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Title Biology of rhodococcus / Héctor M. Alvarez, editor
Published Heidelberg ; Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2010
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 365 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Microbiology monographs ; v. 16
Microbiology monographs ; v. 16
Contents Biology of Rhodococcus; Preface; Contents; Contributors; Systematics of Members of the Genus Rhodococcus (Zopf 1891) Emend Goodfellow et al. 1998; The Rhodococcal Cell Envelope: Composition, Organisation and Biosynthesis; Genomes and Plasmids in Rhodococcus; Central Metabolism of Species of the Genus Rhodococcus; Adaptation of Rhodococcus to Organic Solvents; Catabolism of Aromatic Compounds and Steroids by Rhodococcus; Catabolism of Nitriles in Rhodococcus; The Desulfurization Pathway in Rhodococcus; Application of Rhodococcus in Bioremediation of Contaminated Environments
Summary Rhodococcus, a metabolically versatile actinobacteria which is frequently found in the environment, has gained increasing interest due to its potential biotechnological applications. This Microbiology Monographs volume provides a thorough review of the various aspects of the biochemistry, physiology and genetics of the Genus Rhodococcus. Following an overview of its taxonomy, chapters cover the structural aspects of rhodococcal cellular envelope, genomes and plasmids, metabolic and catabolic pathways, such as those of aromatic compounds, steroids and nitriles, and desulfurization pathways, as
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Actinomycetales.
Actinomycetales -- Biotechnology.
Actinobacteria.
Rhodococcus.
Rhodococcus.
Form Electronic book
Author Alvarez, Héctor M.
LC no. 2010931284
ISBN 9783642129377 (electronic bk.)
3642129374 (electronic bk.)
9783642129360 (print)
3642129366 (print)
129933718X (ebook)
9781299337183 (ebook)