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書名 The Rasputin effect : when commensals and symbionts become parasitic / edited by Christon J. Hurst
出版項 Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2016
國際標準書號 9783319281704 (electronic bk.)
9783319281681 (paper)
國際標準號碼 10.1007/978-3-319-28170-4 doi
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說明 1 online resource (xii, 357 pages) : illustrations (some color), digital ; 24 cm
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系列 Advances in environmental microbiology, 2366-3324 ; volume 3
Advances in environmental microbiology ; volume 3
附註 How well do surrogate hosts serve as model systems for understanding pathogenicity -- Host-symbiont relationships: understanding the change from guest to pest -- Opportunistic infections in elasmobranchs -- Bacterial opportunistic pathogens of fish -- Fungal secondary invaders of fish -- Opportunistic pathogens of marine mammals -- Opportunistic pathogens of terrestrial plants -- Non-spore-forming bacterial entomopathogens - their toxins, hosts and the environment: why be a pathogen -- Opportunistic infections of avians -- Opportunistic algae, fungi, and ichthyosporea associated with mammalian livestock disease -- Opportunisitic pathogens of humans
This volume focuses on those instances when benign and even beneficial relationships between microbes and their hosts opportunistically change and become detrimental toward the host. It examines the triggering events which can factor into these changes, such as reduction in the host's capacity for mounting an effective defensive response due to nutritional deprivation, coinfections and seemingly subtle environmental influences like the amounts of sunlight, temperature, and either water or air quality. The effects of environmental changes can be compounded when they necessitate a physical relocation of species, in turn changing the probability of encounter between microbe and host. The change also can result when pathogens, including virus species, either have modified the opportunist or attacked the host's protective natural microflora. The authors discuss these opportunistic interactions and assess their outcomes in both aquatic as well as terrestrial ecosystems, highlighting the impact on plant, invertebrate and vertebrate hosts
Host Item Springer eBooks
主題 Parasitism
Host-parasite relationships
Life Sciences
Microbial Ecology
Animal Physiology
Plant Pathology
Freshwater & Marine Ecology
Alt Author Hurst, Christon J., editor
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