Genetics of Bacterial Diversity

Genetics of Bacterial Diversity

1st Edition - December 1, 1988

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  • Editors: David Hopwood, Keith Chater
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080984087

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While other texts in this area deal almost solely with the "workhorse strain" Escherischia coli, Genetics of Bacterial Diversity is the first to deal with genetics and molecular biology of the wide range of other bacteria, which carry out a whole spectrum of important scientific, medical, agricultural, and biotechnological activities. Taking genetic diversity as its theme it illustrates a range of interesting phenomena such as genetic systems controlling pathogenicity, symbiosis, chemotaxis, metabolic characteristics, and differentiation. With each chapter written by acknowledged experts, this definitive book contains up-to-the-minute information on this rapidly developing field.Written by leading experts, this text--aimed at graduate-level students and above--describes the genetics and molecular biology of a wide range of bacteria.


Advanced undergraduates (Europe) and graduates (North America) taking courses in microbial genetics (microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, biotechnology degrees), postgraduates beginning research in microbial genetics, and established researchers needing to acquire knowledge about unfamiliar bacterial genetic systems.

Table of Contents

  • Contents without contributors -- 7/31/90, SS
    CONTENTS: Preface. Introductory Chapters: The Diversity of Bacteria and of Bacterial Genetics: Bacterial Diversity: The Range of Interesting Things that Bacteria Do. Diversity of Bacterial Genetics. Cloning and Molecular Analysis of Bacterial Genes. Specialized Metabolic Capabilities of Bacteria: Regulation of Luminescence in Marine Bacteria. Photosynthesis in Rhodospirillaceae. The Genetics of Nitrogen Fixation. Antibiotic Biosynthesis in Streptomyces. Catabolism of Aromatic Hydrocarbons by Psuedomonas. Mercury Resistance in Bacteria. Morphological Differentiation--Flagella Spores and Multicellular Development: Differentiation in Caulobacter: Flagellum Development, Motility and Chemotaxis. Pathways of Developmentally Regulated Gene Expression in Bacillus subtilis. Multicellular Development in Myxobacteria. Bacterial Adaptations to Animal Pathogenicity: The Molecular Basis of Antigenic Variation in Pathogenic Neisseria. Adhesins of Pathogenic Escherischia coli. Genetic Studies of Enterotoxin and Other Potential Virulence Factors of Vibrio cholorae. Iron-Scavenging in the Pathogenesis of Escherichia coli. Bacteria that Interact with Plants as Parasites or Symbionts: Pathogenicity of Xanthomonas and Related Bacteria Towards Plants. Tumorigenicity of Agrobacterium on Plants. The Symbiosis between Rhizobium and Legumes. Bacterial Population Genetics: The Population Genetics of Bacteria.

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  • No. of pages: 449
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1988
  • Published: December 1, 1988
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080984087

About the Editors

David Hopwood

Affiliations and Expertise

John Innes Centre and AFRC Institute of Plant Science Research, Norwich, UK

Keith Chater

Affiliations and Expertise

John Innes Centre and AFRC Institute of Plant Science Research, Norwich, U.K.

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