Structure - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123072016, 9780323163132


1st Edition

Editors: I.C. Gunsalus
eBook ISBN: 9780323163132
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1960
Page Count: 528
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The Bacteria: Volume I: Structure deals with the structure of bacteria and covers topics ranging from the composition and organization of the bacterial protoplasm to the movement of bacteria, morphology of bacterial spores, and bacterial protoplasts. The internal structure and surface layers of the bacterial cell are also discussed together with L-forms of bacteria, bacterial viruses, and localization of bacterial enzymes. This volume is comprised of 10 chapters and begins with an overview of cell theory and the theory of the unity of biochemistry, followed by an analysis of the composition and organization of the bacterial protoplasm. The next chapter explores the internal structure of bacteria, focusing on the cytoplasm and its surface as well as chromatin bodies. The surface layers of the bacterial cell is then discussed, paying particular attention to the cell wall, along with the movement of bacteria such as the spirochetes. Bacterial movements considered as tactic responses to external stimuli are highlighted. The remaining chapters analyze the development and germination of bacterial spores; the morphology and structure of bacterial protoplasts; L-forms of bacteria; and structure and function of bacterial viruses. This book also presents an antigenic analysis of cell structure before concluding with a chapter on the localization of enzymes in bacteria. This monograph will be a valuable resource for microbiologists, bacteriologists, biochemists, and biologists.

Table of Contents

Contributors to Volume I Preface Contents of Volume II, III, IV

  1. The Bacterial Protoplasm: Composition and Organization I. Living Matter, Cell Theory, and the Unity of Biochemistry II. The Bacterial Cell III. The Materials of Bacteriology IV. Chemical Analysis of Bacteria V. Isolation of Functional Constituents VI. Isolation of Organized Bacterial Constituents VII. Specialized Differentiations of Bacterial Cells References
  2. The Internal Structure of the Cell I. Introduction II. The Cytoplasm and its Surface III. Chromatin Bodies References
  3. Surface Layers of the Bacterial Cell I. Introduction II. Anatomy of the Bacterial Surface III. Extracellular Surface Components, Slime, and Capsular Materials IV. Cell Walls References
  4. Movement I. Introduction II. Theoretical Aspects of the Movements of Bacteria III. Flagellar Movement IV. Movements of the Spirochetes V. Gliding Movement VI. Bacterial Movements Considered as Tactic Responses to External Stimuli References
  5. Morphology of Bacterial Spores, Their Development and Germination I. Introduction II. Distribution of the Ability to Form Spores III. General Observations on the Development of Spores IV. The Brightness of Spores V. The Interior of Spores VI. The Skin of Spores VII. The Imperviousness of Spores to Stains VIII. The Chromatin of the Spore IX. Germination X. The Chromatin of Germinating Spores XI. Parasporal Bodies XII. Conclusion References
  6. Bacterial Protoplasts I. Concepts and Definitions II. Formation of Protoplasts III. Morphology and Structure IV. Physicochemical Properties of Protoplasts V. Composition of Protoplasts VI. Physiology and Biochemistry of Protoplasts References
  7. L-Forms of Bacteria I. Introduction II


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