Understanding Antibacterial

Understanding Antibacterial

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An understanding of the molecular basis of antibacterial action is an essential component of university courses in the pharmaceutical, biomedical and food sciences. Such an understanding is equally valuable to industrial pharmacists and to research scientists designing new antibacterial agents. This title, substantially rewritten for this edition, incorporates current information on new antibiotics, updates on older drugs and biocides, and gives expanded coverage of bacteria such as mycobacteria, enterocoli, methicillin resistant staphylococci and pneumococci that pose an increasing therapeutic problem. This work is intended for undergraduate and postgraduate students of microbiology and biochemistry, microbial genetics, applied microbiology, biotechnology, molecular biology, pharmacy, food science, veterinary science and dentistry.
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  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 172 x 235 x 13mm | 461g
  • Addison Wesley
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0131248278
  • 9780131248274

Table of contents

Mode of action of antibiotics and their uptake into bacteria; antiseptics, disinfectants and preservatives - their properties, mechanisms of action and uptake into bacteria; sporistatic and sporicidal agents - their properties and mechanisms of action; genetic and biochemical basis of chemotherapeutic antibiotics; genetic and biochemical basis of resistance to antiseptics, disinfectants and preservatives; mechanisms of spore resistance to biocides; impact on society of bacterial resistance to antibiotics and biocides and ways of counteracting it.
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