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The Biology of Vibrios

Fabiano L Thompson, Brian Austin, Jean Swings
Publication Date:
May 10, 2006
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454 pages

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  • About the Book

    Book Summary

    State-of-the-art research on the biology of vibrios, examining the impact of innovative molecular and genomic approaches on the traditional disciplines in the field. • Provides a cutting-edge analysis of the four main fields of study: biodiversity, ecology and its applications, post-genomics, and disease and epidemiology. • Offers significant coverage of new subject areas and examines the detection, characterization, and identification tools that have been developed to facilitate the rapid screening of vibrio strains. • Explores new guidelines and paradigms for the different branches of vibrio research and considers developments in the field, including the increasingly significant discipline of marine biotechnology and its relationship to the study of vibrios. • Serves as a valuable reference to bacterial taxonomists, microbial ecologists, and health management professionals, as well as to researchers, lecturers, and students of marine biology and aquaculture.

    This title is published by the American Society for Microbiology Press and distributed by Taylor and Francis in rest of world territories.

  • Contents

    Table of Contents I. Introduction 1. A Global and Historical Perspective of the Genus Vibrio, R. R. Colwell II. Isolation, Enumeration, and Presentation 2. Isolation, Enumeration, and Preservation of the Vibrionaceae, B. Gomez-Gil and A. Roque III. Classification and Phylogeny 3. Taxonomy of the Vibrios, F. L. Thompson and J. Swings 4. Molecular Identification, M. Nishibuchi IV. Genome Evolution 5. Comparative Genomics: Genome Configuration and the Driving Forces in the Evolution of Vibrios, T. Iida and K. Kurokawa 6. Gene Duplicates in Vibrio Genomes, D. Gevers and Y. Van de Peer 7. The Roles of Lateral Gene Transfer and Vertical Descent in Vibrio Evolution, Y. Boucher and H. W. Stokes 8. The Adaptive Genetic Arsenal of Pathogenic Vibrio Species: the Role of Integrons, D. A. Rowe-Magnus, M. Zouine, and D. Mazel V. Physiology 9. Motility and Chemotaxis, L. L. McCarter 10. Adaptive Responses of Vibrios, D. McDougald and S. Kjelleberg 11. Extremophilic Vibrionaceae, D. H. Bartlett VI. Habitat and Ecology 12. Aquatic Environment, H. Urakawa and I. N. G. Rivera 13. Dynamics of Vibrio populations and Their Role in Environmental Nutrient Cycling, J. R. Thompson and M. F. Polz 14. The Vibrio fischeri-Euprymna scolopes Light Organ Symbiosis, E. V. Stabb 15. The Mutual Partnership between Vibrio halioticoli and Abalones, T. Sawabe 16. Vibrios in Coral Health and Disease, E. Rosenberg and O. Koren 17. Vibrio cholerae Populations and Their Role in South America, A. C. P. Vicente, I. N. G Rivera, M. D. Vieira, and A. Coelho VII. Animal Pathogens 18. The Biology and Pathogenicity of Vibrio anguillarum and V. ordalii, J. H. Crosa, L. A. Actis, and M. E. Tolmasky 19. Vibrio harveyi: Pretty Problems in Paradise, L. Owens and N. Busico-Salcedo 20. Vibrio salmonicida, B. Austin 21. Vibrio splendidus, F. Le Roux and B. Austin 22. Miscellaneous Animal Pathogens, B. Austin VIII. The Impact of Genomics and Proteomics in the Study of Human Pathogens 23. Vibrio cholerae: the Genetics of Pathogenesis and Environmental Persistence, M. G. Prouty and K. E. Klose 24. Vibrio parahaemolyticus, T. Iida, K. S. Park, and T. Honda 25. Vibrio vulnificus, J. D. Oliver 26. Miscellaneous Human Pathogens, M. Nishibuchi IX. Epidemiology 27. Epidemiology, S. M. Faruque and G. B. Nair X. Applications 28. Biotechnological Applications, J. G. Burgess XI. Conclusions 29. Conclusions, F. L. Thompson, B. Austin, and J. Swings