Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Bacteriology of Humans - An Ecological Perspective
The primary focus of the vast majority of bacteriologists studying the bacterial inhabitants of humans has been those species responsible for disease, e.g. Streptococcus pyogenes, Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria meningitidis,Staphylococcus aureus, etc. What is now a-changing is that interest is shifting towards the vast majority of our microbial partners that do not cause disease and, indeed, are essential to our well being. The indigenous microbiota of healthy humans is now the subject of intense scrutiny, and its enormous diversity and the crucial roles that it plays in the development, protection, and maintenance of Homo sapiens are slowly being revealed. In Bacteriology of Humans book the author described the nature of the microbial communities that inhabit the various regions of the healthy human body. He had also attempted to explain their presence at a particular site in terms of the environmental factors that operate there. This book, I hope, will be useful to undergraduates and postgraduates on courses in microbiology, medical microbiology, microbial ecology, infectious diseases, immunology, human biology, medicine, dentistry, nursing, health sciences, biomedical sciences, and pharmacy and, indeed, to all those who have an interest in the complex microbial communities with which we have co-evolved. Contents of Bacteriology of Humans - An Ecological Perspective are given below in details.