Description

In recent years, cyanobacteria have become the focus of intense study. As simple bacteria, they would seem to be the obvious organisms of choice for the study of such fundamental processes as oxygen-evolving photosynthesis and nitrogen fixation. This book will prove useful to investigators with little previous experience with cyanobacteria as well as to those who wish to change the emphasis of their research.

Readership

Biochemists, microbiologists, plant biochemists, physiologists, botanists.

Table of Contents

Isolation, Identification, and Culturing of Cyanobacteria: R. Rippka, Isolation and Purification of Cyanobacteria. R. Rippka, Recognition and Identification of Cyanobacteria. R.W. Castenholz, Culturing Methods for Cyanobacteria. C.P. Wolk, Purification and Storage of Nitrogen-Fixing Filamentous Cyanobacteria. R.W. Castenholz, Thermophilic Cyanobacteria: Special Problems. J.B. Waterbury and J.M. Willey, Isolation and Growth of Marine Planktonic Cyanobacteria. A. Mitsui and S. Cao, Isolation and Culture of Marine Nitrogen-Fixing Unicellular Cyanobacteria Synechococcus. J.C. Meeks, Symbiotic Associations. S.E. Stevens, Jr. , Cell Stability and Storage. W.T. Stam and B.K. Stulp, New Taxonomic Methods: DNA/DNA Hybridization. E. Stackebrandt and W. Ludwig, 16 S Ribosomal RNA Cataloging. D.J. Lane, K.G. Field, G.J. Olsen, and N.R. Pace, Reverse Transcriptase Sequencing of Ribosomal RNA for Phylogenetic Analysis. A. Aitken, Protein Sequences as Taxonomic Probes of Cyanobacteria.Ultrastructure, Inclusions, and Differentiation. G. Stanier (Cohen-Bazire) , Fine Structure of Cyanobacteria. J. Weckesser and U.-J. Jurgens, Cell Walls and External Layers. T. Vaara and M. Vaara, Cyanobacterial Fimbriae. J.M. Shively, Inclusions: Granules of Polyglucose, Polyphosphate, and Poly-/-hydroxybutyrate. J.M. Shively, Inclusions: Carboxysomes. M.M. Allen, Inclusions: Cyanophycin. P.K. Hayes, Gas Vesicles: Chemical and Physical Properties. M. Herdman, Cellular Differentiation: Akinetes. M. Herdman and R.

Details

No. of pages:
915
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1988
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080882840
Print ISBN:
9780121820688

About the serial-volume-editor

Alexander Glazer

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

Reviews

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