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Metals and the Biology and Virulence of Brucella

  • R. Martin Roop II
  • Clayton C. Caswell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. R. Martin Roop II, Clayton C. Caswell
    Pages 1-8
  3. R. Martin Roop II, Ahmed E. Elhassanny, Marta A. Almirón, Eric S. Anderson, Xavier J. Atkinson
    Pages 9-39
  4. R. Martin Roop II, Joshua E. Pitzer, John E. Baumgartner, Daniel W. Martin
    Pages 41-61
  5. James A. Budnick, Clayton C. Caswell
    Pages 73-80
  6. R. Martin Roop II, John E. Baumgartner, Joshua E. Pitzer, Daniel W. Martin
    Pages 81-94

About this book


This book summarises the current knowledge on the role played by biologically relevant transition metals (Fe, Mn, Zn, Ni, Co, Cu and Mg) in the basic biology and virulence of bacterial pathogens from the genus Brucella. The authors explore the biological functions of these metals, how these bacteria compete with their mammalian hosts for these metals and how they avoid metal toxicity. Researchers and professionals studying zoonotic pathogens from the genus Brucella find this book valuable.


Brucella strains microbiology Iron enzyme dependence Manganese enzymes bacteria Zn brucella strain Biometals

Editors and affiliations

  • R. Martin Roop II
    • 1
  • Clayton C. Caswell
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Brody School of MedicineEast Carolina UniversityGreenvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Virginia–Maryland College of Veterinary MedicineVirginia TechBlacksburgUSA

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