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Title Bacterial pathogenesis [electronic resource] : a molecular approach / Brenda A. Wilson, Abigail A. Salyers, Dixie D. Whitt, Malcolm E. Winkler
Imprint Washington, DC : ASM Press, c2011
book jacket
Edition 3rd ed
Descript 1 online resource (xiv, 526 p.) : ill.
Note Rev. ed. of: Bacterial pathogenesis : a molecular approach / Abigail A. Salyers and Dixie D. Whitt. 2nd ed. c2002
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Subject Bacterial diseases -- Pathogenesis
Molecular microbiology
Bacteria -- pathogenicity
Bacterial Infections -- etiology
Bacterial Infections -- prevention & control
Host-Parasite Interactions
Virulence
Alt Author Wilson, Brenda A
Salyers, Abigail A
Whitt, Dixie D
Winkler, Malcolm E
Vari Title Bacterial pathogenesis. 3rd ed
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