Bacterial Genomes

Physical Structure and Analysis

  • Frans J. de Bruijn
  • James R. Lupski
  • George M. Weinstock

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Genome Structure, Stability, and Evolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Genome Structure

      1. Allan M. Campbell
        Pages 23-29
      2. Mark S. Chandler
        Pages 30-37
      3. James Versalovic, James R. Lupski
        Pages 38-48
      4. Gerald R. Smith
        Pages 49-66
      5. Tokio Kogoma
        Pages 67-77
      6. Elisabeth A. Raleigh, Joan E. Brooks
        Pages 78-92
    3. Genome Stability

      1. Nancy J. Trun
        Pages 95-102
      2. Robert A. Britton, James R. Lupski
        Pages 103-111
      3. George M. Weinstock, James R. Lupski
        Pages 112-118
      4. Don B. Clewell
        Pages 130-139
      5. Marjan van der Woude, Bruce Braaten, David Low
        Pages 140-152
      6. David Romero, Guillermo Davila, Rafael Palacios
        Pages 153-161
      7. James W. Golden
        Pages 162-173
    4. Genome Evolution

      1. Ulfar Bergthorsson, Howard Ochman
        Pages 177-186
      2. Monica Riley
        Pages 187-195

About this book


A wide range of microbiologists, molecular biologists, and molecular evolutionary biologists will find this new volume of singular interest. It summarizes the present knowledge about the structure and stability of microbial genomes, and reviews the techniques used to analyze and fingerprint them. Maps of approximately thirty important microbes, along with articles on the construction and relevant features of the maps are included. The volume is not intended as a complete compendium of all information on microbial genomes, but rather focuses on approaches, methods and good examples of the analysis of small genomes.


DNA Escherichia coli PCR Planctomyces RNA bacteria chromosome cyanobacteria enzymes evolution genes genome mapping molecular evolution pseudomonas ribosomal RNA

Editors and affiliations

  • Frans J. de Bruijn
    • 1
  • James R. Lupski
    • 2
  • George M. Weinstock
    • 3
  1. 1.DOE Plant Research LaboratoryMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  2. 2.Department of Molecular & Human GeneticsBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyThe University of Texas Medical SchoolHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Chapman & Hall 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7925-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-6369-3
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