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Modern Topics in the Phototrophic Prokaryotes

Metabolism, Bioenergetics, and Omics

Editors: Hallenbeck, Patrick (Ed.)

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  • Wide ranging general coverage of a variety of fundamental and applied aspects of this unique group of organisms, many of which have served as model organisms for the study of basic biological processes as well as the basis for the development of biotechnological systems for the production of advanced biofuels and commodity chemicals
  • Summarizes recent advances in genetics, physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology and systems biology in a text suitable for either the specialist working with this group of organisms or for upper level and advanced degree students
  • Showcases the recent developments and new research directions in this ever evolving field
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This book offers authoritative contributions by world experts actively working on different aspects of phototrophic prokaryotes. Providing up-to-date information in this rapidly advancing field, it covers the range of topics that are currently the focus of research with this group of organisms. As essentially single-celled organisms, phototrophic prokaryotes process many environmental signals and use this information to optimize their metabolism, growth rate, DNA replication and cell division.

Phototrophic prokaryotes are collectively of great interest for a number of different fundamental and applied perspectives and have long served as models for understanding such basic fundamental biological processes as photosynthesis and respiration. On an ecological/environmental level they are extremely important, being the most abundant photosynthetic organisms on earth and responsible for the majority of the primary productivity in the oceans. They also hold great promise as biotechnological catalysts, being able to couple solar energy conversion through photosynthesis and carbon fixation to the production of biofuels, commodity chemicals and nutraceuticals.

The book is recommended to advanced students and scientists dealing with life sciences, especially in genetics, microbiology and molecular biology.

About the authors

Patrick C. Hallenbeck has a BSc in Physics and a PhD in Biophysics. He is a Full Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal. Dr. Hallenbeck’s research focuses on microbial physiology, applied microbiology, biotechnology, biological energy production, anaerobic metabolism, nitrogen fixation, molecular genetics, and protein chemistry. 

Dr. Hallenbeck has conducted numerous projects in both fundamental and applied research, and teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate level. He is currently President of the Biohydrogen Division of the International Hydrogen Energy Association, and on the editorial boards of "Bioresource Technology", "Frontiers in Microbiology" and "Marine Biotechnology". He is the editor of “Recent Advances in Phototrophic Prokaryotes” based on the proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Phototrophic Prokaryotes and published by Springer

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $169.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modern Topics in the Phototrophic Prokaryotes
Book Subtitle
Metabolism, Bioenergetics, and Omics
Editors
  • Patrick Hallenbeck
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-51365-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-51365-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-51363-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84630-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 350
Number of Illustrations
43 b/w illustrations, 57 illustrations in colour
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