Nucleic Acids and Molecular Biology

Extracellular Nucleic Acids

Editors: Kikuchi, Yo, Rykova, Elena Y. (Eds.)

  • First comprehensive coverage of this newly emerging field
  • Spans related fields from basic biology to medical sciences
  • Written by experts working at the forefront of the field
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Extracellular nucleic acids have recently emerged as important players in the fields of biology and the medical sciences. In the last several years, extracellular nucleic acids have been shown to be involved in not only microbial evolution as genetic elements but also to have structural roles in bacterial communities, such as biofilms. Circulating DNA and RNA have been found in human blood and expected to be useful as non-invasive markers for the diagnosis of several diseases. In addition, extracellular nucleic acids have attracted attention as active modulators of the immune system of higher organisms, including humans. This book covers nearly all of the newly developing fields related to extracellular nucleic acids, including those of basic biology, ecology and the medical sciences, and provides readers with the latest knowledge on them.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Extracellular DNA as Matrix Component in Microbial Biofilms

    Chiang, Wen-Chi (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Gene Transfer Agents and Defective Bacteriophages as Sources of Extracellular Prokaryotic DNA

    Lang, Andrew S. (et al.)

    Pages 15-24

  • Roles of Extracellular DNA in Bacterial Ecosystem

    Tani, Katsuji (et al.)

    Pages 25-37

  • Stable Extracellular DNA: A Novel Substrate for Genetic Engineering that Mimics Horizontal Gene Transfer in Nature

    Kaneko, Shinya (et al.)

    Pages 39-53

  • Extracellular Nucleic Acids of the Marine Phototrophic Bacterium Rhodovulum sulfidophilum and Related Bacteria: Physiology and Biotechnology

    Kikuchi, Yo

    Pages 55-67

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Extracellular Nucleic Acids
Editors
  • Yo Kikuchi
  • Elena Y. Rykova
Series Title
Nucleic Acids and Molecular Biology
Series Volume
25
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-12617-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-12617-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-12616-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26419-1
Series ISSN
0933-1891
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 232
Number of Illustrations and Tables
34 b/w illustrations
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