While other texts in this area deal almost solely with the "workhorse strain" Escherischia coli, Genetics of Bacterial Diversity is the first to deal with genetics and molecular biology of the wide range of other bacteria, which carry out a whole spectrum of important scientific, medical, agricultural, and biotechnological activities. Taking genetic diversity as its theme it illustrates a range of interesting phenomena such as genetic systems controlling pathogenicity, symbiosis, chemotaxis, metabolic characteristics, and differentiation. With each chapter written by acknowledged experts, this definitive book contains up-to-the-minute information on this rapidly developing field.
Written by leading experts, this text--aimed at graduate-level students and above--describes the genetics and molecular biology of a wide range of bacteria.
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Whereas most other books on bacterial genetics deal almost exclusively with Escherichia coli K-12, Genetics of Bacterial Diversity is the first detailed coverage of the genetics and molecular biology of a wide range of bacteria. This is achieved in two ways: by providing overall accounts of the molecular and population genetics of bacteria; and by means of chapters, each describing a specific bacterial activity important to medicine, agriculture, ecology and fundamental science, under the general headings:
* specialized metabolic capabilities;
* morphological differentiation: flagella, spores and multicellular development;
* adaptations for animal pathogenicity;
* parasitic and symbiotic interactions with plants.
This book will be essential reading for informed microbiologists, geneticists and molecular biologists at all levels from advanced undergraduates to research scientists, and will be a valuable teaching textbook.
"...a most interesting and informative book which will undoubtedly be useful to those involved in research and teaching in this area."
—SOCIETY FOR GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY QUARTERLY
"...probably the best book for advanced students of bacterial genetics at the moment."
—QUARTERLY REVIEW OF BIOLOGY
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Book Description Academic Press, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0123555752