Advances in Microbial Physiology is one of the most successful and prestigious series from Academic Press, an imprint of Elsevier. It publishes topical and important reviews, interpreting physiology to include all material that contributes to our understanding of how microorganisms and their component parts work.

First published in 1967, it is now in its 61st volume. The Editors have always striven to interpret microbial physiology in the broadest context and have never restricted the contents to “traditional” views of whole cell physiology. Now edited by Professor Robert Poole, University of Sheffield, Advances in Microbial Physiology continues to be an influential and very well reviewed series.

Key Features

Key features:

* Contributions from leading authorities
* Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field


Microbiologists, biochemists, biotechnologists, those interested in physiology, microbial biochemistry and its applications

Table of Contents


Chapter One Signal Correlations in Ecological Niches Can Shape the Organization and Evolution of Bacterial Gene Regulatory Networks

1 Introduction

2 Gene Expression Regulation as an Output of Signal Transduction Pathways

3 Mapping Transcriptional Regulatory Networks

4 Factors Shaping the Functional Composition of Regulons

5 Evolution of Transcription Factor Functions

6 Conclusions

Chapter Two Vibrio fischeri Metabolism

1 Introduction

2 V. fischeri as a Model Organism

3 What are the Nutrient Sources for Symbiotic V. fischeri?

4 Which V. fischeri Metabolic Pathways are Used in the Host?

5 What Regulatory Proteins are Controlling Expression of these Metabolic Pathways?

6 Which Pathways Might be Important in V. fischeri’s Free-Living Lifestyle?

7 Conclusions

Chapter Three Environmental Heme Utilization by Heme-Auxotrophic Bacteria

1 Introduction

2 Biological Importance and Function of the Heme Molecule

3 HAB that Utilize Heme

4 Heme Sources for HAB

5 Heme Acquisition in HAB

6 Acquisition of Heme Biosynthesis Intermediates and Other Porphyrins

7 Heme Utilization in HAB

8 Heme Intracellular Management

9 An Example of Adaptative Heme Acquired Auxotrophy: Small Colony Variants

10 Conclusion

Chapter Four The Hyperthermophilic Bacterium Aquifex aeolicus

1 The Extreme Heat-Loving Bacterium Aquifex aeolicus

2 Hydrogenases and Hydrogen Metabolism in Aquifex aeolicus

3 Hydrogen Sulfide Utilization Pathway

4 Elemental Sulfur and Oxidized Sulfur Compounds Energy Metabolism

5 A Model of Intricate Bioenergetic Pathways in Aquifex aeolicus

6 Concluding Remarks

Chapter Five Regulation of the Anaerobic Metabolism in Bacillus subtilis

1 Introduction

2 Anaerobic Metabolism

3 Anaerobic Re


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