1921
Volume 24, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

This publication presents the reports given at two symposia. More than three-fourths comprises the reports of the New Orleans, 1974 meeting on plasmids, i.e., “Extrachromosomal Elements in Bacteria.” The remaining pages are devoted to papers on the occurrence of , their identification and clinical significance and the role of iron in host parasite interactions.

The first symposium is of great significance, constituting one of the frontiers in bacteriologic research. This reviewer recalls the almost euphoria which greeted the introduction of antibiotics for clinical bacterial infection which was to make that aspect of bacteriology obsolete. Nature is not that readily misled and the adaptation of bacteria, in particular the enteric ones to antibiotic pressures has presented us with the stubborn problems of nosocomial infections. The first section on the “Clinical Aspects of Plasmids” outlines some of these problems and are of considerable interest.

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