Multiple Drug Resistant Bacteria

Edited by: Carlos F. Amabile-Cuevas

This book focuses on the main problem posed by resistant organisms - multi-resistance. Resistance and multi-resistance arise as consequences of a complex set of biological, social and economic forces. Bacteria gain multi-resistance in a number of ways: gathering individual resistance genes in single genetic elements, activating responses to environmental stress, and growing in biofilms. This book focuses on two of the most dangerous pathogenic organisms (methicillin-resistant S. aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci) and includes the evolution of multi-resistance and the search for new antimicrobial drugs.

182 pages

Publication Date: 3/1/2003
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781898486459

Temporarily out of stock