Persistent Bacterial Infections
James P. Nataro (Sous la direction de), Martin J. Blazer (Sous la direction de), Susanna Cunnigham- Rundles (Sous la direction de)
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Description du produit
The study of characteristically persistent bacterial infections has begun to focus attention on some of the basic biological questions: How have host and pathogen coevolved to reach the current balance of power? Is persistent colonization and/or infection a biological accident or the result of an evolved equilibrium? This important volume addresses these and other timely questions. Offering an examination of persistent bacterial infections in light of ecological and evolutionary principles, it focuses on the principles of parasitism and commensalism and our ability to distinguish the two states. Throughout the volume, the authors explore the ways in which persistent infections differ from the nonpathogenic commensal state. The volume also addresses coevolution, host adaptation, natural selection, and other fundamental biological principles.