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Bacterial Growth and Form: Evolution and Biophysics

By: AL Koch

288 pages, 75 illus

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #33025 | ISBN: 0412028719
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Brings together biochemical, biophysical, and physiological principles in an authoritative, single-source volume.

What the author presents is exactly what we are waiting from a true cellular and molecular biologist: new perspectives and explanation, in a syncretic manner, of fundamental biological Life Science problems, linking structures and chemical and physical phenomena. This book should be bought by all our readers. And they are numerous! - Cellular and Molecular Biology


Contrast eukaryotic with prokaryotic cellular abilities. The mathematics of growth. Cell macromolecules, especially murein. Turgor pressure. Outline of the surface stress theory. Biophysical engineering of the cell envelope. Gram-positive bacteria. Gram-negative bacteria. Genes, antibiotics and penicillin binding proteins. Turgor pressure measurement. Twisting of cylindrical cells as growth proceeds. Flagellar and gliding motility. Relationship of wall, cell division, and chromosome replication. The prokaryote persuasion.

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