Item description for Bacteriocins: Ecology and Evolution by M. A. Riley, M. A. Chavan, Julie Nield, Tsunesaburo Makiguchi, Tienlon Ho, Elizabeth Randolph & Jon Buller...
Microbes produce an extraordinary array of defense systems. These include bacteriocins, a class of antimicrobial molecules with narrow killing spectra, produced by bacteria. The book describes the diversity and ecological role of bacteriocins of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, presenting a new classification scheme for the former and a state-of-the-art look at the role of bacteriocins in bacterial communication. It discusses the molecular evolution of colicins and colicin-like bacteriocins, and provides a contemporary overview of archaeocins, bacteriocin-like antimicrobials produced by archaebacteria. Furthermore, various modeling (in silico) studies elucidate the role of bacteriocins in microbial community dynamics and fitness, delving into rock-paper-scissors competition and the counter-intuitive survival of the weakest. The book makes compelling reading for a multi-faceted scientific audience, including those working in the fields of biodiversity and biotechnology, notably in the human and animal health domain.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Nov 15, 2006
ISBN 3540366032 ISBN13 9783540366034
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