Bacterial Metabolism

Bacterial Metabolism

1st Edition - January 1, 1969

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  • Author: H. W. Doelle
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483272740

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Bacterial Metabolism focuses on metabolic events that occur in microorganisms, as well as photosynthesis, oxidation, polysaccharide formation, and homofermentation. The book first discusses the thermodynamics of biological reactions, photosynthesis and photometabolism, and chemosynthesis. Free energy, photosynthesis, enzymes, and terminology in bacterial metabolism are elaborated. The manuscript then examines acetic acid bacteria and lactic acid bacteria. Discussions focus on lactate, ethanol, glucose, and glycerol metabolism, glycol oxidation, homofermentation, polysaccharide formation, and electron transport systems. The publication takes a look at pseudomonadaceae and nitrogen metabolism as an energy source for anaerobic microorganisms. Topics include metabolism of pairs of amino acids, single amino acid metabolism, oxidation of glycolate and malonate, and oxygenases. The book is a dependable source of information for readers interested in bacterial metabolism.

Table of Contents

  • Contents


    1. Thermodynamics of Biological Reactions

    Free Energy

    Thermodynamics of Chemical Reactions

    Oxidations and Reductions


    Enzyme Classification



    Supplementary Readings

    2. Photosynthesis and Photometabolism

    Terminology in Bacterial Metabolism


    Historical Development

    Photosynthetic Phosphorylation

    Autotrophy and Heterotrophy in Bacterial Photosynthesis

    Primary Photosynthetic Reaction


    Evolution of Photosynthesis


    Supplementary Readings

    3. Chemosynthesis—Anaerobic Respiration


    Anaerobic Respiration


    Supplementary Readings

    4. Chemosynthesis-Pathways of Carbohydrate Breakdown

    Carbohydrate Metabolism

    Glucose Metabolism

    Key Enzymes in the Carbohydrate Metabolism

    Gluconate Metabolism

    Fructose Metabolism

    Mannose Metabolism

    Allose Metabolism

    Mannitol and Sorbitol Metabolism

    Pentose and Pentitol Metabolism


    Supplementary Readings

    5. Chemosynthesis—Aerobic Respiration

    Aerobic Respiration


    Supplementary Readings

    6. Chemosynthesis—Fermentation


    Carbon, Energy and Balance

    The Formation of Propionate

    Succinic Acid Production by Propionibacterium

    The Production of Butyric Acid, Butanol, and Acetone

    The Production of Ethanol, Formate, Carbon Dioxide, Hydrogen, Succinate, 2,3-Butanediol, and Trimethylene Glycol by Enterobacteria


    Supplementary Readings

    7. Acetic Acid Bacteria

    Lactate Metabolism

    Ethanol Metabolism

    Glucose Metabolism

    Glycerol Metabolism

    Acetoin Formation

    Glycol Oxidation

    Quinate Metabolism


    Supplementary Readings

    8. Lactic Acid Bacteria



    Citrate Metabolism

    Hexonic Acid Metabolism

    Mannitol Formation

    Deoxyribose Metabolism

    Polysaccharide Formation

    Biotin Degradation

    Lactate Metabolism by Group N Streptococci

    Electron Transport Systems


    Supplementary Readings

    9. Pseudomonadaceae

    Metabolism of L-Arabinose, D-Arabinose, and D-Galactose

    Metabolism of Krebs Cycle Intermediates

    Metabolism of Glycollate

    Oxidation of Malonate

    Oxidation of Oxalate and Formate

    Itaconate Metabolism

    Tartrate Metabolism

    Glucarate Metabolism

    Glutarate Metabolism

    Methanol Metabolism

    Metabolism of 2,3-Butanediol

    Ethanol Formation by Zymomonas Mobilis

    Metabolism of Higher Molecular Weight Compounds



    Supplementary Readings

    10. Nitrogen Metabolism as an Energy Source for Anaerobic Microorganisms (Clostridium)

    Microorganisms (Clostridium)

    Single Amino Acid Metabolism

    Metabolism of Pairs of Amino Acids

    Metabolism of a Single Amino Acid Together with a Keto Acid


    Supplementary Readings

    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Microorganism Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 500
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1969
  • Published: January 1, 1969
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483272740

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