The Biochemistry of Archaea (Archaebacteria)

The Biochemistry of Archaea (Archaebacteria)

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In the last 10 years, considerable information has accumulated on the biochemistry of archaea. In this volume, the subject as a whole is treated in a comprehensive manner. The book brings together recent knowledge concerning general metabolism, bioenergetics, molecular biology and genetics, membrane lipid and cell-wall structural chemistry and evolutionary relations, of the three major groups of archaea: the extreme halophiles, the extreme thermophiles, and the methanogens. Subjects included are: the evolutionary relationship of these microorganisms to all other living cells; special metabolic features of archeaea; protein structural chemistry; cell envelopes; molecular biology in archaea including DNA structure and replication, transcription apparatus, translation apparatus, and ribosomal structure; and a final chapter on the molecular genetics of archaea. This comprehensive scope ensures its usefulness to researchers, and stimulates further study in this rapidly developing field.Acknowledgment The authora#39;s work on archaea is supported by NASA grant NSG70440-18. References [1] Stanier, R.Y. (1970) Symp. Soc. Gen. Microbiol. 20 , 1a€“38. [2] Murray, R.G.E. (1974) In: Bergeya#39;s Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, anbsp;...

Title:The Biochemistry of Archaea (Archaebacteria)
Author: M. Kates, D.J. Kushner, A.T. Matheson
Publisher:Elsevier - 1993-12-13

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