Molecular Biology, Pathogenicity, and Ecology of Bacterial Plasmids

  • Stuart B. Levy
  • Royston C. Clowes
  • Ellen L. Koenig

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Epidemiology and Ecology of Bacterial Plasmids

  3. Pathogenicity: Mechanisms and Contributing Factors

    1. Stanley Falkow
      Pages 91-100
    2. J. D. A. van Embden, F. K. de Graaf, F. R. Mooi, W. Gaastra, I. G. W. Bijlsma
      Pages 101-109
    3. Dennis J. Kopecko, Philippe J. Sansonetti, Louis S. Baron, Samuel B. Formal
      Pages 111-121
    4. Peter H. Williams, Philip J. Warner
      Pages 123-132
    5. Kenneth N. Timmis, Paul A. Manning, Christine Echarti, Joan K. Timmis, Albrecht Moll
      Pages 133-144
  4. Mechanisms of Resistance

    1. Julian E. Davies
      Pages 145-156
    2. D. Dubnau, G. Grandi, R. Grandi, T. J. Gryczan, J. Hahn, Y. Kozloff et al.
      Pages 157-167
    3. Bengtåke Jaurin, Thomas Grundström, Sven Bergström, Staffan Normark
      Pages 169-178
  5. Transfer and Mobilization of Plasmids

About this book


This book resulted from presentations at an international conference on bacterial p1asmids held January 5-9, 1981 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. This was the first meeting of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. The meeting place was selected for its relaxed and comfortable climate, conducive to interactions among participants. More importantly the locale facilitated the participation of nearby Latin American clinical and research scientists who deal directly with the health manifestations of pathogenic p1asmids. Diseases and socio-economic practices of developing countries exist in the Dominican Republic whose scientific community could directly benefit from having the meeting there. The book includes the talks as well as extended abstracts of poster presentations from the meeting. This combination, which provides readers with reviews as well as recent findings, captures the full scientific exchange which took place during the 5-day meeting. As one indication of pathogenicity related to p1asmids, the conferees were surveyed for gastro-intestina1 problems during and after their stay in the Dominican Republic. The results are summarized at the end of this book.


biology climate ecology molecular biology

Editors and affiliations

  • Stuart B. Levy
    • 1
  • Royston C. Clowes
    • 2
  • Ellen L. Koenig
    • 3
  1. 1.Tufts University School of MedicineBostonUSA
  2. 2.The University of Texas at DallasRichardsonUSA
  3. 3.Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez UrenaSanto DomingoDominican Republic

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-3985-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-3983-0
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