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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/29957
Title:
Biofilms, dormancy and resistance
Authors:
Smith, Anthony W.; Brown, Michael R. W.
Other Titles:
Dormancy and Low Growth States in Microbial Diseases
Abstract:
All cellular life-forms can exist in replicating and non-replicating states. Organisms replicate only when the conditions are beneficial, and when not replicating they concentrate on survival of these environmental stresses. Many bacteria, harmful to humans, survive the period of infection in a low growth state. This book addresses the basic science of microbial dormancy and low growth states, putting this in the context of human medicine. Such fundamental topics as bacterial growth and non-growth, culturability and viability are covered, as well as survival of the host’s immune response, and inter-bacterial signalling. Following this introduction, more medically-focused topics are discussed, namely antibiotic resistance arising during stationary phase, biofilms, the bacteria which cause gastric ulcers and tuberculosis as the classic persistent bacterial infection. This book will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in medical microbiology, immunology and infectious disease medicine who are interested in bacterial dormancy in relation to disease. (Cambridge University Press)
Citation:
In: Coates, A.R.M. (Ed), Dormancy and Low Growth States in Microbial Diseases
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Issue Date:
2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/29957
Additional Links:
http://www.cambridge.org/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521809401
Type:
Book chapter
Language:
en
ISBN:
0521809401
Appears in Collections:
Molecular Pharmacology Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Anthony W.-
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Michael R. W.-
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-12T11:25:52Z-
dc.date.available2008-06-12T11:25:52Z-
dc.date.issued2003-
dc.identifier.citationIn: Coates, A.R.M. (Ed), Dormancy and Low Growth States in Microbial Diseasesen
dc.identifier.isbn0521809401-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/29957-
dc.description.abstractAll cellular life-forms can exist in replicating and non-replicating states. Organisms replicate only when the conditions are beneficial, and when not replicating they concentrate on survival of these environmental stresses. Many bacteria, harmful to humans, survive the period of infection in a low growth state. This book addresses the basic science of microbial dormancy and low growth states, putting this in the context of human medicine. Such fundamental topics as bacterial growth and non-growth, culturability and viability are covered, as well as survival of the host’s immune response, and inter-bacterial signalling. Following this introduction, more medically-focused topics are discussed, namely antibiotic resistance arising during stationary phase, biofilms, the bacteria which cause gastric ulcers and tuberculosis as the classic persistent bacterial infection. This book will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in medical microbiology, immunology and infectious disease medicine who are interested in bacterial dormancy in relation to disease. (Cambridge University Press)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.cambridge.org/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521809401en
dc.subjectMedical microbiologyen
dc.subjectDormancy (Biology)en
dc.titleBiofilms, dormancy and resistanceen
dc.title.alternativeDormancy and Low Growth States in Microbial Diseasesen
dc.typeBook chapteren
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