Synopses & Reviews
The last decade has seen an explosion in our understanding of how bacterial pathogens trick, cajole, con and parasitize their various hosts. This renaissance is due to the convergence of molecular and cellular techniques with the power of microbial genetics. The purpose of this volume is to introduce recent advances in understanding selected systems chosen from both plant and animal hosts of bacterial pathogens. This somewhat nonobvious choice of topics was spurred by recent findings of common systems used to secrete virulence factors from intercellular pathogens of both plants and animals. The hope is that by understanding both the commonalities and idiosyncracies of various pathogenesis modes, we may come to better understand host responses and resistance mechanisms.
"This is an outstanding book that is extremely well-written and it is a pleasure to read. It is thought-provoking and, as such, it would be useful as an undergraduate text, perhaps for an advanced special course...The editor and his contributors are to be congratulated." Letters in Applied Microbiology