Symposia Biologica Hungarica 32/A - Biological, Biochemical and Biomedical Aspects of Actinomycetes (1986)
BIOLOGICAL, BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOMEDICAL ASPECTS OF ACTINOMYCETES Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Acti- nomyoetes Biology, Debrecen, Hungary, 26 — 30 August, 1985 Edited by G. SZABÓ, S. BIRÓ and M.GOODFELLOW (Symposia Biologien Hungarica 32) The material of the proceedings is coming from the sixth of a series of scientific meetings held in every three years on the biology of Actinomycetes. These conferences are unique opportunities for specialists studying all aspects of Actinomycetes to meet. This volume of the Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Actinomycetes Biology contains the full text of the lectures read at nine plenary sessions, in a somewhat abbreviated form, the papers delivered at eight mini-symposia which followed the plenary sessions with the participation of specialists of a given, narrower field of interest. The abstracts of the seven poster sessions are also included. The titles of the plenary sessions indicate the fields which were covered on the biology of Actinomycetes: genetics; physiology and biosynthesis of primary metabolites; biosynthesis of secondary metabolites; biochemistry; morphology and ultrastructure; taxonomy; pathogenicity and immunology; ecology and epidemiology; differentiation. There were about 500 participants from 27 countries. This time the number of scientists taking part at the Actinomycetes Symposium was the highest compared to previous ones. The Proceedings of the Symposium give an excellent overview of an important group of microorganisms for specialists working with them in antibiotic industry, in human or veterinary medicine, in agriculture or in fundamental research.