524 pages | 412 Color Illus.
Our understanding of bacterial genetics has progressed as the genomics field has advanced. Genetics and genomics complement and influence each other; they are inseparable. Under the novel insights from genetics and genomics, once-believed borders in biology start to fade: biological knowledge of the bacterial world is being viewed under a new light and concepts are being redefined. Species are difficult to delimit and relationships within and between groups of bacteria – the whole concept of a tree of life – is hotly debated when dealing with bacteria. The DNA within bacterial cells contains a variety of features and signals that influence the diversity of the microbial world. This text assumes readers have some knowledge of genetics and microbiology but acknowledges that it can be varied. Therefore, the book includes all of the information that readers need to know in order to understand the more advanced material in the book.
Part 1: DNA, Genes, and Genomes 1. DNA 2. Genes 3. Genomes Part 2: RNA, Transcriptional Regulation, and Transcriptomes 4. RNA 5. Transcriptional Regulation 6. Transcriptomes Part 3: Proteins, Structures, and Proteomes 7. Proteins 8. Protein Folding and Structure 9. Multiprotein Systems and Proteomes Part 4: Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics 10. Genetics 11. Genomics 12. Bioinformatics Part 5: Bacterial Response, Adaption, and Evolution 13. Bacterial Response 14. Bacterial Adaption 15. Bacterial Evolution Part 6: Gene Analysis, Genome Analysis, and Laboratory Techniques 16. Gene Analysis Techniques 17. Genome Analysis Techniques 18. Laboratory Techniques Part 7: Applications of Bacterial Genetics and Genomics 19. Biotechnology 20. Infectious Diseases 21. Bacteriophage