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Title The ecology of mycobacteria : impact on animal's and human's health / by Jindrich Kazda [and others]
Edition [2nd ed.]
Published Dordrecht ; London : Springer, 2009


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 520 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents Preface to the second edition, J. Kazda; Editors' comments; Contributors; Authors of photograhps; Acknowledgement; -- 1. The chronology of mycobacteria and the development of mycobacterial ecology, J. Kazda; -- 2. Obligate pathogenic mycobacteria, J. Kazda, I. Pavlik -- 3. Potentially pathogenic mycobacteria, I. Pavlik, J.O. Falkinham III, J. Kazda -- 4. Physiological ecology of environmental saprophytic and potentially pathogenic mycobacteria, J.O. Falkinham III -- 5. Environments providing favourable conditions for the multiplication and transmission of mycobacteria, I. Pavlik, J.O. Falkinham III, J. Kazda -- 6. The occurrence of pathogenic and potentially pathogenic mycobacteria in animals and the role of the environment in the spread of infection, I. Pavlik, J.O. Falkinham III -- 7. Transmission of mycobacteria from the environment to susceptible hosts, I. Pavlik, J.O. Falkinham III, J. Kazda -- 8. Biological role of mycobacteria in the environment, J. Kazda, J.O. Falkinham III -- 9. Key research issues, J. Kazda, I. Pavlik, J.O. Falkinham III, K. Hruska -- 10: Photographs, I. Pavlik. K. Hruska -- 11. Index
Summary "The Ecology of Mycobacteria" principally emphasizes the ecological characteristics of the environmental mycobacteria. It is now well understood that the incidence and prevalence of potentially pathogenic mycobacteria is increasing in humans and animals. Further, proof that mycobacteria are normal inhabitants of drinking water distribution systems and household water systems, indicates that humans and animals are surrounded by mycobacteria and thus at risk. It is anticipated that the emphasis on ecology and routes of infection will result in a text of widespread use for clinicians
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Mycobacteria -- Ecology.
Microbial ecology.
Mycobacterial diseases.
Environmental Microbiology
Mycobacterium Infections
Sciences de la vie.
Mycobacterial diseases
Microbial ecology
Mycobacteria -- Ecology
Form Electronic book
Author Kazda, Jindrich
LC no. 2008940658
ISBN 9781402094132