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Pseudomonas: Model Organism, Pathogen, Cell Factory

Pseudomonas: Model Organism, Pathogen, Cell Factory

Bernd H. A. Rehm (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-62201-6

Jun 2008, Wiley-Blackwell

424 pages



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.
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
“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)