Bacterial Physiology and Metabolism

ISBN-10: 0521712300

ISBN-13: 9780521712309

Edition: 2007

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Description: Recent determination of genome sequences for a wide range of bacteria has made in-depth knowledge of prokaryotic metabolic function essential in order to give biochemical, physiological, and ecological meaning to the genomic information. Clearly describing the important metabolic processes that occur in prokaryotes under different conditions and in different environments, this advanced text provides an overview of the key cellular processes that determine bacterial roles in the environment, biotechnology, and human health. Prokaryotic structure is described as well as the means by which nutrients are transported into cells across membranes. Glucose metabolism through glycolysis and the TCA cycle are discussed, as well as other trophic variations found in prokaryotes, including the use of organic compounds, anaerobic fermentation, anaerobic respiratory processes, and photosynthesis. The regulation of metabolism through control of gene expression and control of the activity of enzymes is also covered, as well as survival mechanisms used under starvation conditions.

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Book details

List price: $79.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/21/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 552
Size: 7.15" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.948
Language: English

Introduction to bacterial physiology and metabolism
Composition and structure of prokaryotic cells
Membrane transport - nutrient uptake and protein excretion
Glycolysis
Tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle, electron transport and oxidative phosphorylation
Biosynthesis and microbial growth
Heterotrophic metabolism on substrates other than glucose
Anaerobic fermentation
Anaerobic respiration
Chemolithotrophy
Photosynthesis
Metabolic regulation
Energy, environment and microbial survival
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