ESCHERICHIA COLIAuthor: Edited By Michael Donnenberg , University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, U.S.A.
Publish date: September 2002
Escherichia coli : Virulence Mechanisms of a Versatile Pathogen 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. Escherichia coli : Virulence Mechanisms of a Versatile Pathogen concludes with a presentation of virulence factors, common to two or more pathotypes. This unique collection presents timely and vital information on understanding the inner workings of E. coli , which will lend key insights into disease prevention research.