Books by Subject
- 2007 ScienceDirectedited by Kelly T. Hughes, Stanley R. Maloy.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.].Also available: Print – 2007
- 2014 SpringerVijay C. Verma, Alan C. Gange, editors.In 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.
- 2012 SpringerAlzira Maria Paiva de Almeida, Nilma Cintra Leal, editors.
- 2007 SpringerA. Yokota, T. Fujii, K. Goto (eds.).
- 2013 SpringerAlan Ebringer.Ankylosing 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.
- Antibiotic resistance : because of overuse and misuse, some antibiotics are losing effectiveness against highly resistant bacteria.2015This brief provides an overview of antibiotic resistance, including a summary of its current impact, the factors that contribute to its spread, and the policy recommendations put in place by federal and global public health agencies. It also reviews the debate around the regulation of antibiotic use in agriculture and examines new developments in policy and research associated with multidrug-resistant bacterial diseases and their underlying causes.
- Includes 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.
- 2014 WHOWorld Health Organization.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.Also available: Print – 2014
- 2015 ScienceDirecteditors, Chin-Yi Chen, Xianghe Yan, Charlene R. Jackson.1. Introduction to antimicrobial-resistant foodborne pathogens / Patrick Butaye, Maria Angeles Argudín and John Threlfall -- 2. Antimicrobial resistance of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli / Jinru Chen -- 3. Antibiotic resistance in pathogenic Salmonella / Steven C. Ricke and Juliany Rivera Calo -- 4. Antimicrobial resistance and Campylobacter jejuni and C. coli / Mirko Rossi, Satu Olkkola, Mati Roasto, Rauni Kivistö and Marja-Liisa-Hänninen -- 5. Antimicrobial resistance in Yersinia enterocolitica / Anna Fabrega, Clara Ballesté-Delpierre and Jordi Vila -- 6. Antimicrobial resistance in Vibrio species / Craig Baker-Austin -- 7. Antimicrobial resistance in Shigella species / Keith A. Lampel -- 8. Antimicrobial resistance in Listeria spp. / Nathan A. Jarvis, Philip G. Crandall, Corliss A. O'Bryan and Steven C. Ricke -- 9. Antibiotic resistance in Enterococci : a food safety perspective / Anuradha Ghosh and Ludek Zurek -- 10. Clostridium difficile: a food safety concern? / Jane W. Marsh and Lee H. Harrison -- 11. Methods for the detection of antimicrobial resistance and the characterization of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from food-producing animals and food of animal origin / Kristina Kadlec, Sarah Wendlandt, Andrea T. Fessler and Stefan Schwarz -- 12. Non-phenotypic tests to detect and characterize antibiotic resistance mechanisms in Enterobacteriaceae / Agnese Lupo, Krisztina M. Papp-Wallace, Robert A. Bonomo and Andrea Endimiani -- 13. Monitoring and surveillance : the national antimicrobial resistance monitoring system / Emily Crarey, Claudine Kabera and Heather Tate -- 14. Risk assessment of antimicrobial resistance / H. Gregg Claycamp -- 15. Food microbial safety and animal antibiotics / Louis Anthony (Tony) Cox -- 16. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria and resistance genes in the water-food nexus of the agricultural environment / Pei-Ying Hong -- 17. Development and application of novel antimicrobials in food and food processing / Yangjin Jung and Karl R. Matthews -- 18. Database resources dedicated to antimicrobial peptides / Guangshun Wang -- 19. Metabolic network analysis-based identification of antimicrobial drug target in pathogenic bacteria / Vinayak Kapatral -- 20. Application of metagenomic technologies for antimicrobial resistance and food safety research and beyond / Chin-Yi Chen, Xianghe Yan, Siyun Wang and Charlene R. Jackson.
- 2010 SpringerAlessandro C. Pasqualotto, editor.
- 2007 Springeredited by Claudine Elmerich and William E. Newton.
- von K.B. Lehmann und Rudolf Neumann.Also available: Print – v. 1, 1896.
- v. 1-5, 1960-64.edited by I.C. Gunsalus, Roger Y. Stanier.Status: Not Checked OutLane Catalog Recordv. 1. Structure -- v. 2. Metabolism -- v. 3. Biosynthesis -- v. 4. The Physiology of growth -- v. 5. Heredity -- v. 6 Bacterial diversity -- v. 7 Mechanisms of adaptation -- v. 8 Archaebacteria -- v. 10. The Biology of pseudomonas.
- 2012 SpringerAbdul Arif Khan, editor.
- 2011 SpringerDirk Linke, Adrian Goldman, editors.Adhesins 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.
- 2006 SpringerEdward A. Birge.
- 2008 SpringerTony Romeo, editor.Also available: Print – 2008
- 2013 Springer Protocolsedited by Anne H. Delcour.Bird's eye view of the bacterial landscape / Natividad Ruiz -- Visualizing the bacterial cell surface : an overview / Harald Engelhardt -- Purification of the outer membrane usher protein and periplasmic chaperone-subunit complexes from the P and type 1 pilus systems / Nadine S. Henderson and David G. Thanassi -- Experimental manipulation of the microbial functional amyloid called curli / Yizhou Zhou [and others] -- Visualization of gram-positive bacterial pili / Chungyu Chang [and others] -- Single cell microfluidic studies of bacterial motility / Adrien Ducret, Olivier Theodoly, and Tam Mignot -- Chromatographic analysis of the Escherichia coli polysialic acid capsule / Susan M. Steenbergen and Eric R. Vimr -- Analysis of exopolysaccharides in Myxococcus xanthus using confocal laser scanning microscopy / Wei Hu, Renate Lux, and Wenyuan Shi -- Assessment of multidrug efflux assemblies by surface plasmon resonance / Elena B. Tikhonova and Helen I. Zgurskaya -- Fluorescence microscopy and proteomics to investigate subcellular localization, assembly, and function of the type II secretion system / Tanya L. Johnson [and others] -- Pore formation by T3SS translocators : liposome leakage assay / Eric Faudry, Caroline Perdu, and Ina Attree -- Isolation of bacterial type IV machine subassemblies / Mayukh K. Sarkar [and others] -- Production and crystallization of bacterial type V secretion proteins / Hye-Jeong Yeo -- Assembly of bacterial outer membrane proteins / Jan Grijpstra, Martine P. Bos, and Jan Tommassen -- Outer membrane of gram-negative bacteria : lipid A isolation and characterization / Jessica V. Hankins [and others] -- Quantitative and qualitative preparations of bacterial outer membrane vesicles / Halima Chutkan [and others] -- In vitro peptidoglycan synthesis assay with lipid II substrate / Jacob Biboy, Nhat Khai Bui, and Waldemar Vollmer -- Extraction of cell wall-bound teichoic acids and surface proteins from Listeria monocytogenes / Filipe Carvalho [and others] -- Subfractionation and analysis of the cell envelope (lipo) polysaccharides of Mycobacterium tuberculosis / Anna E. Grzegorzewicz and Mary Jackson -- Protein disulfide bond formation in the periplasm : determination / Katleen Denoncin [and others] -- Using reporter genes and the Escherichia coli ASKA overexpression library in screens for regulators of the gram negative envelope stress response / Julia L. Wong, Stefanie L. Vogt, and Tracy L. Raivio -- Isolation of bacteria envelope proteins / Shu Quan [and others] -- Patch clamp electrophysiology for the study of bacterial ion channels in giant spheroplasts of E. coli / Boris Martinac [and others] -- Electrophysiological characterization of bacterial pore-forming proteins in planar lipid bilayers / Owen S. Mapingire, Beau Wager, and Anne H. Delcour.
- 2009 SpringerJayna L. Ditty, Shannon R. Mackey, Carl H. Johnson, editors.
