Yersinia pestis: Retrospective and Perspective

  • Ruifu Yang
  • Andrey Anisimov

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 918)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Barbara Bramanti, Nils Chr. Stenseth, Lars Walløe, Xu Lei
    Pages 1-26
  3. Ruifu Yang, Thomas Butler
    Pages 27-33
  4. Zhizhen Qi, Yujun Cui, Qingwen Zhang, Ruifu Yang
    Pages 35-78
  5. Robert R. Brubaker
    Pages 79-99
  6. Vladimir M. Dubyanskiy, Aidyn B. Yeszhanov
    Pages 101-170
  7. Yujun Cui, Yajun Song
    Pages 171-192
  8. Zongmin Du, Xiaoyi Wang
    Pages 193-222
  9. Yanping Han, Haihong Fang, Lei Liu, Dongsheng Zhou
    Pages 223-256
  10. Ruifu Yang, Vladimir L. Motin
    Pages 257-272
  11. Yujing Bi
    Pages 273-292
  12. Vladimir V. Nikiforov, He Gao, Lei Zhou, Andrey Anisimov
    Pages 293-312
  13. Wei Sun
    Pages 313-360
  14. Xiangna Zhao, Mikael Skurnik
    Pages 361-375
  15. Ruifu Yang, Yujun Cui, Yujing Bi
    Pages 377-391

About this book


This book addresses nearly every aspect of Y. pestis, approaching it from a new perspective. Topics covered include the history, epidemiology, physiology, ecology, genome, evolution, pathogenesis, host-pathogen interaction, big-data-driven research, vaccines, clinical aspects and future research trends. For centuries, scientists have sought to determine where Y. pestis, the most well-known bacterium and one that has caused a number of high-mortality epidemics throughout human history, comes from, what it is and how it causes the disease. This book works to answer these questions with the help of cutting-edge research results. It not only describes the history of plagues, but also stresses plagues’ effects on human civilization and explores the interaction of Y. pestis with hosts, vectors and the environment to reveal the evolution and pathogenesis. The book offers a valuable guide for researchers and graduate students studying Y. pestis, and will also benefit researchers from other fields, such as infectious diseases, other pathogens and system biology, sharing key insights into bacterial pathogen studies.


Epidemiology Evolution Immunology Pathogenesis Yersinia pestis

Editors and affiliations

  • Ruifu Yang
    • 1
  • Andrey Anisimov
    • 2
  1. 1.Beijing Institute of Microbiology and EpidemiologyBeijingChina
  2. 2.State Research Center for Applied MicrobiologyMoscow RegionRussia

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