Chapter One Signal Correlations in Ecological Niches Can Shape the Organization and Evolution of Bacterial Gene Regulatory Networks
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
Chapter Two Vibrio fischeri Metabolism
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?
Chapter Three Environmental Heme Utilization by Heme-Auxotrophic Bacteria
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
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
2 Anaerobic Metabolism
3 Anaerobic Re
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