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National Academy of Sciences. 2001. (NAS Colloquium) Virulence and Defense in Host--Pathogen Interactions: Common Features Between Plants and Animals. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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124 pages | 8.5 x 11 |  DOI:
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Front Matter i-v
Pathogens and Host: The Dance is the Same, the Couples are Different 1-2
Striking a Balance: Modulation of the Actin Cytoskeleton by Salmonella 3-10
Structure and Function of Pectic Enzymes: Virulence Factors of Plant Pathogens 11-18
Pseudomonas syringae Hrp Type III Secretion System and Effector Proteins 19-26
Molecular and Cell Biology Aspects of Plague 27-32
A Framework for Interpreting the Leucine-rich Repeats of the Listeria Internalins 33-37
Acyl-homoserine Lactone Quorum Sensing in Gram-negative Bacteria: A Signaling Mechanism Involved in Associations with Higher Organisms 38-42
Phenotypic Variation and Intracellular Parasitism by Histoplasma capsulatum 43-47
Exploitation of Host Cells by Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli 48-55
Genetic Complexity of Pathogen Perception by Plants: The Example of Rcr3, a Tomato Gene Required Specifically by Cf-2 56-63
Plants and Animals Share Functionally Common Bacterial Virulence Factors 64-70
Role of the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator in Innate Immunity to Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infections 71-77
Bad Bugs and Beleaguered Bladders: Interplay Between Uropathogenic Escherichia coli and Innate Host Defenses 78-84
AvrPto-dependent Pto-interacting Proteins and AvrPto-interacting Proteins in Tomato 85-89
Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Intermediates in the Relationship Between Mammalian Hosts and Microbial Pathogens 90-97
Nitric Oxide and Salicylic Acid Signaling in Plant Defense 98-104
The Role of Antimicrobial Peptides in Animal Defenses 105-110
Suramin Inhibits Initiation of Defense Signaling by Systemin, Chitosan, and a ß-glucan Elicitor in Suspension-cultured Lycopersicon Peruvianum Cells 111-116

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