Persistent Bacterial Infections
Offering an examination of persistent bacterial infections in the light of ecological and evolutionary principles, this important volume focuses on the principles of parasitism and commensalism and our ability to distinguish the two states. Throughout the volume, the authors explore the ways in which persistent infections differ from acute, self-limiting bacterial infections and how both differ from the nonpathogenic commensal state. The volume also addresses coevolution, host adaptation, natural selection, and other fundamental biological principles.
Valuable reading for investigators and advanced students in the field of bacterial pathogenesis.