Escherichia coli, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0123977770
  • ISBN-13: 9780123977779
  • DDC: 616.926
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 612 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The 2e of Escherichia coli is a unique, comprehensive analysis of the biology and molecular mechanisms that enable this ubiquitous organism to thrive. Leading investigators in the field discuss the molecular basis of E. coli pathogenesis followed by chapters on genomics and evolution. Detailed descriptions of distinct strains reveal the molecular pathogenesis of each and the causes of intestinal and extra-intestinal infections in humans. This work concludes with a presentation of virulence factors common to two or more pathotypes. The book is a great resource for references and up-to-date knowledge for anyone who studies E. coli pathogenesis, either as established investigators or investigators new to the field. It is also an excellent text for those who teach mechanisms of pathogenesis to graduate students and medical students and wish to have a source of knowledge from which to develop lectures.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
1: Escherichia coli, the Organism.
2: The Ecology of Escherichia coli.
3: Comparative Genomics of Pathogenic Escherichia Coli.
4: Evolution of Pathogenic Escherichia Coli.
5: Escherichia coli Pathotypes.
6: Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli.
7: Enterohemorrhagic and Other Shigatoxin-Producing Escherichia coli.
8: Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli.
9: Shigella and Enteroinvasive Escherichia coli: Paradigms for Pathogen Evolution and Host–Parasite Interactions.
10: Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli.
11: Uropathogenic Escherichia coli.
12: Meningitis-Associated Escherichia coli.
13: Hybrid and Potentially Pathogenic Escherichia coli Strains.
14: Escherichia Coli Virulence Factors.
15: Adhesive Pili of the Chaperone-Usher Family.
16: The Type 2 Secretion and Type 4 Pilus Systems of Escherichia Coli.
17: Type 3 Secretion Systems.
18: Type 3 Secretion Effectors.
19: Type 1 and 5 Secretion Systems and Associated Toxins.
20: Capsule and Lipopolysaccharide.