Bacterial Physiology

A Molecular Approach

  • Walid El-Sharoud

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Peter J. Lewis
    Pages 1-42
  3. Katharine A. Michie
    Pages 43-71
  4. Ian R. Booth, Samantha Miller, Akiko Rasmussen, Tim Rasmussen, Michelle D. Edwards
    Pages 73-95
  5. Christos Stathopoulos, Yihfen T. Yen, Casey Tsang, Todd Cameron
    Pages 129-153
  6. Simon Swift, Maria C. Rowe, Malavika Kamath
    Pages 179-232
  7. Bronwyn G. Butcher, Thorsten Mascher, John D. Helmann
    Pages 233-261
  8. Gordon W. Niven, Walid M. El-Sharoud
    Pages 293-311
  9. Tao Dong, Charlie Joyce, Herb E. Schellhorn
    Pages 313-337
  10. Wiep Klaas Smits, Jan-Willem Veening, Oscar P. Kuipers
    Pages 339-365
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 367-371

About this book

Introduction

The application of new molecular methodologies in the study of bacterial behaviour and cell architecture has enabled new revolutionary insights and discoveries in these areas. While this has also raised a number of scientific mysteries about bacteria, it certainly improved our understanding of these organisms as complex and adaptive entities rather than just simple tiny buckets of enzymes. The value of this recent knowledge in bacterial physiology is not only restricted to fundamental biology, but it also extends to biotechnology and drug-discovery disciplines where understanding cell behaviour and structure is essential for better exploitation of useful bacteria and effective eradication of harmful ones. This makes a new text accommodating recent developments in bacterial physiology highly relevant to a wide range of readership including those interested in basic and applied knowledge.

Keywords

Bacterial Behavior Cell Architecture DNA Quorum sensing bacteria bacterial cell biotechnology cytoplasm drug discovery environment enzymes physiology protein transcription ultrastructure

Editors and affiliations

  • Walid El-Sharoud
    • 1
  1. 1.Mansoura UniversityMansouraEgypt

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-74921-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-74920-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-74921-9
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