The volume brings together all of the latest research on this pathogen, the interest in which is rapidly growing. Legionella pneumophila is an emerging human pathogen that resides in natural environments as a parasite of freshwater. There have been major new developments in this field, including the publication of three whole genome sequences and the discovery of a developmental cycle and novel cyst-like highly infectious form.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 1100 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 14 mm
Edition: 2008 ed.
From the reviews:
"This small book ... starts with information on the bacterial genome and ends with the review of an effective immune response to infection. This book will serve to update the scientific and medical community with information that will allow for the rapid detection and treatment of ... infections. ... The audience for this book includes clinicians, laboratory personnel, and scientists ... . This compact reference full of good information ... is easy to read and allows for quick retrieval of desired information." (Rebecca T. Horvat, Doody's Review Service, August, 2008)