Microbiology Monographs

Biology of Rhodococcus

Editors: Alvarez, Héctor M. (Ed.)

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Rhodococcus, a metabolically versatile actinobacteria which is frequently found in the environment, has gained increasing interest due to its potential biotechnological applications. This Microbiology Monographs volume provides a thorough review of the various aspects of the biochemistry, physiology and genetics of the Genus Rhodococcus. Following an overview of its taxonomy, chapters cover the structural aspects of rhodococcal cellular envelope, genomes and plasmids, metabolic and catabolic pathways, such as those of aromatic compounds, steroids and nitriles, and desulfurization pathways, as well as the adaption to organic solvents. Further reviews discuss applications of Rhodococcus in the bioremediation of contaminated environments, in triacylglycerol accumulation, and in phytopathogenic strategies, as well as the potential of biosurfactants. A final chapter describes the sole pathogenic Rhodococcus member, R. equi.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Systematics of Members of the Genus Rhodococcus (Zopf 1891) Emend Goodfellow et al. 1998

    Gűrtler, Volker (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

  • The Rhodococcal Cell Envelope: Composition, Organisation and Biosynthesis

    Sutcliffe, Iain C. (et al.)

    Pages 29-71

  • Genomes and Plasmids in Rhodococcus

    Larkin, Michael J. (et al.)

    Pages 73-90

  • Central Metabolism of Species of the Genus Rhodococcus

    Alvarez, Héctor M.

    Pages 91-108

  • Adaptation of Rhodococcus to Organic Solvents

    Carvalho, Carla C. C. R.

    Pages 109-131

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biology of Rhodococcus
Editors
  • Héctor M. Alvarez
Series Title
Microbiology Monographs
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-12937-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-12937-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-12936-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26494-8
Series ISSN
1862-5576
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 368
Number of Illustrations and Tables
35 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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