Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Yersinia pestis: Retrospective and Perspective

Editors: Yang, Ruifu, Anisimov, Andrey (Eds.)

  • ​Comprehensively summarize the current knowledge of Yersinia pestis
  • Integrate the latest research methodology in the study of Yersinia pestis
  • Written by experts in this field
  • With ample illustrations
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About this book

This book addresses nearly every aspect of Y. pestis, approaching it from a new perspective. Topics covered include the history, epidemiology, physiology, ecology, genome, evolution, pathogenesis, host-pathogen interaction, big-data-driven research, vaccines, clinical aspects and future research trends. For centuries, scientists have sought to determine where Y. pestis, the most well-known bacterium and one that has caused a number of high-mortality epidemics throughout human history, comes from, what it is and how it causes the disease. This book works to answer these questions with the help of cutting-edge research results. It not only describes the history of plagues, but also stresses plagues’ effects on human civilization and explores the interaction of Y. pestis with hosts, vectors and the environment to reveal the evolution and pathogenesis. The book offers a valuable guide for researchers and graduate students studying Y. pestis, and will also benefit researchers from other fields, such as infectious diseases, other pathogens and system biology, sharing key insights into bacterial pathogen studies.

About the authors

Dr. Ruifu Yang is a professor at the Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology and the Chief-Scientist for National Basic Research Program (973 Program). He serves as the vice president for the Chinese Society for Microbiology. His research focuses on bacterial pathogenesis using genomics- and proteomics-based techniques. He has published more than 100 articles on international well-known journals, such as Nature Genetics, PNAS, BMC Microbiology.  Dr. Andrey Anisimov is a professor and deputy director at State Research Center for Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Russia.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Plague: A Disease Which Changed the Path of Human Civilization

    Bramanti, Barbara (et al.)

    Pages 1-26

  • Discovery of the Plague Pathogen: Lessons Learned

    Yang, Ruifu (et al.)

    Pages 27-33

  • Taxonomy of Yersinia pestis

    Qi, Zhizhen (et al.)

    Pages 35-78

  • Physiology of Yersinia pestis

    Brubaker, Robert R.

    Pages 79-99

  • Ecology of Yersinia pestis and the Epidemiology of Plague

    Dubyanskiy, Vladimir M. (et al.)

    Pages 101-170

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • ISBN 978-94-024-0890-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $239.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0888-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Yersinia pestis: Retrospective and Perspective
Editors
  • Ruifu Yang
  • Andrey Anisimov
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
918
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-024-0890-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-024-0890-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-024-0888-1
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 391
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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