Bacterial Invasiveness

  • Virginia L. Miller

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 209)

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About this book


Intracellular pathogens are responsible for a number of important diseases worldwide, including tuberculosis, plague and bacillary dysentery. This volume focusses on those intracellular pathogens that have been studied most extensively at the molecular, genetic, and cellular level. The reviews attempt to integrate the information derived from these diverse approaches into a cohesive picture. In recent years the entry steps have been described at the molecular and genetic level, and the important signal transduction events are being elucidated. It is now becoming clear that there are both similarities and differences both in terms of the steps involved and of the genetic basis of bacterial invasiveness. These reviews of the "state of the art" provide a foundation from which to proceed.


Listeria monocytogenes bacteria bacteriology cell diseases escherichia coli infection legionella pneumophila medizinische Mikrobiologie microbiology pathogenesis protein regulation tuberculosis virulence

Editors and affiliations

  • Virginia L. Miller
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology and Molecular GeneticsUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-85218-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-85216-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-217X
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