Caister Academic Press

Salmonella: Molecular Biology and Pathogenesis

Publisher: Horizon Bioscience
Editor: Mikael Rhen1, Duncan Maskell2, Pietro Mastroeni2 and John Threlfall3 1Karolimsha Institute, Stockholm, Sweden; 2University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge, UK; 3Health Protection Agency, Centre for Infections, 61 Colindale Avenue, London, UK
Publication date: Feb 2007
ISBN: 978-1-904933-26-7 (hardback)
ISBN: 978-1-904933-43-4 (ebook)
Pages: x + 194

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The recent completion of the genome sequences of several Salmonella serovars, allied with the application of whole genome analyses, and the availibility of meaningful infection models in target animal species have contributed greatly to recent progress in the understanding of the molecular genomics and cellular biology of this family of complex pathogens.

In this book internationally acclaimed experts review cutting-edge topics in Salmonella research. Chapters are written from a molecular perspective and provide a unique insight into the current status of Salmonella research. Topics include epidemiology, molecular typing, antibiotic resistance, host-interaction in the gut, adhesins, pathogenecity islands, virulence plasmids, gene regulation, biofilms, and microarray analysis.

Essential reading for all researchers working with Salmonella and related organisms, and recommended reading for other scientists working bacterial genomics, molecular biology, antibacterial research, and bacterial molecular and cellular pathogenesis.

Chapter List:

Chapter 1: Current Trends in the Spread and Occurrence of Human Salmonellosis: Molecular Typing and Emerging Antibiotic Resistance
Fiona J. Cooke, John Wain, E. John Threlfall

Chapter 2: The Intestinal Phase of Salmonella Infections
Manuela Raffatellu, Çagla Tükel, Daniela Chessa, R. Paul Wilson and Andreas J. Bäumler

Chapter 3: Adhesins of Salmonella and Their Putative Roles in Infection
Timo K. Korhonen

Chapter 4: Salmonella Pathogenicity Islands
Eirwen Morgan,

Chapter 5: The Salmonella enterica Virulence Plasmid and the spv Gene Cluster
Dilek Tezcan-Merdol, Sofia Eriksson Ygberg and Mikael Rhen

Chapter 6: Virulence Gene Regulation in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium.
Charles J. Dorman, Tadhg Ó Cróinín, and Michael W. Mangan

Chapter 7: Biofilms of Salmonella enterica
Ute Ršmling, Devrim Pesen and Sima Yaron

Chapter 8: Innate Host Defenses in Salmonellosis
Jessica Jones-Carson and Andres Vazquez-Torres

Chapter 9: Revealing the Mosaic Nature of Salmonella Genomes Using Microarrays
Muna F. Anjum

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