Molecular Genetics of Bacteria

  • Filename: molecular-genetics-of-bacteria.
  • ISBN: 1555813992
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 735
  • Author: Larry Snyder
  • Publisher: Amer Society for Microbiology



Providing the single most comprehensive and authoritative textbook on bacterial molecular genetics, this updated edition provides descriptive background information, detailed experimental methods, examples of genetic analyses, and advanced material relevant to current applications of molecular genetics.

Molecular Genetics of Bacteria

  • Filename: molecular-genetics-of-bacteria.
  • ISBN: 0470850841
  • Release Date: 2004-03-10
  • Number of pages: 346
  • Author: Jeremy W. Dale
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Presenting the basic concepts and most exciting developments, this textbook provides an introduction to the molecular genetics of bacteria in a form suitable for the needs of students studying microbiology, biotechnology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics and related biomedical sciences.

Genetics of Bacteria

  • Filename: genetics-of-bacteria.
  • ISBN: 8132210891
  • Release Date: 2013-06-05
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: Sheela Shrivastava
  • Publisher: Springer



Described as the earliest, simplest life forms, with unlimited metabolic versatility, bacteria are ideally suited to answer some very fundamental questions on life and its processes. They have been employed in almost all fields of biological studies, including Genetics. The whole edifice of science of Genetics centers around three processes: the generation, expression, and transmission of biological variation, and bacteria offer immediate advantages in studying all the three aspects of heredity. Being haploid and structurally simple, it becomes easy to isolate mutations of various kinds and relate them to a function. The availability of such mutants and their detailed genetic and biochemical analyses lead to a gamut of information on gene expression and its regulation. While studying the transmission of biological variation, it is clear that unlike their eukaryotic counterpart, a more genetic approach needs to be employed. Transmission of genetic information in most eukaryotic organisms rests on sexual reproduction that allows the generation of genetically variable offspring through the process of gene recombination. Even though bacteria show an apparent preference for asexual reproduction, they too have evolved mechanisms to trade their genetic material. In fact, bacteria not only could acquire many genes from close relatives, but also from entirely distant members through the process of horizontal gene transfer. Their success story of long evolutionary existence will stand testimony to these mechanisms. While teaching a course on Microbial Genetics to the post-graduate students at Delhi University, it was realized that a book devoted to bacterial genetics may be very handy to the students, researchers, and teachers alike. A strong foundation in genetics also helps in comprehending more modern concepts of molecular biology and recombinant DNA technology, always a favorite with the students and researchers. Planning the format of the book, emphasis has been laid on the generation and transmission of biological variability. The omission of expression part is indeed intentional because lots of information is available on this aspect in any modern biology book. The contents are spread over seven chapters and the text is supported with figures/tables wherever possible. The endeavor has been to induce the readers to appreciate the strength of bacterial genetics and realize the contribution of these tiny organisms to the growth of biological sciences as a whole and genetics in particular.

Population Genetics of Bacteria

  • Filename: population-genetics-of-bacteria.
  • ISBN: 0521480523
  • Release Date: 1995-02-02
  • Number of pages: 348
  • Author: Society for General Microbiology. Symposium
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



A authoritative summary of the current knowledge of the genetic organisation of bacterial populations.

Bacterial and Bacteriophage Genetics

  • Filename: bacterial-and-bacteriophage-genetics.
  • ISBN: 9780387314891
  • Release Date: 2006-04-04
  • Number of pages: 578
  • Author: Edward A. Birge
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Genetic investigations and manipulations of bacteria and bacteriophage have made vital contributions to our basic understanding of living cells and to the development of molecular biology and biotechnology. This volume is a survey of the genetics of bacteria and their viruses, and it provides students with a comprehensive introduction to this rapidly changing subject. The book is written for upper level undergraduates and beginning graduate students, particularly those who have had an introductory genetics course. The fifth edition has been extensively revised to reflect recent advances in the field. The book now has a reader-friendly look, with end-of-chapter questions, "Thinking Ahead" and "Applications" boxes to challenge students’ comprehension and insights. A complete glossary of commonly used terms has been revised and expanded.

Genetics of Bacterial Polysaccharides

  • Filename: genetics-of-bacterial-polysaccharides.
  • ISBN: 0849300215
  • Release Date: 1999-04-30
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Joanna B. Goldberg
  • Publisher: CRC Press



Bacterial surface or secreted polysaccharides are molecules that can function as barriers to protect bacterial cells against environmental stresses, as well as act as adhesins or recognition molecules. In some cases, these molecules are immunodominant antigens eliciting a vigorous immune response, while in other cases the expression of polysaccharides camouflages the bacteria from the immune system. Until recently, most studies on the enzymatic steps and regulation of these molecules were performed on the enteric gram negative bacteria Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhimurium. With the advent of modern bacterial genetics, techniques such as construction and characterization of polysaccharide mutants, cloning of genes and complementation of these mutations, and expression of polysaccharides in heterologous bacterial hosts has prompted investigations into the roles and functions of these molecules for many different bacteria. Here, we present the genetic analysis of polysaccharides from a number of bacteria pathogenic to humans and one symbiotic with plants in hopes that similarities in the experimental approaches as well as finding s from such investigations may lead to a general understanding of polysaccharide synthesis and regulation in various bacteria. Features

Genetics of Bacteria

  • Filename: genetics-of-bacteria.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015009917520
  • Release Date: 1985-01
  • Number of pages: 286
  • Author: John Scaife
  • Publisher:



The tools of bacterial genetics; Pathways of mutagenesis revealed by analysis of mutational specificity; Mechanisms of mutation in DNA; Informational suppression; Gene fusions in bacteria; Insertion sequences; Bacterial transposons; Bacteriophage mu and its use as genetic tool; Site-specific recombination; Plasmids; Generalized transduction; The molecular and enzymatic basis of homologous recombination; Homologous recombination: the roles of chi sites and recBC enzyme; Control of gene expression in bacteria.

