Biochemistry and Physiology of Anaerobic Bacteria

Editors: Ljungdahl, L.G., Adams, M.W., Barton, L., Ferry, J.G., Johnson, M.K. (Eds.)

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During the past twenty years, multitudes of exciting discoveries in the field of anaerobic bacteria have been made.  Biochemistry and Physiology of Anaerobic Bacteria explores the full range of these microorganisms. Many anaerobes have been found to have the uniquely fascinating quality of being able to survive, indeed even thrive, in extreme environments. Anaerobic bacteria often do not require oxygen, can survive extremes in temperature, and can withstand the presence of toxins and heavy metals. In addition, these organisms have very different metabolic processes than "conventional" microorganisms. The wide diversity of metabolism in anaerobes is only part of the story. They have distinct energies, cytochromes, electron transport proteins, hydrogenases and dehydrogenases. Their molecular biology, physiology, and ability to use many types of electron receptors (CO2, sulfur, nitrogen and metal oxides) are also extraordinary. With practical applications ranging from wastewater treatment to food storage issues, clinical diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of medical conditions to decontamination of heavy metal exposures Biochemistry and Physiology of Anaerobic Bacteria will prove indispensable to researchers and students alike.

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"This excellent and extremely comprehensive ‘up-to-date’ book points out both the immense importance of anaerobic microorganisms in the environment and their extreme diversity. … This book will be of great interest to microbiologists with a special focus on investigations concerned with microbial physiology, energy generation in microorganisms, and metabolic potentials in environmental and industrial settings. … An exciting book with a high scientific as well as practical and environmental impact … . Congratulations to the authors as well as to the editors." (A.Schmidt, Chemotherapy, Vol. 5 (2), 2004)


Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Anaerobes in the Recycling of Elements in the Biosphere

    Gest, Howard

    Pages 1-10

  • The Diversity of Energy Sources of Microorganisms

    Schlegel, Hans Günter

    Pages 11-19

  • Mechanism of Hydrogen Activation

    Albracht, Simon P. J.

    Pages 20-34

  • Reductive Activation of Aerobically Purified Desulfovibrio vulgaris Hydrogenase: Mössbauer Characterization of the Catalytic H Cluster

    Huynh, Boi Hanh (et al.)

    Pages 35-45

  • Iron-Sulfur Cluster Biosynthesis

    Agar, Jeffrey N. (et al.)

    Pages 46-66

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biochemistry and Physiology of Anaerobic Bacteria
Editors
  • Lars G. Ljungdahl
  • Michael W. Adams
  • Larry Barton
  • James G. Ferry
  • Michael K. Johnson
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-22731-3
DOI
10.1007/b98857
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-95592-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3068-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 270
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