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Title Genome plasticity and infectious diseases / edited by Jörg Hacker, Ulrich Dobrindt, Reinhard Kurth
Published Washington, DC : ASM Press, ©2011
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 391 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents Impact of genome plasticity on adaptation of Escherichia coli during urinary bladder colonization / Ulrich Dobrindt, Jaroslaw Zdziarski, Jörg Hacker -- Genotypic changes in enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli during human infection / Alexander Mellmann, Martina Bielaszewska, and Helge Karch -- Genomic fluidity of the human gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori / Niyaz Ahmed [and others] -- Genome structure and variability in coagulase-negative staphylococci / Wilma Ziebuhr -- Genome plasticity in Legionella pnuemophila and Legionella longbeachae: impact on host cell exploitation / L. Gomez Valero, C. Rusniok, and C. Buchrieser -- Genome plasticity in Salmonella enterica and its relevance to host-pathogen interactions / Rosana B. Ferreira, Michelle M. Buckner, and B. Brett Finlay -- Mechanisms of genome plasticity in Neisseria meningitidis: fighting change with change / Roland Schwarz [and others] -- Selfish elements and self-defense in the Enterococci / Kelli L. Palmer and Michael S. Gilmore -- Host-driven plasticity of the human immunodeficiency virus genome / Stephen Norley and Reinhard Kurth -- Genome plasticity of influenza viruses / Silke Stertz and Peter Palese -- Plasticity of the hepatitis C virus genome / Joerg Timm and Michael Roggendorf -- Genome diversity and host interaction of noroviruses / Eckard Schreier -- Genome diversity and evolution of rotaviruses / Jelle Matthijnssens and Ulrich Desselberger -- Genome plasticity of papillomaviruses / Hans-Ulrich Bernard -- Genome plasticity of herpesviruses: conservative yet flexible / Mirko Trilling, Vu Thuy Khanh Le, and Hartmut Hengel -- Genome diversity, population genetics, and evolution of malaria parasites / Xin-zhuan Su and Deirdre A. Joy -- The fundamental contribution of genome hypervariability to the success of a eukaryotic pathogen, Trypanosoma brucei / J. David Barry -- Genome plasticity in Candida albicans / Claude Pujol and David R. Soll -- Genome plasticity of Aspergillus species / Thorsten Heinekamp and Axel A. Brakhage -- DNA polymorphisms and their relevance for infections with human cytomegalovirus and Aspergillus fumigatus / Markus Mezger, Hermann Einsele, and Juergen Loeffler -- Host genetic variation, innate immunity, and susceptibility to urinary tract infection / Bryndís Ragnarsdóttir and Catharina Svanborg
Summary Comprehensive examination of the current understanding of pathogen adaptation and microevolution. Introduces the rapidly evolving field of genome plasticity, presents the latest research findings, and explores the relevance of these findings to infection and infection control. Compiles and analyzes current investigations on the genome fluidity of pathogenic microbes. Explores bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites from the aspect of host genome plasticity and its impact on infection
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Communicable diseases -- Genetic aspects.
Microbial genomes.
Pathogenic microorganisms -- Genetics.
Communicable Diseases -- microbiology.
Genome, Bacterial -- physiology.
Genome, Fungal -- physiology.
Genome, Viral -- physiology.
Host-Pathogen Interactions -- genetics.
Form Electronic book
Author Dobrindt, Ulrich, editor
Hacker, Jörg (Jörg Hinrich), editor
Kurth, Reinhard, 1942- editor
LC no. 2011032862
ISBN 1555817211 (electronic bk.)
9781555817213 (electronic bk.)