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ISBN10: 0521809401 ISBN13: 9780521809405 DDC: 616/.014 Edition: (hbk.)


"This book addresses the basic science of microbial dormancy and low-growth states, putting this in the context of human medicine. Such fundamental topics as bacterial growth and non-growth, culturability and viability are covered, as well as survival of the host's immune response, and interbacterial signalling. Following this introduction, more medically focussed topics are discussed, namely antibiotic resistance arising during stationary phase, biofilms, the bacteria which cause gastric ulcers and tuberculosis as the classic persistent bacterial infection. This book will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in medical microbiology, immunology, and infectious disease medicine who are interested in bacterial dormancy in relation to disease."--BOOK JACKET.


Includes bibliographical references and index. 1. Physiological and molecular aspects of growth, non-growth, culturability and viability in bacteria / M. R. Barer -- 2. Survival of environmental and host-associated stress / Petra Dersch and Regine Hengge-Aronis -- 3. Surviving the immune response: an immunologist's perspective / David R. Katz and Gabriele Pollara -- 4. Quantitative and qualitative changes in bacterial activity controlled by interbacterial signalling / Simon Swift -- 5. Mechanisms of stationary-phase mutagenesis in bacteria and their relevance to antibiotic resistance / Digby F. Warner and Valerie Mizrahi -- 6. Biofilms, dormancy and resistance / Anthony W. Smith and Michael R. W. Brown -- 7. Tuberculosis / Yanmin Hu and Anthony R. M. Coates -- 8. Gastritis and peptic ulceration / C. Stewart Goodwin -- 9. Resumption of yeast cell proliferation from stationary phase / Gerald C. Johnston and Richard A. Singer. 10. Resting state in seeds of higher plants: dormancy, persistence and resilience to abiotic and biotic stresses / Hugh W. Pritchard and Peter E. Toorop.


  • Dewey Decimal: 616/.014

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: xiv, 274 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition Info: (hbk.)


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