Books by Subject
- Strain collections and genetic nomenclature / S.R. Maloy ... [et al.] -- Use of antibiotic-resistant transposons for mutagenesis / S.R. Maloy -- In vivo mutagenesis using EZ-Tn5 / J.R. Kirby -- Identification of essential genes in bacteria / D.R. Hillyard ... [et al.] -- Isolation of transposon insertions / S.R. Maloy -- Localized mutagenesis / S.R. Maloy -- Generation of deletions and duplications using transposons as portable regions of homology with emphasis on Mud and Tn10 transposons / K.T. Hughes -- Target-directed proteolysis in vivo / M. Eser ... [et al.] -- Sets of transposon-generated sequence-tagged mutants for structure-function analysis and engineering / B. Traxler ... [et al.] -- Using genomic microarrays to study insertional/transposon mutant libraries / D.N. Baldwin ... [et al.] -- Screening transposon mutant libraries using full-genome oligonucleotide microarrays / K. M. Winterberg ... [et al.] -- Creating recombination-activated genes and sequence-defined mutant libraries using transposons / L. Gallagher ... [et al.] -- Use of operon and gene fusions to study gene regulation in Salmonella / K.T. Hughes ... [et al.] -- Genomic screening for regulatory genes using the T-POP transposon / C. Lee ... [et al.] -- Recombineering: In vivo genetic engineering in E. coli, S. enterica, and beyond / J.A. Sawitzke ... [et al.] -- [lambda]-red genetic engineering in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium / J.E. Karlinsey -- Probing nucleoid structure in bacteria using phage lambda integrase-mediated chromosome rearrangements / N. Garcia-Russell ... [et al.] -- Dissecting nucleic acid-protein interactions using challenge phage / S.R. Maloy ... [et al.] -- Mud-P22 / J.A. Crain ... [et al.] -- Phage metagenomics / V. Casas ... [et al.].
- Advances in endophytic research 2014SpringerIn recent years there has been significant attention paid on the endophytic research by various groups working within this domain. Mutualistic endophytic microbes with an emphasis on the relatively understudied fungal endophytes are the focus of this special book. Plants are associated with micro-organisms: endophytic bacteria and fungi, which live inter- and intra-cellularly without inducing pathogenic symptoms, but have active biochemical and genetic interactions with their host. Endophytes play vital roles as plant growth promoters, biocontrol agents, biosurfactant producers, enzymes and secondary metabolite producers, as well as providing a new hidden repertoire of bioactive natural products with uses in pharmaceutical, agrochemical and other biotechnological applications. The increasing interest in endophytic research generates significant progress in our understanding of the host-endophyte relationship at molecular and genetic level. The bio-prospection of microbial endophytes has led to exciting possibilities for their biotechnological application as biocontrol agent, bioactive metabolites, and other useful traits. Apart from these virtues, the microbial endophytes may be adapted to the complex metabolism of many desired molecules that can be of significant industrial applications. These microbes can be a useful alternative for sustainable solutions for ecological control of pests and diseases, and can reduce the burden of excess of chemical fertilizers for this purpose. This book is an attempt to review the recent development in the understanding of microbial endophytes and their potential biotechnological applications. This is a collection of literature authored by noted researchers having signatory status in endophytic research and summarizes the development achieved so far, and future prospects for further research in this fascinating area of research.
- Advances in Yersinia research 2012Springer
- Alicyclobacillus thermophilic acidophilic bacilli 2007Springer
- Ankylosing spondylitis and Klebsiella 2013SpringerAnkylosing spondylitis and Klebsiella is a comprehensive and informative text on the cause of Ankylosing spondylitis. Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a condition which affects 20 million people worldwide and is likely caused or initiated by a bowel infection from Klebsiella bacteria. When a patient is infected by Klebsiella bacteria, his or her immune system will make antibodies against all the antigens or molecules found in the microbe. Because some of the bacterial antigens resemble self tissues, the anti-bacterial antibodies will attack not only the bacteria but also the self tissues such as the joints and the cells having the same HLA molecules, which is how the disease AS starts. This is the concept of molecular similarity or "molecular mimicry" which previously has been found to work in two other autoimmune diseases; rheumatic fever and rheumatoid arthritis. The first paper on this subject was published in 1976 and since then over 100 papers on rheumatological topics have been published, from Prof Ebringer's group, at the Division of Life Sciences, King's College in London, UK. The relevant information from these papers is extracted and presented in this book format making it accessible to health professionals, research institutions, pharmaceutical companies and universities and the general public.
- antimicrobe.orgLimited to 6 simultaneous usersIncludes information on antimicrobial therapy and alternative therapy when the drug of choice cannot be given. The resource delivers information via review articles, capsule summaries, mini-reviews, and a guided PubMed search to pick up post-publication research.
- This report examines, for the first time, the current status of surveillance and information on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) at country level worldwide, with particularly attention to antibacterial resistance.
- Aspergillosis-- from diagnosis to prevention 2010Springer
- Bacteria and cancer 2012Springer
- Bacterial adhesion chemistry, biology and physics 2011SpringerAdhesins of Human Pathogens from the Genus Yersinia / Jack C. Leo and Mikael Skurnik -- Adhesive Mechanisms of Salmonella enterica / Carolin Wagner and Michael Hensel -- Adhesion Mechanisms of Borrelia burgdorferi / Styliani Antonara, Laura Ristow and Jenifer Coburn -- Adhesins of Bartonella spp. / Fiona O'Rourke, Thomas Schmidgen, Patrick O. Kaiser, Dirk Linke and Volkhard A.J. Kempf -- Adhesion Mechanisms of Plant-Pathogenic Xanthomonadaceae / Nadia Mhedbi-Hajri, Marie-Agnès Jacques and Ralf Koebnik -- Adhesion by Pathogenic Corynebacteria / Elizabeth A. Rogers, Asis Das and Hung Ton-That -- Adhesion Mechanisms of Staphylococci / Christine Heilmann -- Protein Folding in Bacterial Adhesion: Secretion and Folding of Classical Monomeric Autotransporters / Peter van Ulsen -- Structure and Biology of Trimeric Autotransporter Adhesins / Andrzej Łyskowski, Jack C. Leo and Adrian Goldman -- Crystallography and Electron Microscopy of Chaperone / Usher Pilus Systems / Sebastian Geibel and Gabriel Waksman -- Crystallography of Gram-Positive Bacterial Adhesins / Vengadesan Krishnan and Sthanam V. L. Narayana -- The Nonideal Coiled Coil of M Protein and Its Multifarious Functions in Pathogenesis / Partho Ghosh -- Bacterial Extracellular Polysaccharides / Kateryna Bazaka, Russell J. Crawford, Evgeny L. Nazarenko and Elena P. Ivanova -- Carbohydrate Mediated Bacterial Adhesion / Roland J. Pieters -- The Application of NMR Techniques to Bacterial Adhesins / Frank Shewmaker -- Electron Microscopy Techniques to Study Bacterial Adhesion / Iwan Grin, Heinz Schwarz and Dirk Linke -- EM Reconstruction of Adhesins: Future Prospects / Ferlenghi Ilaria and Fabiola Giusti -- Atomic Force Microscopy to Study Intermolecular Forces and Bonds Associated with Bacteria / Steven K. Lower -- Assessing Bacterial Adhesion on an Individual Adhesin and Single Pili Level Using Optical Tweezers / Ove Axner, Magnus Andersson, Oscar Björnham, Mickaël Castelain and Jeanna Klinth, et al. -- Short Time-Scale Bacterial Adhesion Dynamics / Jing Geng and Nelly Henry -- Deciphering Biofilm Structure and Reactivity by Multiscale Time-Resolved Fluorescence Analysis / Arnaud Bridier, Ekaterina Tischenko, Florence Dubois-Brissonnet, Jean-Marie Herry and Vincent Thomas, et al. -- Inhibition of Bacterial Adhesion on Medical Devices / Lígia R. Rodrigues.
- Surface protein adhesins of staphylococci / Timothy J. Foster -- Mechanisms of utilization of host signalling molecules by respiratory mucosal pathogens / Mumtaz Virji -- Adhesive surface structures of oral streptococci / Roderick McNab, Pauline S. Handley and Howard F. Jenkinson -- Regulation and function of phase variation in Escherichia coli / Ian Blomfield and Marjan van der Woude -- Regulation of capsule expression / Clare Taylor and Ian S. Roberts -- Role of pili in Haemophilus influenzae adherence, colonization and disease / Janet R. Gilsdorf -- Transcriptional regulation of meningococcal gene expression upon adhesion to target cells / Muhamed-Kheir Taha -- Induction of protein secretion by Yersinia enterocolitica through contact with eukaryotic cells / Dorothy E. Pierson -- Functional modulation of pathogenic bacteria upon contact with host target cells / Andreas U. Kresse, Frank Ebel and Carlos A. Guzmán -- Adhesion, signal transduction and mucosal inflammation / Catharina Svanborg ... [et al.] -- Adhesion of oral spirochaetes to host cells and its cytopathogenic consequences / Richard P. Ellen -- Interactions between enteropathogenic Escherichia coli and epithelial cells / Elizabeth L. Hartland, Gad Frankel and Stuart Knutton -- Host cell responses to Porphyromonas gingivalis and Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans / Richard J. Lamont.
