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By Eugénie Bergogne-Bérézin (auth.), Mauro Bendinelli, Herman Friedman, Eugénie Bergogne-Bérézin (eds.)

There is presently expanding curiosity in regards to the biology and disorder brought on by Acinetobacter species. Such curiosity, although, constructed really slowly as a 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 position and their expanding value as multi-antibiotic resistant organisms. lately development of genetic techniques, popularity of plasmids, integrons and chromosomal resources of resistance mechanisms aroused curiosity at the function of Acinetobacters in affliction through many microbiologists and clinicians, specially internists and infectious disorder experts. during this regard, physicians are often faced with super tricky healing ways for remedy and prevention of critical nosocomial infections as a result of multi antibiotic resistant Acinetobacter. in addition, contemporary observations of neighborhood bought infections were mentioned, specifically in sufferers with numerous probability elements resembling immuno-deficiencies. additionally, it's now changing into obtrusive that Acinetobacter infections ensue often in violent occasions equivalent to earthquake or battle zones.

The mechanisms of Acinetobacter virulence have gotten more and more transparent, supplying new insights into their pathogenic position in group obtained infections. it really is obvious the time is suitable for certain assessment of the expanding wisdom relating very important new info, either scientific and healing, specifically info pertaining to virulence, resistance mechanisms and typing of Acinetobacter spp. Many new findings are collecting in virtually an exponential demeanour given that ebook of earlier books in this topic in 1991 and 1996.

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Recent findings suggest that A. grimontii is a junior synonym of A. , unpublished results). It is likely that the current nomenclature problems of the genus Acinetobacter are temporary and will be solved in the near future. Another challenge in the taxonomy of the genus is the occurrence of clusters of closely related species. The most well known is the A. calcoaceticus–A. baumannii complex comprising A. calcoaceticus, A. baumannii, and genomic species 3 and 13TU, and the 24 H. Seifert, L. Dijkshoorn DNA-hybridization groups designated ‘‘close to 13TU’’ and ‘‘between 1 and 3’’.

10 A. gerneri . A. schindleri A. bouvettii A. baylyi 16 17 15BJ A. parvus 15TU A. lwoffii . A. junii A. grimontii A. towneri A. haemolyticus 14BJ A. tjernbergiae Fig. 1 Dendrogram of cluster analysis of AFLP fingerprints of 71 type and reference strains of the 31 described named and unnamed (genomic) species of the genus Acinetobacter. , 1998). Of note, multiple profiles occur in some species, whereas particular ARDRA profiles can be observed in different species, requiring additional phenotypic tests for definitive identification of these species.

Baumannii, Jawad et al. compared the survival times on glass coverslips of 22 strains isolated from eight well-defined hospital outbreaks with the survival times of 17 sporadic strains. , 1998). It has also been shown that A. baumannii strains survive desiccation far better than other Acinetobacter species such as A. johnsonii, A. junii, and A. , 1996). This, together with their greater susceptibility to commonly used antimicrobials may explain why Acinetobacter strains belonging to these species have only very rarely been implicated in hospital outbreaks.

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