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Online Textbook of Bacteriology Table of Contents

General Bacteriology

Overview of Bacteriology
The Impact of Microbes on the Environment and Human Activities
Structure and Function of Procaryotes
Nutrition and Growth of Bacteria
Growth of Bacterial Populations
Control of Microbial Growth
The Diversity of Procaryotic Metabolism
Regulation and Control of Metabolic Activities
Procaryotes in the Environment
Important Groups of Procaryotes

Bacterial Relationships with Animals

The Nature of Host-Parasite Interactions
The Bacterial Flora of Humans
Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenicity
Bacterial Pathogens of Humans
Immune Defense against Microbial Pathogens: Innate Immunity
Immune Defense against Microbial Pathogens: Adaptive Immunity

Principles of Bacterial Pathogenesis

Bacterial Structure in Relationship to Pathogenicity
Colonization and Invasion by Bacterial Pathogens
Bacterial Defense against Phagocytosis
Bacterial Defense against Immune Responses
Bacterial Protein Toxins
Bacterial Endotoxin
Antimicrobial Agents Used in the Treatment of Infectious Disease
Bacterial Resistance to Antimicrobial Agents

Bacterial Pathogens and Diseases of Humans

Staphylococcus and Staphylococcal Disease
Streptococcus and Streptococcal Disease
Streptococcus pneumoniae: Pneumonia, Otitis Media and Meningitis
Listeria monocytogenes and Listeriosis
Neisseria: Gonorrhea and Meningitis
Haemophilus influenzae, including Hib Meningitis
Opportunistic Infections Caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Vibrio vulnificus: Food Poisoning and Wound Infections
Whooping Cough (Bordetella pertussis)
E. coli: Gastroenteritis, Urinary Tract Infections and Neonatal Meningitis
Cholera (Vibrio cholerae)
Salmonella and Salmonellosis
Shigella and Shigellosis
Pathogenic Clostridia, including Tetanus and Botulism
Bacillus cereus Food Poisoning
Bacillus anthracis and Anthrax
Diphtheria (Corynebacterium diphtheriae)
Tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
Borrelia burgdorferi and Lyme Disease
Rickettsial Diseases, including Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Important Groups of Procaryotes

Bacillus and Related Endospore-forming Bacteria
Lactic Acid Bacteria, including Lactobacillus and Lactococcus

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