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Microbial Physiology, 2nd Edition

Microbial Physiology, 2nd Edition

Ian W. Dawes, Ian W. Sutherland

ISBN: 978-0-632-02463-6

Apr 1992, Wiley-Blackwell

308 pages

Select type: Paperback

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The first edition of Microbial Physiology achieved sales in excess of 5,700 copies and earned the reputation of being the most up-to-date and concise introduction to the physiology of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms. This new edition maintains that reputation. Written primarily for undergraduate students in microbiology, the text offers a detailed description of the basic areas of microbial structure and metabolism and also covers the dynamic aspects of growth, control and development of microorganisms. There have been significant advances in the understanding of the eukaryotic genome and this new edition takes into account the implications of this for the biochemistry of morphogenesis in the microbial life cycle. Coverage of the new developments is supported by the addition of many new illustrations.
Chemical cytology of the microbial cell; Population growth and death; Substrate uptake and entry to the cell; Energy production; Monomer synthesis; Polymer synthesis and metabolism; Regulation; Growth of individual cells; Morphogenesis and differentiation; Further reading; Glossary; Index
* an established bestseller which, in the new edition, is the only current text to give a modern coverage of the subject at this level * contains a large number of new illustrations and diagrams * covers the significant advances made in our current understanding of the eukaryotic genome