- Bacterial and bacteriophage genetics. 5th ed. 2006Springer
- Bacterial biofilms 2008Springer
- Bacterial circadian programs 2009Springer
- Bacterial genomes and infectious diseases 2006SpringerMicrobial genomes / Voon Loong Chan -- Evolution and origin of virulence isolates / Voon Loong Chan, Philip M. Sherman, and Billy Bourke -- Genomic approach to understanding of infectious disease mechanisms / Voon Loong Chan, Philip M. Sherman, and Billy Bourke -- Knockout and disease models in toll-like receptor-mediated immunity / Huey-Lan Huang and Wen-Chen Yeh -- Campylobacter from glycome to pathogenesis / John Kelly ... [et al.] -- Genomics of helicobacter species / Zhongming Ge and David B. Schauer -- The organization of leptospira at a genomic level / Dieter M. Bulach ... [et al.] -- Listeria monocytogenes / Keith Ireton -- Mycobacterial genomes / David C. Alexander and Jun Liu -- Mycoplasma / Yuko Sasaki -- Genome comparisons of diverse staphylococcus aureus strains / Martin J. McGavin -- Type III secretion, systems in yersinia pestis, and yersinia pseudotuberculosis / James B. Bliska, Michelle B. Ryndak, and Jens P. Grabenstein -- Genomics and the evolution of pathogenic vibrio cholerae / William S. Jermyn ... [et al.] -- Future directions of infectious disease research / Philip M. Sherman, Billy Bourke, and Voon Loong Chan -- Index.
- Bacterial pathogenesis methods and protocols 2008Springer ProtocolsIsolation and characterization of lipopolysaccharides / Michael A. Apicella -- Proteomic analysis of proteins secreted by Streptococcus pyogenes / Michelle A. Chaussee, Emily J. McDowell, and Michael S. Chaussee -- Proteomic analysis to investigate regulatory networks in Staphylococcus aureus / Susanne Engelmann and Michael Hecker -- Microarray comparative genomic hybridization for the analysis of bacterial population genetics and evolution / Caitriona M. Guinane and J. Ross Fitzgerald -- Detection and inhibition of bacterial cell-cell communication / Scott A. Rice ... [et al.] -- A system for site-specific genetic manipulation of the relapsing fever spirochete Borrelia hermsii / James M. Battisti, Sandra J. Raffel, and Tom G. Schwan -- Transposon mutagenesis of the lyme disease agent Borrelia burgdorferi / Philip E. Stewart and Patricia A. Rosa -- The biofilm exopolysaccharide polysaccharide intercellular adhesin--a molecular and biochemical approach / Cuong Vuong and Michael Otto -- Analysis of Staphylococcus aureus gene expression during PMN phagocytosis / Jovanka M. Voyich, Dan E. Sturdevant, and Frank R. DeLeo -- Examining the vector-host-pathogen interface with quantitative molecular tools / Jason E. Comer, Ellen A. Lorange, and B. Joseph Hinnebusch -- Intracellular localization of Brucella abortus and Francisella tularensis in primary murine macrophages / Jean Celli -- Rate and extent of Helicobacter pylori phagocytosis / Lee-Ann H. Allen -- Culture, isolation, and labeling of Anaplasma phagocytophilum for subsequent infection of human neutrophils / Dori L. Borjesson -- Ultrastructural analysis of bacteria-host cell interactions / David W. Dorward -- Infection of human monocyte-derived macrophages with Coxiella burnetii / Jeffrey G. Shannon and Robert A. Heinzen -- Infection of epithelial cells with Salmonella enterica / Olivia Steele-Mortimer -- Determining the cellular targets of reactive oxygen species in Borrelia burgdorferi / Julie A. Boylan and Frank C. Gherardini -- Bioluminescent imaging of bacterial biofilm infections in vivo / Jagath L. Kadurugamuwa and Kevin P. Francis -- The cotton rat as a model for Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization in humans : cotton rat S. aureus nasal colonization model / John F. Kokai-Kun -- A non-human primate model of acute group A Streptococcus pharyngitis / Paul Sumby, Anne H. Tart, and James M. Musser -- Target-based antimicrobial drug discovery / Lefa E. Alksne and Paul M. Dunman -- Sequence analysis of the variable number tandem repeat in Staphylococcus aureus protein A gene : spa typing / Barun Mathema, Jose Mediavilla, and Barry N. Kreiswirth.
- Bacterial pathogenesis. Part C, Identification, regulation, and function of virulence factorsScienceDirect
- Bacterial physiology a molecular approach 2008Springer
- Bacterial virulence factors and rho GTPases 2005Springer
- Bergey's Manual of systematic bacteriology. 2nd ed. v. 2a-2c, 2005.Springerv. 2b 2005 Springerv. 2c 2005 Springerv. 1. The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic bacteria -- v. 2. The Proteobacteria: part A. Introductory essays; part B. The Gammaproteobacteria; part C. The Alpha-, beta-, delta-, and epsilonproteobacteria -- v. 3. The Firmicutes -- v. 4. The Bacteroidetes, Spirochaetes, Tenericutes (Mollicutes), Acidobacteria, Fibrobacteres, Fusobacteria, Dictyoglomi, Gemmatimonadetes, Lentisphaerae, Verrucomicrobia, Chlamydiae, and Planctomycetes -- v. 5. The Actinobacteria.
- Biofilm infections 2011SpringerThere has been an increasing interest and emphasis on the sessile bacterial lifestyle biofilms since it was discovered that the vast majority of the total microbial biomass exists as biofilms. Leeuwenhoek first described the aggregation of bacteria in 1677, but it was only recently recognized as being important in chronic infection. In 1993, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) recognized that the biofilm mode of growth was relevant to microbiology. This book covers both the evidence for biofilms in many chronic bacterial infections as well as the problems facing these infections such as diagnostics, pathogenesis, treatment regimes, and in vitro and in vivo models for studying biofilms. This is the first scientific book on biofilm infections, with chapters written by world- renowned scientists and clinicians. The intended audience of this book includes scientists, teachers at the university level, as well as clinicians.
- The aim of this book is to provide readers with a wide overview of the main healthcare-associated infections caused by bacteria and fungi able to grow as biofilm. The recently acquired knowledge on the pivotal role played by biofilm-growing microorganisms in healthcare-related infections has given a new dynamic to detection, prevention and treatment of these infections in patients admitted to both acute care hospitals and long-term care facilities. Clinicians, hygienists and microbiologists will be updated by leading scientists on the state-of-art of biofilm-based infections and on the most innovative strategies for prevention and treatment of these infections, often caused by emerging multidrug-resistant biofilm-growing microorganisms.
- The aim of this book is to provide readers with a wide overview of the main healthcare-associated infections caused by bacteria and fungi able to grow as biofilm. The recently acquired knowledge on the pivotal role played by biofilm-growing microorganisms in healthcare-related infections has given a new dynamic to detection, prevention and treatment of these infections in patients admitted to both acute care hospitals and long-term care facilities. Clinicians, hygienists and microbiologists will be updated by leading scientists on the state-of-art of biofilm-based infections and on the most innovative strategies for prevention and treatment of these infections, often caused by emerging multidrug-resistant biofilm-growing microorganisms.
- Candida albicans methods and protocols 2009Springer ProtocolsIsolation of dendritic cells from human blood for in vitro interaction studies with fungal antigens / T. Sreevalsan -- Detection and quantitation of antifungal SIgA antibodies in body fluids / Michael F. Cole -- Phagocytosis and killing assays for Candida species / Chen Du and Richard A. Calderone -- Immunization protocols for use in animal models of candidiasis / Esther Segal and Hana Sandovsky-Losica -- Penetration of antifungal agents through Candida biofilms / L. Julia Douglas -- Candida biofilm analysis in the artificial throat using FISH / Bastiaan P. Krom ... [et al.] -- Conditions for optimal Candida biofilm development in microtiter plates / Bastiaan P. Krom ... [et al.] -- Animal models of candidiasis / Cornelius J. Clancy, Shaoji Cheng, and Minh H. Nguyen -- Candida albicans gene expression in an in vivo infection model / Michael D. Kruppa -- In vitro and ex vivo assays of virulence in Candida albicans / Richard A. Calderone -- Biotyping of Candida albicans and other fungi by yeast killer toxins sensitivity / Luciano Polonelli and Stephania Conti -- DNA fingerprinting Candida species / Claude Pujol and David R. Soll -- The application of tandem-affinity purification to Candida albicans / Chris Blackwell and Jeremy D. Brown -- Preparation of samples for proteomic analysis of the Candida albicans cell wall / Neeraj Chauhan -- Reporter gene assays in Candida albicans / Joy Sturtevant -- Genetic transformation of Candida albicans / Ana M. Ramon and William A. Fonzi -- Large-scale gene disruption using the UAU1 cassette / Clarissa J. Nobile and Aaaron P. Mitchell -- Standard growth media and common techniques for use with Candida albicans / Neeraj Chauhan and Michael D. Kruppa.
