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Modern Topics in the Phototrophic Prokaryotes : Environmental and Applied Aspects / edited by Patrick C. Hallenbeck

Contributor(s): Resource type: Ressourcentyp: Buch (Online)Book (Online)Language: English Series: SpringerLink Bücher | Springer eBook Collection Biomedical and Life SciencesPublisher: Cham : Springer, 2017Description: Online-Ressource (VI, 492 p. 82 illus., 53 illus. in color, online resource)ISBN:
  • 9783319462615
Subject(s): Additional physical formats: 9783319462592 | Druckausg.: Modern topics in the phototrophic prokaryotes. Cham : Springer, 2017. vi, 492 Seiten | Printed edition: 9783319462592 RVK: RVK: WF 5200LOC classification:
  • QH434
NLM classification:
  • QW 52
DOI: DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-46261-5Online resources: Summary: This book offers authoritative contributions by world experts actively working on different aspects of phototrophic prokaryotes. Providing up-to-date information in this rapidly advancing field, it covers the range of topics that are currently the focus of research with this group of organisms. As essentially single-celled organisms, phototrophic prokaryotes process many environmental signals and use this information to optimize their metabolism, growth rate, DNA replication and cell division. Phototrophic prokaryotes are collectively of great interest for a number of different fundamental and applied perspectives and have long served as models for understanding such basic fundamental biological processes as photosynthesis and respiration. On an ecological/environmental level they are extremely important, being the most abundant photosynthetic organisms on earth and responsible for the majority of the primary productivity in the oceans. They also hold great promise as biotechnological catalysts, being able to couple solar energy conversion through photosynthesis and carbon fixation to the production of biofuels, commodity chemicals and neutraceuticals. The book is recommended to advanced students and scientists dealing with life sciences, especially in genetics, microbiology and molecular biologySummary: Section I: Phylogeny, taxonomy, and diversity -- Diversity of the cyanobacteria -- Diversity of the purple sulfur and non-sulfur bacteria -- A panoply of phototrophs: a photomicrographic overview of the thermophilic chlorophototrophs of the microbial mats of alkaline siliceous hot springs in Yellowstone National Park, WY, USA -- The Chlorobiaceae, Chloroflexaceae and Heliobacteriaceae -- Minireview on phototrophic Gemmatimonadetes -- Aerobic Anoxygenic Phototrophs: Four Decades of Mystery -- Section II: Environment and ecology -- Biological soil crusts -- Cyanobacteria in terrestrial symbiotic systems -- Ecology of phototrophic microbial mats -- Section III: Photosynthetic bacteria in hydrogen producing systems -- Cyanobacteria in hydrogen producing systems -- Development of photosynthetic bacteria as model organisms for biotechnology -- Phototrophic bacteria from extreme environmentsPPN: PPN: 1658348214Package identifier: Produktsigel: ZDB-2-SBL
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