Molecular Biology and Pathogenicity of Mycoplasmas

  • Shmuel Razin
  • Richard Herrmann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Mycoplasma Diversity and Cell Biology

    1. Karl-Erik Johansson, Bertil Pettersson
      Pages 1-29
    2. Jack Maniloff
      Pages 31-43
    3. Alain Blanchard, Cécile M. Bébéar
      Pages 45-71
    4. Joachim Frey
      Pages 73-90
    5. Erich Seemüller, Monique Garnier, Bernd Schneider
      Pages 91-115
    6. Makoto Miyata
      Pages 117-130
    7. Åke Wieslander, Maria Rosén
      Pages 131-161
    8. Isabel Rojas-Mujica, Erich Bornberg-Bauer
      Pages 201-220
  3. Molecular Genetics

    1. Clyde A. Hutchison III, Michael G. Montague
      Pages 221-253
    2. Thomas Dandekar, Berend Snel, Steffen Schmidt, Warren Lathe, Mikita Suyama, Martijn Huynen et al.
      Pages 255-278
    3. January Weiner, Carl-Ulrich Zimmermann, Barbara Ueberle, Richard Herrmann
      Pages 279-302
    4. Nianxiang Zou, Kevin Dybvig
      Pages 303-321
    5. Akira Muto, Chisato Ushida
      Pages 323-345
    6. Joël Renaudin
      Pages 347-370
    7. Ramakrishnan Sitaraman, Kevin Dybvig
      Pages 371-390
  4. Pathogenesis

    1. David Yogev, Glenn F. Browning, Kim S. Wise
      Pages 417-443
    2. Leigh R. Washburn, Barry C. Cole
      Pages 473-489
    3. Mitchell F. Balish, Duncan C. Krause
      Pages 491-518
    4. Shmuel Razin
      Pages 531-544
    5. Cécile M. Bébéar, Christiane Bébéar
      Pages 545-566
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 567-572

About this book


was the result of the efforts of Robert Cleverdon. The rapidly developing discipline of molecular biology and the rapidly expanding knowledge of the PPLO were brought together at this meeting. In addition to the PPLO specialists, the conference invited Julius Marmur to compare PPLO DNA to DNA of other organisms; David Garfinkel, who was one of the first to develop computer models of metabolism; Cyrus Levinthal to talk about coding; and Henry Quastler to discuss information theory constraints on very small cells. The conference was an announcement of the role of PPLO in the fundamental understanding of molecular biology. Looking back 40-some years to the Connecticut meeting, it was a rather bold enterprise. The meeting was international and inter-disciplinary and began a series of important collaborations with influences resonating down to the present. If I may be allowed a personal remark, it was where I first met Shmuel Razin, who has been a leading figure in the emerging mycoplasma research and a good friend. This present volume is in some ways the fulfillment of the promise of that early meeting. It is an example of the collaborative work of scientists in building an understanding of fundamental aspects of biology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Shmuel Razin
    • 1
  • Richard Herrmann
    • 2
  1. 1.The Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical SchoolJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.University of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-8232-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47606-8
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