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Advances in Bacterial Respiratory Physiology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123944238, 9780123978158

Advances in Bacterial Respiratory Physiology, Volume 61

1st Edition

Serial Editor: Robert K. Poole
eBook ISBN: 9780123978158
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123944238
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 4th October 2012
Page Count: 282
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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 Regulatory Network

4 Conclusions

Chapter Six Supramolecular Organization in Prokaryotic Respiratory Systems

1 Introduction

2 Supramolecular Organization of the Respiratory Systems

3 Determinants for Supramolecular Organization

4 Implications of Supramolecular Organization

5 Concluding Remarks and Future Directions

Chapter Seven Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria Reveal a New Branch of Tetrapyrrole Metabolism

1 Introduction to Desulfovibrio Species

2 Tetrapyrrole Biosynthesis

3 Production of SH

4 D. vulgaris CbiK Cobaltochelatases

5 Production of Cobalamin

6 Alternative Haem b Biosynthetic Pathway

7 Biosynthesis of Haem b Derivatives

8 Organization and Regulation of Tetrapyrrole Biosynthesis-Related Genes

Author Index

Subject Index


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.

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


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About the Serial Editor

Robert K. Poole

Robert K. Poole

Professor Robert Poole is West Riding Professor of Microbiology at the University of Sheffield. He has >35 years’ experience of bacterial physiology and bioenergetics, in particular O2-, CO- and NO-reactive proteins, and has published >300 papers (h=48, 2013). He was Chairman of the Plant and Microbial Sciences Committee of the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and has held numerous grants from BBSRC, the Wellcome and Leverhulme Trusts and the EC. He coordinates an international SysMO systems biology consortium. He published pioneering studies of bacterial oxidases and globins and discovered the bacterial flavohaemoglobin gene (hmp) and its function in NO detoxification He recently published the first systems analyses of responses of bacteria to novel carbon monoxide-releasing molecules (CORMs) and is a world leader in NO, CO and CORM research.

Affiliations and Expertise

West Riding Professor of Microbiology, Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Sheffield, UK