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Main Title Complex Intracellular Structures in Prokaryotes [electronic resource] /
Author Shively, Jessup M.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2006
Call Number QR1-502
ISBN 9783540325260
Subjects Life sciences. ; Biochemistry. ; Microbiology. ; Bacteriology.
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Collation VIII, 379 p. 85 illus., 23 in color. Also available online. online resource.
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Contents Notes
Complex Intracellular Structures in Prokaryotes -- Prokaryote Complex Intracellular Structures: Descriptions and Discoveries -- Proteasomes and Other Nanocompartmentalized Proteases of Archaea -- Assembly and Disassembly of Phycobilisomes -- Chlorosomes: Antenna Organelles in Photosynthetic Green Bacteria -- Gas Vesicles of Archaea and Bacteria -- Carboxysomes and Carboxysome-like Inclusions -- Magnetosomes in Magnetotactic Bacteria -- Structure, Function and Formation of Bacterial Intracytoplasmic Membranes -- Membrane-bounded Nucleoids and Pirellulosomes of Planctomycetes -- Anammoxosomes of Anaerobic Ammonium-oxidizing Planctomycetes -- The Enigmatic Cytoarchitecture of Epulopiscium spp. -- Additional Complex Intracellular Structures -- Cytoskeletal Elements in Prokaryotes -- Cryo-electron Tomography Reveals the Architecture of a Bacterial Cytoskeleton -- Organization and Assembly of the Mycoplasma pneumoniae Attachment Organelle -- The Junctional Pore Complex: Molecular Motor of Microbial Motility -- Type III Secretion Systems: Bacterial Injection Devices for Microbe-Host Interactions -- Gas Vesicles in Actinomycetes: Not Simply a Case of Flotation in Water-Logged Soil -- Bacterial Endosymbionts in Prokaryotes. Categorizing organisms as either prokaryotes or eukaryotes was ?rst int- duced in 1937 and proposed again in 1957 (Beck 2000); however, it was some years later, prompted to a certain degree by a publication by Stanier and van Niel(1962),beforetheconceptbecamemorewidelyaccepted. Atthisearlystage inthelate1950s,ourcompleteunderstandingoftheultrastructureofbothcell types,but especially prokaryotes,was still initsinfancy and awaited the more common and extensive use of electron microscopy as well as a multitude of other techniques and instrumentation. Prokaryotes were generally viewed as primitive simple cells with littleintracellular structure. The existence of some storagebodies had been demonstrated (see Vol. 1 of this series), but littleelse was known about the internal organization (?rst chapter, this volume). The absence ofmitochondriaorchloroplastsappeared certain, but thestateofthe nucleic acid within the prokaryotic cell and the presence/absence of mitosis were still somewhat controversial subjects. That our concept of a prokaryote has undergone a remarkable transformation during the last 50 years should becomereadilyapparent asoneproceedsthroughthechaptersinthisvolume. Furthermore, the reader should come to realize that the rigidclassi?cation of anorganism aseither aprokaryoteoreukaryoteisnot always soclear-cut. We are quite sure that the next 50 years will provide a clearer understanding of the complex intracellular structures presently known as well as bring to light surprising new ones. Aswegatheredinformationontheintracellularstructuresfoundinase- ingly endless variety of prokaryotes it became obvious to us that the c- ponents were so numerous that it would be impossible to include topics for all of them in one "reasonably sized" volume of Microbiology Monographs. Afterconsideringdifferentalternatives,wedecidedtoplacethosecomponents with primarily a metabolic storage/reserve function in Vol.