The Molecular Biology of the Bacilli - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780122227028, 9780323158190

The Molecular Biology of the Bacilli

1st Edition

Editors: David Dubnau
eBook ISBN: 9780323158190
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st July 1985
Page Count: 276
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The Molecular Biology of the Bacilli: Volume II is a collection of material relevant to the basic knowledge of the bacillus system and to the development of the bacillus system for industrial applications. This volume presents bacillus research studies on the unique characteristics of bacilli and its interesting comparisons with other bacteria, specifically Escherichia coli.
The first four chapters focus on the Bacillus subtilis, specifically the translational specificity, DNA repair, chemotaxis, and sporulation. Chapter 5 discusses the protoplast fusion in bacillus while Chapter 6 delves on the secretion of proteins by bacilli. Chapter 7 explores the function of bacilli as insecticide. Bacillus thuringiensis is also mentioned in this chapter. This topic is further discussed in Chapter 8 where the genetics and molecular biology of B. thuringiensis are discussed.
This volume aims to be of help to students and researchers in various fields of biochemistry, genetics, biological sciences, and microbiology.

Table of Contents

Contributors Preface 1 Translational Specificity in Bacillus subtilis I. Introduction II. Translational Machinery III. A Hypothesis for Translational Specificity IV. Test of the "Simple Hypothesis" for Translational Specificity V. Conclusions References 2 DNA Repair in Bacillus subtilis I. Introduction II. Review of DNA Repair Systems III. Characterization of the DNA Repair Systems of Bacillus subtilis IV. Characterization of the "SOB" System V. Correlation Between the "SOB" System and the Development of the Competent State in Bacillus subtilis VI. Conclusions References 3 Chemotaxis in Bacillus subtilis I. Introduction II. Chemotaxis Experiments III. Biochemistry IV. Genetics V. Comparison with Chemotaxis in Escherichia coli VI. Mechanism of Chemotaxis References 4 Sporulation of Bacillus subtilis I. Introduction II. Start to Septation (Stages 0 to II) III. Septation to Engulfment (Stages II and II) IV. Engulfment to the Mature Spore (Stages III to VIII) V. Gene Expression References 5 Protoplast Fusion in Bacillus and Its Consequences I. Introduction II. Methodology III. Quantitative Assay of Fusion IV. The Nature of Fusion V. Recombination in Fusion Diploids VI. Stability and Instability of the Fusion Diploids VII. Genome Expression in Diploid Bacillus subtilis VIII. Fusion in Other Strains, Variants, and Species IX. Models of Diploid Chromosome Management X. Conclusions and Prospects References 6 Secretion of Proteins by Bacilli I. Introduction II. Types of Proteins Secreted by Bacilli III. Mechanisms of Secretion in Bacilli IV. Processing and Release V. Bacilli as Hosts for Genetically Engineered Products VI. Future Directions References 7 Insecticidal Bacilli I. Introduction II. B


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