- 2006 Springeredited by Voon L. Chan, Philip M. Sherman, Billy Bourke.Microbial 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.Also available: Print – 2006
- 2012 Springer Protocolsedited by Jacques van Helden and Ariane Toussaint, Denis Thieffry.Bacterial molecular networks : bridging the gap between functional genomics and dynamical modelling / Jacques van Helden, Ariane Toussaint, and Denis Thieffry -- Bacterial interactomes : from interactions to networks / Emmanuelle Bouveret and Christine Brun -- From bacterial to microbial ecosystems (metagenomics) / Shannon J. Williamson and Shibu Yooseph -- Prokaryote genome fluidity : toward a system approach of the mobilome / Ariane Toussaint and Mick Chandler -- Reticulate classification of mosaic microbial genomes using NeAT website / Gipsi Lima-Mendez -- From metabolic reactions to networks and pathways / Masanori Arita -- Predicting metabolic pathways by sub-network extraction / Karoline Faust and Jacques van Helden -- Directed module detection in a large-scale expression compendium / Qiang Fu [and others] -- Using phylogenetic profiles to predict functional relationships / Matteo Pellegrini -- Extracting regulatory networks of Escherichia coli from RegulonDB / Heladia Salgado [and others] -- Browsing metabolic and regulatory networks with BioCyc / Mario Latendresse, Suzanne Paley, and Peter D. Karp -- Algorithms for systematic identification of small subgraphs / Joseph Geraci, Geoffrey Liu, and Igor Jurisica -- The degree distribution of ntworks : statistical model selection / William P. Kelly, Piers J. Ingram, and Michael P.H. Stumpf -- MAVisto : a tool for biological network motif analysis / Henning Schwöbbermeyer and Röbbe Wünschiers -- Using MCL to extract clusters from networks / Stijn van Dongen and Cei Abreu-Goodger -- Protein complex prediction with RNSC / Andrew D. King, Nataša Pržulj, and Igor Jurisica -- Network analysis and protein function prediction with the PRODISTIN web site / Anaïs Baudot, Ouissem Souiai, and Christine Brun -- Using NeAT Toolbox to compare networks to networks, clusters to clusters, and network to clusters / Sylvain Brohée -- Analyzing biological data using R : methods for graphs and networks / Nolwenn Le Meur and Robert Gentleman -- Detecting structural invariants in biological reaction networks / Jörn Behre [and others] -- Petri nets in Snoopy : a unifying framework for the graphical display, computational modelling, and simulation of bacterial regulatory networks / Wolfgang Marwan, Christian Rohr, and Monika Heiner -- Genetic Network Analyzer : a tool for the qualitative modeling and simulation of bacterial regulatory networks / Grégory Batt [and others] -- Logical modelling of gene regulatory networks with GINsim / Claudine Chaouiya, Aurélien Naldi, and Denis Thieffry -- Modelling the evolution of mutualistic symbioses / Maren L. Friesen and Emily I. Jones -- Modelling the onset of virulence in pthogenic bacteria / Wilfred D. Kepseu [and others] -- Spatial and stochastic cellular modeling with the Smoldyn Simulator / Steven S. Andrews.
- 2015 Springer Protocolsedited by Alessio Mengoni, Marco Galardini, Marco Fondi.Pulsed field gel electrophoresis and genome size estimates/ Rosa Alduina and Annalisa Pisciotta -- Comparative analyses of extrachromosomal bacterial replicons, identification of chromids, and experimental evaluation of their indispensability / Lukasz Dziewit and Dariusz Bartosik -- Choice of next-generation sequencing pipelines / F. Del Chierico ... [et al.] -- Pyrosequencing protocol for bacterial genomes / Ermanno Rizzi -- Bacterial metabarcoding by 16S rRNA gene ion torrent amplicon sequencing / Elio Fantini ... [et al.] -- Illumina-solexa sequencing protocol for bacterial genomes / Zhenfei Hu, Lei Cheng, and Hai Wang -- High-throughput phenomics / Carlo Viti ... [et al.] -- Comparative analysis of gene expression : uncovering expression conservation and divergence between Salmonella enterica serovar typhimurium strains LT2 and 14028S / Paolo Sonego ... [et al.] -- Raw sequence data and quality control / Giovanni Bacci -- Methods for assembling reads and producing contigs / Valerio Orlandini, Marco Fondi, and Renato Fani -- Mapping contigs using CONTIGuator / Marco Galardini, Alessio Mengoni, and Marco Bazzicalupo -- Gene calling and bacterial genome annotation with BG7 / Raquel Tobes ... [et al.] -- Defining orthologs and pangenome size metrics / Emanuele Bosi, Renato Fani, and Marco Fondi -- Robust identification of orthologues and paralogues for microbial pan-genomics using GET HOMOLOGUES : a case study of pIncA/C plasmids / Pablo Vinuesa and Bruno Contreras-Moreira -- Genome-scale metabolic network reconstruction / Marco Fondi and Pietro Liò -- From pangenome to panphenome and back / Marco Galardini, Alessio Mengoni, and Stefano Mocali -- Genome-wide detection of selection and other evolutionary forces / Zhuofei Xu and Rui Zhou -- Integrated microbial genome resource of analysis / Alice Checcucci and Alessio Mengoni.
- 2011Brenda A. Wilson, Abigail A. Salyers, Dixie D. Whitt, Malcolm E. Winkler.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.
- 2008 Springer Protocolsedited by Frank R. DeLeo and Michael Otto.Isolation 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.
- edited by Virginia L. Clark, Patrik M. Bavoil.Also available: Print – 2002
- 2016 Springer Protocolsedited by Jan Michiels and Maarten Fauvart.Historical perspective on bacterial persistence / Natalie Verstraeten ... [et al.] -- Persisters : methods for isolation and identifying contributing factors-a review / Sarah E. Rowe ... [et al.] -- General method for measuring persister levels in Escherichia coli cultures / Niilo Kaldalu ... [et al.] -- Optimized method for measuring persistence in Escherichia coli with improved reproducibility / F. Goormaghtigh and L. Van Melderen -- Microplate-based system as in vitro model of biofilm growth and quantification / Ilse Vandecandelaere, Heleen Van Acker, and Tom Coenye -- Protocol for determination of the persister subpopulation in Candida Albicans biofilms / Katrijn De Brucker ... [et al.] -- Quantitative measurements of type I and type II persisters using ScanLag / Irit Levin-Reisman and Nathalie Q. Balaban -- Analyzing persister physiology with fluorescence-activated cell sorting / Mehmet A. Orman ... [et al.] -- Single-cell detection and collection of persister bacteria in a directly accessible femtoliter droplet array / Ryota Iino ... [et al.] -- Whole-cell-based high-throughput screening method to identify molecules targeting Pseudomonas Aeruginosa persister cells / Veerle Liebens, Valerie Defraine, and Maarten Fauvart -- Functional analysis of the role of toxin-antitoxin (TA) loci in bacterial persistence / Aaron T. Butt and Richard W. Titball -- Experimental evolution of Escherichia coli persister levels using cyclic antibiotic treatments / Bram Van den Bergh, Joran E. Michiels, and Jan Michiels -- In vitro models for the study of the intracellular activity of antibiotics / Julien M. Buyck ... [et al.] -- Murine model for Escherichia coli urinary tract infection / Thomas J. Hannan and David A. Hunstad -- Analysis of macrophage-induced Salmonella persisters / Robert A. Fisher, Angela M. Cheverton, and Sophie Helaine -- Population dynamics analysis of ciprofloxacin-persistent S. Typhimurium cells in a mouse model for Salmonella diarrhea / Patrick Kaiser, Roland R. Regoes, and Wolf-Dietrich Hardt -- Computational methods to model persistence / Alexandra Vandervelde ... [et al.].
- 2008 SpringerWalid El Sharoud, editor.
