Bacterial Physiology and Metabolism
- Byung Hong Kim, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul
- Geoffrey Michael Gadd, University of Dundee
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Recent determination of genome sequences for a wide range of bacteria has made in-depth knowledge of prokaryotic metabolic function essential in order to give biochemical, physiological, and ecological meaning to the genomic information. Clearly describing the important metabolic processes that occur in prokaryotes under different conditions and in different environments, this advanced text provides an overview of the key cellular processes that determine bacterial roles in the environment, biotechnology, and human health. Prokaryotic structure is described as well as the means by which nutrients are transported into cells across membranes. Glucose metabolism through glycolysis and the TCA cycle are discussed, as well as other trophic variations found in prokaryotes, including the use of organic compounds, anaerobic fermentation, anaerobic respiratory processes, and photosynthesis. The regulation of metabolism through control of gene expression and control of the activity of enzymes is also covered, as well as survival mechanisms used under starvation conditions.Read more
- Up-to-date and thorough account of bacterial physiology and metabolism based on current research knowledge
- Extensively illustrated with simple, clear diagrams to summarise and aid understanding of this complex material
- Covers all aspects of bacterial physiology and metabolism in different environments from the structure of bacterial cells to complex regulatory mechanisms
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'Being considered an expert in metabolism can be conferred by being lucky enough to have a copy of Bacterial Metabolism by H. W. Doelle or Gerhard Gottschalk. My copies of these books were published in 1975 and 1986 so the field is no longer crowded. This new book by Byung Hong Kim and Geoff Gadd is therefore timely; it takes our favourite metabolic pathways and presents them clearly and concisely.' Philip Poole, John Innes Centre
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- Date Published: April 2008
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9780511389146
- contains: 277 b/w illus.
- availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to bacterial physiology and metabolism
2. Composition and structure of prokaryotic cells
3. Membrane transport - nutrient uptake and protein excretion
5. Tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle, electron transport and oxidative phosphorylation
6. Biosynthesis and microbial growth
7. Heterotrophic metabolism on substrates other than glucose
8. Anaerobic fermentation
9. Anaerobic respiration
12. Metabolic regulation
13. Energy, environment and microbial survival.
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