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Microbial Signalling and Communication

Edited By: Reg England, Glyn Hobbs, Nigel Bainton and David Roberts

365 pages, 10 b/w illus, 20 line illus, 15 tabs

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | May 1999 | #94260 | ISBN: 0521652618
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Microbial chemical signals, or pheremones, have been found to mediate the regulation of diverse metabolic reactions and processes such as antibiotic production, pathogenesis, sexual conjugation, sporulation and differentiation. Their study has the potential to secure advances in our ability to control microbial processes to our benefit. This volume presents information at the forefront of knowledge in this exciting field and includes contributions on a range of organisms (both prokaryote and eukaryote, unicellular and multi-cellular) and signalling molecules. As such it will provide an invaluable resource for professional microbiologists and an excellent reference text for advanced students.

' ! an important addition to research libraries and extremely useful for students of microbial signalling.' Steve C. Winans, Trends in Microbiology


Preface; 1. Overview P. Williams; 2. Intercellular signalling and the multiplication of prokaryotes: bacterial cytokines A. S. Kaprelyants, G. V. Mukamolova, S. S. Kormer, D. H. Weichart, M. Young and D. B. Kell; 3. Quorum sensing in gram-negative bacteria: acylhomoserine lactone signalling and cell-cell communication E. P. Greenberg; 4. Homoserine-lactones and non Vibrio signalling mechanisms G. S. A. B. Stewart; 5. Signalling in Pseudomonas E. C. Pesci and B. H. Iglewski; 6. Sex pheromones of Enterococcus faecalis G. M. Dunny; 7. Intercellular signalling in the control of of cell density and development of Myxococcus xanthus D. Kaiser; 8. Beta-lactam production in response to signalling G. P. C. Salmond; 9. Autoregulatory factors and regulation of antibiotic production in Streptomyces Y. Yamada; 10. Signalling in pathogenic bacteria G. M. Frankel; 11. Communication between Yersinia and host cells G. R. Cornelis; 12. Mathematical modelling of signalling in Dictyostelium discoideum J. A. Sherratt, J. C. Dallon, T. Hofer and P. K. Maini; 13. Pheromone communication in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe J. Davey; 14. Zoospoe-Zoospore and Zoospore-plant signalling N. A. R. Gow; 15. Signalling in dinoflagellates J. Burkholder; 16. Hyphal interactions G. Gooday; 17. Index.

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