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The Archaebacteria: Biochemistry and Biotechnology

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Edited By: MJ Danson, DW Hough and GG Lunt

212 pages, Figs.

Portland Press

Hardback | Dec 1992 | #17058 | ISBN: 1855780100
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About this book

The pioneering work of Carle Woese has broken down the confines of thinking that organisms are either eukaryotes or prokaryotes. Three lines of evolutionary descent are now suggested - eubacteria, eukaryotes and archaebacteria. Archaebacteria are so named because they all grow in extreme environments which are thought to have existed during early life on earth. This conference explored the biochemistry and molecular biology of these organisms and then examined how these cells and their uniquely stable constituents might be used to meet the demands of industry's biotechnological future.


Contents

Archaebacteria - what are they and why are they scientifically important?, F. Doolittle; central metabolism, M.Danson; bioenergetics and autotrophy, G. Fuchs; biochemistry of methanogenesis, R.Wolfe; archaebacterial lipids, M.Kates; gene structure, F.Doolittle; transcription, W.Zillig; translation and ribosome structure, A.Matheson; DNA replication and chromosome structure, P.Forterre; halophilic proteins, H.Eisenberg; thermophilic proteins, R.Hensel; retinal proteins of halobacteria, D.Oesterhelt; extreme halophiles, F.Rodriguez-Valera; enzymes from the extreme thermophiles, D.Cowan; thermophilic acidophiles, P.Norris; methanogens, L.Daniels; where next with the archaebacteria?, O.Kandler.

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