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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Bacterial Physiology A Molecular Approach / [electronic resource] :
Type EBOOK
Author El-Sharoud, Walid.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2008
Call Number QR1-502
ISBN 9783540749219
Subjects Life sciences. ; Microbiology. ; Biochemistry. ; Microbial ecology. ; Bacteriology.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-74921-9
Collation XV, 371 p. online resource.
Notes
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Subcellular Organisation in Bacteria -- Molecular Components of the Bacterial Cytoskeleton -- Mechanosensitive Channels: Their Mechanisms and Roles in Preserving Bacterial Ultrastructure During Adaptation to Environmental Changes -- Structural and Functional Flexibility of Bacterial Respiromes -- Protein Secretion in Bacterial Cells -- Regulation of Transcription in Bacteria by DNA Supercoiling -- Quorum Sensing -- Environmental Sensing and the Role of Extracytoplasmic Function Sigma Factors -- Extracellular Sensors and Extracellular Induction Components in Stress Tolerance Induction -- Ribosome Modulation Factor -- The Role of RpoS in Bacterial Adaptation -- Phenotypic Variation and Bistable Switching in Bacteria. The application of new molecular methodologies in the study of bacterial behaviour and cell architecture has enabled new revolutionary insights and discoveries in these areas. While this has also raised a number of scientific mysteries about bacteria, it certainly improved our understanding of these organisms as complex and adaptive entities rather than just simple tiny buckets of enzymes. The value of this recent knowledge in bacterial physiology is not only restricted to fundamental biology, but it also extends to biotechnology and drug-discovery disciplines where understanding cell behaviour and structure is essential for better exploitation of useful bacteria and effective eradication of harmful ones. This makes a new text accommodating recent developments in bacterial physiology highly relevant to a wide range of readership including those interested in basic and applied knowledge.