Molecular Medical Microbiology, Three-Volume Set

Molecular Medical Microbiology, Three-Volume Set

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The molecular age has brought about dramatic changes in medical microbiology, and great leaps in our understanding of the mechanisms of infectious disease. Molecular Medical Microbiology is the first book to synthesise the many new developments in both molecular and clinical research in a single comprehensive resource.
This timely and authoritative 3-volume work is an invaluable reference source of medical bacteriology. Comprising over 100 chapters, organised into 17 major sections, the scope of this impressive work is wide-ranging.
Written by experts in the field, chapters include cutting edge information, and clinical overviews for each major bacterial group, in addition to the latest updates on vaccine development, molecular technology and diagnostic technology.
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  • Mixed media product | 2223 pages
  • 204 x 272 x 126mm | 7,538.67g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • colour plates
  • 0126775303
  • 9780126775303

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"...leading the way to where medical microbiology is going." -Albert Ballows for DIAGNOSTIC MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE (2002)
"It contains an enormous wealth of useful information, and successfully depicts the most recent developments... an extremely useful resource..."
-Thomas C. Zahrt for DOODY'S (2003)
"2002 Commended Title Award in the Basic and Clinical Sciences Category."
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About Yi-Wei Tang

Dr. Yi-Wei Tang is currently the Chief of the Clinical Microbiology Service at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, USA. He was a Lecturer and Clinical Fellow at the Mayo Clinic and Assistant Professor, Associate Professor to Professor at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He has been engaged in medical and molecular microbiology translational researches, aimed at developing and evaluating new and advanced microbiological diagnostic testing procedures. Dr. Tang ranks among the top of the scientific field in clinical and molecular microbiology, as evidenced by his election as an Editor for the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, an Associate Editor for the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, and a Fellow of the American Academy for Microbiology and of the Infectious Disease Society of America. Dr. Tang has been recognized for his extraordinary expertise in the molecular microbiology diagnosis and monitoring with 156 peer-reviewed articles and 68 book chapters in this field during the past 20 years. Dr. Tang is a chief editor of a Springer book "Advanced Techniques in Diagnostic Microbiology" and a co-editor of two ASM Press books "Molecular Microbiology: Diagnostic Principle and Practice" and "Diagnostic Microbiology in Immunocompromised Host". Dongyou Liu, PhD, undertook his veterinary science education at Hunan Agricultural University, China, and pursued postgraduate training at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Over the past two decades, he has worked at several research and clinical laboratories in Australia and the United States of America, with focuses on molecular characterization and virulence determination of microbial pathogens such as ovine footrot bacterium (Dichelobacter nodosus), dermatophyte fungi (Trichophyton, Microsporum and Epidermophyton) and listeriae (Listeria species) as well as security sensitive biological agents. He is the first author of >50 original research and review articles in various international journals, the contributor of 122 book chapters, and the editor of recently released "Handbook of Listeria monocytogenes" (2008), "Handbook of Nucleic Acid Purification" (2009), "Molecular Detection of Foodborne Pathogens" (2009), "Molecular Detection of Human Viral Pathogens" (2010), "Molecular Detection of Human Bacterial Pathogens" (2011), "Molecular Detection of Human Fungal Pathogens" (2011), and "Molecular Detection of Human Parasitic Pathogens" (2012), all of which are published by CRC Press. Ian Poxton was until recently (Dec 2012) Professor of Microbial Infection and Immunity at the University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. He is now Professor Emeritus at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests include i) the pathogenesis, immune response, molecular epidemiology and diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infections; ii) pathogenesis and vaccine development of diseases caused by other Clostridium species, notably Equine Grass Sickness; and in the recent past iii) the role of endotoxin/ lipopolysaccharides in the host. He has served two terms (2005-2009) as Chair of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases' (ESCMID) Study Group for Clostridium difficile and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medical Microbiology (2002-2007) and was Editor-in-Chief of Reviews in Medical Microbiology (1996-2002). He chaired the Society for Anaerobic Microbiology from 1999-2004. He was given a lifetime achievement award by the Anaerobe Society of the Americas in June 2012. He has published almost 200 papers, including over 100 on anaerobes with nearly 50 on Clostridium difficile. He has co-authored two text books and has contributed chapters to many more. Joseph Schwartzman MD, FAAM, FIDSA, is Professor of Pathology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He is the Medical Director of the Diagnostic Microbiology Laboratory at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and has a research interest in protozoan parasitology and pathogenic bacteriology. Max Sussman is Professor Emeritus of Bacteriology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists and Fellow of the Society of Biology. He graduated at the University of Leeds, where he obtained his PhD. From 1958 he was at first Assistant Bacteriologist, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, Scotland and then a Member of the Scientific Staff of the Medical Research Council Experimental Virus Research Unit, Glasgow and a University of Glasgow Special Research Fellow . From 1964-1975 he was Lecturer and later Senior Lecturer in Medical Microbiology at the Welsh National School of Medicine, Cardiff and Honorary Microbiologist to the Cardiff Hospitals and Cardiff Regional Public Health Laboratory. From 1975-1989 he was Professor of Bacteriology and Head of the Department of Microbiology at the Medical School, University of Newcastle upon Tyne and Honorary Microbiologist, Newcastle Health Authority and Newcastle Regional Public Health Laboratory. He was Treasurer and then Vice President of the Institute of Biology 1985-86, Editor, Journal of Applied Microbiology 1983-92 and Foundation Editor, Letters in Applied Microbiology 1985-92. He was President, Society for Applied Microbiology 1994-97 and a General Editor of the 9th Edition of Topley & Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections (1998), which was awarded the 1998 Medical Society of London Award for major edited works. Max Sussman has published on urinary tract infection and inherited complement deficiencies and amongst other subjects more generally on various aspects of clinical microbiology.
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Table of contents

