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Advances in Applied Microbiology, Volume 60 : Volume 60 - Geoffrey M. Gadd

Advances in Applied Microbiology, Volume 60

Volume 60

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2006
ISBN: 9780120026623
Number Of Pages: 224

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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 host-pathogen dialogue through microarrays. Eclectic volumes are supplemented by thematic volumes on various topics, including Archaea and sick building syndrome. Impact factor for 2007: 1.821. * Contributions from leading authorities and industry experts * Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field * Reference and guide for scientists and specialists involved in advancements in applied microbiology

Unusual Two-Component Signal Transduction Pathways in the Actinobacteria
Introductionp. 1
Unusual Two-Component Systems in Actinobacteriap. 6
Orphan Two-Component Proteinsp. 16
Conclusions and Perspectivesp. 20
Referencesp. 21
Acyl-HSL Signal Decay: Intrinsic to Bacterial Cell-Cell Communications
Introductionp. 27
Acyl-HSL-Degrading Organisms, Enzymes, and Homologuesp. 28
Mechanisms of Acyl-HSL Degradationp. 36
Specificity of Acyl-HSL-Degrading Enzymesp. 46
Acyl-HSL Stability in Natural Environmentsp. 47
Coevolution of Quorum-Sensing Bacteria with Hosts and Acyl-HSL-Degrading Bacteriap. 50
Conclusionsp. 51
Referencesp. 52
Microbial Exoenzyme Production in Food
Introductionp. 59
Structure and Function of Exoenzymesp. 62
Classification of Enzymesp. 64
Enzyme Synthesisp. 66
Enzyme Activityp. 75
Conclusion and Future Prospectsp. 79
Referencesp. 81
Biogenetic Diversity of Cyanobacterial Metabolites
Introductionp. 89
Major Biosynthetic Routes in Cyanobacteriap. 92
Polyketidesp. 101
Cyanopeptidesp. 113
Alkaloidsp. 143
Isoprenoidsp. 172
Other Cyanobacteria] Metabolitesp. 178
Referencesp. 182
Pathways to Discovering New Microbial Metabolism for Functional Genomics and Biotechnology
Introductionp. 219
Defining the Hypothesis That Most Metabolic Reactions Are Yet to be Discoveredp. 220
Organization of Existing Metabolic Informationp. 221
Approaches for New Discoveryp. 224
Newly Discovered Microbial Metabolismp. 225
Significance of New Discoveries in Novel Functional Group Metabolismp. 229
Use of Recently Discovered Biocatalysis Industriallyp. 229
Referencesp. 230
Biocatalysis by Dehalogenating Enzymes
Introductionp. 233
Halocarboxylic Acid Dehalogenasesp. 234
Haloalkane Dehalogenasesp. 238
Halohydrin Dehalogenasesp. 240
Conclusionsp. 247
Referencesp. 249
Lipases from Extremophiles and Potential for Industrial Applications
Introductionp. 253
Lipases from Extreme Microorganismsp. 255
Improving Lipases for Efficient Applicationsp. 266
Regio- and Stereospecificity of Lipasesp. 268
Applications of Lipasesp. 269
Conclusionsp. 274
Referencesp. 275
In Situ Bioremediation
Introductionp. 285
Unsaturated Zone Treatment Methodsp. 287
Saturated Zone Treatment Methodsp. 292
Use of Inoculap. 298
Monitoring Methodsp. 298
Conclusions and Future Prospectsp. 300
Referencesp. 301
Bacterial Cycling of Methyl Halides
Introductionp. 308
Methyl Halide-Degrading Organismsp. 315
Biochemistry and Genetics of Methyl Halide Degradationp. 320
Microbial Ecology of Methyl Halide-Degrading Bacteriap. 328
Potential Applications for Bioremediation Using Methyl Halide-Oxidizing Bacteriap. 334
Outlookp. 338
Referencesp. 340
Indexp. 347
Contents of Previous Volumesp. 369
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ISBN: 9780120026623
ISBN-10: 0120026627
Series: Advances in Applied Microbiology : Book 60
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st November 2006
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 60