- Challenge of highly pathogenic microorganisms mechanisms of virulence and novel medical countermeasures 2010SpringerThe Anthrax Capsule: Role in Pathogenesis and Target for Vaccines and Therapeutics / Arthur M. Friedlander -- Proteomic Studies of Bacillus anthracis Reveal In Vitro CO2-Modulation and Expression During Infection of Extracellular Proteases / Theodor Chitlaru, Orit Gat, Galia Zaide, Haim Grosfeld and Izhak Inbar, et al. -- Dynamics of Bacillus anthracis Infection and Control Mechanisms / Pierre L. Goossens, Ian J. Glomski, Lhousseine Touqui and Michèle Mock -- Survival and Trafficking of Yersinia pestis in Non-acidified Phagosomes in Murine Macrophages / James B. Bliska -- The Inverse Relationship Between Cytotoxicity of Y. pestis and Its Virulence / Emanuelle Mamroud, Avital Tidhar, Yinon Levy, Erez Bar-Haim and Gideon Halperin, et al. -- The NlpD Lipoprotein of Yersinia pestis is Essential for Cell Separation and Virulence / Avital Tidhar, Yehuda Flashner, Sara Cohen, Yinon Levy and Ayelet Zauberman, et al. -- Dissection of the Functions of the IglC Protein of Francisella tularensis / Jeanette E. Bröms, Moa Lavander and Anders Sjöstedt -- Yersinia pestis Lipopolysaccharide in Host-Pathogen Interactions / Andrey P. Anisimov, Svetlana V. Dentovskaya, Anna N. Kondakova, Buko Lindner and Rima Z. Shaikhutdinova, et al. -- The Interactions Between Pathogens and Dendritic Cells: From Paralysis of Cells to Their Recruitment for Bacterial Colonization / Baruch Velan, Erez Bar-Haim, Gal Markel, Hila Cohen and Ayelet Zauberman, et al. -- Comparative Approaches to Identify Host Factors Specifically Targeted by Yersinia pestis During the Infectious Process / Françoise Guinet, Patrick Avé, Louis Jones, Michel Huerre and Elisabeth Carniel -- Poxvirus Entry into Host Cells / Bernard Moss, Zain Bengali, Himani Bisht, Jason P. Laliberte and P.S. Satheskumar -- Role of A33R Amino-Acid 118L in the Interactions of Vaccinia Virus with the Host / Nir Paran, Shlomo Lustig, Anat Zvi, Tomer Israely and Sharon Melamed, et al. -- Inhibitors of Innate Immunity from Vaccinia Virus / Geoffrey L. Smith -- Brucella Species Synchronize Their Life Cycle to the Gestation Cycle of Their Ruminant Hosts / Svetlana Bardenstein and Menachem Banai -- MMP-9 as a Marker for Vaccinia Virus Related Encephalitis / Tomer Israely, Sharon Melamed, Noam Erez, Boaz Politi and Udy Olshevsky, et al. -- Epidemic Cowpox Virus Infections in Germany / Andreas Kurth and Andreas Nitsche -- The Two Partner Secretion Transporters of Yersinia pestis: Cloning, Immunogenicity and In Vivo Expression Following Airway Infection / Yinon Levy, Anat Zvi, Haim Grosfeld, Avital Tidhar and David Gur, et al. -- Genetic Detection of Vesicle Forming Pathogens by Arrayed Primer Extension (APEX) / Adi Beth-Din, Ofir Israeli, Ohad Shifman, Dana Stein and Einat Ben-Arie, et al. -- Subtyping Biothreat Bacterial Pathogens / Paul Keim and Talima Pearson -- A Rapid Method for Bacillus anthracis Genotyping / Haim Levy, Morly Fisher, Naomi Ariel, Shay Weiss and Anat Zvi, et al. -- Tularemia - A Disease with an Uncertain Impact on Public Health / Roland Grunow, Daniela Jacob, Andrea Kühn and Herbert Nattermann -- Consequences of Antibiotic Treatment of Francisella tularensis Airways Infections / Erez Bar-Haim, Hila Cohen, Raphael Ber, Ofer Cohen and Avigdor Shafferman -- Novel Live Vaccine Candidates Against Airborne Francisella tularensis / Wayne Conlan and Anders Sjöstedt -- Effect of Disruption of mglA on the Virulence and Immunogenicity of the Francisella tularensis Live Vaccine Strain (LVS) / Ofer Cohen, Galia Zaide, Erez Bar-Haim, Itai Mendelson and Orit Gat, et al. -- Data Mining, Bioinformatic and Immunoinformatic Analyses of Francisella tularensis Schu S4 Genome in Search for Novel Vaccine Candidates / Anat Zvi, Naomi Ariel and Avigdor Shafferman -- Modified Vaccinia Virus Ankara (MVA) based Vaccines - Immunostimulatory and Protective Capacity / Michael H. Lehmann, Melanie Kremer, Yasemin Suezer and Gerd Sutter -- Therapeutic Potential of Vaccinia Hyper Immune Sera in Mouse Models of Lethal Orthopoxviruses Infection / Sharon Melamed, Nir Paran, Tomer Israely, Noam Erez and Shaul Reuveny, et al. -- A Live Plaque Vaccine Candidate with Improved Safety and Immunogenecity / V.A. Feodorova, L.N. Pan'kina, E.P. Savostina, O.S. Kuznetsov and N.P. Konnov, et al. -- Protection Against Plague Afforded by Treatment with Polyclonal αLcrV and αF1 Antibodies / Yinon Levy, Yehuda Flashner, Ayelet Zauberman, Avital Tidhar and Moshe Aftalion, et al. -- Combination of Anthrax-Toxin Neutralizing Antibodies: Analysis of Synergism/Antagonism Effect / Ohad Mazor, Einat Ben-Arie, Adva Mechaly, Ronit Rosenfeld and Hadar Marcus, et al. -- The Efficacy of Antibiotic Treatment to Cure Guinea Pigs Intranasally Infected with Bacillus anthracis Spores / Zeev Altboum, Haim Levy, Shay Weiss, Avi Pass and Nili Rothschild, et al. -- Reverse Vaccinology in Bacillus anthracis / Avigdor Shafferman, Orit Gat, Naomi Ariel, Theodor Chitlaru and Haim Grosfeld, et al.
- Chlorophylls and bacteriochlorophylls biochemistry, biophysics, functions and applications 2006Springer
- Clostridium difficile new challenges for an old foe 2013Future MedClostridium difficile : new challenges for an old foe / Glenn S. Tillotson & Karl Weiss -- Clostridium difficile infection : a global threat / Nuttanun Suramaethakul & Teena Chopra -- Pathogenicity mechanisms of Clostridium difficile / Mark M. Collery, Revathi Govind, Nigel P. Minton & Sarah A. Kuehne -- Immunology and Clostridium difficile / Ciarán P. Kelly & Saurabh Sethi -- The microbiome and Clostridium difficile infection / Charles Y. Chiu & Dylan R. Pillai -- Economic burden of Clostridium difficile infection / Samuel L. Aitken, Dhara N. Shah & Kevin W. Garey -- Laboratory diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection / Peter H. Gilligan -- Conventional therapeutics for Clostridium difficile infection / Jessica Martin & Mark Wilcox -- Infection control issues in Clostridium difficile / Scott Curry -- Future and alternative approaches to managing Clostridium difficile infection / Glenn S. Tillotson & Karl Weiss -- Recent advances with Clostridium difficile / Joni Tillotson & Glenn S. Tillotson -- Index.
- Corynebacterium diphtheriae and related toxigenic species genomics, pathogenicity and applications 2014SpringerCorynebacterium diphtheriae is the classical etiological agent of diphtheria and the type strain of the genus Corynebacterium. While diphtheria of the respiratory tract became rare with the introduction of vaccination programs in industrialized countries, even today several thousand cases per year are reported to the World Health Organization. This shows that diphtheria is not completely eradicated and that reservoirs exist. The book summarizes the latest advances made in understanding C. diphtheriae and the closely related species Corynebacterium ulcerans and Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis. Topics addressed are genomics of toxigenic corynebacteria, host-pathogen-interaction, detection, surveillance and treatment as well as application aspects.
- Corynebacterium glutamicum biology and biotechnology 2013SpringerCorynebacterium glutamicum was discovered in Japan in 1956 as a natural glutamate producer. Its "microbial factory" qualities, such as its physiological plasticity and robust catalytic functionalities, have since facilitated the development of efficient production processes for amino acids, nucleotides and vitamins. This monograph illustrates how the information gleaned from complete genome sequencing allows the rational engineering of the entire cellular metabolism and how systems biology permits the further optimization of C. glutamicum as a biocatalyst. Aspects of gene regulation, metabolic pathways, sugar uptake, protein secretion, cell division and biorefinery applications highlight the enormous biotechnological and biorefinery potential.
