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Adaptation to the Microbial Environment

Handbook of Physiology, Environmental Physiology

  1. Linda A. Toth1,
  2. Clark M. Blatteis2

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp040266

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Toth, L. A. and Blatteis, C. M. 2011. Adaptation to the Microbial Environment. Comprehensive Physiology. 1489–1519.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Infectious Diseases, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee

  2. 2

    Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Relationships Between Microbes and Vertebrates
    • 1.1
      Commensal and Mutual Interactions: The Normal Flora
    • 1.2
      Parasitic Interactions
  • 2
    Antimicrobial Host Defense
    • 2.1
      Innate or Nonspecific Immunity
    • 2.2
      Acquired or Specific Immunity
    • 2.3
      Other Factors in Host Defense
  • 3
    Summary