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Biology of the Prokaryotes


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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. 
  • Essential definitions and conclusions highlighted.
  • Supplementary information in boxes.

Table of Contents

Bacteriology Paved the Way to Cell Biology: A Historical Account: H G Schlegel, W Kohler.

1. The Prokaryotic Cell: F Mayer.

Cellular and Subcellular Organization of Prokaryotes: F Mayer.

2. Basic Prerequisites for Cellular Live: A Kroger, G Fuchs.

Substrate-Level Phosphorylation: A Kroger.

Electron-Transport-Coupled Phosphorylation: A Kroger.

Multiple Roles of Prokaryotic Cell Membranes: R Kramer.

Growth and Nutrition: G Fuchs, A Kroger.

Biosynthesis of Building Blocks: G Fuchs.

3. Diversity of Metabolic Pathways: G Fuchs.

Assimilation of Macroelements and Microelements: G Fuchs.

Oxidation of Organic Compounds: G Fuchs.

Oxidation of Inorganic Compounds by Chemolithotrophs: G Kuenen.

Aerobic Respiration and Regulation of Aerobic/Anaerobic Metabolism: G Unden.

Anaerobic Energy Metabolism: W Buckel.

Utilization of Light by Prokaryotes: G Drews.

4. The Genetics of the Prokaryotes and Their Viruses: B Friedrich, J W Lengeler.

DNA, Chromosomes, and Plasmids: W Messer.

The Genetic Information: W Hillen.

Genetic Exchange Between Microorganisms: E Lanka, W Pansegrau.

Recombinant DNA Technology: R Knippers, C-A Alpert.

5. Gene Expression and Regulatory Mechanisms: J W Lengeler.

Regulation of Gene Expression: Operons and Regulons: S Adhya.

Posttranslational Control and Modifications of Proteins: G R Jacobson.

Global Regulatory Networks and Signal Transduction Pathways: J W Lengeler, P W Postma.

Regulation of Fermentation and Respiration: E C C Lin.

6. Cell Growth and Differentiation: G Drews, J W Lengeler.

The Bacterial Cell Cycle: K Nordstrom.

Assembly of Cellular Surface Structures: K Jann, B Jann.

Processes of Cellular Differentiation: G Drews.

Sporulation and Cell Differentiation: M A Marahiel, P Zuber.

Bacteriophages as Models for Differentiation: B Kemper.

Secondary Metabolism in Bacteria: Antibiotic Pathways, Regulation and Function: G Lancini, A L Demain.

Adaptation to Extreme Environments: I R Booth.

7. Diversity and Systematics: E Stackebrandt.

Prokaryotic Diversity and Systematics: E Stackebrandt, B Tindall, W Ludwig, M Goodfellow.

8. Prokaryotes in the Biosphere: B Schink.

Ecophysiology and Ecological Niches of Prokaryotes: B Schink.

Habitats of Prokaryotes: B Schink.

Global Biogeochemical Cycles: B Schink.

9. Applied Microbiology: A Puhler.

Prokaryotes in Medicine: J Hacker.

Prokaryotes in Agriculture: F O'Gara, U B Priefer, D N Dowling, M P Nuti.

Prokaryotes in Industrial Production: H Sahm.

Prokaryotes in Environmental Processes: B Schink.

Prokaryotes and Man: Chances, Promises and Risks: A Puhler.


Product Details

Schlegel, H.
Lengeler, J.
Drews, G.
Lengeler, J.
Schlegel, H.
Drews, G.
Cell & Molecular Biology
Science : Life Sciences - Cell Biology
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246.1 x 201.4 x 45.9 mm 83 oz

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