Explores developments in the understanding of the molecular basis of bacterial infectious diseases. * Offers a convenient review of current research that will engage instructors, students, and professionals in the fields of bacterial pathogenesis and infectious diseases. * Provides a foundation for understanding the molecular interactions required for infection to occur. * Addresses diverse topics, including host receptors of bacterial origin, sortase pathways in gram-positive bacteria, and bacterial secretion machinery. * Incorporates illustrations that emphasize general concepts related to each disease profiled, as well as concepts concerning the infectious agent causing it. This title is published by the American Society for Microbiology Press and distributed by Taylor and Francis in rest of world territories.