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Genome Mapping and Genomics in Animal-Associated Microbes

  • Vishvanath Nene
  • Chittaranjan Kole


  • The authors are renowned experts on the animal-associated microbes treated and have all contributed to the genome sequencing projects underpinning research activities of the selected organisms

  • An invaluable work that will promote further genomic research and the development of novel methods of controlling pathogens that cause enormous economic loss


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Nammalwar Sriranganathan, Mohamed N. Seleem, Steven C. Olsen, Luis E. Samartino, Adrian M. Whatmore, Betsy Bricker et al.
    Pages 1-64
  3. Ling-Ling Li, Sushmita Singh, John Bannantine, Sagarika Kanjilal, Vivek Kapur
    Pages 65-83
  4. Kelly A. Brayton, Michael J. Dark, Guy H. Palmer
    Pages 85-116
  5. Basil A. Allsopp, Jere W. McBride
    Pages 117-164
  6. Guan Zhu, Shinichiro Enomoto, Jason M. Fritzler, Mitchell S. Abrahamsen, Thomas J. Templeton
    Pages 165-190
  7. Richard P. Bishop, David O. Odongo, David J. Mann, Terry W. Pearson, Chihiro Sugimoto, Lee R. Haines et al.
    Pages 191-231
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 233-236

About this book


Achievements and progress in genome mapping and the genomics of microbes supersede by far those for higher plants and animals, in part due to their enormous economic implication but also smaller genome size. In the post-genomic era, whole genome sequences of animal-associated microbes are providing clues to depicting the genetic basis of the complex host-pathogen relationships and the evolution of parasitism; and to improving methods of controlling pathogens.

This volume focuses on a globally important group of intracellular prokaryotic pathogens which affect livestock animals. These include Brucella, Mycobacterium, Anaplasma and Ehrlichia, as well as the protozoan pathogens Cryptosporidium and Theileria, for which genome sequence data is available. Insights from comparative genomics of the microbes described provide clues to the adaptation involved in host-microbe interactions, as well as resources potentially useful for application in future research and product development.


Livestock Pathogenomics Protozoa Veterinary Diseases evolution microbe

Editors and affiliations

  • Vishvanath Nene
    • 1
  • Chittaranjan Kole
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Genome Sciences and Department of Microbiology & ImmunologyUniversity of Maryland School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of Genetics & BiochemistryClemson UniversityClemsonUSA

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