The Flagellar World

The Flagellar World
Author: Shin-Ichi Aizawa
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-12-16
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780124172838

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The Flagellar World is a unique publication. The product of years of research and data collection by the author, this book is a pictorial guide to flagella in a variety of organisms. Each EM image is accompanied by a short description of the system in each organism. These never-before-seen pictures represent a wide variety of flagella, including Legionella pneumophila, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and many others. Researchers in microbiology, immunology, and parasitology will find this a fascinating and useful resource. A unique publication with many never before seen EM images of flagella A historical document of years of research on flagella Fills a specific niche that shows flagella in several varied organisms

The Bacterial Flagellum

The Bacterial Flagellum
Author: Tohru Minamino,Keiichi Namba
Publsiher: Humana
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2018-06-21
Genre: Science
ISBN: 1493983415

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This volume examines the structure and dynamics of the bacterial flagellum using bacterial genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, structural biology, biophysics, cell biology, and molecular dynamics simulation. The chapters are divided into 4 parts: Part I describes flagellar type III protein exports, assembly, and gene regulation in S. enterica; Part II explains how to isolate the flagella from the bacterial cell bodies, and further explains how to conduct high-resolution structural and functional analyses of the flagellar motor; Part III talks about how to measure flagellar motor rotation over a wide range of external load, how to measure ion motive force across the cytoplasmic membrane, and how to measure dynamic properties of the flagellar motor proteins by fluorescence microscopy with single molecule precision; and Part IV explores the structure and function of Spirochetal, Vibrio, Shewanella, and Magnetococcus flagellar motors. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Cutting-edge and comprehensive, The Bacterial Flagellum: Methods and Protocols aims to provide valuable and vital research to aid in the investigation of the bacterial flagellum resulting from various bacterial species.


Author: Juan-Luis Ramos
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 837
Release: 2011-06-28
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781441990860

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Pseudomonas comprises three volumes covering the biology of pseudomonads in a wide context, including the niches they inhabit, the taxonomic relations among members of this group, the molecular biology of gene expression in different niches and under different environmental conditions, the analysis of virulence traits in plants, animals and human pathogens as well as the determinants that make some strains useful for biotechnological applications and promotion of plant growth. There has been growing interest in pseudomonads and a particular urge to understand the biology underlying the complex metabolism of these ubiquitous microbes. These bacteria are capable of colonizing a wide range of niches, including the soil, the plant rhizosphere and phylosphere, and animal tissues; more recently they have attracted attention because of their capacity to form biofilms, a characteristic with potentially important medical and environmental implications. The three volumes cover the following topics: - Taxonomy, - Genomics, - Life styles, - Cell Architecture, - Virulence, - Regulation, - Macromolecules, - Alternative Respiratory Substrates, - Catabolism and Biotransformations. Pseudomonas will be of use to all researchers working on these bacteria, particularly those studying microbiology, plant crops, pathogenesis, and chemical engineering. Advanced students in biology, medicine and agronomy will also find these three volumes a valuable reference during their studies.

Bacterial Type III Protein Secretion Systems

Bacterial Type III Protein Secretion Systems
Author: Samuel Wagner,Jorge E. Galan
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2020-08-14
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9783030521233

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One of the most exciting developments in the field of bacterial pathogenesis in recent years is the discovery that many pathogens utilize complex nanomachines to deliver bacterially encoded effector proteins into eukaryotic and prokaryotic target cells to modulate a variety of cellular functions for the pathogen’s benefit. These protein-delivery machines include the type III secretion system (T3SS), which is widespread in nature and encoded not only by bacteria pathogenic to vertebrates or plants, but also by bacteria that are symbiotic to plants or insects. Because they are essential virulence factors for many important human pathogens, these systems are emerging as a prime target for the development of new-generation, anti-infective drugs. This book reviews our current understanding of these intriguing injection machines as well as of the closely related T3SS that serves in flagella assembly. Individual chapters focus on regulation, assembly, structure, and function of the type III secretion machine and on the evolution of the secreted effector proteins. Given its scope, this book will appeal to a broad readership, including researchers and teachers in the fields of infectious diseases, host pathogen interactions, plant and animal pathogenesis, and symbiosis.


Author: Carl Zimmer
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-05-06
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780307377562

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A Best Book of the YearSeed Magazine • Granta Magazine • The Plain-DealerIn this fascinating and utterly engaging book, Carl Zimmer traces E. coli's pivotal role in the history of biology, from the discovery of DNA to the latest advances in biotechnology. He reveals the many surprising and alarming parallels between E. coli's life and our own. And he describes how E. coli changes in real time, revealing billions of years of history encoded within its genome. E. coli is also the most engineered species on Earth, and as scientists retool this microbe to produce life-saving drugs and clean fuel, they are discovering just how far the definition of life can be stretched.

Encyclopedia of Microbiology

Encyclopedia of Microbiology
Author: Thomas M. Schmidt
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 3248
Release: 2019-09-11
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780128117378

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Encyclopedia of Microbiology, Fourth Edition, Five Volume Set gathers both basic and applied dimensions in this dynamic field that includes virtually all environments on Earth. This range attracts a growing number of cross-disciplinary studies, which the encyclopedia makes available to readers from diverse educational backgrounds. The new edition builds on the solid foundation established in earlier versions, adding new material that reflects recent advances in the field. New focus areas include `Animal and Plant Microbiomes’ and ‘Global Impact of Microbes`. The thematic organization of the work allows users to focus on specific areas, e.g., for didactical purposes, while also browsing for topics in different areas. Offers an up-to-date and authoritative resource that covers the entire field of microbiology, from basic principles, to applied technologies Provides an organic overview that is useful to academic teachers and scientists from different backgrounds Includes chapters that are enriched with figures and graphs, and that can be easily consulted in isolation to find fundamental definitions and concepts

Prawns of Japan and the World

Prawns of Japan and the World
Author: Lindsay G. Ross
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2001-06-01
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9054107693

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This publication looks at prawns and shrimps of the world, their ecology and consumption. It goes on to look at their physiology and feed as well as the technical aspects of prawn fishing.

The Big Bang and The Sages

The Big Bang and The Sages
Author: Sidharth Chhabra, Madhavendra Puri Das
Publsiher: Notion Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-01-06
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781637145890

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Could anyone imagine that ancient texts stated the age of the solar system and the universe to within 0.1% of the modern scientific values? Neither could these scientists, before reading this book: “It is hard to find an author who is expert in widely separated branches of science, but Chhabra and O'Rourke have dexterously sewn together state-of-the-art discoveries in five fields: cosmology, astrophysics, geology, paleontology, and embryology.” – ¬Prof. S. Ghosh, Columbia University “This book illustrates how the Puranas provide both a microscopic and telescopic view of the physical world from which modern science can learn and benefit.” – Prof. R. Buyya, University of Melbourne “The authors bury skeptics under an avalanche of well-researched facts. A real tour-de-force of scientific expertise.” – Prof. K. Pahan, Rush University “You have synthesized challenging material from at least four different fields into a thought provoking and compelling vindication of the Puranic cosmo-chronological order.” – A Saha, Smithsonian Museum of American History