Genetics of Bacteria

  • Filename: genetics-of-bacteria.
  • ISBN: 9788132210900
  • Release Date: 2013-05-21
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: Sheela Shrivastava
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Described as the earliest, simplest life forms, with unlimited metabolic versatility, bacteria are ideally suited to answer some very fundamental questions on life and its processes. They have been employed in almost all fields of biological studies, including Genetics. The whole edifice of science of Genetics centers around three processes: the generation, expression, and transmission of biological variation, and bacteria offer immediate advantages in studying all the three aspects of heredity. Being haploid and structurally simple, it becomes easy to isolate mutations of various kinds and relate them to a function. The availability of such mutants and their detailed genetic and biochemical analyses lead to a gamut of information on gene expression and its regulation. While studying the transmission of biological variation, it is clear that unlike their eukaryotic counterpart, a more genetic approach needs to be employed. Transmission of genetic information in most eukaryotic organisms rests on sexual reproduction that allows the generation of genetically variable offspring through the process of gene recombination. Even though bacteria show an apparent preference for asexual reproduction, they too have evolved mechanisms to trade their genetic material. In fact, bacteria not only could acquire many genes from close relatives, but also from entirely distant members through the process of horizontal gene transfer. Their success story of long evolutionary existence will stand testimony to these mechanisms. While teaching a course on Microbial Genetics to the post-graduate students at Delhi University, it was realized that a book devoted to bacterial genetics may be very handy to the students, researchers, and teachers alike. A strong foundation in genetics also helps in comprehending more modern concepts of molecular biology and recombinant DNA technology, always a favorite with the students and researchers. Planning the format of the book, emphasis has been laid on the generation and transmission of biological variability. The omission of expression part is indeed intentional because lots of information is available on this aspect in any modern biology book. The contents are spread over seven chapters and the text is supported with figures/tables wherever possible. The endeavor has been to induce the readers to appreciate the strength of bacterial genetics and realize the contribution of these tiny organisms to the growth of biological sciences as a whole and genetics in particular.

Population Genetics of Bacteria

  • Filename: population-genetics-of-bacteria.
  • ISBN: 9781555815356
  • Release Date: 2011-04-20
  • Number of pages: 360
  • Author: Seth T. Walk
  • Publisher: American Society for Microbiology Press



Revisit the work of a pioneering innovator… • Explores the field of bacterial population genetics by highlighting the work of Thomas S. Whittam, best known for his work with enterohemorrhagic E. coli. • Features a compilation of research projects and ideas stemming from Dr. Whittam’s work that presents a broad perspective on the historical development of bacterial population genetics.

Genetics of Bacterial Diversity

  • Filename: genetics-of-bacterial-diversity.
  • ISBN: 9781483273556
  • Release Date: 2013-09-03
  • Number of pages: 466
  • Author: David A. Hopwood
  • Publisher: Elsevier



Genetics of Bacterial Diversity focuses on the rapidly developing field of ""non-K-12"" bacterial genetics that is largely outside the scope of other texts. The book begins with an introductory chapter that outlines the phylogenetic relationships of bacteria and the range of metabolic, behavioral, and developmental phenomena displayed by them. Two chapters then review the genetic processes found in bacteria generally, and discuss a range of genetic techniques used to analyze the various special systems described in the body of the book, respectively. Subsequent chapters deal with various special metabolic capabilities characteristic of certain groups of bacteria (light production, photosynthesis, nitrogen fixation, antibiotic production, degradation of aromatic compounds and mercury resistance); developmental processes of cell-cycle associated motility, sporulation, and specialized colonial behavior; four components of bacterial pathogenicity for animals; and pathogenic and symbiotic interactions of bacteria with higher plants. The final chapter explains some of the concepts and the progress being made in the application of population genetics to bacteria. This book may be of interest to microbiologists wishing to catch up on the genetic basis of some of the classical phenomena of bacteriology, and geneticists unfamiliar with some of the things that bacteria can accomplish.

Bacterial Population Genetics in Infectious Disease

  • Filename: bacterial-population-genetics-in-infectious-disease.
  • ISBN: 047060011X
  • Release Date: 2010-03-16
  • Number of pages: 582
  • Author: D. Ashley Robinson
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



This book is a unique synthesis of the major concepts and methods in bacterial population genetics in infectious disease, a field that is now about 35 yrs old. Emphasis is given to explaining population-level processes that shape genetic variation in bacterial populations and statistical methods of analysis of bacterial genetic data. A "how to" of bacterial population genetics, which covers an extremely large range of organisms Expanding area of science due to high-throughput genome sequencing of bacterial pathogens Covers both fundamental approaches to analyzing bacterial population structures with conceptual background in bacterial population biology Detailed treatment of statistical methods

Genetics

  • Filename: genetics.
  • ISBN: 9781449626105
  • Release Date: 2011-08-05
  • Number of pages: 800
  • Author: Daniel L. Hartl
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers



The Eighth Edition of Genetics: Analysis of Genes and Genomes provides a clear, balanced, and comprehensive introduction to genetics and genomics at the college level. Expanding upon the key elements that have made this text a success, Hartl has included updates throughout, as well as a new chapter dedicated to genetic evolution. He continues to treat transmission genetics, molecular genetics, and evolutionary genetics as fully integrated subjects and provide students with an unprecedented understanding of the basic process of gene transmission, mutation, expression, and regulation. New chapter openers include a new section highlighting scientific competencies, while end-of-chapter Guide to Problem-Solving sections demonstrate the concepts needed to efficiently solve problems and understand the reasoning behind the correct answer. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

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