By Roger Berkeley, Marc Heyndrickx, Niall Logan, Paul De Vos
Encouraged through the speed of switch within the taxonomy of the cardio endospore-forming micro organism, the "Bacillus 2000" symposium on which this publication is predicated was once held in Bruges, Belgium, in August 2000, and used to be supported by way of the Federation of ecu Microbiological Societies, the Belgian Society for Microbiology, and a number of other advertisement sponsors. Bringing taxonomists attracted to Bacillus and its family including those that paintings with those organisms in drugs, agriculture, and undefined, allowed these getting to delight in the overlaps and interactions in their parts of craftsmanship, within the absence of any complete remedy of the present systematics of the group.The assembly was once a very good good fortune, and has ended in the construction of those court cases, purposes and Systematics of Bacillus and family, offering an updated and finished treatise at the class, id and purposes of the cardio endospore-forming micro organism; it's a necessary reference for all microbiologists drawn to those organisms.Valuable reference paintings for all these attracted to the systematics of Bacillus and its family members. Produced in accordance with the profitable Bacillus 2000 assembly in Bruges and used to be supported by means of the Federation of eu Microbiological Societies, the Belgian Society for Microbiology, and several other advertisement sponsors. Of use to these operating in fields as different as drugs, agriculture, nutrients and undefined. accomplished and up to date research of the systematics of those organisms. comprises the appliance of subtle chemotaxonomic and genetic characterization equipment.
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Typical foods implicated are stews, puddings, AASC04 6/6/02 2:16 PM Page 39 Bacillus cereus and Food Poisoning 39 sauces, and ﬂour and rice dishes (Granum & Baird-Parker 2000). When expressed as a proportion of all reported food poisonings, outbreaks ascribed to B. cereus seem to be concentrated in Scandinavia and Canada (10–47% of total) and are less frequent in Central Europe, UK, USA and the Far East (1–5% of total) (Schmidt 1995; Granum 1997). Although these differences might partly be a consequence of different consumer habits, they are also not comparable owing to dissimilar reporting practices.