- Coxiella burnetii recent advances and new perspectives in research of the Q fever bacterium 2012SpringerHistory and Prospects of Coxiella burnetii Research / Karim E. Hechemy -- Phylogenetic Diversity, Virulence and Comparative Genomics / Erin J. van Schaik and James E. Samuel -- Defense Mechanisms Against Oxidative Stress in Coxiella burnetii: Adaptation to a Unique Intracellular Niche / Katja Mertens and James E. Samuel -- Lipopolysaccharide of Coxiella burnetii / Craig T. Narasaki and Rudolf Toman -- Components of Protective Immunity / Guoquan Zhang, Yan Zhang and James E. Samuel -- Proteome of Coxiella burnetii / Robert Ihnatko, Edward Shaw and Rudolf Toman -- Coxiella Subversion of Intracellular Host Signaling / S. Kauser Hussain and Daniel E. Voth -- The Coxiella burnetii Parasitophorous Vacuole / Eric Ghigo, María I. Colombo and Robert A. Heinzen -- Coxiella burnetii Secretion Systems / Justin A. McDonough, Hayley J. Newton and Craig R. Roy -- Role of Lipids in Coxiella burnetii Infection / Stacey D. Gilk -- Axenic Growth of Coxiella burnetii / Anders Omsland -- Developmental Biology of Coxiella burnetii / Michael F. Minnick and Rahul Raghavan -- Genetic Manipulation of Coxiella burnetii / Paul A. Beare -- Role of Innate and Adaptive Immunity in the Control of Q Fever / Christian Capo and Jean-Louis Mege -- Immune Response and Coxiella burnetii Invasion / Amira Ben Amara, Yassina Bechah and Jean-Louis Mege -- Antigenic Analysis for Vaccines and Diagnostics / Laura R. Hendrix and Chen Chen -- Epidemic Q Fever in Humans in the Netherlands / Wim van der Hoek, Gabriëlla Morroy, Nicole H. M. Renders, Peter C. Wever and Mirjam H. A. Hermans, et al. -- Coxiella-like Endosymbionts / Jianmin Zhong -- Molecular Typing of Coxiella burnetii (Q Fever) / Robert F. Massung, Sally J. Cutler and Dimitrios Frangoulidis.
- Culture negative orthopedic biofilm infections 2012SpringerDuring the recent transition between acute diseases caused by swarms of single planktonic bacteria, and chronic infections caused by bacteria growing in slime-enclosed biofilms, a general clinical consensus has emerged that pathologies with bacterial etiologies are frequently culture negative. Because biofilm infections now affect 17 million Americans per year (killing approximately 450,000), the suggestion that these common and lethal infections regularly go unnoticed by the only FDA-approved method for their detection and characterization is a matter of urgent concern. Biologically, we would expect that planktonic bacterial cells would colonize any new surface, including the surface of an agar plate, while the specialized sessile cells of a biofilm community would have no such proclivity. In the study of biofilm diseases ranging from otitis media to prostatitis, it was found that direct microscopy and DNA- and RNA-based molecular methods regularly document the presence of living bacteria in tissues and samples that are culture negative. The editors selected orthopedic biofilm infections as the subject of this book because these infections occur against a background of microbiological sterility in which modern molecular methods would be expected to find bacterial DNA, RNA-based microscopic methods would be expected to locate bacterial cells, and cultures would be negative. Moreover, in Orthopedics we find an already biofilm-adapted surgical group in which current strategies are based on the meticulous removal of compromised tissues, antibiotic options as based on high biofilm-killing local doses, and there are practical bedside strategies for dealing with biofilm infections. So here is where the new paradigm of biofilm infection meets the equally new paradigm of the culture negativity of biofilms, and this volume presents a conceptual synthesis that may soon combine the most effective molecular methods for the detection and identification of bacteria with a surgical discipline that is ready to help patients.
- Diagnostic bacteriology protocols. 2nd ed. 2006Springer Protocols
- E. coli gene expression protocols 2002Springer Protocols
- E. coli Shiga toxin methods and protocols 2002Springer Protocols
- EcoSal 2004Am Soc MicrobiolAn archive of the entire corpus of knowledge on the enteric bacterial cell, comprised of several hundred modules of information and interpretation, including the genome database.
- Endotoxins structure, function and recognition 2010SpringerEndotoxins: Lipopolysaccharides of Gram-negative bacteria / X. Wang and P.J. Quinn -- Purification and characterization of lipopolysaccharides / X. Wang ... [et al.] -- Endotoxins: Relationship between structure, function, and activity / K. Brandenburg, A.B. Schromm and T. Gutsmann -- The diversity of the core oligosaccharide in lipopolysaccharides / A. Silipo and A. Molinaro -- Salmonella-regulated lipopolysaccharide modifications / S.M. Richards, K.L. Strandberg and J.S. Gunn -- The variation of O antigens in Gram-negative bacteria / L. Wang, Q. Wang and P.R. Reeves -- Regulators of TLR4 signaling by endotoxins / A.F. McGettrick and L.A.J. O'Neill -- Membrane partitioning: Is location everything when it comes to endotoxin recognition? / M. Triantafilou and K. Triantafilou -- Endotoxin detection - from limulus amebocyte lysate to recombinant Factor C / J.L. Ding and B. Ho -- The role of endotoxin in infection: Helicobacter pylori and Campylobacter jejuni / A.P. Moran -- The role of pseudomonas lipopolysaccharide in cystic fibrosis airway infection / S.M. Moskowitz and R.K. Ernst -- Development of small-molecule endotoxin sequestering agents / S.A. David and D. Sil -- Development of an anti-endotoxin vaccine for sepsis / A.S. Cross -- Synthetic and natural TLR4 agonists as safe and effective vaccine adjuvants / C.B. Fox ... [et al.] -- Targeting endotoxin in the treatment of sepsis / J.-S. Rachoin, C.A. Schorr and R.P. Dellinger -- Lipopolysaccharides in rhizobium-legume symbioses / R.W. Carlson, L.S. Forsberg and E.L. Kannenberg -- Lipopolysaccharides and plant innate immunity / G. Erbs ... [et al.].
- Chapter 1. The evolving threat of antimicrobial resistance: Introduction -- Chapter 2. Surveillance to track antimicrobial use and resistance in bacteria -- Chapter 3. Measures to ensure better use of antibiotics -- Chapter 4. Reducing antimicrobial use in animal husbandry -- Chapter 5. Infection prevention and control in health-care facilities -- Chapter 6. Fostering innovation to combat antimicrobial resistance -- Chapter 7. The way forward: political commitment to enable options for action -- Appendix 1. List of 2001 WHO Global Strategy for Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance recommendations -- Appendix 2. List of 2011 WHO World Health Day six-point policy briefs.
- This volume presents recent developments in the novel drug development and potential of extremophilic cyanobacteria. It discusses how these tiny organism originated, produce oxygen that leads to evolution of life on the earth, how their survival strategies in extreme climatic conditions lead to diverse metabolic pathways, and the opportunity to use them to develop novel drugs. The book is comprised of five chapters, starting with the origin of cyanobacteria, their survival strategies under extreme conditions, and their capabilities to change metabolic activities.The second chapter explores the different metabolic pathways found in cyanobacteria and examines advances in this field and recent techniques like MALDI-TOF imaging and metagenomics tools as well as in silico techniques for rapid screening of secondary metabolites. Further chapters cover the glycomics of cyanobacteria, anticancer drug development, and some issues and challenges of using cyanobacteria to develop drugs. Extremophilic Cyanobacteria For Novel Drug Development provides insight into future perspectives in drug development and is a key resource for students, researchers and professionals in pharmacy, medicinal chemistry, pharmacognosy biotechnology, biology, and academics.
- Function and control of the Spx-family of proteins within the bacterial stress response 2013SpringerThis SpringerBrief on Spx reviews the investigations that led to the discovery of Spx and its orthologs and ties together the results of various studies that have explored the function and control of spx in Gram-positive organisms. Spx of Bacillus subtilis has been extensively studied, but very little has been published about it. This book incorporates a number of studies that have been conducted in other Gram positive bacteria, which examined the role of Spx orthologs in stress response, bacterial development and virulence. The book contains an overview that will introduce the protein and its orthologous forms, its association with RNA polymerase, the species of Gram-positive bacteria in which it is found, and the conditions in which it is abundant and active. Spx is a member of a large group of proteins belonging to the ArsC/Spx protein family, so the review touches upon the bioinformatic support for the protein family composition and its meaning with regard to protein structure/function.
