ABIS (Advanced Bacterial Identification Software) project started in 2003 as a MS-DOS-based program
for clinically significant Enterobacteriaceae identification, using biochemical characters, morphology,
growth conditions, ecology & pathogenicity data.
In one year program reached version 4, upgrading with 3 more genera: Bacillus, Streptococcus &
ABIS 5 was released in 2005 with major changes including an easy to use Windows based
interface, step by step identification for Gram positive & negative bacteria, rods / cocci (Genera only),
identification maps and 2 more families included: Pasteurellaceae ( Pasteurella, Actinobacillus,
Haemophilus) & Pseudomonadaceae.
Also, Bacillus, Enterobacteriaceae & Staphylococcus databases were updated and the biochemical
tests list, used for identification, was extended.
Continuous changes in bacterial taxonomy forced us
to temporarily freeze the development of the stand-
alone version and focus on the online development.
In the year 2007 "ABIS 6 online", linked with a germs
Encyclopedia and hosted by 'Regnum Prokaryotae"
site, was officially released for public use.
Later, ABIS 7 came with Vibironaceae identification
and ABIS 8 with family Campylobacteraceae.
For more information see ABIS development log or
Access ABIS 8 online here.