The Biology of Acinetobacter

Taxonomy, Clinical Importance, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Industrial Relevance

  • K. J. Towner
  • E. Bergogne-Bérézin
  • C. A. Fewson

Part of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies Symposium Series book series (FEMS, volume 57)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. K. J. Towner, E. Bergogne-Bérézin, C. A. Fewson
    Pages 1-24
  3. P. A. D. Grimont, P. J. M. Bouvet
    Pages 25-36
  4. P. J. M. Bouvet
    Pages 37-51
  5. M. L. Joly-Guillou, E. Bergogne-Bérézin, J. F. Vieu
    Pages 63-68
  6. J. Vila, M. A. Canales, M. A. Marcos, R. Gomez-Lus, M. T. Jimenez de Anta
    Pages 69-76
  7. J.-L. Avril, R. Mesnard
    Pages 77-82
  8. E. Bergogne-Bérézin, M. L. Joly-Guillou
    Pages 83-115
  9. C. Winstanley, J. A. W. Morgan, J. R. Saunders, R. W. Pickup
    Pages 169-181
  10. B. Vosman, R. Kok, K. J. Hellingwerf
    Pages 183-189
  11. A. Vivian
    Pages 191-200
  12. P. J. White, I. S. Hunter, C. A. Fewson
    Pages 251-257
  13. L. M. Fixter, M. K. Sherwani
    Pages 273-294
  14. O. Asperger, H.-P. Kleber
    Pages 323-350
  15. D. L. Gutnick, R. Allon, C. Levy, R. Petter, W. Minas
    Pages 411-441
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 443-451

About this book


The 1st International Workshop on Acinetobacter was held on 6th September, 1986, in Manchester, England, in association with the 14th International Congress of Microbiology. That occasion was so well attended and productive that there were soon discussions about how, when and where the next meeting should be held. This time, however, there was sufficient confidence to think of a more substantial meeting and to plan for the proceedings to be published. It emerged that there was wide agreement that the time was ripe to take stock of the entire biology of Acinetobacter: its occurrence and taxonomy; its molecular biology, biochemistry and physiology; its clinical importance and its industrial and commercial applications. The 2nd International Workshop on Acinetobacter took place from 6th to 7th September, 1990, at the Institut Pasteur, Paris, and was sponsored by the Federation of European Microbiological Societies. There were about 100 participants from 19 countries. The backbone of the meeting consisted of 23 plenary lectures. There were 28 posters and the meeting closed with a general discussion which went on long after the official finishing time despite all the counter-attractions of a sunny Parisian Friday afternoon. Indeed discussions continued while cruising along the Seine and while dining at the top of the Tour Montparnasse. However, the vitality and usefulness of even the most successful meeting is difficult to transmit by the printed word.


biochemistry biology chemistry enzymes evolution genes infection membrane metabolism microbiology microorganism molecular biology molecular techniques physiology taxonomy

Editors and affiliations

  • K. J. Towner
    • 1
  • E. Bergogne-Bérézin
    • 2
  • C. A. Fewson
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology and PHLS LaboratoryUniversity HospitalNottinghamUK
  2. 2.Département de MicrobiologieCHU BichatParisFrance
  3. 3.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK

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