Bacteria in Nature Volume 3: Structure, Physiology, and Genetic Adaptability

The value of studies of monotypic populations is constantly argued in bacterial ecology. The controversy itself is evidenceofthe strong awareness that bacterial activities in natural sites are not determined by the bacteria alone. At the same time, the best evidence that bacteria are influenced by e...

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Other Authors: Leadbetter, Edward R. (Editor), Poindexter, Jeanne S. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY Springer US 1989, 1989
Edition:1st ed. 1989
Series:Bacteria in Nature
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 1 The Structure of Bacteria
  • A Fundamental Design for Bacteria
  • Necessity of Organelles
  • Discrete Organelles within the Cytoplasm
  • Organelles Associated with the Cell Surface
  • The Cytosol
  • Bacteria in Nature
  • Concluding Remarks
  • References
  • 2 Growth and Survival of Bacteria
  • Growth of Bacteria
  • Survival of Bacteria
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • 3 Chemistry and Metabolism of Intracellular Reserves
  • Criteria for Classification of a Substance Having Energy-Storage Function
  • Glycogen and Other ?-1,4-Glucans
  • d(–)-Poly-?-Hydroxybutyric Acid
  • Polyphosphate
  • General Conclusions
  • References
  • 4 Chemical Unity and Diversity in Bacterial Catabolism
  • Physiological Determinants of Degradative Pathways: The Need to Satisfy Energy Requirements in a Variety of Environments
  • Enzymes Used to Prepare the Structures of Growth Substrates for Participation in Energy-Yielding Processes
  • Bacterial Degradation of Synthetic Compounds
  • Abiotic Transformation of Environmental Pollutants
  • Summary
  • References
  • 5 Biotic and Abiotic Release of Inorganic Substances Exploited by Bacteria
  • Nature of the Inorganic Environment
  • Conditions Supporting Microbe-Mediated Release of Inorganic Substances
  • Physiological and Metabolic Mechanisms Responsible for Solubilization of Inorganic Substances
  • Bacterial Exploitation of Inorganic Substances Released from Minerals and Rocks
  • Practical Applications of Microbe-Mediated Release of Inorganic Substances
  • Summary
  • References
  • 6 Regulation of Bacterial Gene Expression
  • Target Points for Genetic Regulation
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • 7 Constancy and Change in Bacterial Genomes
  • Constant Features of Bacterial Genomes
  • Sources of Genetic Diversity
  • Summary
  • References