Bacteria Versus Antibacterial Agents: An Integrated Approach

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ASM Press, 2003 - Medical - 393 pages
A clear, concise, introductory text on antibacterial agents. - Reviews the basics of bacterial structure and function, and describes the basis for understanding mechanisms of antibacterial action, as well as the mechanisms developed by bacteria to overcome the action of antibacterial agents. - Covers the characteristic features of bacterial pathogenicity, the genetic basis of resistance to antibacterial drugs, the biochemical mechanisms of action of antibacterial drugs, how antibacterial drugs reach their targets in gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, and the wide range of human immune responses against bacterial infections. - Examines advances in research and development of new classes of antibacterial drugs.

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