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Sonia Bhonchal Bhardwaj

Panjab University

Dr. Sonia Bhonchal Bhardwaj is a member of the Indian Association of Medical Microbiology (IAMM) and Gastrointestinal Infection Society of India (GISI). She has received grants from the Department of Science and Technology (India) for her research.


Enterobacteria Escherichia coli Klebsiella Salmonella Proteus Enterobacteria Classification Enterobacteria Identification Enterobacteria Species Enterobacteria Pathogenicity Enterobacteria Sub-Species Infection Food Poisoning

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The members of the Enterobacteria are prevalent and involved in different types of infections (nosocomial, urinary tract infections, respiratory infections, gastroenteritis, food poisoining, different outbreaks, etc.), and they need to be reviewed after a period of time as different variants and species evolve and cause different infections that need to be studied thoroughly.

This book aims to cover all members of the genus Enterobacteria (E.coli, Proteus, Salmonella, Shigella, Klebsiella, Citrobacter, Edwardsiella, etc.) with respect to classification, identification, and new methods of identification for any new species identified. Explanations on the pathogenecity and variants of each of the members of enterobacteria are welcome, as well as any vaccines or prevention strategies, and outbreaks of infection reported for each of the members of Enterobacteria. The book hopes to serve as a complete resource on Enterobacteria for students, scientists, clinicians, and medical microbiologists.

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Date completed: September 1st 2021

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Deadline for chapter proposals: September 29th 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: November 28th 2021

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Review results due: February 16th 2022

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Expected publication date: April 17th 2022

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Sonia Bhonchal Bhardwaj

Panjab University

Dr. Sonia Bhonchal Bhardwaj is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Microbiology, Dr. Harvansh Singh Judge Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Panjab University, Chandigarh. She graduated with honors in Microbiology and received her PhD from the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh. She has published twenty eight international publications and three book chapters. For her research, she received grants from the Department of Science and Technology (India). She works on biofilm formation by Enterococcus faecalis in periodontitis, Streptococcus mutans, and phage therapy.

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