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Escherichia coli

Recent Advances on Physiology, Pathogenesis and Biotechnological Applications

Escherichia coli is a versatile organism and very diverse. Members of this species vary from very pathogenic agents causing different types of diseases including meningitis, gastroenteritis, and septicemia, just to cite a few, to harmless organisms living in the intestines of both humans and animals. E. coli has also been used as a model organism for most bacteria except a few. For this reason, its study provides a huge advantage and can help understand the mechanisms involved in different processes such as pathogenesis, environmental disinfection, nutrient utilization, antibiotic resistance, and diagnostic/detection methods, and these are indeed the topics discussed in this book. The book has been divided into four main sections representing the different facets of E. coli applications, which include disease, biotechnology, environmental engineering and innovative approaches to detection, and lastly its physiology and cell biology. Such processes can be applied to the study of other organisms as well considering the development of diversity; for example, many organisms are capable of horizontal gene transfer, which is capable of increasing the fitness of the bacterial organisms involved and has a great impact on the control of such bacterial organism.

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Escherichia coliRecent Advances on Physiology, Pathogenesis and Biotechnological ApplicationsEdited by Amidou Samie

Published: July 12th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/63146

ISBN: 978-953-51-3330-8

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3329-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4735-0

Copyright year: 2017

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57 Crossref Citations

10 Web of Science Citations

108 Dimensions Citations


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1. Enterotoxigenic and Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli: Survival and Modulation of Virulence in the Human Gastrointestinal Tract

By Charlène Roussel, Charlotte Cordonnier, Valérie Livrelli, Tom Van de Wiele and Stéphanie Blanquet‐Diot


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2. Virulence Factors and Innovative Strategies for the Treatment and Control of Uropathogenic Escherichia coli

By Barbara Kot


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3. The Pathogenesis of Escherichia coli Urinary Tract Infection

By Timothy Kudinha


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4. Effect of Uropathogenic Escherichia coli on Human Sperm Function and Male Fertility

By Juana V. Villegas, Rodrigo Boguen and Pamela Uribe


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5. Antimicrobial Mechanisms of Escherichia coli

By Wanda C. Reygaert


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6. Antibiotic Resistance among Escherichia coli: Isolates and Novel Approaches to the Control of E. coli Infections

By Henrique C. Alves, Felipe de P. N. Cruz, Pamela C. P. de Assis, José D. C. Pessoa, Luis C. Trevelin, Angela M. de O. Leal and Cristina P. de Sousa


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7. E. coli as an Indicator of Contamination and Health Risk in Environmental Waters

By Robert G. Price and Dirk Wildeboer


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8. Detection Methods for Lipopolysaccharides: Past and Present

By Loreen R. Stromberg, Heather M. Mendez and Harshini Mukundan


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9. Effect of Environmental Conditions on Escherichia coli Survival in Seawater

By Slaven Jozić and Mladen Šolić


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10. Isolation and Characterization of Escherichia coli from Animals, Humans, and Environment

By Athumani Msalale Lupindu


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11. Escherichia coli Inactivation Using Pressurized Carbon Dioxide as an Innovative Method for Water Disinfection

By Tsuyoshi Imai and Thanh-Loc Thi Dang


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12. Evaluating Meta-Analysis Research of Escherichia coli

By Noel Pabalan, Eloisa Singian, Lani Tabangay and Hamdi Jarjanazi


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13. Escherichia coli as a Model Organism and Its Application in Biotechnology

By Vargas-Maya Naurú Idalia and Franco Bernardo


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14. Biosensor Platforms for Rapid Detection of E. coli Bacteria

By Rodica Elena Ionescu


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15. Essential Oils: The Ultimate Solution to Antimicrobial Resistance in Escherichia coli?

By Polly Soo Xi Yap, Shun Kai Yang, Kok Song Lai and Swee Hua Erin Lim


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16. Horizontal Gene Transfer and the Diversity of Escherichia coli

By Maryam Javadi, Saeid Bouzari and Mana Oloomi


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17. Molecular Mechanisms of Phosphate Homeostasis in Escherichia coli

By William R. McCleary


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18. From Biology to Biotechnology: Disulfide Bond Formation in Escherichia coli

By Bradley J. Landgraf, Guoping Ren, Thorsten Masuch, Dana Boyd and Mehmet Berkmen


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19. Survival Strategy of Escherichia coli in Stationary Phase: Involvement of σE-Dependent Programmed Cell Death

By Tomoyuki Kosaka, Masayuki Murata and Mamoru Yamada


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20. Survival of Escherichia coli under Nutrient-Deprived Conditions: Effect on Cell Envelope Subproteome

By Maite Orruño, Claudia Parada, Vladimir R. Kaberdin and Inés Arana


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