F.E.M.S. Symposium Series

Genetics and Product Formation in Streptomyces

Editors: Baumberg, Simon, Krügel, Hans, Noack, Dieter (Eds.)

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The Streptomycetes are industrially widely used microorganisms due to their ability to produce numerous different chemical compounds. These show very varied effects upon other living systems, and result from profound and subtle biochemical and morphological differentiation during the streptomycete life cycle. It is therefore not surprising that research on the genetics of antibiotic biosynthesis and differentiation in this group is currently progressing rapidly in many countries. Intimately connected with the production of antibiotics is resistance to them; analysis of this is giving further information about the origin and evolution of this class of genes and their hypothesized spread among other microorganisms. Another interesting feature of the Streptomyces group is their mycelial growth. Also, their ecologically important utilization of high molecular weight compounds requires enzymes to be transported outside the cell to hydrolyze non-diffusible substrates. Finally, we have as yet limited understanding of the various mechanisms of genome rearrangement observed in some of these species; deletions and/or amplifications of enormous amounts of DNA can occur without seriously affecting the viability of the organism under laboratory conditions. The present volume, which includes contributions addressing the above subjects and others, originates from a meeting on "Genetics and Product Formation in Streptomyces" sponsored by the Federation of European Microbiological Societies in Erfurt on May 1-6 1990. Compared to previous ones of this kind held in 1979, 1983 and 1987 in Weimar, one can point to impressive progress in the study and applications of Streptomyces genetics.

Table of contents (38 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Chater, K. F.

    Pages 1-2

  • Gene Expression during Sporulation in Streptomyces Coelicolor A3(2)

    Chater, Keith F. (et al.)

    Pages 3-9

  • Presence of Factor C in Streptomycetes and Other Bacteria

    Szeszák, F. (et al.)

    Pages 11-18

  • Steptomyces Griseus Proteins Post-Translationally Modified by ADP-Ribosylation During the Life Cycle

    Penyige, Andras (et al.)

    Pages 19-27

  • Induction of the Stringent Response in Streptomyces Coelicolor A3(2) and Its Possible Role in Antibiotic Production

    Strauch, E. (et al.)

    Pages 29-33

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Genetics and Product Formation in Streptomyces
Editors
  • Simon Baumberg
  • Hans Krügel
  • Dieter Noack
Series Title
F.E.M.S. Symposium Series
Series Volume
55
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Plenum Press, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-5922-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-5922-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-5924-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
340
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