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Strict and Facultative Anaerobes

Medical and Environmental Aspects, 1st Edition

Edited by Michiko M. Nakano, Peter Zuber

CRC Press

390 pages | 85 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780849333170
pub: 2004-10-20

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Strict and Facultative Anaerobes: Medical and Environmental Aspects reviews all aspects of anaerobic bacteria, highlighting their environmental and medical importance. The first three chapters focus on taxonomy, anaerobic metabolism and the genetic regulation of anaerobic processes in strict and facultative anaerobes. The next section includes an examination of the physiological traits of anaerobic bacteria that enable them to be beneficial in one situation but hazardous to human and animal health in others. Other topics include the anaerobic nature of infections, latency, anaerobic biofilms, and toxin production. The final section reviews iron, selenate, and arsenate reduction, as well as oxidation of halogenated organics, ammonium oxidation, and acetogenesis.

This important book provides detailed coverage of the wide-ranging capabilities of anaerobic bacteria. It examines their basic biology and chemistry, medical importance, and applications in biotechnology and environmental science. It is an essential reference for everyone interested in anaerobic bacteria, environmental biology, medical microbiology, and industrial bacteriology.

Table of Contents


The Phylogeny and Classification of Anaerobic Bacteria, E. Stackebrandt

An Overview of Anaerobic Metabolism, M.J. McInerney and L.M. Greg

Redox (Oxygen)-Dependent Gene Regulation in Facultative Anaerobes, R.G. Sawers and M.M. Nakamo

Medical Aspects

Anaerobic Metabolism by Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Cystic Fibrosis Airway Biofilms: Role of Nitric Oxide, Quorum Sensing, and Alginate Production, D.J. Hassett, S.V. Lymar, J.J. Rowe, M.J. Schurr, L. Passador, A.B. Herr, G.L. Winsor, F.S.L. Brinkman, S.S. Yoon, G.W. Lau, and S.H. Hwang

Oral Microbial Communities: Genetic Analysis of Oral Biofilms, H.K. Kuramitsu

The Gut Microflora, R. Bibiloni, J. Walter, and G.W., Tannock

The Bacillus Holds its Breath - Latency and the Hypoxic Response of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, D. Sherman and D.M. Roberts

Molecular Basis for Aerotolerance of the Obligately Anaerobic Bacteroides spp., A.D. Baughn and M.H. Malamy

Clostridial and Bacteroides Toxins: Structure and Mode of Action, M.R. Popoff

Toxin Gene Regulation in Clostridium, M.M. Nakamo, P. Zuber, and A.L. Sonenshein

Use of Anaerobic Bacteria for Cancer Therapy, J.M. Brown and S.C. Liu

Environmental/Industrial Aspects

Bioremediation Processes Coupled to the Microbial Reduction of Fe(III)oxides in Sedimentary Environments, R.T. Anderson

Prokaryotic Arsenate and Selenate Respiration, J.M. Santini and J.F. Stolz

Molecular and Cellular Biology of Acetogenic Bacteria, V. Müller, F. Imkamp, A. Rauwolf, K. Küsel, and H.L. Drake

Anaerobic Oxidation of Inorganic Nitrogen Compounds, I. Schmidt and M.S.M. Jetten

Reductive Dechlorination of Polychlorinated Benzenes and Dioxins, L. Adrian and U. Lechner

Biotransformation of Carbon Tetrachloride by Facultative Anaerobic Bacterium Pseudomonas stutzeri, A. Paszczynski, J. Sebat, D. Erwin, and R.L. Crawford

Solventogenesis by Clostridia, P. Dürre

Clostridial Cellulosome, A. Belaich, C. Tardif, H-P. Fierobe, S. Pagès, and J-P. Belaich

Microbial Community Structure and Functions in Methane Fermentation Technology for Wastewater Treatment, Y. Sekiguchi and Y. Kamagata

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology