN-13: 9781555819125
Publisher: ASM Press
Publication date: 06/01/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 846
Sales rank: 1,027,899
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Michele S. Swanson was born and raised in the Midwest, majored in biology at Yale, and discovered biomedical research as a laboratory technician at Rockefeller University. She fell in love with microbial genetics while earning a Master’s at Columbia and her doctorate at Harvard Medical School and became captivated by microbial pathogenesis as a postdoc at Tufts University School of Medicine. At the University of Michigan Medical School, her research group investigates how metabolic and environmental cues govern the life cycle of the intracellular pathogen Legionella pneumophila.

Gemma Reguera is a native of Spain, where she majored in biological sciences at the University of Oviedo. As a Master’s student at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, she discovered her passion for environmental microbiology and later earned a doctorate in microbiology before moving to Harvard Medical School as a postdoc to study the ecology of infectious diseases. At Michigan State University, she studies microbial energy conversions and physiologies of environmental relevance, particularly those that can be harnessed for applications in bioenergy and bioremediation.

Table of Contents


viii Contents

Part III Microbial Ecology 515

19 Microbial Communities 516

20 Cycles of Elements 556

21 Microbial Interactions 584

Part IV Microbial Pat hogenesis 621

22 Infection: The Vertebrate Host 622

23 Opportunistic Infections by Microbiota: MRSA 652

24 Intracellular Pathogens: Listeria and Mycobacterium 672

25 Herpes: An Ancient Human Virus Prevails 696

26 Toxins and Epidemic Cholera: Phage Giveth, and Phage Taketh Away 712

27 Zoonoses: How Plague Emerged from a Foodborne Illness 730

Part V Putting Microbes to Work 747

28 A Past, a Present, and a Future with Microbes 748

Coda 773

Glossary 775

Index 807

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