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Title Evolutionary biology of bacterial and fungal pathogens / edited by Fernando Baquero, César Nombela, Gail H. Cassell, José A. Gutiérrez-Fuentes
Published Washington, DC : ASM Press, ©2008
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 622 pages, 26 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps (chiefly color)
Contents Evolution of bacterial-host interactions: Virulence and the immune overresponse / Elisa Margolis and Bruce R. Levi -- Collective traits in pathogenic bacteria / Jean-Baptisete Andre and Minus van Baalen -- Epidemiological and evolutionary dynamics of pathogens / Keith A. Crandall and Marcos Perez-Losada -- Environmental and social influences on infectious diseases / Anthony J. McMichael -- Human genome diversity: a host genomic perspective of host-pathogen interactions and infectous diseases / Lluis Quintana-Murci -- Human interventions on the evolution of host-bacterium interactions / David L. Smith and Ramanan Laxminarayan -- Effects of immune selection on population structure of bacteria / Caroline Buckee and Sunetra Gupta -- Evolution of normal intestinal microbiota and its pathogenic implications / George T. Macfarlane and Sandra Macfarlane -- Evolution of bacterial opportunistic pathogens / Jose Luis Martinez -- Multilocus models of bacterial population genetics / William P. Hanage, Christiphe Fraser, Thomas R. Connor, and Brian G. Spratt -- A host view of the fungal cell wall / Rebeca Alonso-Monge, Elvira Roman, Jesus Pla, and Cesar Nombela -- Genome architectue and evolution of bacterial pathogens / alex Mira and Ravindra Pushker -- Evolution of genomic islands and evolution of pathogenicity / Jorg Hacker -- Evolution of integrons and evolution of antibiotic resistance / Didier Mazel -- Evolution of plasmids and evolution of virulence and antibiotic-resistance plasmids / Alessandra Carattoli -- Phage-shaping evolution of bacterial pathogenicity and resistance / Juan-Carlos Galan -- Emergence, spread, and extinction of pathogenic bacterial clones / Lesley McGee, Fred C. Tenover, Bernard Beall, and Keith P. Klugman -- Specific chromosome alterations of Candida albicans: mechanisms for adaptation to pathogenicity / Elena Rustchenko -- Evolution of a mating system uniquely dependent upon switching and pathogenesis in Candida albicans / David R. Soll -- Mechanisms of variation in microbial pathogenesis / Susan K. Hollingshead -- Modularization and evolvability in antibiotic resistance / Fernando Banquero -- Epidemiology and evolution of beta-lactamases / Rafael Canton -- Epidemiology and evolution of quinolone resistance / Jordi Vila -- Evolution of glycopeptide resistance / Patrice Courvalin -- Emergence and evolution of antifungal resistance / Thomas D. Edlind -- Effects of antibiotic resistance on bacterial fitness, virulence, and transmission / Dan I. Andersson and Diarmaid Hughes -- Evolution of antibiotic resistance by hypermutation / Jesus Blazquez and Jose Maria Gomez-Gomez -- Multiple stages in the evolution of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus / Herminia de Lencastre and Alexander Tomasz -- Evolution of Salmonella and Salmonella infections / Rafael Rotger -- Evolution of Vibrio cholerae and cholera epidemics / Shah M. Faruque and John J. Mekalanos -- Evolution of Haemophilus influenzae and Haemophilus infections / Jose Campos, Belen Aracil, Silvia Garcia-Cobos and Jesus Oteo -- Evolution of pathogenic Yersinia / Stewart J. Hinchliffe, Philippa C.R. Strong, Sarah L. Howard, and Brendan W. Wren -- Evolution of Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis as deduced from comparative genome analyses / Andrew Preston and Duncan J. Maskell -- Genomic view on the evolution of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli / Tetsuya Hayashi, Tadasuke Ooka, Yoshitoshi Ogura, and Asadulghani -- Evolution of Shigella and enteroinvasive Escherichia coli / Claude Parsot and Philippe Sansonetti -- Evolution of Pseudomonas aeruginosa pathogenicity: from acute to chronic infections / Antonio Oliver, Ana Mena and Maria D. Macia -- Evolution of Helicobacter and Helicobacter infections / Maria G. Dominguez-Bello and Martin J. Blaser -- Evolution of Legionella pneumophila icm/dot pathogenesis system / Gil Segal -- Evolution of Neisseria and Neisseria infections / Muhamed-Kheir Taha -- Molecular evolution of Chlamydiales / Deborah Dean and Kim Millman -- Evolution of Listeria monocytogenes / Pascale Cossart, Carmen Buchrieser and Jurgen Kreft -- Evolutionary biology of pathogenic enterococci / Teresa M. Coque -- Evolution of Bacillus anthracis, causative agent of anthrax / Paul Keim, Talima Pearson, and Richard T. Okinaka -- Mycobacterium tuberculosis virulence and evolution / Olivier Neyrolles and Brigitte Gicquel -- Evolution of Mycoplasma pneumoniae and mycoplasmal infections / Maria Antonia Meseguer -- The pneumococcus: population biology and virulence / Mark C. Enright -- Evolution of pathogenic Candida species / Frank C. Odds -- Pathogenicityof Cryptococcus neoformans: an evolutionary perspective / Oscar Zaragoza, Susana Frases, and Arturo Casadevall -- Aspergillus as a human pathogen: an evolutionary perspective / Emilia Mellado, Maneul Cuenca-Estrella, and Juan L. Rodriquez-Tudela
Summary This volume introduces clinical microbiologists, infectious disease specialists, epidemiologists, medical professionals, and public health researchers to the importance and influence of evolutionary outcomes. Humans experience countless interactions with the microbial world; our biology is intertwined with the biology of microbes. Understanding this evolutionary reality provides a powerful tool to integrate and synthesize a huge amount of heterogeneous information from a variety of fields studying human biology. The volume's 49 chapters cover the relationship between microbial evolution and human biology from many perspectives. The first section illustrates the evolutionary biology of microbial-human interactions, considering the effect of human-driven changes. The second section analyzes evolutionary genetics involved in microbial variation and adaptation, from microbial genome to mobile elements as plasmids or integrons. The third section deals with evolutionary microbial responses to antibiotics, the major anthropogenic factor altering our interactions with microbes. Finally, the last three sections systematically analyze the evolution of pathogenesis in gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria, and fungi. These chapters convey the impact of evolution on microbe-human interactions, and how that influences infectious diseases. This information will stimulate an evolutionary orientation in the daily interpretation of facts that are observed in the laboratory and the hospital
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Drug resistance in microorganisms.
Evolution (Biology)
Pathogenic bacteria -- Evolution.
Pathogenic fungi -- Evolution.
Bacterial Infections -- microbiology.
Biological Evolution.
Drug Resistance, Microbial.
Fungi -- pathogenicity.
Gram-Negative Bacteria -- pathogenicity.
Gram-Positive Bacteria -- pathogenicity.
Form Electronic book
Author Baquero, F. (Fernando), editor
Cassell, Gail H., editor
Gutiérrez Fuentes, José Antonio, editor
Nombela, César, editor
ISBN 1555815634 (electronic bk.)
9781555815639 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)