Methods for studying the genetics, molecular biology, physiology, and pathogenesis of the streptococci

  • Paula M. Fives-Taylor
  • Donald J. LeBlanc

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Dennis G. Cvitkovitch, Juan A. Gutierrez, Paula J. Crowley, Laura Wojciechowski, Jeffrey D. Hillman, Arnold S. Bleiweis
    Pages 1-12
  3. Xiang Qin, Fang Teng, Yi Xu, Kavindra V. Singh, George M. Weinstock, Barbara E. Murray
    Pages 21-33
  4. Kees Leenhouts, Gerard Venema, Jan Kok
    Pages 35-50
  5. W. Michael McShan, Robert E. McLaughlin, Annika Nordstrand, Joseph J. Ferretti
    Pages 51-57
  6. David A. Mills, Trevor G. Phister, Kathleen A. Baldwin, Gary M. Dunny, Larry L. McKay
    Pages 71-78
  7. Helmut Hirt, Yi Chen, Patrick M. Schlievert, Gary M. Dunny
    Pages 79-84
  8. Donald J. LeBlanc, Yi-Ywan Chen, Nicole D. Buckley, Linda N. Lee
    Pages 85-93
  9. Yi Xu, Lingxia Jiang, Xiaomei Jin, Barbara E. Murray, George M. Weinstocks
    Pages 95-106
  10. Victor Nizet, Arnold L. Smith, Paul M. Sullam, Craig E. Rubens
    Pages 107-111
  11. Martin H. Lee, Aphakorn Nittayajarn, Craig E. Rubens
    Pages 113-118
  12. W. Todd Grey, Joshua D. Lasker, Roy Curtiss III, Michael C. Hudson
    Pages 137-142
  13. Robert G. Quivey Jr, Wendi L. Kuhnert, Roberta C. Faustoferri
    Pages 165-179
  14. Cindy L. Munro
    Pages 203-207
  15. Roderick McNab, Howard F. Jenkinson
    Pages 209-216
  16. Grace A. Spatafora, Meagan W. Moore
    Pages 217-221
  17. Bruce Jay Paster, Irena M. Bartoszyk, Floyd E. Dewhirst
    Pages 223-231
  18. Aimee E. Stephenson, Paula Fives-Taylor, Robert J. Melamede
    Pages 241-249
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 251-256

About this book


This book is devoted entirely to methods developed in and for studies of members of the bacterial family Streptococcaceae. Many of the studies that have been conducted on the Streptococcaceae were initiated because of the diseases they cause, or to enhance their utility from an industrial perspective. However, the results of many of these investigations have demonstrated a complexity among some members of the family that warrants an interest in them in their own right, apart from or in addition to any biomedical or industrial considerations.
It is therefore hoped and expected that the advanced methods contained in this book will be of interest to those who work with the streptococci and other Gram-positive organisms, to researchers interested in industrial and medical microbiology and to any researcher who seeks to obtain a better understanding of how microorganisms interact with each other, their environment and their hosts.


Antigen PCR bacteria gene expression genes genetics hybridization microorganisms molecular biology transcription

Editors and affiliations

  • Paula M. Fives-Taylor
    • 1
  • Donald J. LeBlanc
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology and Molecular GeneticsUniversity of VermontBurlingtonUSA
  2. 2.Lilly Research LaboratoriesEli Lilly and CompanyIndianapolisUSA
  3. 3.Department of Oral BiologyIndiana University School of DentistryIndianapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5262-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2258-2
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