- 2015 Springer Protocolsedited by Irina Artsimovitch, Thomas J. Santangelo.Mapping the Escherichia coli transcription elongation complex with exonuclease III / Zhaokun Liu and Irina Artsimovitch -- Purification of bacterial RNA polymerase : tools and protocols / Vladimir Svetlov and Irina Artsimovitch -- Monitoring translocation of multisubunit RNA polymerase along the DNA with fluorescent base analogues / Anssi M. Malinen, Matti Turtola, and Georgiy A. Belogurov -- In vitro and in vivo methodologies for studying the sigma-54-dependent transcription / Martin Buck [and nine others] -- Methods for the assembly and analysis of in vitro transcription-coupled-to-translation systems / Daniel Castro-Roa and Nikolay Zenkin -- Site-specific incorporation of probes into RNA polymerase by unnatural-amino-acid mutagenesis and Straudinger-Bertozzi ligation / Anirban Chakraborty [and seven others] -- Reconstruction of factor-dependent, promotor proximal pausing in Drosophila nuclear extracts / Jian Li and David S. Gilmour -- Direct competition assay for transcription fidelity / Lucyna Lubkowska and Maria L. Kireeva -- Single-stranded DNA aptamers for functional probing of bacterial RNA polymerase / Danil Pupov and Andrey Kulbachinskiy -- Biochemical analysis of transcription termination by RNA polymerase III from yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae / Aneeshkumar G. Arimbasseri and Richard J. Maraia -- Use of RNA polymerase molecular beacon assay to measure RNA polymerase interactions with model promotor fragments / Vladimir Mekler and Konstantin Severinov -- Preparation of cDNA libraries for high-throughput RNA sequencing analysis of RNA 5' ends / Irina O. Vvedenskaya, Seth R. Goldman, and Bryce E. Nickels -- In situ footprinting of E. coli transcription elongation complex with chloroacetaldehyde / A. Rachid Rahmouni and Christine Mosrin-Hauman -- Using solutes and kinetics to probe large conformational changes in the steps of transcription initiation / Emily F. Ruff, Wayne S. Kontur, and M. Thomas Record Jr. -- Manipulating archaeal systems to permit analyses of transcription elongation-termination decisions in vitro / Alexandra M. Gehring and Thomas J. Santangelo -- Purification of active RNA polymerase I from yeast / Francis Dean Appling and David Alan Schneider -- Transcription in archaea : preparation of Methanocaldococcus jannaschii transcription machinery / Katherine Smollet, Fabian Blombach, and Finn Werner -- Transcription in archaea ; in vitro transcription assays for mjRNAP / Katherine Smollet, Fabian Blombach, and Finn Werner -- Experimental analysis of hFACT action during pol II transcription in vitro / Fu-Kai Hsieh, Olga I. Kulaeva, and Vasily M. Studitsky -- ChIP-Seq for genome-scale analysis of bacterial DNA-binding proteins / Richard P. Bonocora and Joseph T. Wade.
- v. 2a-2c, 2005. Springerv. 2b 2005 Springerv. 2c 2005 SpringerDavid R. Boone, Richard W. Castenholz, editors , volume one ; George M. Garrity, editor-in-chief ; editorial board, James T. Staley ... [et al.].v. 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.Also available: Print – v. 1-5, 2001-12.
- 2015 Wileysupervising editor, William B. Whitman ; editors, Paul DeVos, Jonsik Chun, Sveltlana Dedysh, Brian Hedlund, Peter Kämpfer, Fred Rainey, Martha Trujillo.
- 2015 SpringerGianfranco Donelli, editor.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.Also available: Print – 2015
- 2015 SpringerGianfranco Donelli, editor.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.Also available: Print – 2015
- 2011 SpringerThomas Bjarnsholt, Peter Østrup Jensen, Claus Moser, Niels Høiby, editors.There 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.
- Biophysical analysis of bacterial and viral systems : a shock tube study of bio-aerosols and a correlated AFM/NanoSIMS investigation of vaccinia virus2013Sean Damien Gates.The work presented herein is concerned with the development of biophysical methodology designed to address pertinent questions regarding the behavior and structure of select pathogenic agents. Two distinct studies are documented: a shock tube analysis of endospore-laden bio-aerosols and a correlated AFM/NanoSIMS study of the structure of vaccinia virus. An experimental method was formulated to analyze the biological and morphological response of endospores to gas dynamic shock waves. A novel laser diagnostic system was implemented to provide time resolved data concerning the structural decomposition of endospores in shock-heated flows. In addition, an ex situ methodology combining viability analysis, flow cytometry and scanning electron microscopy was employed to both assess the biological response of the endospore to the shock event, as well as to provide complementary data regarding the structural state of the treated endospore. This methodology was implemented to model the shock wave induced response of a variety of Bacillus endospores. The results are subsequently synthesized into a theoretical framework to be employed in modeling the interaction of endospore-laden bio-aerosols with blast waves. An analytical method combining atomic force microscopy (AFM) and nanometer-scale secondary ion mass spectrometry (NanoSIMS) was developed to examine the spatial localization and depth distribution of specific biological elements in viral systems. This methodology was implemented to analyze the distribution of 13C labeled fatty acids as well as 15N labeled thymidine in individual nanometer sized vaccinia viral particles. Based upon the 13C and 15N signals, three-dimensional depth-resolved data regarding the architecture and localization of the virion lipid membrane and the nucleoprotein complex was generated. In addition, this methodology was employed to provide direct correlation of architectural and chemical data for isolated sub-viral structures. The technique and results presented herein represent a novel tool for the structural and chemical study of both intact viral particles as well as specifically targeted sub-viral elements.
- 2016 SpringerMark C. Leake, editors.The biophysics of infection / Mark C. Leake -- Single-molecule observation of DNA replication repair pathways in E. coli / Adam J.M. Wollman, Aisha H. Syeda, Peter McGlynn and Mark C. Leake -- Investigating the swimming of microbial pathogens using digital holography / K.L. Thornton, R.C. Findlay, P.B. Walrad and L.G. Wilson -- What is the 'minimum inhibitory concentration' (mic) of pexiganan acting on escherichia coli?--a cautionary case study / Alys K. Jepson, Jana Schwarz-Linek, Lloyd Ryan, Maxim G. Ryadnov and Wilson C.K. Poon -- Evolution of drug resistance in bacteria / B. Waclaw -- Using biophysics to monitor the essential protonmotive force in bacteria / Mei-Ting Chen and Chien-Jung Lo -- The Type I restriction enzymes as barriers to horizontal gene transfer: determination of the DNA target sequences recognised by livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clonal complexes 133/ST771 and 398 / Kai Chen, Augoustinos S. Stephanou, Gareth A. Roberts, John H. White, Laurie P. Cooper, Patrick J. Houston, Jodi A. Lindsay and David T.F. Dryden -- Biomechanical analysis of infectious biofilms / David Head -- Designing a single-molecule biophysics tool for characterising DNA damage for techniques that kill infectious pathogens through DNA damage effects / Helen Miller, Adam J.M. Wollman and Mark C. Leake -- Bacterial surfaces: front lines in host-pathogen interaction / Jane E. King and Ian S. Roberts -- Biophysical approaches to bacterial gene regulation by riboswitches / Cibran Perez-Gonzalez, Jonathan P. Grondin, Daniel A. Lafontaine and J. Carlos Penedo -- Bugs on a slippery plane / Dmitri O. Pushkin and Martin A. Bees -- Transcription regulation and membrane stress management in enterobacterial pathogens / Nan Zhang, Goran Jovanovic, Christopher McDonald, Oscar Ces, Xiaodong Zhang and Martin Buck -- How biophysics may help us understand the flagellar motor of bacteria which cause infections / Matthew A.B. Baker -- Mechanics of bacterial cells and initial surface colonization / Sebastian Aguayo and Laurent Bozec -- Neutron reflectivity as a tool for physics-based studies of model bacterial membranes / Robert D. Barker, Laura E. McKinley and Simon Titmuss -- Mechanisms of Salmonella typhi host restriction / Stefania SpanoÌ€ --Insights into biological complexity from simple foundations / L. Albergante, D. Liu, S. Palmer and T.J. Newman -- Force spectroscopy in studying infection / Zhaokun Zhou and Mark C. Leake -- Imaging immunity in lymph nodes: past, present and future / James Butler, Amy Sawtell, Simon Jarrett, Jason Cosgrove, Roger Leigh, Jon Timmis and Mark Coles -- Novel approaches to manipulating bacterial pathogen biofilms: whole-systems design philosophy and steering microbial evolution / Alexandra S. Penn -- Index.Also available: Print – 2016
- 2009 Springer Protocolsedited by Ronald L. Cihlar and Richard A. Calderone.Isolation 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 countermeasures2010 SpringerAvigdor Schafferman, Arie Ordentlich, Baruch Velan, editors.The 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.
