This book offers unique coverage of all presently known amoeba-resistant microorganisms and their significance in the study of infectious diseases. It highlights the role of free-living amoebae as a widespread evolutionary crib for the development of virulence traits in resistant microbes, including the ability of intracellular bacteria to survive to other phagocytic cells such as human macrophages. The emphasis is on public health risks associated with the presence in drinking water of intra-amoebal bacteria as well as the ecology and pathogenic role of amoebae-resisting bacteria as new emerging human pathogens.
I. First partChapter 1 Introduction Gilbert GreubII. Free-living amoebae and amoebae-resisting bacteriaChapter 2 Biodiversity of free-living amoebae Julia WalochnikChapter 3 Culture and identification of free-living amoebae Alexey SmirnovChapter 4 Ecology and diversity of amoebal symbionts andamoebal pathogens Vincent ThomasIII. LegionellaChapter 5L. pneumophila and Legionnaires" disease: epidemiology,clinical presentation, diagnostic and treatment Sophie JarraudChapter 6Other Legionella species, including the Legionella-like amoebalpathogens (LLSPs), and including aspects on epidemiologyand pathogenic role Max MaurinChapter 7Occurrence of and factors promoting legionellae growth inengineered systems Helen Y. Buse,Mary E. Schoen and Nicholas AshboltChapter 8Importance of different secretion systems in the biology ofLegionella and in its interactions with amoebae Nicholas CianciottoChapter 9Genomes of Legionella species Ajay Kumar Mishra andPierre
-Edouard FournierChapter 10Acanthamoeba: natural host and infection model of Legionella Christopher Harrisonand Hubert HilbiChapter 11Dictyostelium as a model to study the biology of Legionella Olga Shevchuk andMichael SteinertIV. MycobacteriaChapter 12Medical importance of Mycobacteria Noémie Boillat and Gilbert GreubChapter 13Biodiversity and ecology of non-tuberculous Mycobacteria Joseph O FalkinhamChapter 14Mycobacteria in water resources: prevalence, risk assessment,and prevention Jean Francois Loret and Nadine DumoutierChapter 15Amoebae interactions with Mycobacteria Katri P. Anttonen and Jeffrey D. CirilloChapter 16Relationships between free-living bacteria and Mycobacteria Toidi Adekombi and Michel DrancourtChapter 17Dictyostelium as a model to study the biology of Mycobacteria Thierry SoldatiV. Chlamydia-related organismsChapter 18Diversity and ecology of the Chlamydiales bacteria Julia Lienard and Gilbert GreubChapter 19Pathogenic rol
e of Chlamydia-related bacteria in humans Frédéric Lamoth, David Baud and Gilbert GreubChapter 20Biology of Chlamydia-related bacteria Nicolas Jacquier and Gilbert GreubChapter 21The breakthrough of Chlamydiales genomics Claire Bertelli andGilbert GreubChapter 22Pathogenic role of Chlamydia-related bacteria in ruminantsand companion animals Nicole Borel and Andreas PospischilChapter 23Epitheliocystis and the importance of Chlamydia-relatedbacteria on fish health Loyd Vaughan, Alexander Fehr, Elisabeth Walther and Heike Schmidt-PosthausChapter 24The global impact of chlamydial infections on wildlife Courtney Waugh andAdam PolkinghorneVI. Other amoebae-resisting microorganismsChapter 25Amoebae-resisting novel bacteria Bernard La ScolaChapter 26Eukayotic endoparasites of free-living Amoebae Rolf MichelChapter 27Acanthamoeba polyphage minivirus and other viruses infectingphagocytic parasites Bernard La ScolaVII. ConclusionsChapter 28Future perspecti