The Molecular Biology of Cyanobacteria

The Molecular Biology of Cyanobacteria

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More than twenty years ago, as a fledgling graduate some peculiar aspects of the genetics of these student who was just starting to learn about these organisms but to pay respects to the two volumes of organisms that would become my primary research Carr of Whitton that played important roles in my focus, the publication of Noel Carr and Brian own thinking about cyanobacteria (and no doubt in Whitton's The Biology of the Blue-Green Algae in the development of many others as well). Contri- 1973 was an event of great significance. Until the buting authors were asked to describe not only what appearance of this treatise, there was no single volume we know at present, but also to point out things we available that presented a broad overview of the don't know yet. I have attempted to assemble a book biology and biochemistry ofthese organisms. Nearly that would stimulate graduate students and other ten years later, I was privileged to be a contributing researchers in the same way that I was affected by the author to Carr and Whitton's sequel volume The books mentioned above. Biology of the Cyanobacteria. Although the It appears that cyanobacterial molecular biologists intervening period had been marked by heated debates have indeed paid attention to the admonition of their over the taxonomy and taxonomic position of the erstwhile colleague, W Ford Doolittle, to 'study organisms, it was also a time when the comparative those things that cyanobacteria do well.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 892 pages
  • 190.5 x 261.6 x 55.9mm | 1,995.83g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • XXVIII, 892 p. In 2 volumes, not available separately.
  • 0792332229
  • 9780792332220

Table of contents

Preface. Color Plates. 1. Molecular Evolution and Taxonomy of the Cyanobacteria; A. Wilmotte. 2. The Oceanic Cyanobacterial Picoplankton; N.G. Carr, N.H. Mann. 3. Prochlorophytes: the `Other' Cyanobacteria? H.C.P. Matthijs, et al. 4. Molecular Biology of Cyanelles; W. Loeffelhardt, H.J. Bohnert. 5. Chloroplast Origins and Evolution; S.E. Douglas. 6. Supramolecular Membrane Organization; E. Gantt. 7. Phycobilisome and Phycobiliprotein Structures; W.A. Sidler. 8. The Use of Cyanobacteria in the Study of the Structure and Function of Photosystem II; B.A. Barry, et al. 9. The Cytochrome b6f Complex; T. Kallas. 10. Photosystem I in Cyanobacteria; J.H. Golbeck. 11. The F-type ATPase in Cyanobacteria: Pivotal Point in the Evolution of the Universal Enzyme; W.D. Frasch. 12. Soluble Electron Transfer Catalysts of Cyanobacteria; L.Z. Morand, et al. 13. Cyanobacterial Respiration; G. Schmetterer. 14. The Biochemistry and Molecular Regulation of Carbon Dioxide Metabolism in Cyanobacteria; F.R. Tabita. 15. Physiological and Molecular Studies on the Response of Cyanobacteria to Changes in the Ambient Inorganic Carbon Concentration; A. Kaplan, et al. 16. Assimilatory Nitrogen Metabolism and its Regulation; E. Flores, A. Herrero. 17. Biosynthesis of Cyanobacterial Tetrapyrrole Pigments: Hemes, Chlorophylls, and Phycobilins; S.I. Beale. 18. Carotenoids in Cyanobacteria; J. Hirschberg, D. Chamovitz. 18. Genetic Analysis of Cyanobacteria;T. Thiel. 20. The Transcription Apparatus and the Regulation of Transcription Initiation; S.E. Curtis, J.A. Martin. 21. The Responses of Cyanobacteria to Environmental Conditions: Light and Nutrients; A.R. Grossman, et al. 22. Short-Term and Long-Term Adaptation of the Photosynthetic Apparatus: Homeostatic Properties of Thylakoids; Y. Fujita, et al. 23. Light-Responsive Gene Expression and the Biochemistry of the Photosystem II Reaction Center; S.S. Golden. 24. Thioredoxins in Cyanobacteria: Structure and Redox Regulation of Enzyme Activity; F.K. Gleason. 25. Iron Deprivation: Physiology and Gene Regulation; N.A. Straus. 26. The Cyanobacterial Heat-Shock Response and the Molecular Chaperones; R. Webb, L.A. Sherman. 27. Heterocyst Metabolism and Development; C.P. Wolk, et al. 28. Differentiation of Hormogonia and Relationships with Other Biological Processes; N. Tandeau de Marsac. Organism Index. Gene and Gene Product Index. Subject Index.
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Review quote

`The editor has done his job in an excellent way, because the chapters are well-coordinated avoiding copious information, and contain harmonised terminology. The book contains excellent colour plates of crystallised proteins .... The technical quality of the book is perfect. The text has been fluently written ... the book can be highly recommended for scientists and for PhD-students of botany and biochemistry. It would be desirable to have it in libraries or in the book stock of laboratories working in the field of molecular biology and/or photosynthesis or plant phsyiology.'
Journal of Plant Physiology, 147 (1995)

`... the volume is an excellent summary of information on blue-green algae, their photosynthetic metabolism and its genetic coding. The texts are supplemented with broad lists of rull references (74 to 451 per chapter) The volume has three perfect indexes: of organisms, genes and their products, and subjects. The books belongs to basic items of every photosynthesis library.'
Photosynthetica, 32:2 (1996)
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