Persister Cells and Infectious Disease

  • Kim Lewis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Peter W. S. Hill, Sophie Helaine
    Pages 19-38
  3. Bork A. Berghoff, E. Gerhart H. Wagner
    Pages 77-97
  4. Wendy W. K. Mok, Mark P. Brynildsen
    Pages 99-132
  5. Dorien Wilmaerts, Pauline Herpels, Jan Michiels, Natalie Verstraeten
    Pages 133-180
  6. Nathan Fraikin, Frédéric Goormaghtigh, Laurence Van Melderen
    Pages 181-202
  7. Arvi Jõers, Marta Putrinš, Niilo Kaldalu, Hannes Luidalepp, Tanel Tenson
    Pages 203-216
  8. Maikel Boot, E. Hesper Rego
    Pages 247-272
  9. Wooseong Kim, Iliana Escobar, Beth Burgwyn Fuchs, Eleftherios Mylonakis
    Pages 273-295

About this book


This volume is a collection of chapters from the leading experts in the relatively new and burgeoning field of persister cell studies. Persisters play a leading role in the recalcitrance of chronic infections, and enable the development of classical antibiotic resistance. The focus of the book is on studies that provide an understanding of the mechanisms of persister formation, antibiotic tolerance and role in disease, at the molecular level.


bacterial persistence drug resistance drug tolerance host immunity dormant cells antibiotic resistance subpopulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Kim Lewis
    • 1
  1. 1.Antimicrobial Discovery CenterNortheastern UniversityBostonUSA

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