Taxonomic Guide to Infectious Diseases

Understanding the Biologic Classes of Pathogenic Organisms

By

  • Jules Berman, Ph.D., M.D., freelance author with expertise in informatics, computer programming, and cancer biology, Columbia, MD, USA

In the past few decades, there have been great advances in the phylogenetic classification of infectious diseases of man. Taxonomic Guide to Infectious Diseases organizes this information into a standard biological classification and provides a short, clinically-oriented description of every genus (class) of infectious organism. It covers an overview of modern taxonomy, including a description of the kingdoms of life and the evolutionary principles underlying the class hierarchy, and each following chapter will describe one phylum and the genera that contain infectious species. Taxonomic Guide to Infectious Diseases is written in an engaging, narrative style, providing the reader with an easy to digest yet clinically-oriented story of the pathogenic features of each genus. Designed for researchers, clinicians and students of infectious diseases, medical microbiology and pathology.
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Audience

Medical and graduate students in infectious disease, microbiology and medical microbiology programs; clinicians dealing in infectious disease; researchers and clinical investigators working in infectious disease, medical microbiology and pathology

 

Book information

  • Published: August 2012
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-415895-5

Reviews

"Taxonomic Guide to Infectious Diseases is written in an engaging, narrative style, providing the reader with an easy to digest yet clinically-oriented story of the pathogenic features of each genus. Designed for researchers, clinicians and students of infectious diseases, medical microbiology and pathology."--Doody.com, April 24, 2013




Table of Contents

PART I. Principles of Taxonomy

PART II. Bacteria

PART III. Eukaryotes

PART IV. Animals

PART V. Fungi

PART VI. Nonliving Infectious Agents: Viruses and Prions

References

Appendices