The Physiology of Growth - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123957740, 9780323163002

The Physiology of Growth

1st Edition

Editors: I.C. Gunsalus
eBook ISBN: 9780323163002
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1962
Page Count: 474
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The Bacteria, Volume IV: The Physiology of Growth focuses on the biochemical phenomena that are expressed at the level of the intact microbial cell and of the growing cell. This book explores the structure, metabolism, and biosynthesis of bacteria. Organized into nine chapters, this volume starts with an overview of the growth requirements, metabolic pathways, individual enzymes, and a variety of other components and functions of the bacterial cell. This text then analyzes the genetic organization of bacteria and explains the nuclear division in bacteria. Other chapters consider the effects of physical environment upon the growth of microorganisms. This book discusses as well the methods for obtaining bacterial cultures by manipulating environmental factors. The final chapter deals with chemotherapeutic drugs, which are valuable tools in the investigation of bacterial organization and function. Bacteriologists, microbiologists, biochemists, microbial physiologists, and cell physiologists interested in the study of bacteria will find this book extremely useful.

Table of Contents

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

  1. Synchronous Growth I. Introduction II. Technical and Theoretical Problems III. Synchronization Experiments: Methods, Applications, and Interpretations References
  2. Nutritional Requirements of Microorganisms I. Introduction II. Energy Sources for Microbial Growth III. Nutritional Factors Utilized for Synthesis of Cell Materials IV. Effect of Nutrition on Specialized Cellular Functions V. Application of Knowledge of Microbial Nutrition References
  3. Ecology of Bacteria I. Introduction II. General Characteristics of Microbial Ecosystems III. Criteria for Adequacy of Ecological Analyses IV. Kinds of Bacteria in Nature V. Identification of Activities in Habitats VI. Quantitative Study of Bacterial Ecosystems References
  4. Exoenzymes I. Introduction II. Definitions: Theoretical and Operational III. A Survey of Exoenzymes IV. Surface Enzymes V. Chemical and Physicochemical Properties VI. Physiology of Formation VII. Possible Mechanisms of Liberation VIII. Conclusion and Summary References
  5. Permeation I. Introduction II. ß-Galactoside Permease in Escherichia coli III. Galactose Permease in Escherichia coli IV. Maltose Permease in Escherichia coli V. Glucuronide Permease in Escherichia coli VI. The Bacterial α-Glucoside Permease VIL Amino Acid Permeases VIII. Transport of Inorganic Ions IX. Some Other Permeation Systems X. Physiological Consequences and Significance of Permeases XL Mechanism References
  6. Physiology of Sporulation I. Introduction II. Genetic Control of Sporulation III. The Ontogeny of the Spore IV. Induction of Sporulation V. Influence of Oxygen VI. Derivation o


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