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Pseudomonas: Model Organism, Pathogen, Cell Factory

ISBN: 978-3-527-62201-6
424 pages
June 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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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.
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Table of Contents

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
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Author Information

Bernd Rehm is Chair of Microbiology at Massey University in New Zealand. Having obtained his academic degrees at the Universities of Bochum and Münster (Germany), he spent two years at the University of British Columbia (Canada), before setting us his own laboratory at the University of Münster. 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.
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“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)
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