More Details about Bacteria Versus Antibacterial Agents: An Integrated Approach

General Information  
Author(s)Mascaretti O A
PublisherAmerican Society For Microbiology
ISBN9781555812584
Pages393
BindingHardbound
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearAugust 2003

Description

A clear, concise, introductory text on antibacterial agents. * Reviews the basics of bacterial structure and function, and describes the basis for understanding mechanisms of antibacterial action, as well as the mechanisms developed by bacteria to overcome the action of antibacterial agents. * Covers the characteristic features of bacterial pathogenicity, the genetic basis of resistance to antibacterial drugs, the biochemical mechanisms of action of antibacterial drugs, how antibacterial drugs reach their targets in gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, and the wide range of human immune responses against bacterial infections. * Examines advances in research and development of new classes of antibacterial drugs. This title is published by the American Society for Microbiology Press and distributed by Taylor and Francis in rest of world territories.