319 pages, Col and b/w illus, figs
Experts review important new topics in microbiology, including quorum sensing, horizontal gene transfer in Vibrio cholerae, anthrax toxin, invasion mechanisms, bacterial bleaching of corals, response to starvation, cell-to-cell interactions, natural genetic engineering, and prions. Each chapter offers a general introduction to the topic, a specific introduction to the research, a critical evaluation of the most recent research on the subject, and a special section on unresolved questions and future research.
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