Biological, Biochemical, and Biomedical Aspects of Actinomycetes - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125286206, 9781483273693

Biological, Biochemical, and Biomedical Aspects of Actinomycetes

1st Edition

Editors: Librado Ortiz-Ortiz Luis F. Bojalil Veronica Yakoleff
eBook ISBN: 9781483273693
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1984
Page Count: 660
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Biological, Biochemical, and Biomedical Aspects of Actinomycetes documents the proceedings of the V International Symposium on Actinomycetes Biology held in Oaxtepec, Morelos, Mexico, 16-19 August 1982.
This volume contains 45 chapters and opens with a paper on the pathogenesis of Actinomyces israelii. Separate chapters follow on the incidence, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of actinomycotic infections; the mechanisms by which A. viscosus can adhere to tooth surfaces; the host response to Actinomyces viscosus Ny1; the cell wall as determinant of pathogenicity in Nocardia; and medical and microbiological problems in human actinomycoses.
Subsequent chapters deal with topics such as chemistry of the of the rodlet mosaic fiber portion of the Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2) sheath, but also the presence of chitin in S. bambergiensis (hairy spores); lipids of mycobacteria, nocardiae, and rhodococci; genetic determination of antibiotics coded by plasmids; the morphology and ultrastructure of Pilimelia; and the ecology of streptomycete phage in soil.

Table of Contents



Pathogenesis of Actinomyces Israelii Infections

Epidemiologic, Etiologic, Diagnostic, and Therapeutic Aspects of Endogenous Actinomycetes Infections

Adherence of Actinomyces viscosus to Teeth and Its Role in Pathogenesis

Lymphocyte Interactions in Host Responses to Oral Infections Caused by Actinomyces Viscosus

Polyclonal Β Cell Activation in Response to Actinomyces Viscosus—Its Nature and Genetics

Mechanism of Pathogenesis and Host Resistance to Nocardia

The Cell Wall as a Determinant of Pathogenicity in Nocardia: The Role of L-Forms in Pathogenesis

Defense against Nocardia asteroides in Man

Host-Parasite Relationship in Infections due to Nocardia Brasiliensis

Serologic Relationships among Aerobic and Anaerobic

Actinomycetes in Human and Animal Disease

Thermophilic Actinomycetes: Their Role in Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

Medical and Microbiological Problems in Human Actinomycoses

Biochemistry of the Streptomyces Spore Sheath

Early Biochemical Events during the Germination of Streptomyces Spores

Mode of Action of Factor C upon the Differentiation Process of Streptomyces Griseus

Biochemical Studies on ß-Lactamases and Penicillin-Binding Proteins in Streptomyces

Polymers of the Cell Walls of Streptomyces Roseoflavus Var. Roseofungini 1128 and Its Undifferentiated Variant 1-68

Lipids of Actinomycetes: Their Structures and Biosyntheses

Quantitative Studies of the Relationship between Trehalose Lipids and Virulence of Nocardia asteroides Isolates

Plasmid Involvement in the Genetic Determination of Antibiotic Biosynthesis in Actinomycetes

Extrachromosomal Genetic Elements That Control Specific Enzymes Involved in Antibiotic Biosynthesis: Possible Involvement of an Intracellular Pleiotropic Effector

Control of Development and Secondary Metabolite Production in Streptomyces

Resistance to Antibiotics in Antibiotic-Producing Organisms

Regulation and Properties of Intracellular Proteins in Actinomycetes

Regulation of Tryptophan Metabolism and Its Relationship to Actinomycin D Synthesis

Regulation of Erythromycin Formation in Streptomyces Erythreus

Feedback Regulatory Steps Involved in Diaminopimelic Acid and Lysine Biosynthesis in Streptomyces Clavuligerus

Control of Ammonium Ion Level in Antibiotic Fermentation

Regulation of Mannitol Dehydrogenase and Proteases in Rhodococcus Erythropolis

Actinomycetes as Models of Bacterial Morphogenesis

Streptomyces Bambergiensis Spore Envelope Ultrastructure

Sporogenesis in the Pilimelia Species

Thermoactinomycetes as Terrestrial Indicators for Estuarine and Marine Waters

Actinomycetes in Marine Sediments

Studies of the Ecology of Streptomycete Phage in Soil

Molecular Systematics of Actinomycetes and Related Organisms

Classification and Identification of Clinically Significant Actinomycetaceae

Taxonomy of Thermomonospora and Related Oligosporic Actinomycetes

Numerical Classification and Identification of Streptomycetes

A Taxonomic Approach to Selective Isolation of Streptomycetes from Soil

Frankia: New Light on an Actinomycete Symbiont

Taxonomy of Frankia

A Critical Evaluation of Nocardia and Related Taxa

Numerical Methods in the Taxonomy of Sporoactinomycetes

Phage Host Ranges in the Classification and Identification of Gram-Positive Branched and Related Bacteria



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Librado Ortiz-Ortiz

Luis F. Bojalil

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