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Molecules in Time and Space : Bacterial Shape, Division and Phylogeny - Miguel Vicente

Molecules in Time and Space

Bacterial Shape, Division and Phylogeny

By: Miguel Vicente (Editor), Javier Tamames (Editor), Alfonso Valencia (Editor), Jesus Mingorance (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 2nd July 2004
ISBN: 9780306485787
Number Of Pages: 275

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During the last decade a wealth of new data has arisen from the use of new fluorescent labelling techniques and the sequencing of whole microbial genomes. One important conclusion from these data is that bacterial cells are much more structured than previously thought. The wall and the outer membrane contain topological domains, some proteins localize or move in specific patterns inside the cells, and some genes appear clustered in the chromosome and form conserved evolutionary units. Many of these structures are related to the cell cycle and to the process of cell morphogenesis, two processes that are themselves related to each other. From these observations the dcw gene cluster appears as a phylogenetic trait that is mainly conserved in bacilli. Molecules in Time and Space reviews the data on the formation of subcellular patterns or structures in bacteria, presents observations and hypotheses on the establishment and the maintenance of cell shape, and on the organization of genetic information in the chromosome.

The Phylogeny of Bacterial Shape
Membranes and Prebiotic Evolution: Compartments, Spatial Isolation and the Origin Of Life
Topological Domains in the Cell Wall of Escherichia coli
Models for Pattern Formation in Bacteria Applied to Bacterial Morphogenesis
The Assembly of Proteins at the Cell Division Site
Regulation and Utilization of Cell Division for Bacterial Cell Differentiation
FtsZ Folding, Self-association, Activation and Assembly
Sequence and Structural Alignments of Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic Cytoskeletal Proteins
Bacterial Morphogenes
Genome Structures, Operating Systems and the Image of the Machine
Gene Order in Prokaryotes: Conservation and Implications
How Similar Cell Division Genes are Located and Behave in Different Bacteria
The Bacterial dcw Gene Cluster: an Island in the Genome?
Index
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ISBN: 9780306485787
ISBN-10: 0306485788
Series: The kluwer International Series in Engineering & Computer Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 275
Published: 2nd July 2004
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.29

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