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Dynamics of the Bacterial Chromosome: Structure and Function



Dynamics of the Bacterial Chromosome: Structure and Function

Wolfgang Schumann

ISBN: 978-3-527-60843-0 August 2006 Wiley-Blackwell 448 Pages


This book provides an unique overview on bacterial genetics, bacterial genome projects and gene technology and its applicaitons in biological and biomedical research and medicine.
The author guides the reader up the front in research within the different fields of bacterial genetics, based mainly on results received with Escherichia coli and Bacillus subtilis.
Structure of the bacterial cell
Organization of the bacterial chromosome
The bacterial cell cycle: Replication of the chromosome, partitioning and cell division
Origin of mutations and repair of DNA lesions
Principles of gene regulation
Protein quality control through molecular chaperones, protein folding catalysts and ATP-dependent proteases
Secretion of proteins
Stress genes and their regulation
Exchange of genes: Transformation, conjugation and transduction

"…a comprehensive and…up-to-date treatment of a broad range of bacterial genetic and physiological phenomena…" (Microbe Magazine, September 2007)