A vital, comprehensive overview from some of the world's leading researchers and scholars in this field. * Discusses bss-Lactamases and aminoglycoside-modifying enzymes as well as other enzymatic mechanisms that result in resistance. * Covers the different ways bacteria share resistance determinants, both vertically and horizontally. * Offers strategies to control the dissemination of resistance genes and to combat these highly versatile inactivating enzymes. * Serves as a resource for researchers working for clinical research laboratories, hospitals, medical schools, and applied and pharmaceutical research laboratories. This title is published by the American Society for Microbiology Press and distributed by Taylor and Francis in rest of world territories.