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Main Title Bacteriocins Ecology and Evolution / [electronic resource] :
Author Riley, Margaret A.
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Author Title of a Work
Chavan, Milind A.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2007
Call Number QR100-130
ISBN 9783540366041
Subjects Life sciences. ; Microbiology. ; Biochemistry. ; Biodiversity. ; Microbial ecology. ; Evolution (Biology).
Internet Access
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Collation X, 150 p. 15 illus., 4 in color. online resource.
Notes Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes The Diversity of Bacteriocins in Gram-Negative Bacteria -- Molecular Evolution of Bacteriocins in Gram-Negative Bacteria -- The Diversity of Bacteriocins in Gram-Positive Bacteria -- Peptide and Protein Antibiotics from the Domain Archaea: Halocins and Sulfolobicins -- The Ecological and Evolutionary Dynamics of Model Bacteriocin Communities -- Bacteriocins' Role in Bacterial Communication. Microbes produce an extraordinary array of defense systems. These include bacteriocins, a class of antimicrobial molecules with narrow killing spectra, produced by bacteria. The book describes the diversity and ecological role of bacteriocins of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, presenting a new classification scheme for the former and a state-of-the-art look at the role of bacteriocins in bacterial communication. It discusses the molecular evolution of colicins and colicin-like bacteriocins, and provides a contemporary overview of archaeocins, bacteriocin-like antimicrobials produced by archaebacteria. Furthermore, various modeling (in silico) studies elucidate the role of bacteriocins in microbial community dynamics and fitness, delving into rock-paper-scissors competition and the counter-intuitive survival of the weakest. The book makes compelling reading for a multi-faceted scientific audience, including those working in the fields of biodiversity and biotechnology, notably in the human and animal health domain.
Place Published Berlin, Heidelberg
Corporate Au Added Ent SpringerLink (Online service)
Host Item Entry Springer eBooks
PUB Date Free Form 2007
BIB Level m
Medium computer
Content text
Carrier online resource
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20131218214434
Language eng
OCLC Rec Leader 03150nam a22005415i 45