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Yeasts in Natural and Artificial Habitats - John F.T. Spencer

Yeasts in Natural and Artificial Habitats

By: John F.T. Spencer (Editor), Dorothy M. Spencer (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 7th July 1997
ISBN: 9783540568209
Number Of Pages: 382

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A Guide to the World of the Yeasts J. F. T. Spencer and D. M. Spencert As the well-known authority on yeasts, the late Professor Rose, frequently pointed out, it is impossible for one person to present, in a single volume, the details of the life, composiotion, habitats, relationships, and actual and potential uses to man­ kind of the 500 (at last count) known species of yeasts. This book confirms the truth of this statement. However, our aim is actually more modest than that, and this book is an attempt to introduce the general reader, and possibly some inter­ ested specialists, to the lives of the yeasts in their natural and more artificial habitats, their use by human beings, and to give some idea of the wonderfully complex activities within the yeast cell, the characteristics of the metabolism and molecular biology of yeasts, and the applications of these characteristics to life in the present-dayworld ofhuman existence. The book proceeds from a brief chapter on what is and is not known of the origins and early history of the yeasts, through a description of their classification, relationships, habitats and general life style, their external morphology and internal structures and mechanisms within their cells, the regulatory mechanisms controlling processes such as signal transmis­ sion, mating, cell fusion, and many others.

A Guide to the World of the Yeastsp. 1
Historical Introduction: Yeasts and Man in the Pastp. 2
Taxonomy: The Names of the Yeastsp. 11
Ecology: Where Yeasts Livep. 33
Ecology: The Bad Guys: Pathogens of Humans and Other Animalsp. 59
Yeasts as Living Objects: Yeast Nutritionp. 68
Outside and Inside: The Morphology and Cytology of the Yeast Cellp. 80
Membranesp. 95
The Yeasts: Sex and Nonsex. Life Cycles, Sporulation and Geneticsp. 133
Chemical Warfare Among the Yeasts: the "Killer" Phenomenon, Genetics and Applicationsp. 153
Inside the Inside: Part 1: Yeasts and Molecular Biology, A Recipe for Alphabet Soup. Chromosome Structure, Replication, Transcription, and Translationp. 171
Inside the Inside: Part II: The Regulators. Cell Specialization: a Regulatory Hierarchyp. 204
Yeasts and the Life of Man: Part I: Helpers and Hinderers. "Traditional" Yeast-Based Industries; Spoilage Yeastsp. 226
Yeasts and the Life of Man: Part II: Genetics and Molecular Biology of Industrial Yeasts and Processesp. 243
Genetics and Molecular Biology of Methylotrophic Yeastsp. 264
Yeasts in Food Fermentations and Therapeuticsp. 295
Yeasts and Energy. The Production of Fuel-Grade Ethanolp. 315
Notes Added in Proofp. 353
Subject Indexp. 357
Species Indexp. 373
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ISBN: 9783540568209
ISBN-10: 3540568204
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 382
Published: 7th July 1997
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.73