- 2006 Springeredited by Bernhard Grimm ... [et al.].
- 2010Esteban Toro Gomez.Bacterial chromosomes are generally ~1000 times longer than the cells in which they reside, and concurrent replication, segregation, and transcription/translation of this crowded mass of DNA poses a challenging organizational problem. At first, it was assumed that DNA is organized randomly inside the cell, much like a bowl of spaghetti. Furthermore, it was argued that segregation of this disordered mass was not carried out by a mitotic machinery as is found in eukaryotes, but rather the by-product of cell growth. Hence, the canonical description of bacterial DNA was that of an unstructured polymer diffusing randomly. Recent advances in cell imaging technology, however, have revealed that the bacterial nucleoid is reliably oriented and highly organized within the cell. Furthermore, the speed of segregation is inconsistent with the old model driven by cell growth. Here, I use a screening approach to identify parS, a 100bp piece of DNA previously found to be anchored to the old cell pole, as the Caulobacter centromere. In direct contrast to other published models, parS segregates ahead of all other sequences, including the origin of replication (Cori), and moving parS away from Cori causes segregation -- but not replication -- to be delayed. The segregation of parS requires the ATPase activity of the ParA protein, and current work is aimed at understanding the molecular details of this process. All of these data point to the presence of an active, mitotic-like machine that drives chromosome segregation in Caulobacter. I also show that the circular Caulobacter chromosome is oriented in relation to the parS anchor site at the old cell pole, so that changing the genomic position of parS causes the entire chromosome to rotate within the cell. Finally, I find that the chromosome is organized into a dense core running down the length of the cell, and I arrive at two possible models for the large-scale structure of this core. Thus, this work forms part of an emerging view of the chromosome as a highly organized structure that is kept in place by simple yet active mechanisms, and whose segregation is insured by a complex dedicated machine.
- 2013 Future Mededitors, Glenn S. Tillotson, Karl Weiss.Clostridium 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 applications2014 SpringerAndreas Burkovski, editor.Corynebacterium 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.
- 2013 SpringerHideaki Yukawa, Masayuki Inui, editors.Corynebacterium 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.
- 2012 SpringerRudolf Toman ... [et al.], editors.History 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.
- 2012 Springeredited by Garth D. Ehrlich, Patrick J. DeMeo, J. William Costerton, Heinz Winkler.During 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.
- 2006 Springer Protocolsedited by Louise O'Connor.
- 2004 Am 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.
- 2010 SpringerXiaoyuan Wang, Peter J. Quinn, editors.Endotoxins: 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.].
- 2015prepared by ECRI Institute ; prepared for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- 2012 WHOChapter 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.
- 2015 SpringerSikha Mandal, Jnanendra Rath.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.
- 2012 SpringerEssam Kotb.
- 2008 SpringerArun K. Bhunia.
- 2013 SpringerPeter Zuber.This 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.
- 2016 Springer Protocolsedited by Jeffrey L. Bose.Understanding staphylococcal nomenclature / Christina N. Krute and Jeffrey L. Bose -- Restriction-modification systems as a barrier for genetic manipulation of Staphylococcus aureus / Marat R. Sadykov -- Complementation plasmids, inducible gene-expression systems, and reporters for Staphylococci / Ralph Bertram -- De novo assembly of plasmids using yeast recombinational cloning / Ameya A. Mashruwala and Jeffrey M. Boyd -- Splicing by overlap extension PCR to obtain hybrid DNA products / Justin A. Thornton -- Method for preparation and electroporation of S. aureus and S. epidermidis / Melinda R. Grosser and Anthony R. Richardson -- Rapid isolation of DNA from staphylococcus / Kelsey L. Krausz and Jeffrey L. Bose -- Bacteriophage transduction in Staphylococcus aureus : broth-based method / Kelsey L. Krausz and Jeffrey L. Bose -- Bacteriophage transduction in Staphylococcus aureus / Michael E. Olson -- Batch transduction of transposon mutant libraries for rapid phenotype screening in staphylococcus / Katherine L. Maliszewski -- Conjugative transfer in Staphylococcus aureus / Cortney R. Halsey and Paul D. Fey -- Allelic exchange / McKenzie K. Lehman, Jeffrey L. Bose, and Kenneth W. Bayles -- Creation of staphylococcal mutant libraries using transposon Tn917 / Kelly C. Rice -- Generation of a transposon mutant library in Staphylococcus aureus and staphylococcus epidermidis using bursa aurealis / Vijaya Kumar Yajjala ... [et al.] -- Chemical and UV mutagenesis / Jeffrey L. Bose -- Pulse field gel electrophoresis / Batu K. Sharma-Kuinkel, Thomas H. Rude, and Vance G. Fowler Jr. -- RNA-sequencing of Staphylococcus aureus messenger RNA / Ronan K. Carroll, Andy Weiss, and Lindsey N. Shaw -- Quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) workflow for analyzing Staphylococcus aureus gene expression / April M. Lewis and Kelly C. Rice -- Electrophoretic mobility shiftaAssays / Sarah E. Rowe and James P. O'Gara -- Rapid amplification of cDNA ends for RNA transcript sequencing in staphylococcus / Eric Miller.
- 2013 SpringerSheela Srivastava.Described 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.
- 2013 SpringerVijaykumar Yogesh Muley, Vishal Acharya.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.
- 2007 Springeredited by Robert D. Perry and Jacqueline D. Fetherston."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.Also available: Print – 2007
- 2008 CRCnetBASEedited by Dongyou Liu.Biology / 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.
- 2016 SpringerThomas J. Inzana, editor.Taxonomy of Histophilus somni -- Histophilosis as a Natural Disease -- Histophilus somni Genomics and Genetics -- Interactions on Histophilus somni with Host Cells -- Histophilus somni Surface Proteins -- Host Immune Response to Histophilus somni -- The Many Facets of Lipooligosaccharide as a Virulence Factor of Histophilus somni -- Exopolysaccharide Production and Biofilm Formation by Histophilus somni.
- 2016 Wileyedited by Gottfried Unden, Eckhard Thines, and Anja Schüffler.Adaptation of Microbial Metabolism in Host/Pathogen Interaction. Metabolic Adaptation of Human Pathogenic / Ann Kathrin Heroven, Petra Dersch -- Crosstalk between Metabolism and Virulence of / Klaus Heuner, Wolfgang Eisenreich -- Metabolism of Intracellular / Peter Holtkötter, Michael Hensel -- The Human Microbiome in Health and Disease / Cian Hill, R Paul Ross, Catherine Stanton, Paul W O'Toole -- Mechanisms of Dysbiosis in the Inflamed Gut / Sebastian E Winter -- Strategies for Nutrient Acquisition by during the Infection of Rice / Andrew J Foster, George R Littlejohn, Darren M Soanes, Nicholas J Talbot -- New Inhibitors and Targets of Infectious Diseases. Outer Membrane Proteins as Potential Anti-infective Drug Targets in / Robert L Davies -- Identification of Anti-infective Compounds Using Amoebae / Christopher F Harrison, Hubert Hilbi -- Stress Biology in Fungi and "Omic" Approaches as Suitable Tools for Analyzing Plant-Microbe Interactions / Stefan Jacob, Alexander Yemelin -- Targeting Plasmids: New Ways to Plasmid Curing / Anja Schüffler, Corinna Kübler -- Regulation of Secondary Metabolism in the Gray Mold Fungus / Muriel Viaud, Julia Schumacher, Antoine Porquier, Adeline Simon.
