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This volume collects new information on the genomics of saprophytic soil Pseudomonas, as well as functions related to genomic islands. Pseudomonas are ubiquitous inhabitants and this volume explores life styles in different settings and sheds further insights on the wide metabolic potential of this microbe for the removal of pollutants and production of added-value products. This volume also explores how Pseudomonas responds and reacts to environmental signals, including detection of cell density. This fifth volume covers: genomics, physiology and metabolism, databases, gene regulation, pathogenesis, and catabolism and biotransformations.
GENOMICS 1. Genomics of Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf-5 Dmitri V. Mavrodi, Ian T. Paulsen, Qinghu Ren and Joyce E. Loper 2. Glycosilation Islands of Pseudomonas species Amrisha Verma and Reuben Ramphal PHYSIOLOGY AND METABOLISM 3. Styrene, an unpalatable substrate with complex regulatory networks Livia Leoni, Giordano Rampioni and Elisabetta Zennaro 4. Degradation of o-xylene by Pseudomonas stutzeri OX1 (Pseudomonas sp. OX1) Paola Barbieri, Dafne Solera, Enrica Galli, Faustino Vidal-Aroca and Giovanni Bertoni 5. Carbazole metabolism by Pseudomonas Hideaki Nojiri and Toshio Ohmori 6. The catabolism of phenylacetic acid and other related molecules in Pseudomonas putida U. Jose Maria Luengo, Sagrario Arias, Mario Arcos and Elias R. Olivera 7. Role of membrane structure during stress signalling and adaptation in Pseudomonas Christine Baysse and Fergal O'Gara DATABASES 8. Towards a genome-wide mutant library of Pseudomonas putida strain KT2440 Estrella Duque, Antonio J. Molina-Henares, Jesus de la Torre, Maria Antonia Molina-Henares, Teresa del Castillo, Jennifer Lam, and Juan L. Ramos GENE REGULATION 9. The use of microcalorimetry to study regulatory mechanisms in Pseudomonas Tino Krell, Andreas Busch, Maria-Eugenia Guazzaroni, Jesus Lacal, Maria-Trinidad Gallegos and Wilson Teran 10. Cell-cell communication: Quorum sensing and regulatory circuits in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Andree M. Lazdunski, Isabelle Ventre, and Sophie Bleves 11. Modulation of bacteria lifestyles via two-component regulatory networks Isabelle Ventre, Andrew L. Goodman, Alain Filloux, and Stephen Lory PATHOGENESIS 12. Pseudomonas aeruginosa internalization by non-phagocytic cells Joanne Engel CATABOLISM AND BIOTRANSFORMATIONS 13. Histidine catabolism and catabolite regulation Yoshifumi Itoh, Takayuki Nishijyo, and Yuyi Nakada 14. Synthesis and degradation of polyhydroxyalkanoates Auxiliadora Prieto, Laura I. de Eugenio, Beatriz Galan, Jose M. Luengo, and Bernard Witholt 15. Quorum quenching acylases in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Joanna Krzeslak, Mariana Wahjudi and Wim J. Quax