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...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Cohen, G. N.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2014, 2014
Edition:3rd ed. 2014
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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