- 2013 SpringerG. Singh Chhatwal, editor.Streptococci 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.
- 2013 SpringerNigel Curtis, Adam Finn, Andrew J. Pollard, editors.Also available: Print – 2013
- 2010 SpringerAdam Finn, Nigel Curtis, Andrew J. Pollard, editors.Also available: Print – 2010
- 2011 SpringerNigel Curtis, Adam Finn, Andrew J. Pollard, editors.The value of vaccination / David E. Bloom -- Recent trends in global immunisation / Gustav J.V. Nossal -- New advances in typhoid fever vaccination strategies / Zulfiqar A. Bhutta ... [et al.] -- Prevention of vertical transmission of HIV in resource-limited countries / Catherine M. Wilfert ... [et al.] -- Pneumonia in children in developing countries / Frank Shann -- Darwin, microbes and evolution by natural selection / E. Richard Moxon -- Human herpesvirus 6 / Charles G. Prober -- Advances in the diagnosis and management of central venous access device infections in children / Asha Bowen and Jonathan Carapetis -- Moraxella catarrhalis-pathogen or commensal? / Christoph Aebi -- Anaerobic infections in children / Itzhak Brook -- Encephalitis diagnosis and management in the real world / Sarah S. Long -- Toxic shock syndrome-evolution of an emerging disease / James K. Todd -- Dissection of B-cell development to unravel defects in patients with a primary antibody deficiency / Mirjam van der Burg ... [et al.] -- Mumps is back : why is mumps eradication not working? / Noni Macdonald ... [et al.] -- Neonatal herpes simplex virus infections: where are we now? / Clara Thompson and Richard Whitley -- Rational approach to pediatric antifungal therapy / William J. Steinbach -- Antiviral therapy of CMV disease in children / Mike Sharland ... [et al.] -- Infectious hazards from pets and domestic animals / Mona Al-Dabbagh and Simon Dobson -- Novel technology to study co-evolution of humans and Staphylococcus aureus: consequences for interpreting the biology of colonisation and infection / Alex van Belkum -- A practical approach to eosinophilia in a child arriving or returning from the tropics / Penelope Bryant and Nigel Curtis.
- 2011 SpringerNigel Curtis, Adam Finn, Andrew J. Pollard, editors.Our Time of Pestilence: Purchasing Immunity and Ignoring the Misery of Others / Philip Alcabes -- Neonatal Meningitis: Can We Do Better? / Paul T. Heath, Ifeanyichukwu O. Okike and Clarissa Oeser -- Approaches Towards Avoiding Lifelong Antiretroviral Therapy in Paediatric HIV Infection / Philip J. R. Goulder and Andrew J. Prendergast -- How Short Is Long Enough for Treatment of Bone and Joint Infection? / Markus Pääkkönen and Heikki Peltola -- What's New in Diagnostic Testing and Treatment Approaches for Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infections in Children? / Ken B. Waites -- Pigs, Poultry, and Pandemic Influenza: How Zoonotic Pathogens Threaten Human Health / Thijs Kuiken, Ron Fouchier, Guus Rimmelzwaan, Judith van den Brand and Debby van Riel, et al. -- Kingella kingae Infections in Children: An Update / Inbal Weiss-Salz and Pablo Yagupsky -- Influenza Pandemics / Ruth Elderfield and Wendy Barclay -- Management of Shunt Related Infections / Mona Al-Dabbagh and Simon Dobson -- Nontuberculous Lymphadenopathy in Children: Using the Evidence to Plan Optimal Management / Julia E. Clark -- Pediatric Brucellosis: An (Almost) Forgotten Disease / Pablo Yagupsky -- Q Fever: Still More Queries than Answers / Corine E. Delsing, Adilia Warris and Chantal P. Bleeker-Rovers -- Rickettsioses in Children: A Clinical Approach / Emmanouil Galanakis and Maria Bitsori -- What is the Evidence Behind Recommendations for Infection Control? / Christina Gagliardo and Lisa Saiman -- What Do We Know About How to Treat Tuberculosis? / Ben J. Marais -- Bacterial Meningitis in Childhood / Manish Sadarangani and Andrew J. Pollard -- Mycobacterium marinum Infection / Marc Tebruegge and Nigel Curtis.
- 2016 SpringerMarc Stadler, Petra Dersch, editors.Tackling threats and future problems of multidrug-resistant bacteria.-Emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance: recent insights from bacterial population genomics -- Epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage patterns in the community -- Diagnostics and resistance profiling of bacterial pathogens -- Use of antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance in veterinary medicine as exemplified by the swine pathogen Streptococcus suis.-Antibiotics and the intestinal microbiome: individual responses, resilience of the ecosystem and the susceptibility to infections -- Anti-virulence strategies to target bacterial infections -- Strategies to block bacterial pathogenesis by interference with motility and chemotaxis -- New horizons in the development of novel needle-free immunization strategies to increase vaccination efficacy -- History of antibiotics research -- Actinobacteria and Myxobacteria -- Two of the most important bacterial resources for novel antibiotics -- Exploitation of fungal biodiversity for discovery of novel antibiotics -- Strategies for the discovery and development of new antibiotics from natural products: Three Case Studies -- New structural templates for clinically validated and novel targets in antimicrobial drug research and development -- Synthesis of antibiotics -- Antibiotics clinical development and pipeline -- Anti-infectives in drug delivery -- overcoming the Gram-negative bacterial cell envelope.
- 2016 ScienceDirectedited by Colin Harwood and Grant J. Jensen.Section 1. Fluorescent microscopy -- Methods for visualization of peptidoglycan biosynthesis -- Time-lapse microscopy and image analysis of Escherichia coli cells in mother machines -- Microfluidics for bacterial imaging -- Section 2. Electron microscopy -- Electron cryotomography.
- 2008 Springeredited by Michael Vajdy.
- 2013 SpringerAndrew W. Artenstein.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.
- 2006 Springervolume editor, Jessup M. Shively.
- 2014 Ovideditors, W. Michael Scheld, Richard J. Whitley, Christina M. Marra."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.
- 2013 SpringerAnton G. Kutikhin, Arseniy E. Yuzhalin, Elena B. Brusina.The 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?
- 2014 CRCnetBASEeditor, Enrica Pessione."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.
- 2012 CRCnetBASE[edited by] Sampo Lahtinen, Arthur C. Ouwehand, Seppo Salminen, Atte von Wright."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.
