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Overview

This authoritative, timely, and comprehensively referenced compendium on the bacteriophages explores current views of how viruses infect bacteria. In combination with classical phage molecular genetics, new structural, genomic, and single-molecule technologies have rendered an explosion in our knowledge of phages. Bacteriophages, the most abundant and genetically diverse type of organism in the biosphere, were discovered at the beginning of the 20th century and enjoyed decades of used as anti-bacterial agents before being eclipsed by the antibiotic era. Since 1988, phages have come back into the spotlight as major factors in pathogenesis, bacterial evolution, and ecology. This book reveals their compelling elegence of function and their almost inconceivable diversity.

Much of the founding work in molecular biology and structural biology was done on bacteriophages. These are widely used in molecular biology research and in biotechnology, as probes and markers, and in the popular method of assesing gene expression.

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"In summary, the book is a well-edited, comprehensive survey of phage researches and could be recommended for scientists working in various areas of biology."Immunological Investigations
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195148503
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/15/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 768
  • Product dimensions: 11.10 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Calendar is Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California at Berkeley. He has been studying bacteriophages since 1966.

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Table of Contents

Foreword, Ry Young
Contributors
PART I: General Background of Phage Biology
1. Phage and the Early Development of Molecular Biology, William C. Summers
2. Classification of Bacteriophages, Hans-W. Ackermann
3. Prophage Genomics, Harald Bruüssow
4. Evolution of Tailed Phages: Insights from Comparative Phage Genomics, Harald Bruüssow and Frank Desiere
5. Phage Ecology, Stephen T. Abedon
PART II: Life of Phages
6. DNA Packaging in Double-Stranded DNA Phages, Paul J. Jardine and Dwight L. Anderson
7. General Aspects of Lysogeny, Allan Campbell
8. Gene Regulatory Circuitry of Phage l, John W. Little
9 Regulation of l Gene Expression by Transcription Termination and Antitermination. David I. Friedman and Donald L. Court
10. Phage Lysis, Ry Young and Ing-Nang Wang
PART III: Cubic and Filamentous Phages
11. qX174 et al., the Microviridae, Bentley A. Fane, Karie L. Brentlinger, April D. Burch, Min Chen, SusanHafenstein, Erica Moore, Christopher R. Novak, and Asako Uchiyama
12. Filamentous Phage, Marjorie Russel and Peter Model
13. PRD1: Dissecting the Genome, Structure, and Entry, A. Marika Grahn, Sarah J. Butcher, Jaana K. H. Bamford, and Dennis H. Bamford
14. Lipid-Containing Bacteriophage PM2, the Type Organism of Corticoviridae, Dennis H. Bamford and Jaana K. H. Bamford
15. Single-Stranded RNA Phages, Jan van Duin and Nina Tsareva
16. Phages with Segmented Double-Stranded RNA Genomes, Leonard Mindich
PART IV: Individual Tailed Phages
17. The T1-Like Bacteriophages, Gregory J. German, Rajeev Misra, and Andrew M. Kropinski
18. T4 and Related Phages: Structure and Development, Gisela Mosig and Fred Eiserling
19. Bacteriophage T5, Jon R. Sayers
20. The T7 Group, Ian J. Molineux
21. Bacteriophage N4, Krystyna M. Kazmierczak and Lucia B. Rothman-Denes
22. Phage q29 and its Relatives, Margarita Salas
23. Bacteriophage SPP1, Juan C. Alonso, Paulo Tavares, Rudi Lurz, and Thomas A. Trautner
24. Bacteriophage P1, Hansjörg Lehnherr
25. The P2-Like Bacteriophages, Anders S. Nilsson and Elisabeth Haggård Ljungquist
26. The Satellite Phage P4, Gianni Dehò and Daniela Ghisotti
27. Bacteriophage l and its Genetic Neighborhood, Roger W. Hendrix and Sherwood Casjens
28. N15: The Linear Plasmid Prophage, Nikolai V. Ravin
29. Bacteriophage P22, Peter E. Prevelige, Jr.
30. The Bacteriophage Mu, Luciano Paolozzi and Patrizia Ghelardini
PART V: Phages by Host or Habitat
31. Viruses of Archaea, Kenneth M. Stedman, David Prangishvili, and Wolfram Zillig
32. Phages of Cyanobacteria, Nicholas H. Mann
33. Marine Phages, Robert V. Miller
34. Yersinia Phages, Stefan Hertwig, Mikael Skurnik, and Bernd Appel
35. Temperate Bacteriophages of Bacillus subtilis, Pamela S. Fink and Stanley A. Zahler
36. Phages of Lactococcus lactis, Lone Brønsted and Karin Hammer
37. The Listeria Bacteriophages, Martin J. Loessner and Richard Calendar
38. Mycobacteriophages, Graham F. Hatfull
39. Molecular Genetics of Streptomyces Phages, Margaret C. M. Smith
40. Mycoplasma Phages, Jack Maniloff and Kevin Dybvig
41. Lactobacillus Phages, Harald Brüssow and Juan E. Suárez
PART VI: Applications
42. Control of Bacteriophage in Commercial Microbiology and Fermentation Facilities, Gregg Bogosian
43. Phage-Based Expression Systems, Noreen E. Murray
44. Phage in Display, Bjorn H. Lindqvist
45. Bacteriophage as Pollution Indicators, Charles P. Gerba
46. The Use of Phage as Diagnostic Systems, Cath Rees
47. Bacteriophages in Bacterial Pathogenesis, Patrick L. Wagner and Matthew K. Waldor
48. Phage Therapy, Carl R. Merril, Dean Scholl, and Sankar Adhya
Index

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