Advances in Microbial Physiology

Advances in Microbial Physiology

1st Edition - October 5, 2016

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  • Author: Robert K. Poole
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128048221
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128052389

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Advances in Microbial Physiology continues the long tradition of topical and important, cutting-edge reviews in microbiology.

Key Features

  • Contains contributions from leading authorities
  • Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field of microbial physiology


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

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One: The Journey of Lipoproteins Through the Cell: One Birthplace, Multiple Destinations

    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 The Lipoprotein Journey Through the Cell: From the Cytoplasm to the Final Destination
    • 3 Factors Controlling the Sorting of Lipoproteins
    • 4 Surface Exposure of Lipoproteins
    • 5 Conclusions and Perspectives
    • Acknowledgements

    Chapter Two: The Making and Taking of Lipids: The Role of Bacterial Lipid Synthesis and the Harnessing of Host Lipids in Bacterial Pathogenesis

    • Abstract
    • 1 Bacterial Membrane Synthesis Review
    • 2 Membrane Alterations and Their Influences on Virulence Outcomes: The Extracellular Bacterial Pathogens
    • 3 Utilization of Host Fatty Acids by Extracellular Pathogens: Roles in Virulence and Antimicrobial Resistance
    • 4 Cholesterol and Sphingomyelin in the Virulence of Extracellular Pathogens
    • 5 Intracellular Organisms and the Use of Host Lipids to Promote Pathogenesis
    • 6 Specific Contributions of Host-Derived Lipids to P-SPOs
    • 7 The Contribution of Host-Derived Lipids to the Physiology of Intracellular Pathogens
    • 8 Concluding Remarks
    • Acknowledgements

    Chapter Three: The Impact of Gene Silencing on Horizontal Gene Transfer and Bacterial Evolution

    • Abstract
    • 1 Horizontal Gene Transfer as a Driver of Bacterial Evolution
    • 2 Xenogeneic Silencing
    • 3 How Xenogeneic Silencing Facilitates Bacterial Evolution
    • 4 Why So Many H-NS Like Proteins?

    Chapter Four: Polar Marine Microorganisms and Climate Change

    • Abstract
    • 1 Polar Marine Bacteria and Climate Change
    • 2 The Polar Regions and Climate Change
    • 3 Temperature as Evolutionary Driver
    • 4 Temperature Adaptations for Life at Low Temperatures
    • 5 The Polar Microbial Communities and Genomics in the Changing Polar Ocean
    • 6 Biogeochemical Cycles and the Loss of Sea Ice
    • 7 The Role of Viruses
    • 8 Can the Microbial Community Composition Be Used as Predictor of the Responses of Ecosystem Processes to Global Change?
    • 9 Possible Avenues for Future Research and Conclusions
    • Acknowledgements

Product details

  • No. of pages: 264
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2016
  • Published: October 5, 2016
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128048221
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128052389

About the Author

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

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