1.Molecular Medical Microbiology - The Concept
2.Bacterial Ultrastructure
3.Bacterial Cell Walls - An Overview
4.Capsular Polysaccharides
5.Teichoic Acids Of Gram-Positive Bacteria
6.Cell Wall Associated Proteins
10.Fimbriae And Pili
11.Spores And Sporulation And Germination
12.Bacterial Growth, Cultivability And Viability
13.Vital Energy For Bacterial Growth And Production
15.Bacterial Chromosomes And Their Replication
16.Protein Synthesis
17.Macromolecule Export
18.Bacterial Genomics In The Study Of Virulence
19.Mechanisms Of Gene Exchange Between Bacteria
20.The Mobility Of Genetic Material
21.Co-Ordination Of Virulence
22.Population Genetics Of Bacterial Pathogens
23.A Phylogentic Perpsective On Molecular Epidemiology
24.Genetic Manipulation
25.Electrophoretic Typing
26.Nucleic Acid Probes And The Polymerase Chain Reaction
27.Endogenous Antimicrobial Molecules
28.Antimicrobial Action: The Principles
29.Antibiotics That Act On The Cell Wall And Membrane
30.Antibiotics That Act On Nucleic Acids And Protein Biosynthesis
31.Mechanisms Of Antimicrobial Resistance
32.Design Of Antibacterial Agents
33.Adhesion And Colonisation
35.Microbial Growth And Nutrition In The Host
36.The Generation Of Inflammatory Responses
37.Strategies For Survival Of Extracellular Pathogens
38.Strategies For Survival Of Intracellular Pathogens
40.Interactions With The Compromised Host
41.Vaccine Development
42.Disseminating Infections: A Clinical Overview
43.Staphylococcus Aureus
44.Coagulase Negative Staphylococci And Their Role In Infection
45.Streptococcus Pyogenes
46.Streptococci Of Group B
47.Streptococci Of Groups C And G
48.The Enterococci
49.Actinomyces And Nocardia
51.Burkholderia Mallei And Burkholderia Pseudomallei
54.The Pathogenesis Of Infective Endocarditis
55.Indwelling Device Infections
56.Localised Skin And Mucosal Infections: A Clinical Overview
57.The Cutaneous Propionibacterium
58.Erysipelothrix Rhusiopathiae
59.Oral Bacterial Infections
60.Toxin Induced Gastrointestinal Disease: A Clinical Overview
61.The Staphylococcal Enterotoxins
62.Clostridium Perfringens: Enterotoxaemic Diseases
63.Clostridium Botulinum
64.Clostridium Difficile
65.The Bacillus Cereus Group
66.Vibrio Cholerae
67.Aeromonas And Pleisiomonas
68.Superficial Gastro-Intestinal Infections: A Clinical Overview
70.Vibrio Parahaemolyticus And Vibrio Vulnificus
72.Helicobacter Pylori
73.Systemic Gastro-Intestinal Infection: A Clinical Overview
74.Salmonella Typhi And Paratyphi
75.Non-Typhoidal Salmonella Infection
76.Yersinia Enterocolitica
77.Listeria Monocytogenes
79.Diarrhoeagenic Escherichia Coli
80.Uriniary Tract Infections: A Clinical Overview
81.Escherichia Coli In Urinary Tract Infections
83.Respiratory Tract Infections: A Clinical Overview
84.Corynebacterium Diphtheriae
85.Bordetella Pertussis
86.Streptococcus Pneumoniae
87.Klebsiella Pneumonia
89.Moraxella (Branhamella) Catarrhalis
90.Mycoplasma Pneumoniae And Other Mycoplasmas
91.Coxiella Burnetii
93.Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
94.Mycobacterium Leprae
95.The Mycobacterium Avium-Intracellulare Complex
96.Sexually Transmitted And Genital Infections: A Clinical Overview
97.Neisseria Gonorrhoeae
98.Treponema Pallidum
99.Haemophilus Ducreyi
100.Anaerobic Infections: A Clinical Overview
101.Clostridium Perfringens: Wound Infections
102.Clostridium Tetani
104.Central Nervous System Infections A Clinical Overview
105.Neisseria Meningitidis
106.Haemophilus Influenzae
107.Infections Of The Eye: A Clinical Overview
108.Bacillus Anthracis And Other Bacillus Species
109.Yersinia Pestis
110.Borrelia Burgdorferi
111.Borrelia Recurrentis
112.Bartonella Spp.
117.Uncultured Pathogens
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