Pasteurella multocida

Molecular Biology, Toxins and Infection

  • Klaus Aktories
  • Joachim H.C. Orth
  • Ben Adler

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 361)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. I. W. Wilkie, M. Harper, J. D. Boyce, B. Adler
    Pages 1-22
  3. J. D. Boyce, T. Seemann, B. Adler, M. Harper
    Pages 23-38
  4. Katharina F. Kubatzky
    Pages 53-72
  5. Joachim H. C. Orth, Klaus Aktories
    Pages 73-92
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 145-147

About this book


It is more than 125 years since Louis Pasteur identified as the causative agent of “choléra des poules” the bacterium that now bears his name. Since that time, Pasteurella multocida has been recognized as the causative agent of a wide range of infections in a wide range of animal species as well as in humans.  Indeed, the species name multocida could be literally translated as “multi-killer”. The term pasteurellosis is now widely applied to describe infections of mammals and birds caused by P. multocida.  It is therefore surprising that a detailed knowledge of the cellular and molecular basis for pathogenesis in pasteurellosis lags behind what has been elucidated for many other bacterial species.  In particular, the molecular basis for host predilection remains completely unknown.   

This volume brings together contributions from experts in the field of Pasteurella research.  It covers areas such as comparative genomics, pathogenic mechanisms, bacterial proteomics, as well as a detailed description and analysis of Pasteurella multocida toxin and its interaction with host tissues, cells, immune system, and signalling pathways. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Aktories
    • 1
  • Joachim H.C. Orth
    • 2
  • Ben Adler
    • 3
  1. 1.Inst. Experimentelle und Klinische, Pharmakologie und ToxikologieUniversität FreiburgFreiburgGermany
  2. 2., Experimentelle und Klinische PharmakologUniversity of FreiburgFreiburgGermany
  3. 3., Dept. of MicrobiologyMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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