Intracellular Niches of Microbes: A Pathogens Guide Through the Host Cell

Intracellular Niches of Microbes: A Pathogens Guide Through the Host Cell

Editor(s): Ulrich E. Schaible, Albert Haas

Published Online: 7 OCT 2009

Print ISBN: 9783527322077

Online ISBN: 9783527629176

DOI: 10.1002/9783527629176

About this Book

The book describes the different and exciting pathways which have been developed by pathogenic microbes to manage living inside host cells. It covers intracellular life styles of all relevant pathogenic but also symbiotic microorganisms with respect to the cell biology of the host-microbe interactions and the microbial adaptations for intracellular survival. It features intracellular trafficking pathways and characteristics of intracellular niches of individual microbes. The book also asks questions on the benefits for the microbe with regard to physiological needs and nutritional aspects such as auxotrophy, effects on genome sizes, and consequences for disease and host response/immunity (and the benefits for the host in the cases of symbionts).

Additionally, the book includes those pathogens that are medically less important but represent distinct intracellular niches, trafficking behaviours and virulence traits. The individual chapters also point out future challenges of research for the respective organism.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: General Aspects

  2. Part II: Selected Pathogens - IIA: Vacuolar Bacteria

    1. Chapter 13

      Afipia Felis (pages 235–254)

      Bianca E. Schneider and Prof. Albert Haas

    2. Chapter 14

      Brucella (pages 255–272)

      Monika Kalde, Edgardo Moreno and Jean-Pierre Gorvel

    3. Chapter 16

      Coxiella Burnetii (pages 287–300)

      Stacey D. Gilk, Daniel E. Voth and Robert A. Heinzen

  3. Part II: Selected Pathogens - IIB: Intracytosolic Bacteria

    1. Chapter 26

      Rickettsia (pages 469–484)

      Sanjeev K. Sahni, Elena Rydkina and David J. Silverman

    2. Chapter 27

      Shigella (pages 485–503)

      Guy Tran Van Nhieu and Philippe Sansonetti

  4. Part II: Selected Pathogens - IIC: Intracellular Symbionts

    1. Chapter 28

      Bacterial Symbionts of Plants (pages 505–525)

      Kumiko Kambara, William J. Broughton and William J. Deakin

    2. Chapter 29

      Cyanobacterial and Algal Symbioses (pages 527–546)

      Goran Kovacevic, Jürgen M. Steiner and Wolfgang Löffelhardt

  5. Part II: Selected Pathogens - IID: Parasites and Fungi

    1. Chapter 33

      Plasmodium and Babesia (pages 597–611)

      Markus Winterberg, Jude M. Przyborski and Klaus Lingelbach

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