Corynebacterium diphtheriae and Related Toxigenic Species

Genomics, Pathogenicity and Applications

Editors: Burkovski, Andreas (Ed.)

  • Several Corynebacterium glutamicum books have been published, but little to nothing about C. diphtheriae
  • A considerable number of research groups work on pili, surface structures, vaccines, distribution, host-pathogen-interactions, Fe metabolism, biotechnological applications (vectors systems to induce cell death, sialidase)
  • Recently published genome sequences give the unique opportunity to compare C. diphtheriae genomes
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About this book

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.

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“It extensively examines the genomics, pathogenicity, diagnosis, and treatment of these bacteria as well as vaccine development. … an excellent resource for graduate, postdoctoral fellows, and basic scientists in microbiology, molecular genetics, or public health. It also would be a useful introductory tool for infectious disease fellows who are interested in pursuing public health and/or basic science research as part of a physician/scientist training pathway.” (Shirley F. Delair, Doody’s Book Reviews, August, 2014)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Diphtheria and its Etiological Agents

    Burkovski, Andreas

    Pages 1-14

  • Corynebacterium diphtheriae, Corynebacterium ulcerans and Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis—General Aspects

    Guaraldi, Ana Luíza de Mattos (et al.)

    Pages 15-37

  • Comparative Genomics and Pathogenicity Islands of Corynebacterium diphtheriae, Corynebacterium ulcerans, and Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis

    Trost, Eva (et al.)

    Pages 39-65

  • Corynephages: Infections of the Infectors

    Sangal, Vartul (et al.)

    Pages 67-81

  • Toxin Structure, Delivery and Action

    Varol, Başak (et al.)

    Pages 83-94

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eBook $159.00
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-7623-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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price for USA
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  • ISBN 978-94-024-0192-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Corynebacterium diphtheriae and Related Toxigenic Species
Book Subtitle
Genomics, Pathogenicity and Applications
Editors
  • Andreas Burkovski
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht (outside the USA)
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7624-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7624-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7623-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0192-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 293
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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