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About this book
About this book
Research on bacterial development has progressed at an impressive pace in the past ten years. This new book describes the exciting advances that have occurred as a result of the transition from the almost purely genetic to the molecular analysis of bacterial development.Prokaryotic Development focuses on the experimental systems in which a great deal is known about the molecular mechanisms of development. It devotes several chapters to the organisms that have yielded the most mechanistic information, allowing more in-depth coverage of developmental processes than previously available in one place. Introductory chapters describe the biology of each group of organisms in order to place the molecular analysis in a biological and phylogenic perspective.
Prokaryotic Development: Strategies To Enhance Survival Actinomycetes 1. Actinomycete Development, Antibiotic Production, and Phylogeny: Questions and Challenges 2. Developmental Decisions during Sporulation in the Aerial Mycelium in Streptomyces Cyanobacteria 3. Cyanobacteria Phylogeny and Development: Questions and Challenges 4. Heterocyst Formation in Anabaena 5. The Paleobiologic Record of Cyanobacterial Evolution Endospore-Forming Bacteria 6. Endospore-Forming Bacteria: an Overview 7. Regulation of the Initiation of Endospore Formation in Bacillus subtilis 8. Asymmetric Division and Cell Fate during Sporulation in Bacillus subtilis 9. Morphogenesis and Properties of the Bacterial Spore Myxobacteria 10. Introduction to the Myxobacteria 11. Developmental Aggregation and Fruiting Body Formation in the Gliding Bacterium Myxococcus xanthus 12. Cell-Interactive Sensing of the Environment 13. Growth, Sporulation, and Other Tough Decisions 14. Development of Stigmatella Stalked Bacteria 15. The Dimorphic Life Cycle of Caulobacter and Stalked Bacteria 16. Regulation of Flagellum Biosynthesis and Motility in Caulobacter 17. Signal Transduction in Developmental Regulation of Caulobacter 18. Regulation of the Caulobacter Cell Cycle Pathogenesis and Symbiosis 19. Swarming Migration by Proteus and Related Bacteria 20. The Chlamydial Developmental Cycle 21. The Developmental Cycle of Coxiella burnetti 22. Differentiation of Free-Living Rhizobia into Endosymbiotic Bacteroids