The Bacteria

Author: Gerard Meurant
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0323137601
Format: PDF
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The reviews in this volume deal with questions of the mechanisms of pathogenesis and with organisms that have only recently been extensively studied on the molecular level.**The introductory section presents an overview of pathogenesis, emphasizing common elements and genetic mechanisms of regulation and a review on the population genetics of bacterial pathogenesis. The second section deals with the regulation of synthesis of surface components and their role in the colonization of the host and/or of the host immune systems. The third section covers the invasion and intracellular growth of facultative and obligate intracellular parasites. The last section is devoted to studies of the role of bacterial toxic products in pathogenesis.

Principles of Bacterial Pathogenesis

Author: Eduardo A. Groisman
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0080539580
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Principles of Bacterial Pathogenesis presents a molecular perspective on a select group of bacterial pathogens by having the leaders of the field present their perspective in a clear and authoritative manner. Each chapter contains a comprehensive review devoted to a single pathogen. Several chapters include work from authors outside the pathogenesis field, providing general perspectives on the evolution, regulation, and secretion of virulence and determinants. Key Features * Explains the basic principles of bacterial pathogenesis * Covers diverse aspects integrating regulation, cellular microbiology and evolution of microbial disease of humans * Discusses current strategies for the identification of virulence determinants and the methods used by microbes to deliver virulence factors * Presents authoritative treatises of the major disease microorganisms

Molecular Biology of the Cell

Author: Bruce Alberts
Publisher: Garland Science
ISBN: 1317563743
Format: PDF, Docs
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As the amount of information in biology expands dramatically, it becomes increasingly important for textbooks to distill the vast amount of scientific knowledge into concise principles and enduring concepts.As with previous editions, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition accomplishes this goal with clear writing and beautiful illustrations. The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised and updated with the latest research in the field of cell biology, and it provides an exceptional framework for teaching and learning. The entire illustration program has been greatly enhanced.Protein structures better illustrate structure–function relationships, icons are simpler and more consistent within and between chapters, and micrographs have been refreshed and updated with newer, clearer, or better images. As a new feature, each chapter now contains intriguing openended questions highlighting “What We Don’t Know,” introducing students to challenging areas of future research. Updated end-of-chapter problems reflect new research discussed in the text, and these problems have been expanded to all chapters by adding questions on developmental biology, tissues and stem cells, pathogens, and the immune system.

Molecular Medical Microbiology Three Volume Set

Author: Yi-Wei Tang
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080536883
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The molecular age has brought about dramatic changes in medical microbiology, and great leaps in our understanding of the mechanisms of infectious disease. Molecular Medical Microbiology is the first book to synthesise the many new developments in both molecular and clinical research in a single comprehensive resource. This timely and authoritative 3-volume work is an invaluable reference source of medical bacteriology. Comprising over 100 chapters, organised into 17 major sections, the scope of this impressive work is wide-ranging. Written by experts in the field, chapters include cutting edge information, and clinical overviews for each major bacterial group, in addition to the latest updates on vaccine development, molecular technology and diagnostic technology. * The first comprehensive and accessible reference on Molecular Medical Microbiology * Two color presentation throughout * Full colour plate section * Fully integrated and meticulously organised * In depth discussion of individual pathogenic bacteria in a system-oriented approach * Includes a clinical overview for each major bacterial group * Presents the latest information on vaccine development, molecular technology and diagnostic technology * Extensive indexing and cross-referencing throughout * Over 100 chapters covering all major groups of bacteria * Written by an international panel of authors expert in their respective disciplines * Over 2300 pages in three volumes

Molecular Genetics of Bacterial Pathogenesis

Author: Virginia L. Miller
Publisher: Amer Society for Microbiology
ISBN:
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This volume offers a comprehensive overview of the progress in our understanding the microbial pathogenesis of important bacterial pathogens and also offers insights into how these advances have been made via use of recombinant DNA and other molecular techniques. Dr. Stanley Falkow stimulated much of this research through his own work and that of his students. Dr. Falkow's achievements include seminal discoveries on the nature of plasmids and transposons encoding antibiotic resistance, developing the first DNA probes for the diagnosis of bacterial infections, and being one of the first scientists to study the interactions of a wide variety of bacterial pathogens and host cells. The introductory chapters and selections in Part 1 depict the state of the art at the time when Dr. Falkow and his staff first began their investigations in the 1960s, describe how key experiments arose, and give a flavor of the laboratory environment at that time. The 29 chapters in Parts 2 through 6 are topical reviews of key areas of molecular pathogenesis currently under investigation by alumni of the Falkow laboratory. All of the scientists contributing to this book worked in Dr. Falkow's laboratory. This title is published by the American Society of Microbiology Press and distributed by Taylor and Francis in rest of world territories.

Bacterial Pathogenesis

Author: Virginia L. Clark
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Bacterial Pathogenesis contains a selection of key articles from Volumes 235 and 236 of Methods in Enzymology. It presents in benchtop format assays and methods used to identify and characterize determinants of bacterial virulence. Key Features * Examples of In Vitro systems to determine bacterial virulence * Classical and molecular biological approaches to identify bacterial strains and components involved in virulence * Molecular approaches to study genetics and regulation in pathogenic bacteria * Molecular and cellular interaction of bacterial pathogens with host immune system

Genetics of Bacterial Diversity

Author: David A. Hopwood
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483273555
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Genetics of Bacterial Diversity focuses on the rapidly developing field of ""non-K-12"" bacterial genetics that is largely outside the scope of other texts. The book begins with an introductory chapter that outlines the phylogenetic relationships of bacteria and the range of metabolic, behavioral, and developmental phenomena displayed by them. Two chapters then review the genetic processes found in bacteria generally, and discuss a range of genetic techniques used to analyze the various special systems described in the body of the book, respectively. Subsequent chapters deal with various special metabolic capabilities characteristic of certain groups of bacteria (light production, photosynthesis, nitrogen fixation, antibiotic production, degradation of aromatic compounds and mercury resistance); developmental processes of cell-cycle associated motility, sporulation, and specialized colonial behavior; four components of bacterial pathogenicity for animals; and pathogenic and symbiotic interactions of bacteria with higher plants. The final chapter explains some of the concepts and the progress being made in the application of population genetics to bacteria. This book may be of interest to microbiologists wishing to catch up on the genetic basis of some of the classical phenomena of bacteriology, and geneticists unfamiliar with some of the things that bacteria can accomplish.

Emerging Bacterial Pathogens

Author: Inge Mühldorfer
Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
ISBN: 3805572182
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One of the greatest public health achievements during the last century was the reduction of infectious diseases due to public sanitation measures, vaccines and antibiotics. However, in recent years, several new infectious diseases have been identified, and since the appearance of the first penicillin-resistant bacteria, 'old diseases' have reemerged. Volume 8 of Contributions to Microbiology provides an overview of a great variety of bacterial pathogens representative of those groups and discusses the underlying reasons for disease emergence. The various chapters clearly illustrate how changes in society, technology and the environment result in the appearance or spread of bacterial pathogens. Not only bacterial human pathogens, but also bacterial plant pathogens are an issue and serve as an example of how bacteria can adapt very specifically to a particular host environment. As a consequence of this adaptability, the available antimicrobial drugs have become less effective against many infectious agents; the reasons for this are thoroughly discussed in the book. There is an urgent need for the development of new antibiotics. The volume therefore concludes with a chapter on modern approaches which allow a rational design of a new generation of antimicrobial drugs less likely to become ineffective or cause broad-spectrum drug resistance.