Description

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 62nd 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

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

Readership

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

Table of Contents

Contributors

Chapter One. Heme Proteins in Lactic Acid Bacteria

Abstract

Abbreviations

1 Introduction

2 Properties and Biosynthesis of Heme

3 Heme Proteins

4 Lactic Acid Bacteria

5 Heme and LAB in Historical Perspective

6 Acquisition and Intracellular Fate of Heme

7 Heme Proteins in LAB

8 Heme Protein Biogenesis

9 Concluding Remarks and Outlook

Acknowledgement

References

Chapter Two. Microbial Sulfite Respiration

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Properties of Sulfite and Related Compounds

3 The Diverse Role of Sulfite in Microbial Metabolism

4 Sulfite-Converting Enzymes—Overview and Terminology

5 Physiology of Sulfite-Converting Microorganisms

6 Microbial Sulfite Reductases

7 Microbial Sulfite Dehydrogenases

8 Evolutionary Aspects

9 Conclusions and Perspectives

Acknowledgments

References

Chapter Three. Our Second Genome—Human Metagenome: How Next-Generation Sequencer Changes our Life Through Microbiology

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Overview of NGS Technology

3 Genomics and Metagenomics of Microbes

4 Scientific Publication Tells Great Potential of Metagenomic Applications with NGS

5 Microbial Profiling and Diversity in Environment

6 Human and Mouse Metagenome on Healthcare Study

7 Virus and Vaccine

8 Bird View of Human Metagenome Project

9 First Artificial Life Form by Synthesis

10 Publicly Available Bioinformatic Tools for Metagenomics and Microbial Diversity

11 How Future Advances in NGSn is Going to Change Our Life

References

Author Index

Subject Index

Details

No. of pages:
176
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780124105157
Electronic ISBN:
9780124105461

Reviews

"This series has consistently presented a well balanced account of progress in microbial physiology...invaluable for teaching purposes." --American Scientist