By Abigail A. Salyers
notice the options bacterial pathogens use to outlive and multiply.
- Focuses on middle rules in keeping with the becoming knowing of the underlying similarities between pathogens and their mechanisms of motion, and is a instructed textual content for one-semester microbiology courses.
- Presents the newest learn to assist scholars discover the mechanisms through which bacterial pathogens reason infections in people and animals.
- Includes new insurance of key findings at the mechanisms of bacterial secretion, pollution, and law.
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