Bacterial Genomes and Infectious Diseases

  • Voon L. Chan
  • Philip M. Sherman
  • Billy Bourke

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Voon Loong Chan
    Pages 1-19
  3. Voon Loong Chan, Philip M. Sherman, Billy Bourke
    Pages 21-30
  4. Voon Loong Chan, Philip M. Sherman, Billy Bourke
    Pages 31-39
  5. John Kelly, Jean-Robert Brisson, N. Martin Young, Harold C. Jarrell, Christine M. Szymanski
    Pages 63-90
  6. Zhongming Ge, David B. Schauer
    Pages 91-107
  7. Dieter M. Bulach, Torsten Seemann, Richard L. Zuerner, Ben Adler
    Pages 109-123
  8. Keith Ireton
    Pages 125-149
  9. David C. Alexander, Jun Liu
    Pages 151-174
  10. Yuko Sasaki
    Pages 175-190
  11. James B. Bliska, Michelle B. Ryndak, Jens P. Grabenstein
    Pages 213-226
  12. William S. Jermyn, Yvonne A. O’Shea, Anne Marie Quirke, E. Fidelma Boyd
    Pages 227-254
  13. Philip M. Sherman, Billy Bourke, Voon Loong Chan
    Pages 255-264
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 265-270

About this book


The emergence and reemergence of infectious diseases, an increasing rate of antibiotic-resistant variants of pathogens, and the threat of bioterrorism underscore the importance of bacterial genomes and infectious diseases. Bacterial Genomes and Infectious Diseases presents major findings about bacterial genomes and their impact on strategy and approach for investigating mechanisms of pathogenesis of infectious diseases. This book imparts fundamental knowledge on the structure, organization, and evolution of bacterial genomes. The value and power of comparative genomics and proteomics, bioinformatics, microarrays, and knockout animal models in analyzing genomes, bacteria-host interactions and disease are demonstrated. Also discussed are the genomes of virulent and nonvirulent strains and species, origin and evolution of pathogens, different models of bacteria-host interactions, and diseases mechanisms.


Microarray antibiotics bacteria bioinformatics genetics infectious infectious disease infectious diseases

Editors and affiliations

  • Voon L. Chan
    • 1
  • Philip M. Sherman
    • 2
  • Billy Bourke
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Medical Genetics and MicrobiologyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of Paediatrics Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology Hospital for Sick ChildrenUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Children’s Research Center, Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick ChildrenSchool of Medicine and Medical ScienceDublinIreland
  4. 4.Conway Institute for Biomolecular and Biomedical ResearchUniversity CollegeDublinIreland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-496-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-152-9
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Public Health
Internal Medicine & Dermatology