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Bacteria in Biology, Biotechnology and Medicine

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ISBN-10: 0471958115

ISBN-13: 9780471958116

Edition: 3rd 1995

Authors: Paul Singleton

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List price: $42.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/8/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 330
Size: 6.02" wide x 9.06" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

The bacteria: an introduction
What are bacteria?
Why study bacteria?
Classifying and naming bacteria
The bacterial cell
Shapes, sizes and arrangements of bacterial cells
The bacterial cell: a closer look
Trichomes and coenocytic bacteria
Growth and reproduction
Conditions for growth
Growth in a single cell
Growth in bacterial populations
Diauxic growth
Measuring growth
The life-cycle of Caulobacter
Resting cells
Akinetes, heterocysts, hormogonia
Metabolism I: energy
Energy metabolism in chemotrophs
Energy metabolism in phototrophs
Other topics in energy metabolism
Transport systems
Metabolism II: carbon
Carbon assimilation in autotrophs
Carbon assimilation in heterotrophs
Synthesis, interconversion and polymerization of carbon compounds
Methylotrophy in bacteria
Molecular biology I: genes and gene expression
Chromosomes and plasmids
Nucleic acids: structure
DNA replication
DNA modification and restriction
RNA synthesis: transcription
Proteins: synthesis and other aspects
DNA monitoring and repair
Regulation of gene expression
Molecular biology II: changing the message
Gene transfer
Genetic engineering/recombinant DNA technology
Virulent phages: the lytic cycle
Temperate phages: lysogeny
Phage conversion
How does phage DNA escape restriction in the host bacterium?
Bacteria in the living world
Microbial communities
Saprotrophs, predators, parasites, symbionts
Bacteria and the cycles of matter
Ice-nucleation bacteria
Bacteriology in situ - fact or fiction?
The greenhouse effect
Recombinant bacteria in the environment
Uncultivable/uncultured bacteria
Bacteria in medicine
Bacteria as pathogens
The routes of infection
The body's defences
The pathogen: virulence factors
Pathogen-host interactions: a new perspective
The transmission of disease
Laboratory detection and characterization of pathogens
Prevention and control of bacterial diseases
Notes on chemotherapy; phage therapy; biologicals
Some bacterial diseases
Applied bacteriology I: food
Bacteria in the food industry
Food preservation
Food poisoning and food hygiene
Applied bacteriology II: miscellaneous aspects
Feeding animals, protecting plants
Biomining (bioleaching)
Biological washing powders
Sewage treatment
Water supplies
Putting pathogens to work
Plastics from bacteria: 'Biopol'
Biomimetic technology
Some practical bacteriology
Safety in the laboratory
Bacteriological media
Aseptic technique
The tools of the bacteriologist
Methods of inoculation
Preparing a pure culture from a mixture of organisms
Anaerobic incubation
Counting bacteria
Man against bacteria
The identification and classification of bacteria
Classification (taxonomy) of prokaryotes
Minidescriptions of some genera, families, orders and other categories of bacteria