Bacteriocins - Ecology and Evolution
Edited by M A Riley and M A Chavan
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.
Hardcover 150 p., 15 illus., 4 in colour ISBN 9783540366034
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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