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Genetics and Molecular Biology of Anaerobic Bacteria

  • Madaleine Sebald

Part of the Brock/Springer Series in Contemporary Bioscience book series (BROCK/SPRINGER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Thomas Leisinger, Leo Meile
    Pages 1-12
  3. John R. Palmer, John N. Reeve
    Pages 13-35
  4. Michael Thomm, Winfried Hausner
    Pages 36-53
  5. Rik I. L. Eggen, Willem M. de Vos
    Pages 54-63
  6. Madeleine Sebald
    Pages 64-97
  7. Michael Young
    Pages 98-110
  8. Nigel P. Minton, Tracy-Jane Swinfield, John K. Brehm, Sarah M. Whelan, John D. Oultram
    Pages 120-140
  9. Klaus Aktories, Gertrud Koch, Ingo Just
    Pages 195-210
  10. Richard W. Titball, Helen Yeoman, Sophie E. C. Hunter
    Pages 211-226
  11. Per Einar Granum, Gordon S. A. B. Stewart
    Pages 235-247
  12. Stewart T. Cole, Bruno Canard
    Pages 255-263
  13. Christoph von Eichel-Streiber
    Pages 264-289
  14. Jesse C. Rabinowitz
    Pages 363-372
  15. John L. Johnson, Shu-Zhen Wang, Jiann-Shin Chen
    Pages 373-381
  16. Jean-Pierre Bélaich, Anne Bélaich, Christian Gaudin, Chantal Bagnara
    Pages 407-411
  17. Jean-Paul Aubert, Pierre Béguin, Jacqueline Millet
    Pages 412-422
  18. Michael Bagdasarian, Yong-Eok Lee, Chanyong Lee, Menghsiao Meng, J. Gregory Zeikus
    Pages 443-455
  19. Gerrit Voordouw, Judy D. Wall
    Pages 456-473
  20. Francis L. Macrina, C. Jeffrey Smith
    Pages 474-489
  21. Kunitomo Watanabe, Kazue Ueno
    Pages 490-493
  22. Gilles Reysset, Wen-Jin Su, Madeleine Sebald
    Pages 494-504
  23. Abigail A. Salyers, Peter Valentine, Vivian Hwa
    Pages 505-516
  24. John S. Mattick, Matthew Hobbs, Peter T. Cox, Brian P. Dalrymple
    Pages 517-545
  25. Donald G. Guiney
    Pages 546-551
  26. Barry C. McBride, Umadatt Singh, Angela Joe
    Pages 552-568
  27. R. M. Teather, H. J. Gilbert, G. P. Hazlewood
    Pages 569-585
  28. Back Matter
    Pages 654-705

About this book

Introduction

The field of bacterial genetics has been restricted for many years to Escherichia coli and a few other genera of aerobic or facultatively anaerobic bacteria such as Pseudomonas, Bacillus, and Salmonella. The prevailing view up to recent times has been that anaerobic bacteria are interesting organisms but nothing is known about their genetics. To most microbiologists, anaerobic bacteria appeared as a sort of distant domain, reserved for occasional intrusions by taxonomists and medical microbiologists. By the mid-1970s, knowledge of the genetics and molecular biology of anaerobes began to emerge, and then developed rapidly. but also im­ This was the result of advances in molecular biology techniques, portantly because of improvements in basic techniques for culturing anaerobes and for understanding their biochemistry and other areas of in­ terest. Investigations in this field were also stimulated by a renewal of interest in their ecology, their role in pathology and in biotransformations, and in the search for alternative renewable sources of energy. The initial idea for this book came from Thomas D. Brock. When Dr. Brock requested my opinion about two years ago on the feasibility of publishing a book on the genetics of anaerobic bacteria, as a part of the Brock/Springer Series in Contemporary Bioscience, I answered positively but I was apprehen­ sive about assuming the role of editor. However, I was soon reassured by the enthusiastic commitment of those I approached to contribute. Eventually, thanks to the caring cooperation of the contributors, the task became relatively easy.

Keywords

Biosynthese Escherichia coli bacteria biology biosynthesis ecology enzymes evolution gene transfer genes genetics hybridization molecular biology prokaryotes protein

Editors and affiliations

  • Madaleine Sebald
    • 1
  1. 1.Unité des AnaérobiesInstitut PasteurParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-7087-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4615-7089-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-7087-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1432-0061
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