- 2013 Springer Protocolsedited by Carmen Buchrieser, Hubert Hilbi.Identification of Legionella in the environment / Natalia A. Kozak, Claressa E. Lucas, and Jonas M. Winchell -- Identification of Legionella in clinical samples / Sophie Jarraud [and others] -- Sequence-based identification of Legionella / Rodney M. Ratcliff -- Investigation of outbreaks : epidemiology / Carol Joseph -- Outbreak investigations and identification of Legionella in contaminated water / Susanne Lee and John Lee -- Typing methods for Legionella / Christian Lück [and others] -- Culturing, media, and handling of Legionella / Christa H. Chatfield and Nicholas P. Cianciotto -- Intracellular metabolism of Legionella by isotopologue profiling / Klaus Heuner and Wolfgang Eisenreich -- Induction of competence for natural transformation in Legionella pneumophila and exploitation for mutant construction / Carmen Buchrieser and Xavier Charpentier -- Constructing unmarked gene deletions in Legionella pneumophila / Andrew Bryan, Zachary D. Abbott, and Michele S. Swanson -- Natural biofilm formation with Legionella pneumophila / Emilie Portier and Yann Hechard -- Production of L. pneumophila monospecies biofilms in a low-nutrient-concentration medium / Sophie Pécastaings and Christine Roques -- Enrichment of outer membrane vesicles shed by Legionella pneumophila / Jens Jäger and Michael Steinert -- Analysis of Legionella infection by flow cytometry / André N. Tiaden, Aline Kessler, and Hubert Hilbi -- Analysis of Legionella infection using RNAi in Drosophila cells / Dennise A. De Jesús, Tamara J. O'Connor, and Ralph R. Isberg -- Immunofluorescence imaging of Legionella infection in vitro / Stefan S. Weber and Annette Oxenius -- Electron microscopy of Legionella and Legionella-infected cells / Gary Faulkner and Rafael A. Garduño -- Pathogen vacuole purification from Legionella-infected amoeba and macrophages / Christine Hoffmann, Ivo Finsel, and Hubert Hilbi -- Methods for determining protein translocation by the Legionella pneumophila Dot/Icm type IV secretion system / Wenhan Zhu and Zhao-Qing Luo -- Subcellular localization of Legionella Dot/Icm effectors / Adam J. Vogrin [and others] -- Purification and characterization of Legionella U-box-type E3 ubiquitin ligase / Hiroki Nagai and Tomoko Kubori -- Legionella phospholipases implicated in infection : determination of enzymatic activities / Kathleen Seipel and Antje Flieger -- Interactions of Legionella effector proteins with host phosphoinositide lipids / Stephen Weber, Stephanie Dolinsky, and Hubert Hilbi -- Characterization of Legionella lipopolysaccharide / Christian Lück and Jürgen H. Helbig -- Tetrahymena and acanthamoeba model system / Sharon G. Berk and Rafael A. Garduño -- Dictyostelium host response to Legionella infection : strategies and assays / Salvatore Bozzaro, Barbara Peracino, and Ludwig Eichinger -- Caenorhabditis elegans model of Legionella infection / Ann Karen C. Brassinga and Costi D. Sifri -- Infection of nonphagocytic host cells by Legionella / Shandra R. Day, Costi D. Sifri, and Paul S. Hoffman -- Analyzing caspase-1 activation during Legionella pneumophila infection in macrophages / Christopher L. Case and Craig R. Roy -- Mouse as a model for pulmonary Legionella infection / Juliana I. Hori and Dario S. Zamboni -- Assessment of Legionella-specific immunity in mice / Stefan S. Weber, Nicole Joller, and Annette Oxenius -- Guinea pig model of legionnaires' disease / Paul H. Edelstein -- Human susceptibility to legionnaires' disease / William R. Berrington and Thomas R. Hawn -- cDNA library construction for next-generation sequencing to determine the transcriptional landscape of Legionella pneumophila / Tobias Sahr and Carmen Buchrieser -- Methods to study Legionella transcriptome in vitro and in vivo / Sebastien P. Faucher and Howard A. Shuman -- Co-immunoprecipitation : protein-RNA and protein-DNA interaction / Tobias Sahr and Carmen Buchrieser -- Identification of Legionella effectors using bioinformatic approaches / Gil Segal.
- 2014 CRCnetBASEedited by Dongyou Liu.Security sensitive microbes (viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites) and toxins, which are often referred to as the select agents and toxins, have the capacity to cause serious illness and death in humans, animals, and plants. Throughout history, these microbes and toxins have been exploited in one form or another as biowarfare and bioterror agents that create fear and panic well beyond any actual physical damages they might cause. Manual of Security Sensitive Microbes and Toxins provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art coverage of microbes and toxins of biosecurity concern.
- Mechanistic studies and biomedical applications of antimicrobial peptoids against multi-drug resistant bacterial infections2011Rinki Kapoor.The increasing prevalence of chronic, difficult-to-treat resistant bacterial infections have created a pressing need for the discovery of promising, novel pharmaceutical candidates that could replace or complement current therapies, which are becoming less reliable and effective due to a rise in bacterial resistance. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are a naturally occurring, ubiquitous, and ancient class of antibiotics that offer a unique template for the development of novel antimicrobial therapies. However, in vivo therapeutic peptides have a short half-life since they are easily degraded by proteases, thus reducing their bioavailability, which renders them a less attractive choice therapeutically. Consequently, non-natural mimics of AMPs, which can emulate the favorable characteristics of AMPs are becoming significantly important. Poly-N-substituted glycines, also called "Peptoids", are structural and functional mimics of AMPs and are resistant to proteolysis. Predecessors in the Barron laboratory designed and characterized antimicrobial peptoids against free-floating, planktonic bacteria. However, almost 60% of infections are caused by bacterial biofilms. These complex communities of microorganisms are protected by an excreted matrix of adhesive biomacromolecules and are more difficult to kill with conventional antibiotics than planktonic bacteria. Furthermore, to develop peptoids as potential therapeutics, the mechanisms by which they interact with bacteria need to be understood, which are still under investigation. Here, we report that peptoids have similar or better efficacy than conventional antibiotics against biofilms of a clinical isolate of drug-resistant P. aeruginosa. We determined the effects of peptoids on bacterial biomass and cell viability, by Crystal Violet assay and bacterial plating, respectively. We also explored the efficacy of peptoids against Mycobacterium (an organism resistant to antibiotics due to the presence of a thick waxy coating) and intracellular L. monocytogenes by bioluminescent imaging. In addition, we also investigated the mechanisms of action of peptoids and peptides by biophysical techniques (Ultra-Violet Visible spectroscopy) and bioluminescent imaging. We report that peptoids are non-lytic and cause bacterial killing by aggregating the bacterial ribosomes and decreasing ATP levels inside the cell. Lastly, we present a mouse wound model, which suggests that peptoids are effective in vivo in reducing P. aeruginosa infections.
- 2006 NCBI 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.
- 2012 Springer Protocolsedited by José-Luis Barredo.Pathways of carotenoid biosynthesis in bacteria and microalgae / J. Paniagua-Michel, Jorge Olmos-Soto, and Manuel Acosta Ruiz -- Selection and taxonomic identification of carotenoid-producing marine actinomycetes / Francisco Romero -- Isolation, characterization, and diversity of novel radiotolerant carotenoid-producing bacteria / Dalal Asker [and others] -- Novel radio-tolerant astaxanthin-producing bacterium reveals a new astaxanthin derivative : astaxanthin dirhamnoside / Dalal Asker [and others] -- Novel zeaxanthin-producing bacteria isolated from a radioactive hot spring water / Dalal Asker [and others] -- Novel approach in the biosynthesis of functional carotenoids in Escherichia coli / Hisashi Harada and Norihiko Misawa -- Engineering Escherichia coli for canthaxanthin and ataxanthin biosynthesis / Qiong Cheng and Luan Tao -- Analysis of canthaxanthin production by Gordonia jacobaea / Patricia Veiga-Crespo [and others] -- Isolation and light-stimulated expression of canthaxanthin and spirilloxanthin biosynthesis genes from the photosynthetic bacterium Bradyrhizobium sp. Strain ORS278 / Eric Giraud and Andre Vermeglio -- Construction of carotenoid biosynthetic pathways through chromosomal integration in methane-utilizing bacterium Methylomonas sp. strain 16a / Rick W. Ye and Kristen Kelly -- Genetic modification in Bacillus subtilis for production of C30 carotenoids / Isamu Maeda -- Carotenoids' production from halophilic bacteria / Maria de Lourdes Moreno [and others] -- Construction and utilization of carotenoid reporter systems : identification of chromosomal integration sites that support suitable expression of biosynthetic genes and pathways / Pamela L. Sharpe and Deana J. DiCosimo -- Directed evolution of carotenoid synthases for the production of unnatural carotenoids / Maiko Furubayashi and Daisuke Umeno -- High-Throughput Screen for the Identi fi cation of improved catalytic activity: b-carotene hydroxylase / Mark A. Scaife [and others] -- DNA fingerprinting intron-sizing method to accomplish a specific, rapid, and sensitive identification of carotenogenic Dunaliella species / Jorge Olmos-Soto [and others] -- Ketocarotenoid biosynthesis in transgenic microalgae expressing a foreign beta-C-4-carotene oxygenase gene / Marta Vila [and others] -- Characterization of carotenogenesis genes in the cyanobacterium Anabaena sp. PCC 7120 / Hajime Masukawa, Mari Mochimaru, and Shinichi Takaichi -- Obtaining lutein-rich extract from microalgal biomass at preparative scale / Jose M. Fernandez-Sevilla, F. Gabriel Acien Fernandez, and Emilio Molina Grima -- NMR-based isotopologue profiling of microbial carotenoids / Eva Eylert, Adelbert Bacher, and Wolfgang Eisenreich -- Analysis of diapocarotenoids found in pigmented Bacillus species / Laura Perez-Fons and Paul D. Fraser.
