Biological, Biochemical, and Biomedical Aspects of Actinomycetes

Biological, Biochemical, and Biomedical Aspects of Actinomycetes

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  • Editors: Librado Ortiz-Ortiz, Luis F. Bojalil, Veronica Yakoleff
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483273693

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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

  • Contributors


    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


Product details

  • No. of pages: 660
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1984
  • Published: January 1, 1984
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483273693

About the Editors

Librado Ortiz-Ortiz

Luis F. Bojalil

Veronica Yakoleff

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