Planctomycetes: Cell Structure, Origins and Biology

Editors: Fuerst, John A. (Ed.)

  • Focuses on the cell biology of planctomycetes
  • Provides details on the significant ecology and enviromental significance of planctomycetes
  • Examines planctomycetes' unusual structure, physiology, genomics and evolutionary significance
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This book introduces Planctomycetes bacteria and deals in detail with their unusual structure, physiology, genomics and evolutionary significance. It is a definitive summary of recent knowledge of this important distinctive group of bacteria, microorganisms which challenge our very concept of the bacterium. Planctomycetes, and their relatives within the PVC superphylum of domain Bacteria, including verrucomicrobia and chlamydia, challenge our classical concept of the bacterium and its modes of life and provide new experimental models for exploring evolutionary cell biology and the full diversity of how living cells can be organized internally. Unique among bacteria, they include species possessing cells with intracellular membrane-bounded compartments and a peptidoglycan-less cell wall, and bacteria such as the anammox organisms performing unique anaerobic ammonium oxidation significant for global nitrogen cycle.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • History, Classification and Cultivation of the Planctomycetes

    Jenkins, Cheryl (et al.)

    Pages 1-38

  • Cell Compartmentalization and Endocytosis in Planctomycetes: Structure and Function in Complex Bacteria

    Fuerst, John A. (et al.)

    Pages 39-75

  • Structural Aspects of MC Proteins of PVC Superphylum Members

    Devos, Damien P.

    Pages 77-87

  • Cell Biology of Anaerobic Ammonium-Oxidizing Bacteria: Unique Prokaryotes with an Energy-Conserving Intracellular Compartment

    Neumann, Sarah (et al.)

    Pages 89-123

  • Acidophilic Planctomycetes: Expanding the Horizons of New Planctomycete Diversity

    Dedysh, Svetlana N. (et al.)

    Pages 125-139

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Planctomycetes: Cell Structure, Origins and Biology
Editors
  • John A. Fuerst
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-62703-502-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-62703-502-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-62703-501-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-62703-940-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 286
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