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Author Barton, Larry, 1940-

Title Structural and functional relationships in prokaryotes / Larry L. Barton
Published New York : Springer, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 817 pages) : illustrations
Contents I. An introduction to the prokaryotic cell. The cellular system -- II. Cellular structures and their function. The plasma membrane -- Cell wall structure -- The cell wall matrix -- Capsules, pili, and internal structure -- III. Profiles of bacterial growth. Cell motion, sensing, and communication -- Cellular growth and reproduction -- Physiological basis for growth in extreme environments -- IV. Bioenergetics. Electron transport and coupled phosphorylation -- Transmembrane movement: mechanisms and examples -- V. Metabolic processes. Pathways of carbon flow -- Organization and cellular processing -- Metabolism of nitrogen and sulfur
Summary "This new textbook on bacterial physiology is aimed at senior level students pursuing a one-semester course in the biology or microbiology curriculum. The text takes a balanced view of prokaryotic physiology, discussing both bioenergetics and bacterial metabolism in a way that establishes general principles and concepts and emphasizes throughout the information gained from model systems. The book also covers some experimental design issues, giving students an appreciation of the practical aspects and consequences of bacterial metabolism. It also stimulates students' interests in future developments in the field by including discussions by six world-famous bacterial physiologists."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Prokaryotes.
Bacterial Physiological Phenomena.
Prokaryotic Cells -- physiology.
Bacteria -- cytology.
Physiology, Comparative.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003067331
ISBN 0387207082 (alk. paper)
9780387207087 (alk. paper)