Regulation of Secondary Metabolism in Actinomycetes: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Regulation of Secondary Metabolism in Actinomycetes

1st Edition

By Stuart Shapiro

CRC Press

312 pages

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Hardback: 9780849369278
pub: 1989-08-31

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This book provides a comprehensive examination of biochemical and genetic regulatory phenomena as they relate to the activity of actinomycete secondary metabolic pathways and the functioning of secondary metabolites as endogenous effectors of cytodifferentiation. Approximately 50 illustrations accompany the text.

Table of Contents

Structural Organization and Regulation of Antibiotic Biosynthesis and Resistance Genes in Actinomycetes. Cloning of Streptomycete Genes Involved in Antibiotic Synthesis and its Regulation. Autoregulatory Secondary Metabolites from Actinomycetes. Carbon Source Regulation of Idiolite Biosynthesis in Actinomycetes. Nitrogen Assimilation in Actinomycetes and the Influence of Nitrogen Nutrition on Actinomycete Secondary Metabolism. Molecular Mechanisms for the Control by Phosphate of the Biosynthesis of Antibiotics and Other Secondary Metabolites. Roles of Micronutrients in Secondary Metabolism of Actinomycetes. Physicochemical Factors Affecting Actinomycete Growth and Secondary Metabolism. Index.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General