About the book
The pathogenicity of microorganisms are directly associated with multiple virulence factors secreted by microbial community. Bacterial adhesion to the host through pili is the first virulent attribute of microbial infection with expression of cell surface components to invade the host cells. Bacteria can also secret multiple virulence factors, such as degrading enzymes such as proteases, haemolysin, and elastase, these enzymes enhance bacterial dissemination. Furthermore, the accumulated extracellular polysaccharides, assembly of biofilm layers and low penetration of antimicrobial agents is another important virulent behavior. This book will review the virulence attributes of the most important pathogenic bacteria including Pseudomonas Sp., Vibrio Sp., Enterobacteriaceae, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus and Enterococcus Sp. The canonical pathogenic mechanisms will be elucidated and how each virulence factor is related to microbial infection and invasion. Additionally, the recent efforts to inhibit the release of these virulence factors with the goal of designing novel antivirulence agents will be explained.