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John Roger Porter, a much appreciated participant at the Guatemala conference and contributor to these Proceedings, died suddenly in May 1979. A highly productive and renowned microbiologist and former Head of the Department of Microbiology at the University of Iowa, Dr. Porter was a member of the Science Information Council of the National Science Foundation and a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners in Microbiology. He served as Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Scientific Publications of the National Institutes of Health, and was the recipient of the Pasteur Award in 1961. As Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Bacteriology for ten years, he compiled and edited the 50-volume index for the Journal. His text Bacterial Chemistry and Physiology was widely used. A man of great warmth and personal charm, Dr. Porter will be greatly missed by his friends and colleagues.