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About this book
Presents an integrated view of the prokaryotic cell as an organism and as a member of an interacting population.
Bacteriology Paved the Way to Cell Biology: A Historical Account: H G Schlegel, W Kohler 1. The Prokaryotic Cell: F Mayer Cellular and Subcellular Organization of Prokaryotes: F Mayer 2. Basic Prerequisites for Cellular Live: A Kroger, G Fuchs Substrate-Level Phosphorylation: A Kroger Electron-Transport-Coupled Phosphorylation: A Kroger Multiple Roles of Prokaryotic Cell Membranes: R Kramer Growth and Nutrition: G Fuchs, A Kroger Biosynthesis of Building Blocks: G Fuchs 3. Diversity of Metabolic Pathways: G Fuchs Assimilation of Macroelements and Microelements: G Fuchs Oxidation of Organic Compounds: G Fuchs Oxidation of Inorganic Compounds by Chemolithotrophs: G Kuenen Aerobic Respiration and Regulation of Aerobic/Anaerobic Metabolism: G Unden Anaerobic Energy Metabolism: W Buckel Utilization of Light by Prokaryotes: G Drews 4. The Genetics of the Prokaryotes and Their Viruses: B Friedrich, J W Lengeler DNA, Chromosomes, and Plasmids: W Messer The Genetic Information: W Hillen Genetic Exchange Between Microorganisms: E Lanka, W Pansegrau Recombinant DNA Technology: R Knippers, C-A Alpert 5. Gene Expression and Regulatory Mechanisms: J W Lengeler Regulation of Gene Expression: Operons and Regulons: S Adhya Posttranslational Control and Modifications of Proteins: G R Jacobson Global Regulatory Networks and Signal Transduction Pathways: J W Lengeler, P W Postma Regulation of Fermentation and Respiration: E C C Lin 6. Cell Growth and Differentiation: G Drews, J W Lengeler The Bacterial Cell Cycle: K Nordstrom Assembly of Cellular Surface Structures: K Jann, B Jann Processes of Cellular Differentiation: G Drews Sporulation and Cell Differentiation: M A Marahiel, P Zuber Bacteriophages as Models for Differentiation: B Kemper Secondary Metabolism in Bacteria: Antibiotic Pathways, Regulation and Function: G Lancini, A L Demain Adaptation to Extreme Environments: I R Booth 7. Diversity and Systematics: E Stackebrandt Prokaryotic Diversity and Systematics: E Stackebrandt, B Tindall, W Ludwig, M Goodfellow 8. Prokaryotes in the Biosphere: B Schink Ecophysiology and Ecological Niches of Prokaryotes: B Schink Habitats of Prokaryotes: B Schink Global Biogeochemical Cycles: B Schink 9. Applied Microbiology: A Puhler Prokaryotes in Medicine: J Hacker Prokaryotes in Agriculture: F O'Gara, U B Priefer, D N Dowling, M P Nuti Prokaryotes in Industrial Production: H Sahm Prokaryotes in Environmental Processes: B Schink Prokaryotes and Man: Chances, Promises and Risks: A Puhler