This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
Bacteria adhere to and colonize almost any surface. Within minutes after sub merging a solid object in seawater or freshwater, the surface becomes colonized by adherent micro-organisms, and the earliest organisms to adhere are bacteria. Adherent colonies of bacteria have also been observed on particles of sand, soil, other bacteria, plant tissues, and a variety of animal tissues. Shortly after birth, the skin and the mucosal surfaces of the upper respiratory tract and the gastro intestinal tract of animals and man become heavily colonized by a variety of adherent bacteria which persist in varying numbers as indigenous parasites. The apparent symbiotic balance between the host and his indigenous parasites oc casionally is upset by the invasion of harmful bacteria which adhere to and colonize these surfaces. Pathogenic bacteria may also adhere to and colonize normally sterile surfaces such as the mucosa of the genito-urinary tract and the lower respiratory tract, and occasionally even endothelial surfaces of the cardiovascular system, resulting in the development of serious infectious diseases. Although marine microbiologists have been aware for a long time that bacteria must stick to surfaces in order to avoid being swept away by moving streams of water, not until recently has it been widely recognized that adherence must be an important ecological determinant in the colonization of specific sites in plants and animals, and in particular an important early event in the pathogenesis of bacterial infections in animals and man. It is true that Dr G.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Springer, 1980. Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Seller Inventory # GRP87361148
Book Description Springer, 1980. Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. Seller Inventory # 6629494
Book Description Springer. Condition: Good. Ex-library, so some stamps and wear, but in good overall condition. May contain underlining and/or highlighting. Seller Inventory # Z1-F-017-01052
Book Description Springer, 1980. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0412217309
Book Description Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1980. Condition: Good. Volume 6. Hardcover,ex-library, with usual stamps and markings, in good all round condition. Seller Inventory # 1013446
Book Description Chapman and Hall, 1980. Hardback. Condition: VERY GOOD. 1980. Chapman and Hall. Hard Cover. Book- VG+. DJ- VG, spine sunned. 10x6.5. 466pp. Numerus b/w photos. Numerous b/w diagrams and tables. Seller Inventory # 777877
Book Description Chapman and Hall, 1980. Condition: Fair. Volume 6. This book has hardback covers.Ex-library,With usual stamps and markings,In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Seller Inventory # 2708219
Book Description Chapman and Hall, London / New York., 1980. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 8vo, hardcover. No dj. Good condition. Ex-lib copy w/ markings to opening pgs, text-block edges lightly stamped, rear pocket & spine label neatly removed; contents clean, binding firm. xii, 466 p., illus. Seller Inventory # 1101201.39
Book Description Springer, 1980. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0412217309