Taxonomic Guide to Infectious Diseases

Taxonomic Guide to Infectious Diseases

Understanding the Biologic Classes of Pathogenic Organisms

1st Edition - August 31, 2012

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  • Author: Jules J. Berman
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780124158955
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124159136

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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.

Key Features

  • Offers genus-by-genus classification of infectious diseases along with short, clinically-oriented descriptions of each genus
  • Presents comprehensive lists of infectious species for each genera and identifies diseases caused by each species
  • Compiled and written by a well-known pathologist with extensive experience in diagnosing human infectious diseases

Readership

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

Table of Contents

  • Dedication

    Preface

    Nota Bene

    About the Author

    About the Cover Art

    Part I Principles of Taxonomy

    Chapter 1. The Magnitude and Diversity of Infectious Diseases

    The Importance of Infectious Diseases in Terms of Human Mortality

    Only a Small Percentage of Terrestrial Organisms are Pathogenic in Humans

    Chapter 2. What is a Classification?

    Classifications Drive Down the Complexity of Knowledge Domains

    General Principles of Classification

    Chapter 3. The Tree of Life

    Part II Bacteria

    Chapter 4. Overview of Class Bacteria

    Chapter 5. The Alpha Proteobacteria

    Chapter 6. Beta Proteobacteria

    Chapter 7. Gamma Proteobacteria

    Chapter 8. Epsilon Proteobacteria

    Chapter 9. Spirochaetes

    Chapter 10. Bacteroidetes and Fusobacteria

    Chapter 11. Mollicutes

    Chapter 12. Class Bacilli Plus Class Clostridia

    Chapter 13. Chlamydiae

    Chapter 14. Actinobacteria

    Part III Eukaryotes

    Chapter 15. Overview of Class Eukaryota

    Chapter 16. Metamonada

    Chapter 17. Euglenozoa

    Chapter 18. Percolozoa

    Chapter 19. Apicomplexa

    Chapter 20. Ciliophora (Ciliates)

    Chapter 21. Heterokontophyta

    Chapter 22. Amoebozoa

    Chapter 23. Choanozoa

    Chapter 24. Archaeplastida

    Part IV Animals

    Chapter 25. Overview of Class Animalia

    Chapter 26. Platyhelminthes (flatworms)

    Chapter 27. Nematoda (roundworms)

    Chapter 28. Acanthocephala

    Chapter 29. Chelicerata

    Chapter 30. Hexapoda

    Chapter 31. Crustacea

    Chapter 32. Craniata

    Part V Fungi

    Chapter 33. Overview of Class Fungi

    Chapter 34. Zygomycota

    Chapter 35. Basidiomycota

    Chapter 36. Ascomycota

    Chapter 37. Microsporidia

    Part VI Nonliving Infectious Agents: Viruses and Prions

    Chapter 38. Overview of Viruses

    Chapter 39. Group I Viruses

    Chapter 40. Group II Viruses

    Chapter 41. Group III Viruses

    Chapter 42. Group IV Viruses

    Chapter 43. Group V Viruses

    Chapter 44. Group VI Viruses

    Chapter 45. Group VII Viruses

    Chapter 46. Prions

    APPENDIX I. Additional Notes on Taxonomy

    APPENDIX II. Number of Occurrences of Some Common Infectious Diseases

    APPENDIX III. Organisms Causing Infectious Disease in Humans

    Glossary

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 374
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2012
  • Published: August 31, 2012
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780124158955
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124159136

About the Author

Jules J. Berman

Jules J. Berman, Ph.D., M.D. holds degrees from MIT, Temple University, and the University of Miami. He served as Chief of Anatomic Pathology, Surgical Pathology, and Cytopathology at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, with joint appointments at the University of Maryland Medical Center and at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. He later served at the US National Cancer Institute as a medical officer and as program director for pathology informatics in the Cancer Diagnosis Program. Dr. Berman is a past president of the Association for Pathology Informatics and the 2011 recipient of the association’s Lifetime Achievement Award.Jules J. Berman, Ph.D., M.D. holds degrees from MIT, Temple University, and the University of Miami. He served as Chief of Anatomic Pathology, Surgical Pathology, and Cytopathology at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, with joint appointments at the University of Maryland Medical Center and at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. He later served at the US National Cancer Institute as a medical officer and as program director for pathology informatics in the Cancer Diagnosis Program. Dr. Berman is a past president of the Association for Pathology Informatics and the 2011 recipient of the association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He has first-authored more than 100 journal articles and has written 18 science books. His most recent titles, published by Elsevier, include:

-Taxonomic Guide to Infectious Diseases: Understanding the Biologic Classes of Pathogenic Organisms, 1st edition (2012)
-Principles of Big Data: Preparing, Sharing, and Analyzing Complex Information (2013)
-Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs: Keys to Understanding and Treating the Common Diseases (2014)
-Repurposing Legacy Data: Innovative Case Studies (2015)
-Data Simplification: Taming Information with Open Source Tools (2016)
-Precision Medicine and the Reinvention of Human Disease (2018)
-Principles and Practice of Big Data: Preparing, Sharing, and Analyzing Complex Information, Second Edition (2018)
-Taxonomic Guide to Infectious Diseases: Understanding the Biologic Classes of Pathogenic Organisms, 2nd edition (2019)

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Author with expertise in informatics, computer programming, and cancer biology

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