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Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology #675: Recent Advances in Phototrophic Prokaryotesby Patrick C. Hallenbeck
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This volume is based on ISPP2009, and presents selected invited works, reviews and research articles, covering the spectrum of the diverse subject matter covered by this symposium series. Here the authors have greatly expanded on what was presented in Montreal to ensure complete coverage of each topic, covering the gamut from ecology, physiology, proteins and genomics, signal transduction, to applied aspects. Not only are these articles timely, presenting up-to-date published and unpublished results, but, since they are extensively referenced, should serve as valuable source material for some time to come.
Based on the 13th International Symposium on Phototrophic Prokaryotes, this text offers a wide spectrum of material regarding the latest in the field. Topics include ecology, physiology, proteins and genomics, signal transduction, and various applied aspects.
Table of Contents
Preface.- A New Extreme Environment for Aerobic Anoxygenic Phototrophs: Biological Soil Crusts.- The Phototrophic Consortium "Chlorochromatium Aggregatum" - a Model for Bacterial Heterologous Multicellularity.- The Ecology of Nitrogen Fixation in Cyanobacterial Mats.- Nitrogen and Molybdenum Control of Nitrogen Fixation in the Phototrophic Bacterium Rhodobacter capsulatus.- The Network of PII Signaling Protein Interactions in Unicellular Cyanobacteria.- Pathway and Importance of Photorespiratory 2-Phosphoglycolate Metabolism in Cyanobacteria.- Beyond the Genome: Functional Studies of Phototrophic Sulfur Oxidation.- Multicellularity in a Heterocyst-Forming Cyanobacterium: Pathways for Intercellular Communication.- The Photoactive Orange Carotenoid Protein and Photoprotection in Cyanobacteria.- Proteomic Analysis of the Developing Intracytoplasmic Membrane in Rhodobacter sphaeroides during Adaptation to the Low Light Intensity.- A Glimpse into the Proteome of Phototrophic Bacterium Rhodobacter capsulatus.- Phycobiliprotein Biosynthesis in teh Cyanobacteria: Structure and Function of Enzymes Involved in Post-translational Modification.- The Tetrapyrrole Biosynthetic Pathway and Its Regulation in Rhodobacter Capsulatus.- The Gene Transfer Agent of Rhodobacter capsulatus.- Integrative Control of Carbon, Nitrogen, Hydrogen, and Sulfur Metabolism: The Central Role of The Calvin-Benson-Bassham Cycle.- Better Living Through Cyanothece-Unicellular Diaztrophic Cyanobacteria with Highly Versatile Metabolic Systems.- A Feasibility Study of Large-Scale Photobiological Hydrogen Production Utilizing Mariculture-Raised Cyanobacteria.- Hydrogenases and Hydrogen Metabolism in Phototrophic Prokaryotes.- Index.
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