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Advances in applied microbiology. Vol. 68

Author: Allen I Laskin; Sima Sariaslani; Geoffrey M Gadd
Publisher: London : Academic, ©2009.
Series: Advances in Applied Microbiology.
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Published since 1959, Advances in Applied Microbiology continues to be one of the most widely read and authoritative review sources in microbiology. The series contains comprehensive reviews of the most current research in applied microbiology. Recent areas covered include bacterial diversity in the human gut, protozoan grazing of freshwater biofilms, metals in yeast fermentation processes and the interpretation of  Read more...
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Advances in applied microbiology. Vol. 68.
London : Academic, 2009
(OCoLC)434564014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Allen I Laskin; Sima Sariaslani; Geoffrey M Gadd
ISBN: 9780080951041 008095104X 9780123748034 0123748038
OCLC Number: 500908046
Description: 1 online resource (x, 279 pages) : color illustrations.
Contents: Front Cover ; Advances in Applied Microbiology ; Copyright Page ; Contents ; Contributions ; Chapter 1: Bacterial L-Forms; I. Introduction; II. Definition and Characteristics of L-Forms; A. Definition of L-forms; B. Induction and cultivation; III. Significance of L-Forms; A. Contributions to bacterial cell division; B. Contributions to membrane organisation; C. Biotechnology; D. L-form interaction and association with eukaryotes; IV. Conclusions; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 2: Biochemistry, Physiology and Biotechnology of Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria; I. Introduction. II. Diversity of SRBA. Distribution in the environment; B. Major characteristics; III. Central Metabolic Pathways of SRB; A. Sulfur metabolism; B. Nitrogen metabolism; C. Hydrogen metabolism; D. Oxygen metabolism; E. Fermentation of organic substrates; F. Fermentation of inorganic sulfur compounds; G. Carbon metabolism; IV. Characteristics of Electron Transfer Proteins; A. Soluble electron transfer proteins; B. Membrane-associated electron transport complexes; V. Environmental Impact of SRB; A. Biocorrosion of ferrous metals; B. Corrosion of concrete and stonework. C. Impact on the petroleum industryVI. Biotechnology of SRB; A. Bioremediation of organic compounds; B. Immobilization of toxic metals; C. Reduction of azo dyes; D. Recovery of precious metals; VII. Perspective; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 3: Biotechnological Applications of Recombinant Microbial Prolidases; I. Introduction; II. Prolidase; A. Mechanism of substrate specificity and catalysis; B. Proposed reaction mechanism; C. Structure-function information provided by the solved Pyrococcus furiosus prolidase structure; D. Molecular and catalytic properties of recombinant prolidases. III. Applications of ProlidasesA. Detoxification of OP compounds; B. Uses in the food industry; C. Impact on human health; IV. Advances in and Limitations of the Use of Prolidase for Biotechnological Applications; V. Conclusions; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 4: The Capsule of the Fungal Pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans; I. Introduction; II. Capsule Components and Structure; A. Structure of capsular components; B. Capsule dynamics; III. Capsule Synthesis in Cryptococcus; A. Genes, enzymes and signaling pathways; B. GXM traffic in C. neoformans. C. Polysaccharide connections at the C. neoformans surfaceIV. Capsule Functions in C. neoformans: The Capsule as a Virulence Factor: Function During the Interaction with the Host; A. Role of the capsule during interaction with the host; B. Role of the exopolysaccharides during infection; C. Origin of the capsule as virulence factor; V. Use of Capsular Components as Antifungal Targets and Vaccine; A. Capsule as an antifungal target: mAbs to the capsule as therapeutic alternative; B. Use of capsular components as vaccine; VI. Future Perspectives; Acknowledgments; References.
Series Title: Advances in Applied Microbiology.
Responsibility: edited by Allen I. Laskin, Sima Sariaslani, Geoffrey M. Gadd.

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