Bacterial Physiology and Metabolism - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483231372, 9781483261386

Bacterial Physiology and Metabolism

1st Edition

Authors: J. R. Sokatch
eBook ISBN: 9781483261386
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1969
Page Count: 456
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Bacterial Physiology and Metabolism focuses on research on bacteria, as well as metabolism of carbohydrates, fermentation, and oxidation of acids.
The book first offers information on nutrition and growth of bacterial cultures, including requirements for growth, nutritional classification of bacteria, measurement of bacterial growth, and synchronous growth of bacterial cultures. The manuscript then considers the chemical composition of bacteria, oligosaccharide catabolism, and transport of sugars.
The publication takes a look at the fermentation of sugars and aerobic metabolism of carbohydrates. Discussions focus on Embden-Meyerhof fermentations, miscellaneous pathways, and hexose, pentose, polyol, and hexuronic acid oxidation. The text also elaborates on oxidation of organic acids, electron transport, oxidation of hydrocarbons, and protein and amino acid catabolism.
The text is a dependable reference for readers interested in bacterial physiology and metabolism.

Table of Contents



Part One Bacterial Physiology

Chapter 1. Nutrition

I. Requirements for Growth

II. Nutritional Classification of Bacteria


Chapter 2. Growth of Bacterial Cultures

I. Measurement of Bacterial Growth

II. Mathematics of Growth

III. Growth of Bacteria in Batch Culture

IV. Growth of Bacteria in Continuous Culture

V. Synchronous Growth of Bacterial Cultures


Chapter 3. Chemical Composition of Bacteria

I. Proteins

II. Lipids

III. Carbohydrates

IV. Nucleic Acids


Part Two Energy Metabolism

Chapter 4. Oligosaccharide Catabolism

I. Digestion of Starch and Glycogen

II. Digestion of Cellulose

III. Digestion of Other Polysaccharides by Bacteria

IV. Cleavage of Galactosides

V. Cleavage of Glucosides

VI. Cleavage of Fructosides

VII. Other Oligosaccharides


Chapter 5. Transport of Sugars

I. Transport Systems

II. Mechanism of Sugar Transport by Bacteria


Chapter 6. Fermentation of Sugars

I. Methods of Study

II. Embden-Meyerhof Fermentations

III. Non-Embden-Meyerhof Fermentations

IV. Mixed Pathways

V. Miscellaneous Pathways


Chapter 7. Aerobic Metabolism of Carbohydrates

I. Hexose Oxidation

II. Hexuronic Acid Oxidation

III. Pentose Oxidation

IV. Polyol Oxidation

V. Miscellaneous Oxidations


Chapter 8. Oxidation of Organic Acids

I. The Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle

II. Metabolism of Other Organic Acids by Bacteria


Chapter 9. Electron Transport

I. Enzymes of the Cytochrome System

II . Respiratory Chains of Bacteria

III. Oxidative Phosphorylation


Chapter 10. Oxidation of Hydrocarbons

I. Oxidation of Saturated Hydrocarbons

II. Oxidation of Aromatic Hydrocarbons

III. Miscellaneous Oxidations


Chapter 11. Protein and Amino Acid Catabolism

I. Digestion of Proteins and Peptides

II. Transport of Peptides and Amino Acids

III. Metabolism of Amino Acids


Chapter 12. Metabolism of Inorganic Compounds

I. Hydrogen Oxidation

II. Oxidation of Iron

III. Oxidation of Ammonia to Nitrate

IV. Nitrate Respiration

V. Oxidation of Sulfur Compounds

VI. Reduction of Sulfate; Sulfate Respiration


Chapter 13. Photosynthetic Energy Metabolism

I. Energy Considerations

II. The Bacterial Photosynthetic Apparatus

III. Photosynthesis and Generation of ATP


Part Three Biosynthetic Metabolism

Chapter 14. Autotrophic Carbon Dioxide Fixation

I. Production of Reducing Power

II. The Reductive Pentose Cycle

III. The Reductive Carboxylic Acid Cycle


Chapter 15. Carbohydrate Biosynthesis

I. From Acetate

II. Formation of Monosaccharides

III. Formation of Polysaccharides by Bacteria


Chapter 16. Biosynthesis of Amino Acids

I. Assimilation of Inorganic Nitrogen

II. Biosynthesis of Amino Acids

III. Regulation of Metabolic Processes


Chapter 17. Biosynthesis of Lipids

I. Biosynthesis of Fatty Acids

II. Complex Lipids


Chapter 18. Biosynthesis of Nucleic Acids

I. Formation of Purine and Pyrimidine Nucleotides

II. Biosynthesis of DNA

III. Biosynthesis of RNA


Chapter 19. Biosynthesis of Proteins

I. Amino Acid Activation

II. Transcription of The Genetic Code

III. Translation of the Genetic Code

IV. Regulation of Protein Synthesis


Author Index

Subject Index


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