Microbial Fundamentals of Biotechnology

Edited by Braun, Volkmar; Götz, Friedrich 
Wiley-VCH  November 2001  

Hardcover  XII, 365 Pages  ISBN 9783527306152      £149.00
The book reports research results from different disciplines.Topics include isolation and structure determination of new antibiotics and other biologically active secondary metabolites, biosynthesis of antibiotics in particular lantibiotics, nikkomycins and glycosyl antibiotics, mode of action of bacterial protein toxins, import and export of proteins, active transport and regulation of iron, the enzymology of murein biogenesis and morphogenesis, mode of action and biosynthesis of hopanoids, and second messenger systems of Paramecium.

The book gives answers to questions: how to use the biosynthetic abilities of micro-organisms to produce new biologically active compounds, how to synthesize (microbiologically or chemically) new structures, and how to test their biological activities.

From the contents



Antibiotics and Other Biologically Active Microbial Metabolites

Screening for New Secondary Metabolites From Microorganisms

Biosynthesis of the Lantibiotics Epidermin and Gallidermin

Fermentation of the Lantibiotics Epidermin and Gallidermin

Genetics of Nikkomycin Production in Steptomyces tendae Tü901

Glycosylated Antibiotics: Studies on Genes Involved in Deoxysugar Formation, Modification and Attachment, and Their Use in Combinatorial Biosynthesis

Analysis of the Biosynthesis of Glycopeptide Antibiotics: Basis for Creating new Structures by Combinatorial Biosynthesis

Homologous Recombination and the Induction of the SOS Response in Antibiotic-producing Streptomycetes

Membrane Processes

Regulated Transport and Signal Transfer Channels Involved in Bacterial Iron Supply

Iron Transport in Gram-negative and Gram-positive Bacteria

Regulation of the Ferric-Citrate Transport System by a Novel Transmembrane Transcription Control

Structure, Function, Import, and Immunity of Colcins

Structure, Activity, Activation, and Secrection of the Serratia marcescens Hemolysin/Cytotoxin

Staphylococcal Lipases: Molecular Characterization and Use as an Expression and Secretion System

A Multienzyme Complex Involved in Murein Synthesis of Escherichia coli

The Changing Path of Hopanoid Research: From Condensing Lipids to new Membrane Enzymes

Genetic and Biochemical Analysis of the Biosynthesis of the Carotenoid Staphyloxanthin of Staphylococcus aureus

Second Messenger System in Paramecium

Chemical Synthesis and Structure Elucidation

Structure Elucidation and Chemical Synthesis of Microbial Metabolites


Documentation of the collaborative research centre 323

List of institutes involved

List of supported project areas

Alphabetical list of members and participants

Support of young scientists

Alphabetical list of guests

International cooperation

International conferences


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