Description

Many bacterial diseases are caused by organisms growing together as communities or biofilms. These microorganisms have the capacity to coordinately regulate specific sets of genes by sensing and communicating amongst themselves utilizing a variety of signals. This book examines the mechanisms of quorum sensing and cell-to-cell communication in bacteria and the roles that these processes play in regulating virulence, bacterial interactions with host tissues, and microbial development. Recent studies suggest that microbial cell-to-cell communication plays an important role in the pathogenesis of a variety of disease processes.
  • ISBN13: 9780521846387
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Pubilcation Year: 2006
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 00313
Specifications
FormatPaperback
SeriesAdvances in Molecular and Cellular Microbiology
Publication DateFebruary 23, 2006
Primary CategoryMedical/Microbiology

Bacterial Cell-to-Cell Communication: Role in Virulence and Pathogenesis (Advances in Molecular and Cellular Microbiology)

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