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Microbial Responses to Light and Time: Fifty-Sixth Symposium of the Society for General Microbiology held at the University of Nottingham,

ProceedingsOut of Print

Series: Society for General Microbiology Symposium Volumes Volume: 56

Edited By: MX Caddick, S Baumberg, DA Hodgson and MK Phillips-Jones

320 pages, 4 col plates, illus, figs, tabs

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | May 1998 | #74304 | ISBN: 0521622867
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Series of review articles which focus primarily, but not exclusively, on microorganisms. It considers how organisms perceive and respond to light, how the clocks which are present in all organisms work, both at a molecular level and in the wider biological context, and how light is used for resetting the biological clock.

'! this book is probably of vital importance only to those working in the field. However, the casual reader will find a wealth of interesting 'stories', backed up by persuasive molecular detail obtained from a variety of microbes ! Finally, the book provides fascinating examples of the unity that underlies biological diversity, and as such should appeal to most biologists. Excellent light reading!' Hilary MacQueen, BDSB Newsletter


Preface; 1. Overview and comparison with plants J. F. ALLEN; 2. Motility responses towards light shown by phototrophic bacteria J. P. ARMITAGE; 3. Archaeal rhodopsins use the same light-triggered molecular switch for ion transport and phototaxis signalling J. L. SPUDICH; 4. Gas vesicles and buoyancy in cynobacteria: interrelations with light A. E. WALSBY; 5. How microalgae see the light P. HEGEMANN and H. HARTZ; 6. Negative phototaxis in photosynthetic bacteria K. J. HELLINGWERF, R. KORT and W. CRIELAARD; 7. The role of light in the regulation of moss development D. COVE and t. lAMPARTER; 8. Structure and function of antennae proteins involved in anoxygenic photosynthesis R. J. CODGELL; 9. Light regulation of pigment-protein gene expression in Rhodobacter species M. PHILLIPS -JONES; 10. Light regulation of carotenoid synthesis in Myxococcus xanthus D. A. HODGSON and A. E. BERRY; 11. Responses to blue-light in Neurospora crassa G. MACINO, G. ARPAIA, H. LINDEN and P. BALLARIO; 12. Circadian rhythms in cyanobacteria S. S. GOLDEN, M. ISHIURA, C. HIRSCHIE JOHNSON and T. KONDO; 13. Survival in a temporal world - the circadian program of the marine unicell Gonyaulax T. ROENNEBERG and J. REHMAN; 14. Temporal organisation of the cell division cycle in eukaryotic microbes D. LLOYD and D. A. GILBERT; 15. The circadian regulatory system in Neurospora crassa J. C. DUNLAP, J. J. Loros, S. Crosthwaite, Y. Liu, N. Garceau, D. Bell- Pedersen, M. Shinohara, C. Luo, M. Collett, A. B. Cole and C. Heinzen; 16. Clocks in Drosophila C. KYRIACOU.

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