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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.
1. Thermodynamics of Biological Reactions
Thermodynamics of Chemical Reactions
Oxidations and Reductions
2. Photosynthesis and Photometabolism
Terminology in Bacterial Metabolism
Autotrophy and Heterotrophy in Bacterial Photosynthesis
Primary Photosynthetic Reaction
Evolution of Photosynthesis
3. Chemosynthesis—Anaerobic Respiration
4. Chemosynthesis-Pathways of Carbohydrate Breakdown
Key Enzymes in the Carbohydrate Metabolism
Mannitol and Sorbitol Metabolism
Pentose and Pentitol Metabolism
5. Chemosynthesis—Aerobic Respiration
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
7. Acetic Acid Bacteria
8. Lactic Acid Bacteria
Hexonic Acid Metabolism
Lactate Metabolism by Group N Streptococci
Electron Transport Systems
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
Metabolism of 2,3-Butanediol
Ethanol Formation by Zymomonas Mobilis
Metabolism of Higher Molecular Weight Compounds
10. Nitrogen Metabolism as an Energy Source for Anaerobic Microorganisms (Clostridium)
Single Amino Acid Metabolism
Metabolism of Pairs of Amino Acids
Metabolism of a Single Amino Acid Together with a Keto Acid
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- 1st January 1969
- Academic Press
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