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Microbiology Monographs

Microbial Linear Plasmids

Editors: Meinhardt, Friedhelm, Klassen, Roland (Eds.)

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  • The first attempt to comprehensively assemble current knowledge on different types of such elements
  • Highlights recent developments in the field
  • Challenges the distinction between viruses and linear plasmids
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Linear plasmids of microbes represent a heterogenous group of extrachromosomal genetic elements initially assumed to be rare and peculiar. However, we now know that they are fairly frequently occurring plasmids in bacterial and eukaryotic species. Viral strategies to avoid shortening of the linear molecules during replication imply a common ancestry. Linear plasmids may be beneficial, neutral or detrimental for the respective host; functions include production of protein toxins, specific catabolic capabilities, antibiotic resistance, pathogenicity factors, and senescence induction.

Microbial Linear Plasmids constitutes the first attempt to comprehensively assemble current knowledge of different types of such elements, highlight recent developments in the field, and challenge the distinction between viruses and linear plasmids.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Microbial Linear Plasmids
Editors
  • Friedhelm Meinhardt
  • Roland Klassen
Series Title
Microbiology Monographs
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-72025-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-72025-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-72024-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09120-9
Series ISSN
1862-5576
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 252
Number of Illustrations
51 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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