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Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology

Pathogenicity Islands and the Evolution of Pathogenic Microbes

Volume I

Editors: Hacker, J., Kaper, James (Eds.)

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It has been known for a number of years that not only pathogenicity islands but also plasmids and bacteriophages are able to carry genes whose products are involved in pathogenic processes. Accordingly, such elements and their products play an important role in pathogenesis due to the intestinal E. coli as well due to Shigellae. Another interesting aspect which is reflected in different articles is that genomes evolve by acquisition of new pieces of DNA following gene transfer, but also by genome reduction. Different mechanisms include the deletion of sequences or the elimination of functions by the accumulation of point mutations or rearrangements.

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"In addition to classic mutational events, a highly successful strategy of generating genetic diversity in bacteria is the acquisition of genomic islands. … This compendium … features an international assembly of authors including W. Arber (Basel) giving a lucid introduction into the evolution of prokaryotic genomes. The two-volume work provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of knowledge on PAIs and other mobile virulence determinants in bacterial as well as fungal pathogens of humans and plants." (Susanne Rohrer, BioWorld, Issue 6, 2002)


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Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pathogenicity Islands and the Evolution of Pathogenic Microbes
Book Subtitle
Volume I
Editors
  • J. Hacker
  • James Kaper
Series Title
Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
Series Volume
264/1
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-09217-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-09217-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-42681-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07656-5
Series ISSN
0070-217X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 234
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations
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