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Biomedical Sciences - Medical Microbiology | Between Pathogenicity and Commensalism

Between Pathogenicity and Commensalism

Dobrindt, Ulrich, Hacker, Jörg H., Svanborg, Catharina (Eds.)

2013, XIII, 354 p. 24 illus., 17 illus. in color.

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  • The book is considered for PhD students and advanced specialists
  • The book focuses on bacterial systems, but also includes several chapters on host aspects to round off the subject. The different contributions cover a currently rapidly developing field that gains more and more attraction by researchers working on fundamental and applied aspects of biology, medical microbiology, infectiology and medicine

Microbes colonize nearly every biotic and abiotic niche on our planet. This also includes our human body, which is densely populated with microbes, the majority of which interact with us in a commensal, sometimes even mutualistic, relationship. Only a minority of our microbiota are pathogenic organisms with the ability to cause infection.

This book covers various aspects of the interplay between commensal and pathogenic bacteria with their hosts. The chapters summarize recent findings on the geno- and phenotypic traits of opportunistic bacterial pathogens, such as Escherichia coli, staphylococci or Pseudomonas aeruginosa, as well as the impact of commensal and probiotic bacteria on intestinal physiology and health. The differential interaction of pathogenic, commensal and probiotic bacteria with their host is reviewed from both the bacterial and the host’s perspective to round out this compilation of articles on the differences and similarities of pathogenic and commensal microorganisms.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » bacterial moonlighting - gut microflora - intestinal host-microbe relationships

Related subjects » Immunology - Medical Microbiology

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