New PDF release: Applications and Systematics of Bacillus and Relatives

By Roger Berkeley, Marc Heyndrickx, Niall Logan, Paul De Vos

ISBN-10: 0632057580

ISBN-13: 9780632057580

Encouraged via the velocity of switch within the taxonomy of the cardio endospore-forming micro organism, the "Bacillus 2000" symposium on which this booklet relies was once held in Bruges, Belgium, in August 2000, and was once supported via the Federation of eu Microbiological Societies, the Belgian Society for Microbiology, and several other advertisement sponsors. Bringing taxonomists attracted to Bacillus and its family members including those that paintings with those organisms in drugs, agriculture, and undefined, allowed these getting to get pleasure from the overlaps and interactions in their components of craftsmanship, within the absence of any accomplished remedy of the present systematics of the group.The assembly used to be an outstanding good fortune, and has ended in the construction of those complaints, purposes and Systematics of Bacillus and kin, supplying an updated and accomplished treatise at the category, id and functions of the cardio endospore-forming micro organism; it really is a necessary reference for all microbiologists drawn to those organisms.Valuable reference paintings for all these attracted to the systematics of Bacillus and its relations. Produced in accordance with the profitable Bacillus 2000 assembly in Bruges and used to be supported via the Federation of eu Microbiological Societies, the Belgian Society for Microbiology, and several other advertisement sponsors. Of use to these operating in fields as assorted as drugs, agriculture, nutrition and undefined. complete and up to date research of the systematics of those organisms. comprises the appliance of subtle chemotaxonomic and genetic characterization equipment.

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How the subspecies should be defined is a matter for debate. One possibility is that the subspecies could be defined according to phenotypic properties, based on important properties coded by plasmids (such as pXO1 and pXO2 in B. anthracis). Another possibility is to use their genetic relationships to define the subspecies. The taxonomic problem and the use of subspecies may have to wait until the B. anthracis genome and perhaps a few B. cereus/B. thuringiensis genomes have been fully sequenced and analysed.

Bacillus cereus isolates from patients (35 isolates) and from dairies (30 B. cereus/B. thuringiensis isolates) were analysed. Of 20 isolates from periodontal infections, 12 were identical by MEE and three more had an allele at one locus. AASC03 6/6/02 2:15 PM Page 29 Resolution of ‘Bacillus cereus group’ 29 Of the 12 strains, 11 contained a ~300 kb plasmid. We do not know if this plasmid contributes to the virulence of the strains (Helgason et al. 2000a). Thirteen B. anthracis isolates and 10 B.

Le Vagueresse, R. D. (1999) Bacillus thuringiensis serotype H34 isolated from human and insecticidal strains serotypes 3a3b and H14 can lead to death of imunocompetent mice after pulmonary infection. FEMS Immunological and Medical Microbiology 24, 43– 47. O. & Keim, P. (1999). Genetic comparison of B. anthracis and its close relatives using AFLP and PCR analysis. Journal of Applied Microbiology 87, 263–269. M. et al. (1997) Molecular evolution and diversity in Bacillus anthracis as detected by amplified fragment length polymorphism markers.

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