The Diverse Faces of Bacillus Cereus

The Diverse Faces of Bacillus Cereus

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The Diverse Faces of Bacillus cereus elucidates all characteristics of this microorganism, from its environmental and ecologic relevance, to its veterinary involvement, its clinical settings, most common B. cereus associated food poisoning episodes, and the newest airway disease pictures mimicking the inhalation of anthrax.

Due to its environmental distribution, B. cereus may cause serious, even fatal human diseases. The organism shows many diverse faces, as it is not only a veterinary pathogen, but also used as a biocontrol agent to control vegetable decay due to its natural antimicrobial properties.

Once considered as a mere colonizer or contaminant, Bacillus cereus is nowadays acquiring increasing importance as an agent of nosocomial infections. The book's target audience is familiar with this opportunistic pathogen and will benefit from this clear compendium on the classical and molecular techniques and procedures that may be adopted or followed to correctly identify this intriguing multi-faceted microorganism.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 170 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 14.22mm | 390g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0128014741
  • 9780128014745

Table of contents

Bacillus Cereus Taxonomy

Bacillus Cereus Microbiology

Bacillus Cereus Human Disease

Bacillus Cereus Animal Disease

Bacillus Cereus Resistance to Antibiotics

Bacillus Cereus as a biocontrol agent

Bacillus Cereus Zwittermicin production
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About Vincenzo Savini

Doctor Clinical Microbiology and Virology, Spirito Santo Hospital, Pescara, Italy Member of Journal editorial board, Recent Patents on Anti-Infective Drug Discovery Contributing member of American Society for Microbiology
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