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By W. Edmund Farrar Jr. (auth.), Stuart B. Levy, Royston C. Clowes, Ellen L. Koenig (eds.)

This booklet resulted from shows at a global convention on bacterial p1asmids held January 5-9, 1981 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. This used to be the 1st assembly of its sort within the Southern Hemisphere. The assembly position used to be chosen for its comfortable and cozy weather, conducive to interactions between members. extra importantly the locale facilitated the participation of close by Latin American scientific and learn scientists who deal at once with the overall healthiness manifestations of pathogenic p1asmids. illnesses and socio-economic practices of constructing nations exist within the Dominican Republic whose clinical neighborhood might without delay make the most of having the assembly there. The publication contains the talks in addition to prolonged abstracts of poster displays from the assembly. this mixture, which supplies readers with experiences in addition to contemporary findings, captures the whole medical alternate which came about throughout the 5-day assembly. As one indication of pathogenicity with regards to p1asmids, the conferees have been surveyed for gastro-intestina1 difficulties in the course of and after their remain within the Dominican Republic. the implications are summarized on the finish of this book.

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