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Author Wilson, Brenda A., author.

Title Bacterial pathogenesis : a molecular approach / Brenda A. Wilson, Abigail Salyers, Dixie Whitt, Malcom Winkler
Edition Third edition
Published Washington, DC : ASM Press, [2011]


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 526 pages) : illustrations
Contents The power of bacteria -- Skin and mucosa : the first lines of defense against bacterial infections -- The innate immune system : always on guard -- The second line of defense : antibodies and cytotoxic T cells -- The normal human microbiota -- Microbes and disease : establishing a connection -- Mechanisms of genetic modification and exchange : role in pathogen evolution -- Identification of virulence factors : measuring infectivity and virulence -- Identification of virulence factors : molecular approaches for bacterial factors -- Identification of virulence factors : molecular approaches for host factors -- Bacterial strategies for evading or surviving host defense systems -- Toxins and other toxic virulence factors -- Delivery of virulence factors -- Virulence regulation -- Antimicrobial compounds -- How bacteria become resistant to antibiotics -- Vaccination : an underappreciated component of the modern medical armamentarium -- The gram-positive opportunistic pathogens -- The gram-negative opportunistic pathogens and emerging pathogens -- Biosecurity : the changing roles of microbiologists in an age of bioterrorism and emerging diseases
Summary "Written for one-semester microbiology courses, the third edition draws together the latest research to help students explore the mechanisms by which bacterial pathogens cause infections in humans and animals. Readers discover the strategies that bacterial pathogens use to survive and multiply within their hosts and the strategies that hosts use to fend off infections. The text's engaging style, illustrative examples, and thought-provoking exercises convey the excitement of scientific discovery"--Publisher's description
Notes Revised edition of: Bacterial pathogenesis : a molecular approach / Abigail A. Salyers and Dixie D. Whitt. 2nd ed. ©2002
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from pdf title page (R2 Digital Library, viewed November 4, 2016)
Subject Bacterial diseases -- Pathogenesis
Molecular microbiology.
Host-parasite relationships.
Bacteria -- pathogenicity
Bacterial Infections -- etiology
Bacterial Infections -- prevention & control
Host-Parasite Interactions
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Host-parasite relationships
Bacterial diseases -- Pathogenesis
Molecular microbiology
Bakterielle Infektion.
Form Electronic book
Author Salyers, Abigail A., author.
Whitt, Dixie D., author.
Winkler, Malcolm, author
Preceded by: Salyers, Abigail A. Bacterial pathogenesis. c2002
LC no. 2010029309
ISBN 9781613442494