• Pathogenesis of Bacterial Infections in Animals, Fifth Edition is a specialist reference that provides a comprehensive review of bacterial pathogens in animals and their interplay with complex disease processes, offering a complete understanding of how bacteria cause disease and covering recent advances in the field and new taxonomies. In the newly revised fifth edition, additional introductory chapters have been added to help to set the material in context, and more figures have also been added to improve understanding and comprehension throughout the text. A companion website presents the figures from the book in PowerPoint and references.

    This detailed reference includes novel approaches to controlling bacterial pathogens in light of growing concerns about antimicrobial resistance, with more than 70 expert authors sharing their wisdom on the topic. While molecular pathogenesis is a major aspect in almost every chapter, the authors have been careful to place pathogens in their broader context.

    Pathogenesis of Bacterial Infections in Animals, Fifth Edition also contains information on:

    • Themes in bacterial pathogenesis, covering the basic elements of pathogenesis, concepts of virulence, host-pathogen communications, and pathogenesis in the post-genomic era
    • Evolution of bacterial pathogens, covering what they are and how they emerge, along with sources of genetic diversity, population structure, and genome plasticity
    • Understanding pathogenesis through pathogenomics and bioinformatics, covering how mutations generate bacterial diversity and genome sequencing technologies
    • Subversion of the immune response by bacterial pathogens, covering subversion of innate responses and adaptive immunity

    Pathogenesis of Bacterial Infections in Animals, Fifth Edition is an essential resource for graduate students in veterinary medicine and animal science, microbiologists, virologists, and pathologists. It is the only book to cover this topic to this depth through the insight of dozens of qualified and practicing professionals.

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  • John Prescott is University Professor Emeritus at the University of Guelph, in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

    John Boyce is Associate Professor at Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Monash University, in Clayton, Victoria, Australia.

    Janet I. MacInnes is Professor Emerita at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

    Andrew N. Rycroft is Professor at the Royal Veterinary College, in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.

    Filip Van Immerseel is Professor at Ghent University in Merelbeke, Belgium.

    José A. Vázquez-Boland is Professor at the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.