Crystalline Bacterial Cell Surface Layers

  • Uwe B. Sleytr
  • Paul Messner
  • Dietmar Pum
  • Margit Sára

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. J. W. Austin, R. G. E. Murray
    Pages 17-20
  3. E. Nußer, E. Hartmann, H. Allmeier, H. König, G. Paul, K. O. Stetter
    Pages 21-25
  4. T. J. Beveridge, M. Sára, D. Pum, G. D. Sprott, M. Stewart, U. B. Sleytr
    Pages 26-30
  5. P. Debeire, P. Pellerin, H. C. Dubourguier, B. Fournet, G. Prensier, G. Albagnac
    Pages 31-35
  6. S. F. Koval, M. L. Kist, R. G. E. Murray
    Pages 36-39
  7. W. W. Kay, B. M. Phipps, R. A. Garduño, T. J. Trust
    Pages 44-50
  8. J. S. G. Dooley, R. G. E. Murray, T. J. Trust
    Pages 55-59
  9. S. Hovmöller, A. Sjögren, D. N. Wang
    Pages 60-64
  10. S. Gerbl-Rieger, S. Schneider, H. Engelhardt, J. Peters, W. Baumeister
    Pages 65-69
  11. I. Wildhaber, A. Engel, W. Baumeister
    Pages 70-74
  12. W. Baumeister, R. Prüschenk
    Pages 75-78
  13. R. Rachel, I. Wildhaber, K. O. Stetter, W. Baumeister
    Pages 83-86

About these proceedings

Introduction

Crystalline surface layers (S-layers) represent an almost universal feature of archaebacterial cell envelopes and can be found in gram-positive and gram-negative eubacterial species from nearly all phylogenetic branches. S-layers consist of a single protein- or glycoprotein species and thus can be considered as one of the most primitive membrane structures developed during evolution. Prokaryotes carrying S-layers are ubiquitously found in every part of the biosphere. This supports the concept of a general supramolecular "porous crystalline surface layer" fulfilling a broad spectrum of functions which are strongly dependent on the particular environmental and ecological conditions. Their structural simplicity makes S-layers a suitable model for analyzing structure-function relationships as well as dynamic aspects of membrane morphogenesis.

Keywords

Deinococcus Thermotoga archaebacteria bacteria cell cell wall electron microscopy evolution gene glycoprotein membrane microscopy morphogenesis protein resistance

Editors and affiliations

  • Uwe B. Sleytr
    • 1
  • Paul Messner
    • 1
  • Dietmar Pum
    • 1
  • Margit Sára
    • 1
  1. 1.Zentrum für Ultrastrukturforschung der Universität für BodenkulturWienAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-73537-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-73539-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73537-0
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