- Genetics of bacteria 2013SpringerDescribed as the earliest, simplest life forms, with unlimited metabolic versatility, bacteria are ideally suited to answer some very fundamental questions on life and its processes. They have been employed in almost all fields of biological studies, including Genetics. The whole edifice of science of Genetics centers around three processes: the generation, expression, and transmission of biological variation, and bacteria offer immediate advantages in studying all the three aspects of heredity. Being haploid and structurally simple, it becomes easy to isolate mutations of various kinds and relate them to a function. The availability of such mutants and their detailed genetic and biochemical analyses lead to a gamut of information on gene expression and its regulation. While studying the transmission of biological variation, it is clear that unlike their eukaryotic counterpart, a more genetic approach needs to be employed. Transmission of genetic information in most eukaryotic organisms rests on sexual reproduction that allows the generation of genetically variable offspring through the process of gene recombination. Even though bacteria show an apparent preference for asexual reproduction, they too have evolved mechanisms to trade their genetic material. In fact, bacteria not only could acquire many genes from close relatives, but also from entirely distant members through the process of horizontal gene transfer. Their success story of long evolutionary existence will stand testimony to these mechanisms. While teaching a course on Microbial Genetics to the post-graduate students at Delhi University, it was realized that a book devoted to bacterial genetics may be very handy to the students, researchers, and teachers alike. A strong foundation in genetics also helps in comprehending more modern concepts of molecular biology and recombinant DNA technology, always a favorite with the students and researchers. Planning the format of the book, emphasis has been laid on the generation and transmission of biological variability. The omission of expression part is indeed intentional because lots of information is available on this aspect in any modern biology book. The contents are spread over seven chapters and the text is supported with figures/tables wherever possible. The endeavor has been to induce the readers to appreciate the strength of bacterial genetics and realize the contribution of these tiny organisms to the growth of biological sciences as a whole and genetics in particular.
- Introduction -- From genomes to protein functions -- Co-evolutionary signals within genome sequences reflect functional dependence of proteins -- Chromosomal proximity of genes as an indicator of functional linkage -- Analyses of complex genome-scale biological networks -- Application of protein interaction networks.
- Genus Yersinia from genomics to function 2007Springer"The 9th International Symposium on Yersinia was held in Lexington, Kentucky, USA on October 10-14, 2006. Over 250 Yersinia researchers from 18 countries gathered to present and discuss their research. In addition to 37 oral presentations, there were 150 poster presentations. This Symposium volume is based on selected presentations from the meeting and contains both reviews and research articles. It is divided into six topic areas: 1) genomics; 2) structure and metabolism; 3) regulatory mechanisms; 4) pathogenesis and host interactions; 5) molecular epidemiology and detection; and 6) vaccine and antimicrobial therapy development. Consequently, this volume covers a wide range of current research areas in the Yersinia field."--Preface.
- Haemophilus influenzae protocols 2002Springer Protocols
- Handbook of Listeria monocytogenes 2008CRCnetBASEBiology / Martin Wagner and Jim McLauchlin -- Epidemiology / Dongyou liu -- Stress responses / Helena M. Stack, Colin Hill, and Cormac G.M. Gahan -- Pathogenesis / Michael Kuhn, Mariela M. Scortti, and Jose A. Vazquez-Boland -- Phenotypic identification / Lisa Gorski -- Genotypic identification / Dongyou Liu ... [et al.] -- Strain typing / Yi Chen and Stephen J. Knabel -- Virulence determination / Sylvie M. Roche, Philippe Velge and Dongyou Liu -- Genetic manipulations / Armelle Bigot and Alain Charbit -- Comparative genomics and evolution of virulence / Sukhadeo Barbuddhe, Torsten Hain, and Trinad Chakraborty -- Genomic divisions/lineages, epidemic clones, and population structure / Ying Cheng, Robin M. Siletzky, and Sophia Kathariou -- Analysis of cell envelope proteins / Mickael Desvaux and Michel Hebraud -- Innate immunity / Gernot Geginat and Silke Grauling-Halama -- Adaptive immunity / Masao Misuyama -- Anti-infective vaccine strategies / Toshi Nagata and Yukio Koide -- Anticancer vaccine strategies / Matthew M. Seavey, Thorsten Verch, and Yvonne Paterson.
- Harmful cyanobacteria 2005Springer1. Harmful cyanobacteria : from mass mortalities to management measures / G.A. Codd ... [et al.] -- 2. Molecular biology of cyanobacterial toxins: genetic basis of microcystin production / T. Börner & E. Dittmann -- 3. Dynamics of cyanobacterial toxins: sources of variability in microcystin concentrations / W.E.A. Kardinaal & P.M. Visser -- 4. Nutrient limitation of freshwater cyanobacteria: tools to monitor phosphorus limitation at the individual level / M. Dignum ... [et al.] -- 5. Nutrient limitation of marine cyanobacteria: molecular ecology of nitrogen limitation in an oligotrophic sea / A.F. Post -- 6. The ecophysiology of the harmful cyanobacteriam microcystis: features explaining its success and measures for its control / P.M. Visser ... [et al.] -- 7. Population dynamics of harmful cyanobacteria: factors affecting species composition / J. Huisman & F.D. Hulot -- 8. Optical detection of cyanobacterial blooms: shipboard observation and remote sensing / H.J. Gons ... [et al.] -- 9. Water safety plans: a better approach to prevent human exposure to harmful cyanobacteria / I. Chorus.
- Hemophilus influenzae protocols 2002Springer Protocols
- Host-pathogen interactions in streptococcal diseases 2013SpringerStreptococci are Gram-positive bacteria that cause a wide spectrum of diseases, such as pharyngitis, necrotizing fasciitis and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome, as well as rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease as sequelae. Antibiotics alone have not been able to control the disease and in spite of many efforts an effective vaccine is not yet available. A prerequisite for novel and successful strategies for combating these bacteria is a complete understanding of the highly complex pathogenic mechanisms involved, which are analyzed in this volume. In ten chapters, prominent authors cover various aspects including streptococcal diseases and global burden, epidemiology, adaptation and transmission, and molecular mechanisms of different diseases, as well as sequelae, vaccine development and clinical management. This book will serve as a valuable reference work for scientists, students, clinicians and public health workers and provide new approaches to meeting the challenge of streptococcal diseases.
- Hot topics in infection and immunity in children. IX 2013Springer
- Immunity against mucosal pathogens 2008Springer
- 1. Origins -- 2. The Art and Science of Germs -- 3. A Singular Disease -- 4. A Very Mortal Disease -- 5. Early Approaches at Therapy -- 6. Antibiotics and Survival of the Fittest -- 7. A Brief History of Vaccines -- 8. That Soluble Specific Substance -- 9. Towards a Vaccine -- 10. Success for Half -- 11. The Future of a Killer.
- Inclusions in prokaryotes 2006Springer
- "This clinical reference on central nervous system infections is now in its thoroughly revised, updated Fourth edition. Over 70 leading experts provide comprehensive, current information on all infections--both neural-specific and systemic--that involve the central nervous system. Areas with significant new clinical information include treatment of tuberculosis, non-tubercular mycobacterial infections, brain abscess, and Lyme disease"--Provided by publisher.
- Infectious agents and cancer 2013SpringerThe Criteria of Inclusion of Infectious Agents in the List of Biological Carcinogens -- General Mechanisms of Biological Carcinogenesis -- The Role of Bacteria in Cancer Development -- The Role of Protozoa in Cancer Development -- The Role of Helminthes and Fungi in Cancer Development -- Organ Microbiota in Cancer Development: The Holy Grail of Biological Carcinogenesis -- Conclusions: Are We There Yet?
- Interactive probiotics 2014CRCnetBASE"This book underlines the importance of reciprocal interactions between probiotics and humans in terms of stress induction, epigenetic control of cellular responses, oxidative status, bio-active molecules biosynthesis, moonlighting proteins secretion, endogenous toxins neutralization, and several other biological functions. It explores how these responses can affect metabolism and metabolic-related disorders, gutbrain axis balance, mood, inflammatory, allergic and anti-infective reactions, cancer, and ageing. The book explores how probiotics create a dynamic and "fluid" network of signals able to control the balance between healthy and altered human status"--Provided by publisher.
- "Updated with the substantial progress made in lactic acid and bacteria research since the third edition, this fourth volume discusses improved insights in genetics and new molecular biological techniques. Thoroughly reorganized, this book incorporates the recent changes in new molecular techniques and the mechanistic understanding of probiotic functionality. The book remains firmly grounded in the basics of lactic acid bacteria; their genetics and taxonomy, their application in food and feed preparation, their health properties, and the legal issues associated with their use"--Provided by publisher.
- Metagenomics-- sequences from the environment 2006NCBI BookshelfAcid mine drainage biofilm -- Waseca County farm soil -- Whale fall community -- Methane-oxidizing archaea -- Human fecal virus -- Sargasso Sea marine microbial metagenome -- Human distal gut microbiome -- Enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR) sludge community -- Mouse gut microbiota metagenome.
- "The field of microbial endocrinology is expressly devoted to understanding the mechanisms by which the microbiota (bacteria within the microbiome) interact with the host ("us"). This interaction is a two-way street and the driving force that governs these interactions are the neuroendocrine products of both the host and the microbiota. Chapters include neuroendocrine hormone-induced changes in gene expression and microbial endocrinology and probiotics. This is the first in a series of books dedicated to understanding how bi-directional communication between host and bacteria represents the cutting edge of translational medical research, and hopefully identifies new ways to understand the mechanisms that determine health and disease"--Publisher's description.
