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Anaerobic Bacteria

  • K. T. Holland
  • J. S. Knapp
  • J. G. Shoesmith

Part of the Tertiary Level Biology book series (DEVS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. K. T. Holland, J. S. Knapp, J. G. Shoesmith
    Pages 1-3
  3. K. T. Holland, J. S. Knapp, J. G. Shoesmith
    Pages 4-12
  4. K. T. Holland, J. S. Knapp, J. G. Shoesmith
    Pages 13-47
  5. K. T. Holland, J. S. Knapp, J. G. Shoesmith
    Pages 48-69
  6. K. T. Holland, J. S. Knapp, J. G. Shoesmith
    Pages 70-105
  7. K. T. Holland, J. S. Knapp, J. G. Shoesmith
    Pages 106-141
  8. K. T. Holland, J. S. Knapp, J. G. Shoesmith
    Pages 142-164
  9. K. T. Holland, J. S. Knapp, J. G. Shoesmith
    Pages 165-188
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 189-206

About this book

Introduction

This book is appropriate for advanced undergraduate students of micro­ biology and biological sciences in universities and colleges, as well as for research workers entering the field and requiring a broad contemporary view of anaerobic bacteria and associated concepts. Obligate anaerobes, together with microaerophils, are characterized by their sensitivity to oxygen. This dictates specialized laboratory methods­ a fact which has led to many students being less familiar with anaerobes than their distribution and importance would warrant The metabolic strategies such as methanogenesis, an oxygenic photosynthesis and diverse fermenta­ tive pathways which do not have equivalents in aerobic bacteria also make anaerobes worthy of attention. In these limited pages an attempt has been made to cover the varied aspects of anaerobic bacteria, and a bibliography has been included, which will allow individual topics to be pursued in greater detail. We are grateful to Mrs Winifred Webster and Mrs Hilary Holdsworth for typing the manuscript and to the Leeds University Audio Visual Service for preparing the figures. Finally, our thanks go to the students, postgradu­ ates and wives who read and criticized the manuscript.

Keywords

Protozoa bacteria biological biology distribution growth infection microbiology oxygen photosynthesis synthesis

Authors and affiliations

  • K. T. Holland
    • 1
  • J. S. Knapp
    • 1
  • J. G. Shoesmith
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LeedsUK

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