Rapid Diagnosis of Mycoplasmas

  • Itzhak Kahane
  • Amiram Adoni

Part of the Federation of European Microbilogical Societies Symposium Series book series (FEMS, volume 62)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Itzhak Kahane
    Pages 1-2
  3. Joseph G. Tully
    Pages 3-14
  4. Joseph M. Bové
    Pages 15-30
  5. David Taylor-Robinson
    Pages 31-37
  6. Yehudith Naot
    Pages 57-67
  7. Richard F. Ross
    Pages 69-109
  8. Joseph G. Tully
    Pages 121-130
  9. Monique Garnier, Leyla Zreik, Colette Saillard, Joseph-Marie Bové
    Pages 131-138
  10. Michael F. Barile, Shlomo Rottem
    Pages 155-193
  11. Shulamith Horowitz
    Pages 207-218
  12. Bertille de Barbeyrac, Cecile Bernet, Rémy Teyssou, Francoise Poutiers, Christiane Bébéar
    Pages 219-226
  13. Ryô Harasawa, Takashi Uemori, Kiyozo Asada, Ikunoshin Kato
    Pages 227-232
  14. I. Kahane, A. Adoni
    Pages 233-234
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 235-237

About this book


This compendium is the result of the FEMS Workshop on "Rapid Diagnosis of Mycoplasmas" which I organized and which took place in Jerusalem, Israel, August 11-23, 1991. The first week's sessions were held at a resort on the outskirts of Jerusalem and consisted of lectures and discussions. This part was modelled along the lines of the Gordon Conference in the USA, i.e., in an intimate atmo­ sphere in which everyone could mix and exchange ideas, and was very benefi­ cial. About 100 scientists from around the world attended the first week. Dur­ ing the first week, the biology, molecular biology and pathophysiology of myco­ plasmas, as well as all the main diagnostic methods were covered, including both conventional and the newer technologies. The session on mycoplasmas in the human urogenital tracts was held in conjunction with the Israel Society for the Study and Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Disease. The second week was a laboratory session and was held at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School campus in Ein Karem, Jerusalem. All ex­ periments were conducted by eminent specialists in their field. The lab session had 36 participants from 19 countries who used the most modern techniques for the diagnosis of mycoplasmas in medicine, veterinary medicine and agri­ culture. The efficacy of several commercial kits were also tested at this time. I want to again thank everyone who helped and supported this work­ shop, as well as the authors of the various chapters.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Itzhak Kahane
    • 1
  • Amiram Adoni
    • 2
  1. 1.The Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical SchoolJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Hadassah University HospitalMount Scopus, JerusalemIsrael

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