The Molecular Basis of Bacterial Metabolism

  • Günter Hauska
  • Rudolf K. Thauer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. R. S. Wolfe
    Pages 1-12
  3. P. E. Bishop, R. D. Joerger, R. Premakumar
    Pages 52-60
  4. A. Böck, C. Baron, K. Forchhammer, J. Heider, W. Leinfelder, G. Sawers et al.
    Pages 61-68
  5. K. Warncke, M. R. Gunner, K. M. Giangiacomo, J. M. Keske, J. M. Bruce, P. L. Dutton
    Pages 84-93
  6. D. M. Ivey, D. B. Hicks, A. A. Guffanti, G. Sobel, T. A. Krulwich
    Pages 105-113
  7. A. Kröger, I. Schröder, B. Krems, O. Klimmek
    Pages 128-133
  8. J. R. Guest, J. Green, S. Spiro, C. Prodromou, A. D. Sharrocks
    Pages 134-145
  9. S. S. Taremi, B. L. Marrs
    Pages 146-151
  10. V. Braun, S. Schäffer, K. Hantke, W. Tröger
    Pages 164-179
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 181-183

About these proceedings


The present volume contains 17 lectures of the 41 st Mosbach Colloquium of the Gesellschaft fiir Biologische Chemie, held from April 5-7, 1990 on the topic "The Molecular Basis of Bacterial Metabolism". From the beginning it was not the intention of the organizers to present a comprehensive account, but rather to select new, exciting progress on sometimes exotic reactions of specifically bacterial, mainly anaerobic metabolism. Members of our society had contributed to this progress to an extent that greatly stimulated the scientific exchange with international colleagues during the days in Mosbach. The editors hope that this stimulation will be conveyed to the readers of the articles, which reach from the biochemistry of methanogenesis, via anaerobic radical reactions, metal biochemistry in hydrogen and nitrogen metabolism, conversions of light - and redox energy, to the regulation of metabolic adaptation, and the attempts to bioengineer novel pathways for the degradation of xenobiotica. We believe that the book represents a highly progressive field of over­ lapping disciplines, comprising microbiology and molecular genetics, chemistry of biomimetic interest, and biophysics, and that it gives insight into the impact modern technologies have on microbiological research today. The colloquium was generously supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the Paul-Martini-Stiftung, and the Fonds fiir Biologische Chemie. A. Trebst, G. Schafer, and D. Oesterhelt were a great help in preparing the program and we wish to thank them for their advice.


Bakterien bacteria biochemistry chemistry enzyme metabolism microbiology mikroorganismen pathways reaction stoffwechsel

Editors and affiliations

  • Günter Hauska
    • 1
  • Rudolf K. Thauer
    • 2
  1. 1.FB BiologieInstitut für BotanikRegensburgGermany
  2. 2.Laboratorium für Mikrobiologie FB BiologiePhilipps-UniversitätMarburgGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-75971-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-75969-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0366-5887
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