- Microbial pathogenomics 2009.KargerGenome comparison of bacterial pathogens / Wassenaar, T.M. ... [et al.] -- In silico reconstruction of the metabolic and pathogenic potential of bacterial genomes using subsystems / McNeil, L.K., Aziz, R.K. -- The bacterial pan-genome and reverse vaccinology / Tettelin, H. -- 'Guilty by association' : protein-protein interactions (PPIS) in bacterial pathogens / Schauer, K., Stingl, K -- Helicobacter pylori sequences reflect past human migrations / Moodley, Y., Linz, B. -- Helicobacter pylori genome plasticity / Baltrus, D.A., Blaser, M.A., Guillemin, K. -- Genomics of Thermophilic campylobacter species / Gaskin, D.J.H. ... [et al.] -- Adaptation of pathogenic E. coli to various niches : genome flexibility is the key / Brzuszkiewicz, E. ... [et al.] -- Role of horizontal gene transfer in the evolution of Pseudomonas aeruginosa virulence / Qiu, X., Kulasekara, B.R., Lory, S. -- The genus Burkholderia : analysis of 56 genomic sequences / Ussery, D.W. ... [et al.] -- Genomics of host-restricted pathogens of the genus Bartonella / Engel, P., Dehio, C. -- Legionella pneumophila - host interactions : insights gained from comparative genomics and cell biology / Lomma, M. ... [et al.] -- A proteomics view of virulence factors of Staphylococcus aureus / Engelmann, S., Hecker, M. -- Pathogenomics of mycobacteria / Gutierrez, M.C., Supply, P., Brosch, R.
- Microbial sulfur metabolism 2008SpringerGenetics and genomics of sulfate respiration in desulfovibrio / Judy D. Wall ... [et al.] -- Living on sulfate : three-dimensional structure and spectroscopy of adenosine 5'-phosphosulfate reductase and dissimilatory sulfite reductase / Günter Fritz ... [et al.] -- Respiratory membrane complexes of Desulfovibrio / Inês A. Cardoso Pereira -- Biochemical and evolutionary aspects of eukaryotes that inhabit sulfidic environments / Ursula Theissen, William Martin -- Evolution and ecology of microbes dissimilating sulfur compounds : insights from siroheme sulfite reductases / Alexander Loy, Stephan Duller, Michael Wagner -- Genomic and evolutionary perspectives on sulfur metabolism in green sulfur bacteria / Niels-Ulrik Frigaard, Donald A. Bryant -- Differential-expression proteomics for the study of sulfur metabolism in the chemolithoautotrophic Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans / Lissette Valenzuela ... [et al.] -- Sulfur and light? History and "thiology" of the phototrophic sulfur bacteria / Hans G. Trüper -- Thiosulfate and sulfur oxidation in purple sulfur bacteria / Frauke Grimm, Bettina Franz, Christiane Dahl -- Sulfur oxidation in Chlorobium tepidum (syn. Chlorobaculum tepidum) : genetic and proteomic analyses / Leong-Keat Chan, Rachael Morgan-Kiss, Thomas E. Hanson -- Structural insights into component SoxY of the thiosulfate-oxidizing multienzyme system of Chlorobaculum thiosulfatiphilum / Jan Stout ... [et al.] -- Redox control of chemotrophic sulfur oxidation of Paracoccus pantotrophus / Cornelius G. Friedrich ... [et al.] -- Bacterial sulfite-oxidizing enzymes : enzymes for chemolithotrophs only? / Ulrike Kappler -- Sulfonates and organotrophic sulfite metabolism / Alasdair M. Cook, Theo H.M. Smits, Karin Denger -- Oxidation of sulfur and inorganic sulfur compounds in Acidianus ambivalens / Arnulf Kletzin -- A novel coenzyme F420 dependent sulfite reductase and a small sulfite reductase in methanogenic archaea / Eric F. Johnson, Biswarup Mukhopadhyay -- Archaeal and bacterial sulfur oxygenase-reductases : genetic diversity and physiological function / Shuang-Jiang Liu -- Diversity of halophilic sulfur-oxidizing bacteria in hypersaline habitats / Dimitry Y. Sorokin -- Sulfur oxidation at deep-sea hydrothermal vents / Stefan M. Sievert ... [et al.] -- Speciation analysis of microbiologically produced sulfur by X-ray absorption near edge structure spectroscopy / Alexander Prange -- Controls on isotope fractionation during dissimilatory sulfate reduction / Joost Hoek, Donald E. Canfield -- Bioprocess engineering of sulfate reduction for environmental technology / Piet N.L. Lens ...[et al.] -- Impact of nitrate on the sulfur cycle in oil fields / Gerrit Voordouw.
- Molecular detection of human bacterial pathogens 2011CRCnetBASE"As more original molecular protocols and subsequent modifications are described in the literature, it has become difficult for those not directly involved in the development of these protocols to know which are most appropriate to adopt for accurate identification of bacterial pathogens. Molecular Detection of Human Bacterial Pathogens addresses this issue, with international scientists in respective bacterial pathogen research and diagnosis providing expert summaries on current diagnostic approaches for major human bacterial pathogens. Each chapter consists of a brief review on the classification, epidemiology, clinical features, and diagnosis of an important pathogenic bacterial genus, an outline of clinical sample collection and preparation procedures, a selection of representative stepwise molecular protocols, and a discussion on further research requirements relating to improved diagnosis. This book represents a reliable and convenient reference on molecular detection and identification of major human bacterial pathogens; an indispensable tool for upcoming and experienced medical, veterinary, and industrial laboratory scientists engaged in bacterial characterization; and an essential textbook for undergraduate and graduate students in microbiology"--Provided by publisher.
- Molecular mechanisms in Legionella pathogenesis 2014SpringerLegionnaires' disease, a potentially fatal type of pneumonia primarily affecting elderly and immuno-compromised persons, is caused by the ubiquitous environmental bacterium Legionella pneumophila. This book offers authoritative reviews of different facets of its virulence, focusing on comparative phagocyte infection, virulence gene regulation, biochemical functions of effector proteins and cellular pathogen-host interactions, as well as host responses and immunity to L. pneumophila. Taken together, the contributions in this compilation provide a state-of-the-art overview of current insights into the molecular pathogenesis of the opportunistic and potentially fatal pathogen L. pneumophila.
- Molecular typing in bacterial infections 2013SpringerPart 1. General consideration on microorganism typing methods -- Molecular Epidemiology / Amy E. Seitz and D. Rebecca Prevots -- Part 2. Gastrointestinal Pathogens -- Enterococcus / Lúcia Martins Teixeira and Vânia Lúcia Carreira Merquior -- Listeria monocytogenes / Todd J. Ward -- Enterobacteriaceae / Steven L. Foley, Aaron M. Lynne and Rajesh Nayak -- Molecular Typing of Vibrio cholerae: Imprints in the Epidemiology of Cholera / T. Ramamurthy, A. K. Mukhopadhyay, R. K. Nandy and G. Balakrish Nair -- Molecular Typing of Clostridium difficile / Andrej Weintraub and Carl Erik Nord -- Oral and Intestinal Bacteroidetes / Marina C. Claros and Georg Conrads -- Part 3. Oral and Respiratory Pathogens -- Streptococci / Lesley McGee and Bernard Beall -- Molecular Typing of Streptococcus mutans / Kazuhiko Nakano, Ichiro Nakagawa, Satu Alaluusua and Takashi Ooshima -- Genotyping of Periodontal Anaerobic Bacteria in Relationship to Pathogenesis / Masae Kuboniwa and Atsuo Amano -- Molecular Typing of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria / Jakko van Ingen and Dick van Soolingen -- Molecular Typing of Neisseria meningitidis / Muhamed-Kheir Taha and Ala-Eddine Deghmane -- Molecular Typing in Bacterial Infections Haemophilus spp. / Marina Cerquetti -- Moraxella / Nevada M. Pingault and Thomas V. Riley -- Legionella pneumophila Typing / Christophe Ginevra -- Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma / Ken B. Waites, Li Xiao, Vanya Paralanov, Rose M. Viscardi and John I. Glass -- Corynebacterium diphtheriae / Igor Mokrousov -- Burkholderia / Pavel Drevinek and Eshwar Mahenthiralingam -- Part 4. Urogenital Pathogens -- Treponema / Allan Pillay -- Chlamydiaceae / Troy Skwor and Deborah Dean -- Part 5. Vector borne Pathogens -- Borreliae / Dionysios Liveris, Klára Hanincová and Ira Schwartz -- Erysipelothrix / Yumiko Imada -- Part 6. Pathogens causing Healthcare-Associated Infection -- Staphylococci / Jodi A. Lindsay -- Molecular Typing Methods for the Genus Pseudomonas / Balázs Libisch -- Part 7. Emerging and Reemerging Pathogens -- Acinetobacter baumannii / Lenie Dijkshoorn -- Molecular Typing of Coxiella burnetii: A Review of Available Methods with Major Focus on PCR-Based Techniques / V. Boldis, E. Spitalska and R. Toman.
