Biochemistry and Physiology of Anaerobic Bacteria

  • Lars G. Ljungdahl
  • Michael W. Adams
  • Larry L. Barton
  • James G. Ferry
  • Michael K. Johnson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Hans Günter Schlegel
    Pages 11-19
  3. Simon P. J. Albracht
    Pages 20-34
  4. Boi Hanh Huynh, Pedro Tavares, Alice S. Pereira, Isabel Moura, José J. G. Moura
    Pages 35-45
  5. Jeffrey N. Agar, Dennis R. Dean, Michael K. Johnson
    Pages 46-66
  6. Judy D. Wall, Christopher L. Hemme, Barbara Rapp-Giles, Joseph A. Ringbauer Jr., Laurence Casalot, Tara Giblin
    Pages 85-98
  7. Richard Cammack, David S. Horner, Mark van der Giezen, Jaroslav Kulda, David Lloyd
    Pages 113-127
  8. Donald M. Kurtz Jr.
    Pages 128-142
  9. William T. Self
    Pages 157-170
  10. Amaresh Das, Lars G. Ljungdahl
    Pages 191-204
  11. Larry L. Barton, Richard M. Plunkett, Bruce M. Thomson
    Pages 220-234
  12. Juergen Wiegel, Justin Hanel, Kaya Aygen
    Pages 235-251
  13. E. J. Laishley, R. D. Bryant
    Pages 252-260
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 261-270

About this book


During the past twenty years, multitudes of exciting discoveries in the field of anaerobic bacteria have been made.  Biochemistry and Physiology of Anaerobic Bacteria explores the full range of these microorganisms. Many anaerobes have been found to have the uniquely fascinating quality of being able to survive, indeed even thrive, in extreme environments. Anaerobic bacteria often do not require oxygen, can survive extremes in temperature, and can withstand the presence of toxins and heavy metals. In addition, these organisms have very different metabolic processes than "conventional" microorganisms. The wide diversity of metabolism in anaerobes is only part of the story. They have distinct energies, cytochromes, electron transport proteins, hydrogenases and dehydrogenases. Their molecular biology, physiology, and ability to use many types of electron receptors (CO2, sulfur, nitrogen and metal oxides) are also extraordinary. With practical applications ranging from wastewater treatment to food storage issues, clinical diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of medical conditions to decontamination of heavy metal exposures Biochemistry and Physiology of Anaerobic Bacteria will prove indispensable to researchers and students alike.


Oxidation bacteria biochemistry biology biosynthesis chemistry enzymes eukaryote metabolism microorganism microorganisms molecular biology physiology protein proteins

Editors and affiliations

  • Lars G. Ljungdahl
    • 1
  • Michael W. Adams
    • 1
  • Larry L. Barton
    • 2
  • James G. Ferry
    • 3
  • Michael K. Johnson
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiologyUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA
  3. 3.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  4. 4.Department of Chemistry Center for Metalloenzyme StudiesUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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