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Bacterial Pathogenesis: A Molecular Approach

Bacterial Pathogenesis: A Molecular Approach - 3rd edition

Bacterial Pathogenesis: A Molecular Approach - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9781555814182

ISBN10: 1555814182

Bacterial Pathogenesis: A Molecular Approach by Brenda A. Wilson and Abigail A. Salyers - ISBN 9781555814182
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 11
Copyright: 2011
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
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Bacterial Pathogenesis: A Molecular Approach by Brenda A. Wilson and Abigail A. Salyers - ISBN 9781555814182

ISBN13: 9781555814182

ISBN10: 1555814182

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 11


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Authors
Brenda A. Wilson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Abigail A. Salyers, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dixie D. Whitt, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Malcolm E. Winkler, Indiana University Bloomington

About the Book
Written as a text for one-semester microbiology courses, the third edition of the highly acclaimed Bacterial Pathogenesis draws together the latest research to help students explore the mechanisms by which bacterial pathogens cause infections in humans and animals. It features two additional authors who offer new points of view to ensure that all facets of the field are thoroughly explored. Readers will discover the strategies that bacterial pathogens use to survive and multiply within their hosts as well as the strategies that hosts use to fend off infections. At the same time, the text's engaging style, illustrative examples, and thought-provoking exercises convey the excitement and fun of scientific discovery.

Completely revised and updated, this third edition features a new organization that dispenses with separate chapters dedicated to individual bacterial pathogens. Instead it focuses on core principles based on the growing understanding of the underlying similarities among pathogens and their mechanisms of action. In addition, readers familiar with the previous edition will find much new material. For example, there is new coverage of key findings on the mechanisms of bacterial secretion, toxins, and regulation.

Study questions at the end of each chapter challenge students to probe more deeply into the issues covered. This edition also offers new problems that immerse students in the discovery process. These problems present actual research data, asking students to interpret the data and then devise new experiments that would help build their understanding.

New to the Third Edition
--Presents new paradigms that unify concepts in the field of bacterial pathogenesis

--Challenges students to interpret actual research data and design new experiments

--Explores the latest findings on the mechanisms of bacterial secretion, toxins, and regulation

--Expands coverage of the role of normal microbial populations of the human body in health and disease

--Includes two new authors offering additional perspectives and points of view

Key Features
--Inspires students to become involved in the scientific process

--Builds understanding of principles by using easy-to-follow examples

--Illustrates molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis with clear diagrams

--Defines key terms in a detailed glossary
--Explains the historical development of important findings

Paperback, 540 pages, two-color illustrations throughout, glossary, index.