A comprehensive examination of this burgeoning area of important research. * Covers bacterial human pathogen genomes, structure and dynamics of the host cell membrane, study of prokaryotic biology using genome-wide approaches, cell biology of virus infection, and use of simple nonvertebrate hosts to model mammalian pathogenesis. * Acquaints scientists and graduate-level students with a valuable source of reference in an emerging field. * Integrates the two important fields of cell biology and microbiology. This title is published by the American Society for Microbiology Press and distributed by Taylor and Francis in rest of world territories.