Molecular Breeding and Genetics of Applied Microorganisms - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126150506, 9781483270333

Molecular Breeding and Genetics of Applied Microorganisms

1st Edition

Editors: Kenji Sakaguchi Masanori Okanishi
eBook ISBN: 9781483270333
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1981
Page Count: 172
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Description

Molecular Breeding and Genetics of Applied Microorganisms provides expert reviews on the developments in the field of applied microbiology in Japan. The book presents areas where further progress in applied microbiology is possible. Articles on these possibilities such as the use of recombinant DNA techniques to link fragments of DNA from unrelated organisms; creation of new strains of microorganisms to control pollution; construction of a ""biological battery"" using a photosynthetic system; and breeding of plant species tolerant to various plant diseases are explored in detail. Microbiologists, biologists, geneticists, biochemists, pharmacologists, and researchers will find the book insightful.

Table of Contents


Contents

Contributors

Preface

Introduction

1. Species Barriers to the Maintenance and Expression of Foreign DNA

1.1 Barriers to the Genetic Establishment and Expression of Foreign DNA

1.2 Selective Disadvantage of Hosts Harboring Recombinant Molecules

2. Regulation of Antibiotics Production in Microorganisms

2.1 Regulation of the Initiation of Secondary Metabolism

2.2 Characteristics of Enzymes Involved in Secondary Metabolism

2.3 Quantitative Regulation of Antibiotics Production

3. Plasmid Involvement in Antibiotics Production

3.1 The Nature of Secondary Metabolites

3.2 Evidence of Plasmid Involvement

3.3 Plasmid Involvement in Chloramphenicol Production

3.4 Plasmid Involvement in Aureothricin Production

3.5 Plasmid DNA in Streptomycetes

3.6 Plasmid Function in Antibiotics Production

4. Degradative Plasmids: Aspects of Microbial Evolution

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Physiology of Degradative Plasmids

4.3 Phenotype of Degradative Plasmids

4.4 Handling of Degradative Plasmids

4.5 Adaptation and Evolution

4.6 Closing Remarks

5. Selection of Genes with Antibodies against the Gene Products

5.1 Purification of Calf Rennin mRNA

5.2 Bovine Corticotropin-β-Lipotropin Precursor

6. Enzymatic Synthesis of Polynucleotides of Defined Sequence

6.1 Polynucleotide Phosphorylase

6.2 RNA Ligase

7. Protoplast Fusion

7.1 Brevibacterium

7.2 Streptomyces

7.3 Saccharomyces

7.4 Aspergillus

8. Cloning with Recombinant DNA

8.1 Bacillus subtilis

8.2 Development of Molecular Cloning Systems in Pseudomonas

8.3 Highly Thermophilic Bacteria

8.4 Cloning of Streptomyces DNA in Escherichia colt

9. New Genetic Approaches to Industrial Microorganisms

9.1 Amino Acid-Producing Strains

9.2 Fermentative Production of "Magic Spots"

Subject Index

Index of Microorganisms


Details

No. of pages:
172
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1980
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483270333

About the Editor

Kenji Sakaguchi

Masanori Okanishi