Attachment to host cells or tissues is often the first step in the establishment of bacterial infections. A complex array of recognition, attachment, and virulence factors is involved in this process, which recent research has greatly illuminated. This comprehensive and authoritative volume discusses the specific cell and tissue-specific affinities of pathogenic microorganisms, including bioinorganic surfaces such as teeth, and is an essential reference for researchers and students of host-pathogen interactions.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 862 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 199
`Basically, a classic of its genre and should become the reference text through to the next millennium, presenting the subject in a readable, organized, logical manner.'