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By Karl-Heinz Schleifer, Wolfgang Ludwig (auth.), Fergus G. Priest, Alberto Ramos-Cormenzana, B. J. Tindall (eds.)

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Bacterial taxonomy as a really expert self-discipline is practised by means of a minority however the functions of taxonomy are vital to such a lot, if no longer all microbiologists. it's the implementation of taxonomic principles and practises which provides upward thrust to identity and typing platforms, methods for the research and characterization of biodiversity, hypotheses concerning the evolution of micro-organisms, and superior techniques for the isolation and implementation of micro organism in biotechnological tactics. with out taxonomic conception supplying a valid foundation to those many aspects of microbiology there will be critical difficulties confronted by means of many scientists operating with micro-organisms. Taxonomy includes 3 sequential yet autonomous procedures; type, nomenclature and id. the 1st phases are the top challenge of the professional taxonomist however the 3rd degree should still lead to id schemes of worth to all microbiologists. because the class and id of micro-organisms improves, mostly as a result of the advent of recent applied sciences, so does its contribution to the topic as a complete. It for this reason appeared well timed to carry a convention within the autumn of 1993 dedicated to microbial identity. this kind of subject couldn't be addressed with out a few connection with the allowing self-discipline of class, however the important goals have been to evaluate advancements in id and typing and the way those have been reaping rewards microbiological issues starting from ecological and biotechnological stories of extremophilic micro organism to using pyrolysis mass spectrometry in epidemiology. The assembly, which was once held in Granada, Spain, was once supported via FEMS (FEMS Symposium No.

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Complex mosaic structures are shown by the fliC genes of several strains, most notably those of Be 1 (f,g,t) and II 4 (g,m,t). In Be 1, the Cl region is a mixture of small segments of subspecies I and II; the 5' part of region V is the distinctive m,t serotype sequence until just beyond the position of the three extra codons, where it becomes subspecies I-like, with a short segment of subspecies II in the middle; and the 3' part of V is subspecies II sequence. ET II 4 also has the m,t sequence in the 5' part of V, and the middle part is somewhat like the m,t sequence; but the 3' part of the region is subspecies I-like.

We have previously noted two cases in which an 0 antigen serotype and a gnd allozyme apparently have been horizontally co-transferred between strains of E. , 1993); and another example, based on more direct evidence, of the co-transfer of the gnd and rjb region genes has recently come to light. Reeves (1993) reported that the sequences of the rjb genes are similar in S. enterica serovars Paratyphi A and Typhi, and, as we noted above, the gnd sequences of these serovars are also closely similar.

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