The Physiology and Biochemistry of Prokaryotes

The Physiology and Biochemistry of Prokaryotes

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This textbook teaches the basic principles of prokaryotic physiology, biochemistry, and cell behavior in a concise, detailed fashion. It covers a broad range of topics of general interest including, intermediary metabolism, macromolecular synthesis, cell growth and division, and responses to changes in external growth conditions. Metabolic and behavioral activities of different bacteria and archaea are described and compared with each other. In order to aid students in researching the subject material, the text is extensively referenced and end notes are supplied that provide additional information, including the experimental bases for some of the major conclusions. Each chapter concludes with a summary emphasizing the major points covered, and a set of study questions to help the students to learn the material. The text is organized according to topics rather than organisms which lends itself to elucidation of general principles of physiology and metabolism, even through the physiology of specific groups of prokaryotes is more

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  • Hardback | 592 pages
  • 184 x 259 x 34mm | 1,261.99g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 3 halftones, numerous line illustrations
  • 0195125797
  • 9780195125795

Table of contents

Preface; Symbols; Conversion Factors; Definitions; Equations; 1. Structure and Function; 2. Growth; 3. Membrane Bioenergetics: The Proton Potential; 4. Electron Transport; 5. Photosynthesis; 6. Regulation in Metabolic Pathways; 7. Bioenergetics in the Cytosol; 8. Central Metabolic Pathways; 9. Metabolism of Lipids, Nucleotides, Amino Acids, Hydrocarbons; 10. Macromolecular Synthesis; 11. Cell Wall Biosynthesis and Exopolysaccaride Synthesis; 12. Inorganic Metabolism; 13. C1 Metabolism; 14. Fermentations; 15. Homeostasis; 16. Solute Transport; 17. Protein Export and Secretion; 18. Physiological, Developmental, and Behavioral Responses to Environmental Signals; 19. How Bacteria Respond to Stressshow more

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