- Outer membrane vesicles of bacteria 2012SpringerDiscovery of the Outer Membrane Vesicles: Revisiting Contemporary Works -- Gram-Negative Bacteria: The cell Membranes -- Factors Affecting Production of Outer Membrane Vesicles -- Outer Membrane Vesicles as Carriers of Biomaterials -- Outer Membrane Vesicles and the Biofilm Formation -- Outer Membrane Vesicles: Interaction with Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes -- Biogenesis of Outer Membrane Vesicles -- Release of Outer Membrane Vesicles: Is it a Novel Secretion Mechanism? --Outer Membrane Vesicles: Physiological Medical Applications -- Concluding Notes.
- Planctomycetes cell structure, origins and biology 2013SpringerHistory, classification and cultivation of the planctomycetes / Cheryl Jenkins and James T. Staley -- Cell compartmentalization and endocytosis in planctomycetes: structure and function in complex bacteria / John A. Fuerst, Richard I. Webb, and Evgeny Sagulenko -- Structural aspects of MC proteins of PVC superphylum members / Damien P. Devos -- Cell biology of anaerobic ammonium-oxidizing bacteria: unique prokaryotes with an energy-conserving intracellular compartment / Sarah Neumann, Muriel C.F. van Teeseling and Laura van Niftrik -- Acidophilic planctomycetes: expanding the horizons of new planctomycete diversity / Svetlana N. Dedysh and Irina S. Kulichevskaya -- Toward the development of genetic tools for Planctomycetes / Mareike Jogler and Christian Jogler -- Genomics and bioinformatics of the PVC superphylum / Olga K. Kamneva, Daniel H. Haft, Stormy J. Knight, Davide A. Liberles, and Naomi L. Ward -- Distribution and evolution of C1 transfer enzymes and evolution of the planctomycetes / Ludmila Chistoserdova -- Unusual members of the PVC superphylum: the methanotrophic Verrucomicrobia genus "Methylacidiphilum" / Christine E. Sharp, Huub J.M. Op den Camp, Ivica Tamas, and Peter F. Dunfield -- Phyla related to Planctomycetes: members of phylum Chlamydiae and their implications for Planctomycetes cell biology / Claire Bertelli and Gilbert Greub -- Planctomycetes: their evolutionary implications for models for origins of eukaryotes and the eukaryote nucleus and endomembranes / John A. Fuerst and Evgeny Sagulenko -- Final word: the future of planctomycetology and related studies / John A. Fuerst -- Index.
- Practical atlas for bacterial identification. 2nd ed. 2010CRCnetBASEChapter 1. Bacterial Communities by Location and Function -- Chapter 2. Common Bacteriologically Initiated Events -- Chapter 3. Bacteria Are Everywhere -- Chapter 4. Preliminary Differentiation of Alpha Bacterial Consorms -- Chapter 5. Environmental Dynamics of Bacterial Consorms -- Chapter 6. Bacterial Consormial Challenges -- Chapter 7. Detailed Identification of Bacterial Consorms -- Chapter 8. Biochemical Methods for Identification of Consorms -- Chapter 9. Identifying Bacterial Consorms Using BART -- Chapter 10. Introduction to Grid-Formatted Bacteriological Atlas -- Chapter 11. Defining Bacterial Consorms in Gridded Atlas Format -- Chapter 12. Natural Bacteriological Consorms.
- Prokaryotes human microbiology. 4th ed. 2013SpringerThe gut microbiota -- Prebiotics -- Probiotics -- Identification of pathogens by classical clinical tests -- Identification of pathogens by nonculturing molecular techniques -- Bacterial adhesion -- Cholera -- Tuberculosis -- Legionnaires' disease -- Listeria -- Diphtheria -- Botulism and tetanus -- Whooping cough -- Dysentery -- Urinary tract infections -- Burn infections -- Typhoid -- Meningitis -- Rickettsiia diseases -- Syphilis -- Chlamydial diseases -- Bacterial toxins.
- Organic Acid and Solvent Production: Acetic, Lactic, Gluconic, Succinic, and Polyhydroxyalkanoic Acids / Palmer Rogers, Jiann-Shin Chen, Mary Jo Zidwick -- Organic Acid and Solvent Production: Butanol, Acetone, and Isopropanol; 1,3- and 1,2-Propanediol Production; and 2,3-Butanediol Production / Jiann-Shin Chen, Mary Jo Zidwick, Palmer Rogers -- Organic Acid and Solvent Production: Propionic and Butyric Acids and Ethanol / Mary Jo Zidwick, Jiann-Shin Chen, Palmer Rogers -- Amino Acid Production / Hidehiko Kumagai -- Microbial Exopolysaccharides / Avinash Mishra, Dr. Bhavanath Jha -- Bacterial Enzymes / Prof. Wim J. Quax -- Diversity and Biotechnological Applications of Prokaryotic Enzymes / Alane Beatriz Vermelho, Eliane Ferreira Noronha, Edivaldo Ximenes Ferreira Filho -- Bacteria in Food and Beverage Production / Dr. Michael P. Doyle, Larry R. Steenson, Jianghong Meng -- Bacterial Pharmaceutical Products / Giancarlo Lancini, Dr. Arnold L. Demain -- Biosurfactants / Dr. Eugene Rosenberg, Eliora Z. Ron -- Bioremediation / Ronald L. Crawford, Dr. Eugene Rosenberg -- Biodeterioration / Ji-Dong Gu, Ralph Mitchell -- Microbial Biofilms / Dirk De Beer, Paul Stoodley -- Biofuels / Stefano Freguia, Bernardino Virdis, Dr. Korneel Rabaey -- The Metabolic Pathways of Biodegradation / Lawrence P. Wackett.
- Physiology and Biochemistry -- Acetogenic Prokaryotes / Harold L. Drake, Kirsten Küsel, Carola Matthies -- Virulence Strategies of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria / Maeli Melotto, Barbara N. Kunkel -- Oxidation of Inorganic Nitrogen Compounds as an Energy Source / Eberhard Bock, Michael Wagner -- H₂-Metabolizing Prokaryotes / Edward Schwartz, Johannes Fritsch, Bärbel Friedrich -- Hydrocarbon-Oxidizing Bacteria / Eugene Rosenberg -- Lignocellulose-Decomposing Bacteria and Their Enzyme Systems / Edward A. Bayer, Yuval Shoham, Raphael Lamed -- Aerobic Methylotrophic Prokaryotes / Ludmila Chistoserdova, Mary E. Lidstrom -- Dissimilatory Fe(III)- and Mn(IV)-Reducing Prokaryotes / Derek Lovley -- Dissimilatory Sulfate- and Sulfur-Reducing Prokaryotes / Ralf Rabus, Theo A. Hansen, Friedrich Widdel -- Denitrifying Prokaryotes / James P. Shapleigh -- Dinitrogen-Fixing Prokaryotes / Ernesto Ormeño-Orrillo, Mariangela Hungria, Esperanza Martinez-Romero -- Magnetotactic Bacteria / Dennis A. Bazylinski, Christopher T. Lefèvre, Dirk Schüler -- Luminous Bacteria / Paul V. Dunlap, Henryk Urbanczyk -- Halophilic and Haloalkaliphilic Sulfur-Oxidizing Bacteria / Dimitry Y. Sorokin, Horia Banciu, Lesley A. Robertson, J. Gijs Kuenen -- Colorless Sulfur Bacteria / Gerard Muyzer, J. Gijs Kuenen, Lesley A. Robertson -- Bacterial Stress Response / Eliora Z. Ron -- Anaerobic Biodegradation of Hydrocarbons Including Methane / Johann Heider, Karola Schühle -- Physiology and Biochemistry of the Methane-Producing Archaea / Reiner Hedderich, William B. Whitman.
- Pseudomonas syringae pathovars and related pathogens identification, epidemiology and genomics 2008Springer
- Part I. Regulation and Control of Virulence -- 1. Small RNAs of Pseudomonas spp. / Elisabeth Sonnleitner, Nicolas González and Dieter Haas -- 2. 2-Alkyl-4(1H)-Quinolone Signalling in Pseudomonas aeruginosa / Matthew P. Fletcher, Stephan Heeb, Siri Ram Chhabra, Stephen P. Diggle, Paul Williams, and Miguel Cámara -- 3. Cell-Surface Signalling in Pseudomonas / María A. Llamas and Wilbert Bitter -- 4. Second Messenger c-di-GMP Signaling in Pseudomonas aeruginosa / Massimo Merighi and Steve Lory -- Part II. Life Styles -- 5. Emergence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Cystic Fibrosis Lung Infections / Joanna B. Goldberg -- 6. Insights into the Life Styles of Pseudomonas stutzeri / Elena García-Valdés, Magdalena Mulet, and Jorge Lalucat -- Part III. Physiology, Metabolism and Markers -- 7. Pyoverdine Siderophores as Taxonomic and Phylogenic Markers / Jean-Marie Meyer -- 8. Metabolism of Acyclic Terpenes by Pseudomonas / Jesús Campos-García -- 9. Heavy Metal Resistance in Pseudomonads / Esther Aguilar-Barajas, Martha I. Ramírez-Díaz, Héctor Riveros-Rosas, and Carlos Cervantes.
