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Microbial Fundamentals of Biotechnology

Microbial Fundamentals of Biotechnology

Volkmar Braun (Editor), Friedrich Götz (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-30615-2

Feb 2002

377 pages

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$273.00

Description

The book reports research results from different disciplines.Topics include isolation and structure determination of new antibiotics and other biologically active secondary metabolites, biosynthesis of antibiotics in particular lantibiotics, nikkomycins and glycosyl antibiotics, mode of action of bacterial protein toxins, import and export of proteins, active transport and regulation of iron, the enzymology of murein biogenesis and morphogenesis, mode of action and biosynthesis of hopanoids, and second messenger systems of Paramecium.

The book gives answers to questions: how to use the biosynthetic abilities of micro-organisms to produce new biologically active compounds, how to synthesize (microbiologically or chemically) new structures, and how to test their biological activities.
Preface
Introduction
Antibiotics and Other Biologically Active Microbial Metabolites
Screening for New Secondary Metabolites From Microorganisms
Biosynthesis of the Lantibiotics Epidermin and Gallidermin
Fermentation of the Lantibiotics Epidermin and Gallidermin
Genetics of Nikkomycin Production in Steptomyces tendae Tu901
Glycosylated Antibiotics: Studies on Genes Involved in Deoxysugar Formation, Modification and Attachment, and Their Use in Combinatorial Biosynthesis
Analysis of the Biosynthesis of Glycopeptide Antibiotics: Basis for Creating new Structures by Combinatorial Biosynthesis
Homologous Recombination and the Induction of the SOS Response in Antibiotic-producing Streptomycetes
Membrane Processes
Regulated Transport and Signal Transfer Channels Involved in Bacterial Iron Supply
Iron Transport in Gram-negative and Gram-positive Bacteria
Regulation of the Ferric-Citrate Transport System by a Novel Transmembrane Transcription Control
Structure, Function, Import, and Immunity of Colcins
Structure, Activity, Activation, and Secrection of the Serratia marcescens Hemolysin/Cytotoxin
Staphylococcal Lipases: Molecular Characterization and Use as an Expression and Secretion System
A Multienzyme Complex Involved in Murein Synthesis of Escherichia coli
The Changing Path of Hopanoid Research: From Condensing Lipids to new Membrane Enzymes
Genetic and Biochemical Analysis of the Biosynthesis of the Carotenoid Staphyloxanthin of Staphylococcus aureus
Second Messenger System in Paramecium
Chemical Synthesis and Structure Elucidation
Structure Elucidation and Chemical Synthesis of Microbial Metabolites
Documentation
Documentation of the collaborative research centre 323
List of institutes involved
List of supported project areas
Alphabetical list of members and participants
Support of young scientists
Alphabetical list of guests
International cooperation
International conferences
Funding