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Concise and up-to-date, this handy guide fills a gap in the literature by providing the essential knowledge for everyone with an interest in the topic. The result is a comprehensive overview of the most important model organism in applied microbiology that covers basic biology, pathology and biotechnological applications.
Taxonomy and Phylogeny Human pathogenic pseudomonads Plant pathogenic pseudomonads Functional genomics of pseudomonas Quorum sensing, motility, chemotaxis Pseudomonas aeruginosa as a model for biofilm formation The regulatory network in P. aeruginosa Biopolymer biosynthesis by pseudomonads Bioplastics from pseudomonads Pseudomonads as biotechnological production organisms Biodegradation and Biotransformation Secretion machinery in pseudomonads The outer membrane of pseudomonads Antibiotic resistance
Bernd Rehm is Chair of Microbiology at Massey University in New Zealand. Having obtained his academic degrees at the Universities of Bochum and Munster (Germany), he spent two years at the University of British Columbia (Canada), before setting us his own laboratory at the University of Munster. In 2003, he took up his present appointment at Massey University. Professor Rehm is a member of the editorial board for several scientific journals and is the co-organizer of the international symposium on biological polyester.
Altogether, the present volume on Pseudomonas provides excellent readings of different topics, both in relation to infection problems and to possible 'green' technologies. (The Quarterly Review of Biology, June 2009)