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Microbiology Monographs

Predatory Prokaryotes

Biology, Ecology and Evolution

Editors: Jurkevitch, Edouard (Ed.)

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Predatory Prokaryotes focuses on the ecology of predation at the microbial level. It aims to increase the awareness of the great possibilities that predation between microbes offer for studying and discussing basic ecological and general biological concepts.

This volume contains chapters on the diversity, ecology and phylogeny of predatory prokaryotes, introducing models of predator–prey interactions between microorganisms and presenting analyses of the impact of predation in microbial systems. Laboratory work with Bdellovibrio-and-like organisms (BALOs), the most studied predatory bacteria, is presented through accounts of the cultivation and the molecular techniques used for studying BALOs. A first comparative analysis of different BALO genomes is also provided. Further chapters discuss the chemotactic, regulatory and sensory circuits of these ubiquitous predatory bacteria. Finally, the unique biochemicals used as building blocks and new proteins found in BALO cell walls are reviewed.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • A Brief History of Short Bacteria: A Chronicle of Bdellovibrio (and Like Organisms) Research

    Jurkevitch, Edouard

    Pages 1-9

  • Phylogenetic Diversity and Evolution of Predatory Prokaryotes

    Jurkevitch, Edouard (et al.)

    Pages 11-56

  • Predation on Bacteria and Bacterial Resistance Mechanisms: Comparative Aspects Among Different Predator Groups in Aquatic Systems

    Jürgens, Klaus

    Pages 57-92

  • Mathematical Modelling of Predatory Prokaryotes

    Wilkinson, Michael H. F.

    Pages 93-130

  • Bdellovibrio and Like Organisms: Potential Sources for New Biochemicals and Therapeutic Agents?

    Strauch, Eckhard (et al.)

    Pages 131-152

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eBook $189.00
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Softcover $249.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Predatory Prokaryotes
Book Subtitle
Biology, Ecology and Evolution
Editors
  • Edouard Jurkevitch
Series Title
Microbiology Monographs
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-38582-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-38582-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-38577-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07247-5
Series ISSN
1862-5576
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 251
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