• Harold L. Drake

Part of the Chapman & Hall Microbiology Series book series (CHMBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction to Acetogenesis

  3. Biochemistry and Energetics of Acetogenesis and the Acetyl-CoA Pathway

  4. Isolation, Identification, and Phylogeny of Acetogenic Bacteria

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Ralph S. Tanner, Carl R. Woese
      Pages 254-269
  5. Physiological and Ecological Potentials of Acetogenic Bacteria

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Harold L. Drake, Steven L. Daniel, Carola Matthies, Kirsten Küsel
      Pages 273-302
    3. John A. Breznak
      Pages 303-330
    4. Roderick I. Mackie, Marvin P. Bryant
      Pages 331-364
    5. Meyer J. Wolin, Terry L. Miller
      Pages 365-385
    6. Alla N. Nozhevnikova, Oleg R. Kotsyurbenko, Marija V. Simankova
      Pages 416-431
    7. George A. Zavarzin, Tatjana N. Zhilina, Margarete A. Pusheva
      Pages 432-444
  6. Acetogenic Processes in Other Bacterial Groups

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 631-647

About this book


This is the first volume to provide comprehensive coverage of acetogenesis. Leading experts present state-of-the-art research, investigating the structure and function relationship of key acetogenic processes, including synthesis of ATP, the conservation of energy, and intersecting metabolic pathways. It explores the interactions between acetogenic bacteria and the flow of matter and energy, giving the reader an integrated perspective on acetogens and the environment. It presents landmark advances in the biochemistry, phylogeny, and molecular biology of acetogens, with lucid explanations of background material, making this volume accessible to newcomers to the subject. It discusses diverse functions of acetogenesis in soils, and gastrointestinal tracts, as well as current and potential commercial and environmental applications. This volume will serve as a broad and in-depth review of basic and emerging issues in acetogenesis for microbiologists, molecular biologists, biochemists, and ecologists, and as a stimulus for future research.


ATP Coenzym DNA Oxidation bacteria biochemistry biology development enzyme enzymes methylation microorganism molecular biology phylogeny synthesis

Editors and affiliations

  • Harold L. Drake
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für Ökologische MikrobiologieBITÖK, Universität BayreuthBayreuthGermany

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