Clostridia is one of the largest bacterial genera with an enormous potential for biotechnical and medical applications. Despite growing scientific, medical, and industrial interest, information on basic methods, biochemical fundamentals, clinical practice, industrial applications, and novel developments remains scattered in a variety of research articles, reviews, and book chapters.
Responding to this gap in the literature, Handbook on Clostridia combines all of these topics into a single volume. The editor takes a global approach by presenting information on both Clostridia of biotechnological importance and Clostridia of medical importance. Experts in the field summarize methods, physiology, medical significance, regulation, ecosystems, genomics, and current and potential applications.
Providing a comprehensive resource on the complete field of Clostridium, this book also serves as a compilation of critical reviews on the advantages of using Clostridia for new medical and biotechnological applications. It is a valuable reference for every specialist, researcher, and student involved in this promising field.
Table of Contents
Methods. Metabolic Pathways and Transport Systems. Cellular Components and Medical Aspects. Regulatory Mechanisms. Complex Regulatory Networks. Special Groups and Ecosystems. Novel Developments and Applications.
"Considering the depth and thoroughness with which the volume was assembled, it will be quite a valuable resource for graduate students, research microbiologists, medical microbiologists, industrial biotechnologists, and toxicologists."
-Stephen Melville, Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 81, No. 2, 2006