Table of Contents

Contents

PART 1

MICROBIAL BIOLOGY

 1 Microbiology and medicine

D. Greenwood and M. R. Barer

 2 Morphology and nature of micro-organisms 

M. R. Barer

 3 Classification, identification and typing of micro-organisms 

T. L. Pitt

 4 Bacterial growth, physiology and death 

M. R. Barer

 5 Antimicrobial agents 

D. Greenwood and M. M. Ogilvie

 6 Bacterial genetics 

K. J. Towner

 7 Virus–cell interactions 

M. Norval

PART 2

INFECTION AND IMMUNITY

 8 Immunological principles: antigens and antigen recognition 

J. Stewart

 9 Innate and acquired immunity 

J. Stewart

10 Immunity in viral infections 

J. Stewart

11 Parasitic infections: pathogenesis and immunity 

J. Stewart

12 Immunity in bacterial
infections 

J. Stewart

13 Bacterial pathogenicity 

D. A. A. Ala’Aldeen

14 The natural history of infection 

M. R. Barer

PART 3

BACTERIAL PATHOGENS AND ASSOCIATED DISEASES

15 Staphylococcus 

H. Humphreys

16 Streptococcus and enterococcus 

M. Kilian

17 Coryneform bacteria, listeria and erysipelothrix 

J. McLauchlin and P. Riegel

18 Mycobacterium 

J. M. Grange

19 Environmental mycobacteria 

J. M. Grange

20 Actinomyces, nocardia and tropheryma 

J. M. Grange

21 Bacillus 

H. S. Atkins

22 Clostridium 

T. V. Riley

23 Neisseria and moraxella 

D. A. A. Ala’Aldeen and N. Oldfield

24 Salmonella 

H. Chart

25 Shigella Bacillary dysentery

H. Chart

26 Escherichia 

H. Cha

Details

No. of pages:
794
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
eBook ISBN:
9780702056574
eBook ISBN:
9780702051197
Print ISBN:
9780702040894
eBook ISBN:
9780702052200
Print ISBN:
9780702040900

About the editors

David Greenwood

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor of Antimicrobial Science, University of Nottingham Medical School

Richard Slack

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, Division of Microbiology, University of Nottingham Medical School, Nottingham, UK; Consultant in Communicable Disease Control, Nottingham Health Authority; Honorary Consultant, Public Health Laboratory Service, Nottingham, UK

Michael Barer

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Leicester Medical School, Leicester, UK Professor of Clinical Microbiology

Will Irving

Affiliations and Expertise

Honorary Consultant Virologist