Bacillus Subtilis and Other Gram-Positive Bacteria: Biochemistry, Physiology, and Molecular Genetics / Edition 1

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Bacillus subtilis has become the principle paradigm for analysis of the physiology of gram-positive bacteria, bacterial differentiation, and useful applications of bacterial products. Sequencing of whole bacterial genomes and the experimental approaches made possible by accessibility to the sequences have brought a new perspective to microbiology.

Focussing on issues of gene organization, regulation, and evolution in the context of the whole life of the cell, this volume complements the editors' classic 1993 volume Bacillus subtilis and Other Gram-Positive Bacteria. Building upon the previous edition, Bacillus subtilis and Its Closest Relatives contains an updated annotation of the complete B. subtilis genome and includes a unique compilation of major pathways of metabolism and macromolecular synthesis, correlating genes and proteins and assigning new functions to many genes. It also provides clear explanations of the major regulatory mechanisms that are unique to gram-positive bacteria as well as an overview of their special properties.

This essential reference offers detailed information and is valuable reading for microbiologists, biotechnologists, and students.

Companion volume to E. coli-S. typhimurium; covers genetic exchange, bacteriophages, chromosome structure & more.

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The importance of gram-positive bacteria in infectious disease and industrial fermentation and the interesting biology of their many diverse species are reflected in this solid reference that brings together research on their architecture, biochemical pathways, genetic organization, and gene regulation. The volume contains 64 chapters, by worldwide experts in their areas, devoted to the most important aspects of gram-positive bacteria, accompanied by tables and figures that serve as accessible references for essential facts. Modeled on ASM's highly successful Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhimurium: Cellular and Molecular Biology, it reflects the recent advances in studying gram-positive bacteria and makes useful comparisons among diverse groups of microorganisms--with Bacillus subtilis serving as the major point of reference in most cases. Member price, $98. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555810535
  • Publisher: ASM Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 987
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 2.00 (d)

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