Genome Mapping and Genomics in Animal-Associated Microbes

  • Vishvanath Nene
  • Chittaranjan Kole

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Nammalwar Sriranganathan, Mohamed N. Seleem, Steven C. Olsen, Luis E. Samartino, Adrian M. Whatmore, Betsy Bricker et al.
    Pages 1-64
  3. Ling-Ling Li, Sushmita Singh, John Bannantine, Sagarika Kanjilal, Vivek Kapur
    Pages 65-83
  4. Kelly A. Brayton, Michael J. Dark, Guy H. Palmer
    Pages 85-116
  5. Basil A. Allsopp, Jere W. McBride
    Pages 117-164
  6. Guan Zhu, Shinichiro Enomoto, Jason M. Fritzler, Mitchell S. Abrahamsen, Thomas J. Templeton
    Pages 165-190
  7. Richard P. Bishop, David O. Odongo, David J. Mann, Terry W. Pearson, Chihiro Sugimoto, Lee R. Haines et al.
    Pages 191-231
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 233-236

About this book

Introduction

Achievements and progress in genome mapping and the genomics of microbes supersede by far those for higher plants and animals, in part due to their enormous economic implication but also smaller genome size. In the post-genomic era, whole genome sequences of animal-associated microbes are providing clues to depicting the genetic basis of the complex host-pathogen relationships and the evolution of parasitism; and to improving methods of controlling pathogens.

This volume focuses on a globally important group of intracellular prokaryotic pathogens which affect livestock animals. These include Brucella, Mycobacterium, Anaplasma and Ehrlichia, as well as the protozoan pathogens Cryptosporidium and Theileria, for which genome sequence data is available. Insights from comparative genomics of the microbes described provide clues to the adaptation involved in host-microbe interactions, as well as resources potentially useful for application in future research and product development.

Keywords

Livestock Pathogenomics Protozoa Veterinary Diseases evolution microbe

Editors and affiliations

  • Vishvanath Nene
    • 1
  • Chittaranjan Kole
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Genome Sciences and Department of Microbiology & ImmunologyUniversity of Maryland School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of Genetics & BiochemistryClemson UniversityClemsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-74042-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-74040-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-74042-1
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