- Rapid infection control nursing 2014ebraryThe Rapids are a series of reference and revision pocket books that cover key facts in a simple and memorable way. Each book contains the common conditions that students and newly qualified nurses encounter on the wards, in the community, and on placements. Only the basic core relevant facts are provided to ensure that these books are perfect and concise rapid refreshers. Rapid Infection Control Nursing is an essential read for all frontline nursing staff working in hospitals or community settings. Designed for quick reference, it explores the essential principles of infection.
- Recent advances on model hosts 2012SpringerAmoeba provide insight into the origin of virulence in pathogenic fungi / Arturo Casadevall -- Of model hosts and man: using Caenorhabditis elegans, Drosophila melanogaster and Galleria mellonella as model hosts for infectious disease research / Justin Glavis-Bloom, Maged Muhammed, and Eleftherios Mylonakis -- Caenorhabditis elegans as an alternative model to study senescence of host defense and the prevention by immunonutrition / Tomomi Komura ... [et al.] -- Bacterial effectors: learning on the fly / Laurent Boyer ... [et al.] -- Drosophilia asthma model: what the fly tells us about inflammatory diseases of the lung / Thomas Roeder ... [et al.] -- Elucidating the in vivo targets of Photorhabdus toxins in real-time using Drosophilia embryos / Isabella Vlisidou, Nicholas Waterfield, and Will Wood -- Ecological niche modeling as a tool for understanding distributions and interactions of vectors, hosts, and etiologic agents of Chagas disease / Jane Costa and A. Townsend Peterson -- Where simplicity meets complexity: Hydra, a model for host-microbe interactions / René Augustin ... [et al.] -- Tick as a model for the study of primitive complement system / Petr Kopacek, Ondrej Hajdusek, and Veronika Buresova -- Model hosts for the study of oral candidiasis / Juliana Campos Junqueira -- Creating a pro-survival and anti-inflammatory phenotype by modulation of acetylation in models of hemorrhagic and septic shock / Yongqing Li and Hasan B. Alam.
- Role of microbes in common non-infectious diseases 2014SpringerThis new volume in the series Emerging Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century is a novel book on the role of microbes in the pathogenesis of common and disabling non-infectious diseases. New insights have emerged over the past several years suggesting that our commensal microflora of the gut is extremely important in regulating physiological and immune functions of the body. Covered are the perturbations of the normal composition of our endogenous microbiota, influenced by diet and genetic predispositions, as well as the mechanisms to produce common disorders such as obesity, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, colon cancer, and atherosclerotic vascular diseases. Also explored is the evidence suggesting that predisposition to increasingly common afflictions such as asthma and multiple sclerosis is influenced, in combination with our genetic composition, by early life exposure to environmental microbes and the time of onset of common viral infections. Chapters provide the most recent information on these disorders with regards to epidemiology, current concepts on pathogenesis and mechanisms of their biology, recent research and data on the role of microbes, analysis of their validity, and conclusive remarks and areas for future research. The Role of Microbes in Common Non-Infectious Diseases is an excellent resource for both physicians and investigators from a broad range of disciplines that will help to stimulate new concepts of disease pathogenesis, and lead to the unraveling of their mechanisms of diseases and to novel treatments. About the Author Ignatius [Bill] Fong is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and he is an author/ editor of 8 previously published books on Infectious Diseases. His research interests include topics in clinical infectious disease, HIV infection, and microbial-induced or -associated atherosclerosis.
- Salmonella methods and protocols 2007Springer ProtocolsQuantitative, multiplexed detection of salmonella and other pathogens by Luminex xMAP suspension array / Sherry A. Dunbar and James W. Jacobson -- Detection of salmonella by bacteriophage felix 01 / Jonathan C. Kuhn -- Physical mapping of salmonella genomes / Shu-Lin Liu -- Cloth-based hybridization array system for the identification of antibiotic resistance genes in salmonella / Burton W. Blais and Martine Gauthier -- Genome-based identification and molecular analysee of pathogenicity islands and genomic islands in Salmonella enterica / Michael Hensel -- Determination of the gene content of salmonella genomes by microarray analysis / Steffen Porwollik and Michael McClelland -- In vivo excision, cloning, and broad-host-range transfer of large bacterial DNA segments using VEX-capture / James W. Wilson and Cheryl A. Nickerson -- Amplified fragment length polymorphism analysis of Salmonella enterica / Ruiting Lan and Peter R. Reeves -- Salmonella phages and prophages : genomics and practical aspects / Andrew M. Kropinski ... [et al.] -- Salmonella typhimurium phage typing for pathogens / Wolfgang Rabsch -- Salmonella phages examined in the electron microscope / Hans-W. Ackermann -- Applications of cell imaging in salmonella research / Charlotte A. Perrett and Mark A. Jepson -- Analysis of kinesin accumulation on salmonella-containing vacuoles / Audrey Dumont ... [et al.] -- Magnesium, manganese, and divalent cation transport assays in intact cells / Michael E. Maguire -- Methods in cell-to-cell signaling in salmonella / Brian M. M. Ahmer ... [et al.] -- Development of salmonella strains as cancer therapy agents and testing in tumor cell lines / Abraham Eisenstark ... [et al.] -- Further resources for molecular protocols in salmonella research / Abraham Eisenstark and Kelly K. Edwards.
- Taxonomic guide to infectious diseases understanding the biologic classes of pathogenic organisms. 1st ed. 2012ScienceDirectPt. I. Principles of taxonomy. The magnitude and diversity of infectious diseases -- What is a classification? -- The tree of life -- pt. II. Bacteria. Overview of Class Bacteria -- The Alpha Proteobacteria -- Beta Proteobacteria -- Gamma Proteobacteria -- Epsilon Proteobacteria -- Spirochaetes -- Bacteroidetes and Fusobacteria -- Mollicutes -- Class Bacilli plus Class Clostridia -- Chlamydiae -- Actinobacteria -- pt. III. Eukaryotes. Overview of Class Eukaryota -- Metamonada -- Euglenozoa -- Percolozoa -- Apicomplexa -- Ciliophora (ciliates) -- Heterokontophyta -- Amoebozoa -- Choanozoa -- Archaeplastida -- pt. IV. Animals. Overview of Class Animalia -- Platyhelminthes (flatworms) -- Nematoda (roundworms) -- Acanthocephala -- Chelicerata -- Hexapoda -- Crustacea -- Craniata -- pt. V. Fungi. Overview of Class Fungi -- Zygomycota -- Basidiomycota -- Ascomycota -- Microsporidia -- pt. VI. Nonliving infectious agents : viruses and prions. Overview of viruses -- Group I viruses : double-stranded DNA -- Group II viruses : single-stranded (+)sense DNA -- Group III viruses : double-stranded RNA -- Group IV viruses : single-stranded (+)sense RNA -- Group V viruses : single stranded (-)sense RNA -- Group VI viruses : single-stranded RNA reverse transcriptase viruses with a DNA intermediate in life-cycle -- Group VII viruses : double stranded DNA reverse transcriptase viruses -- Prions -- Appendices : I. Additional notes on taxonomy -- II. Number of occurrences in some common infectious diseases -- III. Organisms causing infectious disease in humans.
- Thermophiles biology and technology at high temperatures 2008CRCnetBASEIntroduction / Frank T. Robb ... [et al.] -- Compatible solutes of (hyper)thermophiles and their role in protein stabilization / Helena Santos ... [et al.] -- Relationships among catalytic activity, structural flexibility, and conformational stability as deduced from the analysis of mesophilic-thermophilic enzyme pairs and protein engineering studies / Reinhard Sterner and Eike Brunner -- Membranes and transport proteins of thermophilic microorganisms / Sonja Verena Albers and Arnold J.M. Driessen -- Thermophilic protein-folding systems / Frank T. Robb and Pongpan Laksanalamai -- Physical properties of membranes composed of tetraether archaeal lipids / Parkson Lee-Gau Chong -- Glycolysis in hyperthermophiles / Peter Schonheit -- Industrial relevance of thermophiles and their enzymes / Garabed Antranikian -- Denitrification pathway enzymes of thermophiles / Simon de Vries and Imke Schroder -- DNA stability and repair / Malcolm F. White and Dennis W. Grogan -- Plasmids and cloning vectors for thermophilic archaea / Kenneth M. Stedman -- Genetic analysis in extremely thermophilic bacteria : an overview / Dennis W. Grogan -- Targeted gene disruption as a tool for establishing gene function in hyperthermophilic archaea / Haruyuki Atomi and Tadayuki Imanaka -- Nanobiotechnological potential of viruses of hyperthermophilic archaea / Tamara Basta and David Prangishvili -- Master keys to DNA replication, repair, and recombination from the structural biology of enzymes from thermophiles / Li Fan ... [et al.] -- DNA replication in thermophiles / Jae-Ho Shin, Lori M. Kelman, and Zvi Kelman -- DNA-binding proteins and DNA topology / Kathleen Sandman -- Structure and evolution of the Thermus thermophilus ribosome / Steven T. Gregory and Albert E. Dalberg -- Protein phosphorylation at 80C and above / Peter J. Kennelly -- Archaeal 20S proteasome: a simple and thermostable model system for the core particle / Joshua K. Michel and Robert M. Kelly.
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