© 1990

Pseudomonas Infection and Alginates

Biochemistry, genetics and pathology

  • P. Gacesa
  • N. J. Russell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. P. Gacesa, N. J. Russell
    Pages 29-49
  3. J. W. Costerton, M. R. W. Brown, J. Lam, K. Lam, D. M. G. Cochrane
    Pages 76-94
  4. N. R. Baker
    Pages 95-108
  5. J. Wingender
    Pages 160-180
  6. A. Narbad, P. Gacesa, N. J. Russell
    Pages 181-205
  7. D. E. Ohman, J. B. Goldberg
    Pages 206-220
  8. N. J. Russell, P. Gacesa
    Pages 221-227
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 229-233

About this book


The concept of this book arose out of an international workshop, which we organized and held at the University of Wales Conference Centre at Gregynog. The workshop was the first occasion on which researchers from all the different disciplines concerned with the extracellular virulence factors of mucoid strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in relation to cystic fibrosis (CF) had met to discuss this multifaceted problem. It was deemed a particularly timely moment to gather together experts for the exchange of facts, ideas and hypotheses. No formal abstracts were presented and no proceedings were published. But during the succeed­ ing months the organizers were persuaded by a number of participants that a wider audience should benefit from what had proved to be such a fruitful cross-fertilization of expertise. Thus we moved from being workshop organizers to book editors, sure in the knowledge that at least we had a willing and enthusiastic set of contributors! It should be stressed, however, that this book is not a transcript of that workshop. Not all those participants are authors, and some new names have been added. Instead we have focused on alginate as an extracellular virulence factor of P. aeruginosa in CF pulmonary infections. Recent advances in the biochemistry and molecular genetics of alginate bio­ synthesis, as well as in our understanding of the basic defect in CF and isolation of the gene, mean that the book is even more timely than when first planned.


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Editors and affiliations

  • P. Gacesa
    • 1
  • N. J. Russell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of Wales College of CardiffWales

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pseudomonas Infection and Alginates
  • Book Subtitle Biochemistry, genetics and pathology
  • Editors Peter Gacesa
    Nicholas J. Russell
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-412-35840-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-7319-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-1836-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 234
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Infectious Diseases
    Animal Anatomy / Morphology / Histology
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Industry Sectors
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Internal Medicine & Dermatology


...This excellent book presents the case for alginate as one of the major determinants to P. aeruginosa virulence...The contributors are all renowned experts in the field and the book is thoroughly recommended. Society for General Microbiology