Chapter 2. Clinical Relevance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa: A Master of Adaptation and Survival Strategies

  1. Prof. Dr. Bernd H. A. Rehm
  1. Niels Høiby1,
  2. Helle Krogh Johansen1,
  3. Claus Moser1 and
  4. Oana Ciofu2

Published Online: 31 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527622009.ch2

Pseudomonas: Model Organism, Pathogen, Cell Factory

Pseudomonas: Model Organism, Pathogen, Cell Factory

How to Cite

Høiby, N., Johansen, H. K., Moser, C. and Ciofu, O. (2008) Clinical Relevance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa: A Master of Adaptation and Survival Strategies, in Pseudomonas: Model Organism, Pathogen, Cell Factory (ed B. H. A. Rehm), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527622009.ch2

Editor Information

  1. Institute of Molecular BioSciences, Massey University, Private Bag 11222, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand

Author Information

  1. 1

    Rigshospitalet, Department of Clinical Microbiology, Juliane Maries Vej 22, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

  2. 2

    University of Copenhagen, Institute of International Health, Department of Bacteriology, Blegdamsvej 3B, 2200 Copenhagen, Denmark

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 26 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527319145

Online ISBN: 9783527622009

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Keywords:

  • clinical relevance;
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa;
  • adaptation;
  • survival strategies;
  • lung conductive zones;
  • lung respiratory zones;
  • antibiotic therapy;
  • evolutionary implications

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • CF

  • Survival of P. aeruginosa by Adaptation to the Inflammatory Defense System

  • Conductive and the Respiratory Zones of the Lungs

  • Survival of P. aeruginosa by Adaptation to the Respiratory Zone of the Lungs

  • Survival of P. aeruginosa by Adaptation to the Conductive Zone of the Lungs

  • Survival of P. aeruginosa by Adaptation to the Antibiotic Therapy

  • Evolutionary Implications of the Adaptability of P. aeruginosa

  • References