© 2003

The Genus Yersinia

Entering the Functional Genomic Era

  • Mikael Skurnik
  • José Antonio Bengoechea
  • Kaisa Granfors

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 529)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Evolution and Genomics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Victoria L. Taylor, Petra C. F. Oyston, Richard W. Titball
      Pages 13-18
    3. Alexander Rakin, Andrey Golubov, Azuka Iwobi, Jürgen Heesemann
      Pages 19-24
    4. Azuka N. Iwobi, Alexander Rakin, Emilio Garcia, Jürgen Heesemann
      Pages 25-30
    5. Yehuda Flashner, Emanuelle Mamroud, Avital Tidhar, Raphael Ber, Moshe Aftalion, David Gur et al.
      Pages 31-33
    6. Stefan Hertwig, Iris Klein, Jens A. Hammerl, Bernd Appel
      Pages 35-38
    7. Petra C.F. Oyston, Andrey V. Karlyshev, Brendan W. Wren, Richard W. Titball
      Pages 39-42
    8. Michael B. Prentice, Jon Cuccui, Nick Thomson, Julian Parkhill, Evelyn Deery, Martin J. Warren
      Pages 43-46
    9. Richard A. Stabler, Jason Hinds, Adam A. Witney, Karen Isherwood, Petra Oyston, Richard Titball et al.
      Pages 47-50
    10. Greta Goelz, Dorothea Knabner, Bernd Appel, Eckhard Strauch
      Pages 51-53
  3. Pathogenesis and Host Interactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Martin Aepfelbacher, Claudia Trasak, Agnès Wiedemann, Andreas Andor
      Pages 65-72
    3. Feng Shao, Jack E. Dixon
      Pages 79-84
    4. Heli Nummelin, Michael C. Merckel, Yasmin El Tahir, Pauli Ollikka, Mikael Skurnik, Adrian Goldman
      Pages 85-88
    5. Anna M. Kauppi, Roland Nordfelth, Ulrik Hägglund, Hans Wolf-Watz, Mikael Elofsson
      Pages 97-100

About this book


For the eighth time the yersiniologists all over the world gathered together when the International Symposium on Yersinia was organized by University of Turku and Turku Microbiology Society in Turku, Finland. Over 250 delegates from 28 countries attended the Symposium. The Symposium logo (Picture 4, next page) presents a bacteriophage attached to the surface of the bacterium. One can easily imagine that most of the aspects covered in this Symposium are included in the logo: the bacteriophage genome encodes for structural proteins, adhesins and effector proteins that interact with the host cell in most intricate ways to carry out their mission. Life of the bacteriophage depends on the tightly regulated interplay between the phage and the host proteins. This all is also true between Yersinia and the different hosts and environments it encounters during its life cycle. This Symposium Proceedings volume is based on the oral and poster presentations given during the Symposium. The volume has been divided into six parts covering topics such as genomics, surface structures, bacteriophages, molecular and cellular pathogenesis, molecular epidemiology and diagnostics, gene regulation, clinical aspects and vaccines. These topics reflect righteously the present trends in the bacteriology research.


DNA Polysaccharid bacteria bacterial pathogenesis infection infections vaccine

Editors and affiliations

  • Mikael Skurnik
    • 1
  • José Antonio Bengoechea
    • 2
  • Kaisa Granfors
    • 3
  1. 1.University of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Hospital Son DuretaPalma MallorcaSpain
  3. 3.National Public Health InstituteTurkuFinland

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