Item description for Pathogenicity Islands and the Evolution of Pathogenic Microbes, Volume II (Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology) by J. Hacker...
It has been known for a number of years that not only pathogenicity islands but also plasmids and bacteriophages are able to carry genes whose products are involved in pathogenic processes. Accordingly, such elements and their products play an important role in pathogenesis due to the intestinal E. coli as well to Shigellae. Another interesting aspect which is reflected in different articles is that genomes evolve by acquisition of new pieces of DNA following gene transfer, but also by genome reduction. Different mechanisms include the deletion of sequences or the elimination of functions by the accumulation of point mutations or rearrangements.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.4" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date May 15, 2002
ISBN 3540426825 ISBN13 9783540426820