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Pseudomonas

  • Thomas C. Montie

Part of the Biotechnology Handbooks book series (BTHA, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Sachiye Inouye
    Pages 1-33
  3. Louise M. Temple, Andrew E. Sage, Herbert P. Schweizer, Paul V. Phibbs Jr.
    Pages 35-72
  4. Estelle J. McGroarty
    Pages 73-110
  5. Holly C. Pinkart, David C. White
    Pages 111-138
  6. Robert E. W. Hancock, Elizabeth A. Worobec
    Pages 139-167
  7. Toshimitsu Hoshino
    Pages 169-199
  8. Jean-Marie Meyer, Alain Stintzi
    Pages 201-243
  9. Thomas C. Montie
    Pages 245-270
  10. Marcel G. Wubbolts, Bernard Witholt
    Pages 271-329
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 331-335

About this book

Introduction

The genus Pseudomonas represents a large group of medically and envi­ ronmentally important bacteria. Interest in these bacteria is reflected in the extensive number of publications devoted to original research, re­ views, and books on this subject. In this volume selected areas of Pseu­ domonas research are presented in depth by persons who have been active in their fields over many years. The extensive reviews presented are an effort to provide a balanced perspective in a number of areas not readily available in the current literature. In the style of the previous Biotechnology Handbooks most of these topics have not been reviewed at all, and several are also presented from a new direction. For example, in addition to structural and compositional aspects, the chapter on lipids provides shifts in lipid parameters that result from environmental changes. This information will be invaluable to a cross section of Pseu­ domonas researchers in pathogenesis and bioremediation. The chapters presented include basic aspects of plasmid biology and carbohydrate metabolism and regulation. A major emphasis is placed on the Pseudomonas aeruginosa cell surface. Chapters cover lipo­ polysaccharide, capsular polysaccharide and alginate, the outer mem­ brane, transport systems, and the flagellum. Uptake of iron is also neces­ sarily an important portion of the chapter on iron metabolism.

Keywords

Polysaccharid Polysaccharide bacteria biology biotechnology cell lipids metabolism molecular biology protein proteins pseudomonas transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas C. Montie
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA

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