Biology of the Prokaryotes

ISBN-10: 0632053577

ISBN-13: 9780632053575

Edition: 1999

Authors: Joseph W. Lengeler, G. Drews, H. Schlegel, Gerhart Drews, Hans G. Schlegel

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Designed as an upper-level textbook and a reference for researchers, this important book concentrates on central concepts of the bacterial lifestyle. Taking a refreshingly new approach, it present an integrated view of the prokaryotic cell as an organism and as a member of an interacting population. Beginning with a description of cellular structures, the text proceeds through metabolic pathways and metabolic reactions to the genes and regulatory mechanisms. At a higher level of complexity, a discussion of cell differentiation processes is followed by a description of the diversity of prokaryotes and their role in the biosphere. A closing section deals with man and microbes (ie, applied microbiology). The first text to adopt an integrated view of the prokaryotic cell as an organism and as a member of a population. Vividly illustrates the diversity of the prokaryotic world - nearly all the metabolic diversity in living organisms is found in microbes. New developments in applied microbiology highlighted. Extensive linking between related topics allows easy navigation through the book. Generously illustrated in two colours. Essential definitions and conclusions highlighted. Supplementary information in boxes.
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Book details

List price: $185.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/3/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 984
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 5.500
Language: English

Bacteriology Paved the Way to Cell Biology: a Historical Account
Cellular and Subcellular Organization of Prokaryotes
Substrate-Level Phosphorylation
Electron-Transport-Coupled Phosphorylation
Multiple Roles of Prokaryotic Cell Membranes
Growth and Nutrition
Biosynthesis of Building Blocks
Assimilation of Macroelements and Microelements
Oxidation of Organic Compounds
Oxidation of Inorganic Compounds by Chemolithotrophs
Aerobic Respiration and Regulation of Aerobic/Anaerobic Metabolism
Anaerobic Energy Metabolism
Utilization of Light by Prokaryotes
DNA, Chromosomes, and Plasmids
The Genetic Information
Genetic Exchange Between Microorganisms
Recombinant DNA Technology
Regulation of Gene Expression: Operons and Regulons
Posttranslational Control and Modifications of Proteins
Global Regulatory Networks and Signal Transduction Pathways
Regulation of Fermentation and Respiration
The Bacterial Cell Cycle
Assembly of Cellular Surface Structures
Processes of Cellular Differentiation
Sporulation and Cell Differentiation
Bacteriophages as Models for Differentiation
Secondary Metabolism in Bacteria: Antibiotic Pathways, Regulation, and Function
Adaptation to Extreme Environments
Prokaryotic Diversity and Systematics
Ecophysiology and Ecological Niches of Prokaryotes
Habitats of Prokaryotes
Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Prokaryotes in Medicine
Prokaryotes in Agriculture
Prokaryotes in Industrial Production
Prokaryotes in Environmental Processes
Prokaryotes and Man: Chances, Promises, and Risks
Index
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