By Eugénie Bergogne-Bérézin (auth.), Mauro Bendinelli, Herman Friedman, Eugénie Bergogne-Bérézin (eds.)
There is presently expanding curiosity about the biology and illness because of Acinetobacter species. Such curiosity, besides the fact that, built really slowly end result of the necessity to explain the complicated taxonomy of those organisms. a lot paintings was once had to establish numerous species as contributors of this genus, to acknowledge their epidemiologic profile, their pathogenic function and their expanding value as multi-antibiotic resistant organisms. lately development of genetic methods, attractiveness of plasmids, integrons and chromosomal resources of resistance mechanisms aroused curiosity at the position of Acinetobacters in illness via many microbiologists and clinicians, specially internists and infectious disorder experts. during this regard, physicians are often faced with super tricky healing methods for therapy and prevention of serious nosocomial infections because of multi antibiotic resistant Acinetobacter. additionally, contemporary observations of group bought infections were stated, particularly in sufferers with quite a few threat components corresponding to immuno-deficiencies. additionally, it really is now turning into glaring that Acinetobacter infections take place often in violent occasions reminiscent of earthquake or battle zones.
The mechanisms of Acinetobacter virulence have gotten more and more transparent, supplying new insights into their pathogenic function in group received infections. it truly is obvious the time is suitable for specific evaluation of the expanding wisdom bearing on vital new info, either medical and healing, specially info touching on virulence, resistance mechanisms and typing of Acinetobacter spp. Many new findings are collecting in nearly an exponential demeanour given that ebook of earlier books in this topic in 1991 and 1996.
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2007) and also eliminates 26 H. Seifert, L. Dijkshoorn the confusion resulting from inclusion of an environmental species, A. calcoaceticus (mentioned earlier). However, since the vast majority of studies that have addressed epidemiological and clinical issues related to Acinetobacter have not employed identification methods that allow for reliable species identification within the A. baumannii group, the designation A. baumannii in this chapter, if not stated otherwise, is used in a broader sense to accommodate also Acinetobacter genomic species 3 and 13TU.
1968; Lessel, 1971; Henriksen, 1973). The Approved Lists of Bacterial Names of 1980 included two names, A. calcoaceticus for strains forming acid from sugars and A. , 1980). , 1968) was mentioned to be generally consistent with J. , 1970). However, it was not before 1986 that 22 H. Seifert, L. Dijkshoorn 12 DNA-DNA hybridization groups (‘‘genomospecies’’, genomic species, gen. , 1991). An independent study described three additional DNA-hybridization groups, designated 13–15 (Tjernberg and Ursing, 1989).
It is based on the unique property of mutant strain Acinetobacter strain BD413 trpE27, a H. Seifert Institute for Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene, University of Cologne, Goldenfelsstr. de E. Bergogne-Be´re´zin et al. 1007/978-0-387-77944-7_2, Ó Springer ScienceþBusiness Media, LLC 2008 19 20 H. Seifert, L. Dijkshoorn naturally transformable tryptophane auxotroph recently identified to A. , 2006), to be transformed by crude DNA of any Acinetobacter to wild-type phenotype (Juni, 1972; Lautrop, 1974).