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Methanogenesis: Ecology, Physiology, Biochemistry and Genetics

Series: Chapman and Hall Microbiology Series

Edited By: James G Ferry

536 pages, 180 line illus

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1993 | #30703 | ISBN: 0412035316
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About this book

Key reference on this important group of anaerobic bacteria and archaebacteria.

The book is a must for microbiologists, biochemists and geneticists interested in methanogenesis and in archaeal microbes - Trends in Biochemical Sciences; it brings together authoritative and comprehensive descriptions of the biology of methanogenesis, the first book of its kind - Nature; The book is a must for microbiologists, biochemists and geneticists interested in methanogenesis and in archaeal microbes - Trends in Biochemical Sciences; it brings together authoritative and comprehensive descriptions of the biology of methanogenesis, the first book of its kind - Nature; A feast of information on every aspect referenced up to 1992 ... Essential reading for final year biochemists and microbiologists and for all those interested in the understanding and exploitation of these ancient phenotypes. - Journal Therm. Biology; it brings together authoritative and comprehensive descriptions of the biology of methanogenesis, the first book of its kind - Nature; A feast of information on every aspect referenced up to 1992 ... Essential reading for final year biochemists and microbiologists and for all those interested in the understanding and exploitation of these ancient phenotypes - Journal Therm. Biology; ...this is an excellent reference text, essential reading for all microbiologists working in this or related areas and a 'must' for all microbiology undergraduate and postgraduate libraries. - Society for General Microbiology


Contents

Historical perspective. Part I: Microbiology. Diversity. Ultrastructure. Physiological ecology. Growth and nutrition. Biotechnology. Part II: Biochemistry. Carbon dioxide reduction to methane. Conversion of acetate to methane and carbon dioxide. Conversion of methanol and methylamines to methane and carbon dioxide. Redox enzymes. Co-enzymes, structure and function. Co-enzymes, biosynthesis. Carbon dioxide assimilation. Biosynethesis of cellular components. Cell envelope. Nitrogen and phosphorus metabolism. Part III: Bioenergetics. Solute transport. Part IV: Genetics. Gene transfer. Molecular genetics.

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