Microbial Biochemistry

This book focuses on microbial physiology, biochemistry, and genetics and provides the reader with detailed information on a number of microbial pathways. Insight into microbial biochemistry allows for the formulation of concepts which have turned out to be important in the study of higher organisms...

Full description

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Cohen, G. N.
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2014, 2014
Edition:3rd ed. 2014
Online Access:
Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Bacterial growth
  • The outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria and the cytoplasmic membrane
  • Peptidoglycan synthesis and cell division
  • Cellular permeability
  • Allosteric enzymes
  • Glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, glycogen and cellulose biosynthesis
  • The pentose phosphate and Entner-Doudoroff pathways
  • The tricarboxylic acid cycle and the glyoxylate bypass
  • ATP-generating processes. Respiration and Fermentation
  • Biosynthesis of lipids
  • Iron-sulfur proteins
  • The Archaea
  • Methanogens and methylotrophs
  • Enzyme induction in catabolic systems
  • Transcription. RNA polymerase
  • Negative regulation
  • Enzyme repression in anabolic pathways
  • Positive regulation
  • The Ribosomes, Translation, Chaperones and Chaperonins
  • The genetic code, the transfer RNAs and the aminoacyl-tRNA-synthetases
  • Attenuation
  • Regulation by RNAs and Riboswitches
  • The biological fixation of nitrogen
  • How biosynthetic pathways have been established
  • The aspartic acid family of amino acids
  • Regulation ofthe biosynthesis of the amino acids of the aspartic acid family in Enterobacteriaceae
  • Other patterns of regulation of the synthesis of amino acids of the aspartate family
  • Biosynthesis of the amino acids of the glutamic acid family and its regulation
  • Biosynthesis of amino acids derived from phosphoglyceric acid and pyruvic acid
  • Selenocysteine and selenoproteins
  • Biosynthesis of aromatic amino acids and its regulation
  • The biosynthesis of histidine and its regulation
  • The biosynthesis of nucleotides
  • The biosynthesis of deoxyribonucleotides
  • Biosynthesis of some water-soluble vitamins and of their coenzyme forms
  • Biosynthesis of carotene, vitamin A, sterols, ubiquinones and menaquinones
  • Biosynthesis of the tetrapyrrole ring system
  • Biosynthesis of cobalamins including vitamin B12
  • Interactions between proteins and DNA
  • Evolution of biosynthetic pathways