- Microbial endocrinology : interkingdom signaling in infectious disease and health. Second edition [2nd ed.]2016 Springereditor, Mark Lyte.Microbial Endocrinology: An Ongoing Personal Journey -- New Trends and Perspectives in Evolutionary Considerations of Neurotransmitters in Microbial, Plant and Animal Cells -- Catecholamine-directed Epithelial Cell Interactions With Bacteria in the Intestinal Mucosa -- Modulation of the Interaction of Enteric Bacteria with Intestinal Mucosa -- Dietary Catechols and their Relationship to Microbial Endocrinology -- Mechanisms by Which Catecholamines Induce Growth in Gram-Negative and Gram-Positive Human Pathogens -- Molecular Profiling: Catecholamine Modulation of Gene Expression in Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium -- Microbial Endocrinology of Pseudomonas aeruginosa -- Interkingdom Chemical Signaling in Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 -- Role of Microbial Endocrinology in Periodontal Disease -- Staphylococci, Catecholamine Inotropes and Hospital-Acquired Infections -- Experimental Design Considerations for In Vitro Microbial -- The Role of the Microbiome in the Relationship of Asthma and Affective Disorders -- Psychological Stress, Immunity and Effects on Indigenous Flora -- Microbiome to Brain: Unraveling the Multidirectional Axes of Communication -- Mycologic Endocrinology.Also available: Print – 2016
- 2014 SpringerMark Lyte, John F. Cryan, editors."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.Also available: Print – 2014
- 2009. Kargervolume editors, Hilde de Reuse, Stefan Bereswill.Genome 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.
- 2008 SpringerChristiane Dahl, Cornelius G. Friedrich (editors).Genetics 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.
- 2011 Springer Protocolsedited by Otto Holst.Part I: Bacterial protein toxins -- Detection of bacterial protein toxins by solid phase magnetic immunocapture and mass spectrometry / Gabriella Pocsfalvi and Gitta Schlosser -- Sensitive and rapid detection of cholera toxin-producing Vibrio cholerae using loop-mediated isothermal amplification / Wataru Yamazaki -- Ultrasensitive detection of botulinum neurotoxins and anthrax lethal factor in biological samples by ALISSA / Karine Bagramyan and Markus Kalkum -- Examination of Bacillus anthracis spores by multiparameter flow cytometry / William C. Schumacher [and others] -- A cell-based fluorescent assay to detect the activity of shiga toxin and other toxins that inhibit protein synthesis / Shane Massey, Beatriz Quiñones, and Ken Teter -- Use of a vero cell-based fluorescent assay to assess relative toxicities of shiga toxin 2 subtypes from Escherichia coli / Beatriz Quiñones and Michelle S. Swimley -- Molecular methods: chip assay and quantitative real-time PCR: in detecting hepatotoxic cyanobacteria / Anne Rantala-Ylinen, Hanna Sipari, and Kaarina Sivonen -- Part II: Endotoxins -- Capillary electrophoresis chips for fingerprinting endotoxin chemotypes from whole-cell lysates / Béla Kocsis [and others] -- Isolation of smooth-type lipopolysaccharides to electrophoretic homogeneity / Elder Pupo -- A method for unobtrusive labeling of lipopolysaccharides with quantum dots / Carlos Morales-Betanzos, Maria Gonzalez-Moa, and Sergei A. Svarovsky -- Fluorescence-based methods to assay inhibitors of lipopolysaccharide synthesis / Marcy Hernick -- Micromethods for lipid a isolation and structural characterization / Martine Caroff and Alexey Novikov -- Two efficient methods for the conjugation of smooth-form lipopolysaccharides with probes bearing hydrazine or amino groups. I. LPS activation with cyanogen bromide / Fernando Battaglini and Diego Pallarola -- Two efficient methods for the conjugation of smooth-form lipopolysaccharides with probes bearing hydrazine or amino groups. II. LPS activation with a cyanopyridinium agent / Fernando Battaglini and Diego Pallarola -- Part III: Mold fungus toxins -- Extraction and analysis of fumonisins and compounds indicative of fumonisin exposure in plant and mammalian tissues and cultured cells / Nicholas C. Zitomer and Ronald T. Riley -- Determination of fumonisins B1 and B2 in maize food products by a new analytical method based on high-performance liquid chromatography and fluorimetric detection with post-column derivatization / Marilena Muscarella [and others] -- A confirmatory method for aflatoxin M1 determination in milk based on immunoaffinity cleanup and high-performance liquid chromatography with fluorometric detection / Marilena Muscarella [and others] -- Simultaneous determination of aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, and G2 in foods and feed materials / Marilena Muscarella [and others] -- Highly sensitive PCR-based detection specific to Aspergillus flavus / Amaia González-Salgado -- A rapid enzymatic method for aflatoxin B detection / Danila Moscone, Fabiana Arduini, and Aziz Amine.
- 2010Carmen Dolores Cordova.The gamma-proteobacterium Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 utilizes a complex electron transfer network composed primarily of c-type cytochromes as well as iron-sulfur proteins, molybdoenzymes, and flavins, to respire under anoxic conditions a variety of compounds, including fumarate, nitrate, and dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) in addition to Fe (III) and Mn (IV) minerals. Central to several respiratory pathways in this dissimilatory metal reducing bacterium (DMRB), including the electron transfer pathway to Fe (III), is CymA, a cytoplasmic membrane-bound tetraheme c-type cytochrome that functions as the major hydroquinone dehydrogenase and couples electron transport to various periplasmic oxidoreductases. Using a genetic approach involving the reconstruction of the putative electron transport chain of dissimilatory iron reduction from Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 in Escherichia coli, I showed that expression of cymA was necessary and sufficient to convert E. coli into a dissimilatory iron reducing (DIR) bacterium, indicating that CymA as a terminal reductase was the minimal electron transport chain within S. oneidensis MR-1 to Fe (III). In addition, we isolated and characterized a [delta]cymA suppressor mutant that was capable of respiration of fumarate, ferric citrate, and DMSO, but not of nitrate. The suppression was found to be due to insertion sequence-mediated transcriptional activation of mccCD, which encode for a putative periplasmic iron sulfur protein and an integral membrane hydroquinone dehydrogenase, respectively.
- 2011 CRCnetBASEeditor, Dongyou Liu."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.
- 2014 Am Soc Microbioledited by Graham F. Hatfull, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, and William R. Jacobs, Jr., Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NYA comprehensive collection of perspectives by experts in mycobacterial molecular biology, written by leading experts in the field. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the molecular genetics and molecular biology of mycobacteria.
- 2014 Springeredited by Hubert Hilbi.Legionnaires' 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.
- 2013 SpringerIvano de Filippis, Marian L. McKee, editors.Part 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.
- 2013 SpringerBrian Henderson, editor.
