The molecular age has brought about dramatic changes in medical microbiology, and great leaps in our understanding of the mechanisms of infectious disease. Molecular Medical Microbiology is the first book to synthesise the many new developments in both molecular and clinical research in a single comprehensive resource. This timely and authoritative three-volume work is an invaluable reference source of medical bacteriology. Comprising more than 100 chapters, organized into 17 major sections, the scope of this impressive work is wide-ranging. Written by experts in the field, chapters include cutting-edge information, and clinical overviews for each major bacterial group, in addition to the latest updates on vaccine development, molecular technology and diagnostic technology. Topics covered include bacterial structure, cell function, and genetics; mechanisms of pathogenesis and prevention; antibacterial agents; and infections ranging from gastrointestinal to urinary tract, centrtal nervous system, respiratory tract, and more.
- The first comprehensive and accessible reference on molecular medical microbiology
- Full color presentation througout
- In-depth discussion of individual pathogenic bacteria in a system-oriented approach
- Includes a clinical overview for each major bacterial group
- Presents the latest information on vaccine development, molecular technology, and diagnostic technology
- More than 100 chapters covering all major groups of bacteria
- Written by an international panel of authors who are experts in their respective disciplines