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Title Horizontal gene transfer in the evolution of pathogenesis / edited by Michael Hensel, Herbert Schmidt
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 349, [4] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Series Advances in molecular and cellular microbiology ; 16
Advances in molecular and cellular microbiology ; 16.
Contents Genomes in motion : gene transfer as a catalyst for genome change / Jeffrey G. Lawrence and Heather Hendrickson -- Bacterial recombination in vivo / Xavier Didelot and Daniel Falush -- Phage-bacterium co-evolution and its implication for bacterial pathogenesis / Harald Brüssow -- The role of bacteriophages in the generation and spread of bacterial pathogens / Roger W. Hendrix and Sherwood R. Casjens -- Genomic islands in the bacterial chromosome : paradigms of evolution in quantum leaps / Tobias Ölschläger and Jörg Hacker -- Genomic islands in plant-pathogenic bacteria / Dawn L. Arnold and Robert W. Jackson -- Prophage contribution to salmonella virulence and diversity / Sébastien Lemire, Nara Figueroa-Bossi, and Lionello Bossi -- Pathogenic yersinia : stepwise gain of virulence due to sequential acquisition of mobile genetic elements / Elisabeth Carniel -- Genomic or pathogenicity islands in streptococcus pneumoniae / Barbara Albiger [and others] -- The mobile genetic elements of Staphylococcus aureus / Richard P. Novick -- Influence of human lifestyle on dissemination of transferable elements / Wolfgang Witte -- Eukaryotic gene transfer : adaptation and replacements / Jan O. Andersson -- Lessons in evolution from genome reduction in bacterial endosymbionts / Andrés Moya and Amparo Latorre
Summary Horizontal gene transfer is a major driving force in the evolution of many bacterial pathogens. The development of high-throughput sequencing tools and more sophisticated genomic and proteomic techniques in recent years has resulted in a better understanding of this phenomenon. Written by leading experts in the field, this edited volume is aimed at graduate students and researchers and provides an overview of current knowledge relating to the evolution of microbial pathogenicity. This volume provides an overview of the mechanisms and biological consequences of the genome rearrangements resulting from horizontal gene transfer, in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes, as well as overviews of the key mobile genetic elements involved. Subsequent chapters focus on paradigms for the evolution of important bacterial pathogens, including Salmonella enterica, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Staphylococcus aureus. The influence of socioeconomic parameters in the dissemination of transferable elements, such as antibiotic resistant genes in bacteria, is also discussed
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Genetic transformation.
Bacterial diseases -- Pathogenesis
Molecular evolution.
Bacterial Infections -- etiology
Evolution, Molecular
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Microbiology.
Bacterial diseases -- Pathogenesis
Genetic transformation
Molecular evolution
Molekulare Evolution
Transformation Genetik
Bakterielle Infektion
Form Electronic book
Author Hensel, Michael, 1962-
Schmidt, Herbert, 1961-
ISBN 9780511409813