- 2016 SpringerMehmet Turgut, Fuad Sami Haddad, Oreste de Divitiis, editors.Introduction: Historical preview -- Human brucellosis and its complications. Cranial and intracranial brucellosis: Scalp and cranium -- Epi- and sub-dural brucellar empyema -- Brucella meningitis -- Brucella encephalitis -- Brucella abscess and granuloma of the brain -- Cerebro-vascular involvement in neurobrucellossis and mycotic aneurysms -- Brucella psychosis -- Radiological appearance of brucellosis of the brain and its coverings. Spinal brucellosis: Brucellar spondylitis as a complication of brucellosis -- Clinical presentation of vertebral brucellosis -- Imaging of vertebral brucellosis -- Epi- and sub-dural spinal brucellosis -- Intra medullary brucellosis. Peripheral and Cranial nerves: Brucella Polyradiculoneuritis -- Cranial nerve involvement in Brucellosis -- Laboratory studies in neuro-brucellosis -- Standard and new procedures. Therapy of neuro-brucellosis: Medical therapy -- Surgical therapy -- Conclusions.
- 2012 SpringerS.N. Chatterjee, Keya Chaudhuri.Discovery 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.
- 2015 CambridgeNükhet Varlik."This is the first systematic scholarly study of the Ottoman experience of plague during the Black Death pandemic and the centuries that followed. Using a wealth of archival and narrative sources, including medical treatises, hagiographies, and travelers' accounts, as well as recent scientific research, Nükhet Varlik demonstrates how plague interacted with the environmental, social, and political structures of the Ottoman Empire from the late medieval through the early modern era. The book argues that the empire's growth transformed the epidemiological patterns of plague by bringing diverse ecological zones into interaction and by intensifying the mobilities of exchange among both human and non-human agents. Varlik maintains that persistent plagues elicited new forms of cultural imagination and expression, as well as a new body of knowledge about the disease. In turn, this new consciousness sharpened the Ottoman administrative response to the plague, while contributing to the makings of an early modern state"-- Provided by publisher.
- 2013 SpringerJohn A. Fuerst, editor.History, 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.
- 2012 Springer Protocolsedited by Melvin D. Bolton, Bart P.H.J. Thomma.Fungal ABC transporter deletion and localization analysis / Andriy Kovalchuk, Stefan S. Weber, Jeroen G. Nijland, Roel A.L. Bovenberg, and Arnold J.M. Driessen -- Targeted gene replacement in fungal pathogens via agrobacterium tumefaciens- mediated transformation / Rasmus John Normand Frandsen, Mette Frandsen and Henriette Giese-- Activity-based protein profiling of infected plants / Farnusch Kaschani, Christian Gu, and Renier A.L. van der Hoorn -- The use of agroinfiltration for transient expression of plant resistance and fungal effector proteins in nicotiana benthamiana leaves / Lisong Ma, Ewa Lukasik, Fleur Gawehns, and Frank L.W. Takken -- Proteomic techniques for plant-fungal interactions / Delphine Vincent, Kar-Chun Tan, Liam Cassidy, Peter S. Solomon, and Richard P. Oliver -- Identification of HR-inducing cDNAs from plant pathogens via a Gateway®-compatible binary potato virus X-expression vector / H. Peter van Esse -- Freeze-fracture of infected plant leaves in ethanol for scanning electron microscopic study of fungal pathogens / Jayma A. Moore and Scott A. Payne -- Real-time PCR for the quantification of fungi in planta / Steven J. Klosterman -- Using non-homologous end-joining-deficient strains for functional gene analyses in filamentous fungi / Mark Arentshorst, Arthur F.J. Ram, and Vera Meyer -- Atomic force microscopy: a tool for studying biophysical surface properties underpinning fungal interactions with plants and substrates / Elizabeth Adams, Danielle Emerson, Sean Croker, Hye-Seon Kim, Shannon Modla, Seogchan Kang, and Kirk Czymmek -- Use of the yeast two-hybrid system to identify targets of fungal effectors / Shunwen Lu-- Characterization of plant-fungal interactions involving necrotrophic effector-producing plant pathogens / Timothy L. Friesen and Justin D. Faris -- Heterologous production of fungal effectors in pichia pastoris / Anja Kombrink -- The application of laser microdissection to profiling fungal pathogen gene expression in planta / Wei-Hua Tang, Yan Zhang, and Jon Duvick -- Metabolomics protocols for filamentous fungi / Joel P.A. Gummer, Christian Krill, Lauren Du Fall, Ormonde D.C. Waters, Robert D. Trengove, Richard P. Oliver, and Peter S. Solomon -- Targeted gene replacement in fungi using a split-marker approach / Rubella S. Goswami -- Massively parallel sequencing technology in pathogenic microbes / Sucheta Tripathy and Rays H.Y. Jiang -- Confocal microscopy in plant-pathogen interactions / Adrienne R. Hardham -- The use of open source bioinformatics tools to dissect transcriptomic data / Benjamin M. Nitsche, Arthur F.J. Ram, and Vera Meyer -- Population biology of fungal plant pathogens / Zabi K. Atallah and Krishna V. Subbarao -- Polyethylene glycol (PEG)-mediated transformation in filamentous fungal pathogens / Zhaohui Liu and Timothy L. Friesen -- In vitro induction of infection-related hyphal structures in plant pathogenic fungi / W.R. Rittenour and S.D. Harris -- Fungicide resistance assays for fungal plant pathogens / Gary A. Secor and Viviana V. Riveria -- Identification of lipid-binding effectors / Shiv D. Kale and Brett M. Tyler -- In silico identification and characterization of effector catalogs / Ronnie de Jonge -- Horizontal transfer of supernumerary chromosomes in fungi / H. Charlotte van der Does and Martijin Rep -- The induction of mycotoxins by trichothecene producing fusarium species / Rohan Lowe, Mélanie Jubault, Gail Cannning, Martin Urban, and Kim E. Hammond-Kosack -- Identifying genes in fusarium verticillioides through forward and reverse genetics / J.B. Ridenour, R.L. Hirsch, and B.H. Bluhm -- Assessment of autophagosome formation by transmission electron microscopy / Marina Nadal and Scott E. Gold -- Fungal plant pathogen detection in plant and soil samples using DNA macroarrays / B. Livens, A. Justé, and K.A. Willems -- Random insertional mutagenesis in fungal genomes to identify virulence factors / Parthasarathy Santhanam -- A yeast secretion trap assay for identification of secreted proteins from eukaryotic phytopathogens and their plant hosts / Sang-Jik Lee and Jocelyn K.C. Rose -- Comparing fungal genomes: Insight into functional and evolutionary processes / Eva H. Stukenbrock and Julien Y. Dutheil -- Multigene phylogenetic analyses to delimit new species in fungal plant pathogens / Tara L. Rintoul, Quinn A. Eggertson, and C. André Lévesque -- MAP kinase phosphorylation and cAMP assessment in fungi / Rahim Mehrabi, Sarrah Ben M'Barek, Abbas Saidi, Masoud Abrinbana, Pierre J.G.M. de Wit, and Gert H.J. Kema -- A one-step affinity-purification protocol to purify NB-LRR immune receptors from plants that mediate resistance to fungal pathogens / Wladimir I.L. Tameling -- Karyotyping methods for fungi / Rahim Mehrabi, Masatoki Taga, Mostafa Aghaee, Pierre J.G.M. de Wit, and Gert H.J. Kema -- Isolation of apoplastic fluid from leaf tissue by the vacuum infiltration-centrifugation technique / Matthieu H.A.J. Joosten -- Gene cloning using degenerate primers and genome walking / Javier A. Delgado, Steven Meinhardt, Samuel G. Markell, and Rubella S. Goswami -- Construction of hairpin RNA-expressing vectors for RNA-mediated gene silencing in fungi / Shaobin Zhong, Yueqiang Leng, and Melvin D. Bolton -- An unbiased method for the quantitation of disease phenotypes using a custom-built macro plugin for the program imageJ / Ahmed Abd-El-Haliem.
- 2010 CRCnetBASED. Roy Cullimore.Chapter 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.
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- 2013 SpringerEugene Rosenberg (editor-in-chief), Edward F. DeLong...[et al.] (eds.).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.
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