Caister Academic Press

Strict and Facultative Anaerobes: Medical and Environmental Aspects

Publisher: Horizon Bioscience
Editor: Michiko M. Nakano and Peter Zuber Oregon Health and Science University, Beaverton, OR 97006 8921, USA
Publication date: August 2004
ISBN-10: 0-8493-3317-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-8493-3317-0
Pages: x + 392

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This book brings together expert international authors who critically review all aspects of the anaerobic life of microbes highlighting their environmental and medical importance. The first three chapters serve as an introduction that focuses on taxonomy, anaerobic metabolism and genetic regulation of anaerobic processes in strict and facultative anaerobes. Subsequent chapters examine the remarkable physiological traits of anaerobic bacteria that enable the bacteria to be beneficial in one situation but hazardous to human and animal health in others. Other topics include the anaerobic nature of infections, latency, anaerobic biofilms and toxin production. Authors discuss the use of Clostridia as a therapeutic agent to combat cancer. The environmental/industrial section reviews in detail topical areas including iron, selenate, and arsenate reduction, oxidation of halogenated organics, ammonium oxidation, and acetogenesis. The application of these anaerobic processes to bioremediation and wastewater treatment is of great environmental and industrial importance. Also discussed are processes associated with the formation of industrially important "organellar" cellulolytic enzyme complexes and organic solvent production by fermentation. This major new book provides a comprehensive review of the wide-ranging capabilities of anaerobic bacteria, their basic biology and chemistry, their medical importance, and in particular their applications in biotechnology and environmental science. Essential reading for everyone with an interest in anaerobic bacteria, environmental microbiology, medical microbiology and industrial bacteriology.

Key Features:

* Detailed Discussions of Cutting Edge Topics
* Expert International Authors
* Fully Up-To-Date
* Broad Coverage
* Useful Index

Reviews:

"This book is a good candidate for library purchase as it will raise awareness of the importance of how anaerobic conditions alter and widen the capabilities of bacteria." from Microbiology Today (2005) August issue.

Chapter List:

Chapter 1: The Phylogeny and Classification of Anaerobic Bacteria
Erko Stackebrandt

Chapter 2: An Overview of Anaerobic Metabolism
Michael J. McInerney and Lisa M. Gieg

Chapter 3: Redox (Oxygen)-Dependent Gene Regulation in Facultative Anaerobes
R. Gary Sawers and Michiko M. Nakano

Chapter 4: Anaerobic Metabolism by Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Cystic Fibrosis Airway Biofilms: Role of Nitric Oxide, Quorum Sensing, and Alginate Production
Daniel J. Hassett, Sergei V. Lymar, John J. Rowe, Michael J. Schurr, Luciano Passador, Andrew B. Herr, Geoffrey L. Winsor, Fiona S. L. Brinkman, Sang Sun Yoon, Gee W. Lau, and Sung Hei Hwang

Chapter 5: Oral Microbial Communities Genetic Analysis of Oral Biofilms
Howard K. Kuramitsu

Chapter 6: The Gut Microflora
Rodrigo Bibiloni, Jens Walter and Gerald W. Tannock

Chapter 7: The Bacillus Holds its Breath - Latency and the Hypoxic Response of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
David R. Sherman and David M. Roberts

Chapter 8: Molecular Basis For Aerotolerance of the Obligately Anaerobic Bacteroides Spp.
Anthony D. Baughn and Michael H. Malamy

Chapter 9: Clostridial and Bacteroides Toxins Structure and Mode of Action
Michel R. Popoff

Chapter 10: Toxin Gene Regulation in Clostridium
Michiko M. Nakano, Peter Zuber, and Abraham L. Sonenshein

Chapter 11: Use of Anaerobic Bacteria for Cancer Therapy
J. Martin Brown, and Shie-chau Liu

Chapter 12: Bioremediation Processes Coupled to the Microbial Reduction of Fe(III)Oxides in Sedimentary Environments
Robert T. Anderson

Chapter 13: Prokaryotic Arsenate and Selenate Respiration
Joanne M. Santini1 and John F. Stolz

Chapter 14: Molecular and Cellular Biology of Acetogenic Bacteria
Volker Müller, Frank Imkamp, Andreas Rauwolf, Kirsten Küsel, and Harold L. Drake

Chapter 15: Anaerobic Oxidation of Inorganic Nitrogen Compounds
Ingo Schmidt and Mike S. M. Jetten

Chapter 16: Reductive Dehalogenation of Polychlorinated Benzenes and Dioxins
Lorenz Adrian and Ute Lechner

Chapter 17: Biotransformation of Carbon Tetrachloride by Facultative Anaerobic Bacterium Pseudomonas stutzeri
Andrzej Paszczynski, Jonathan Sebat, Daniel Erwin, and Ronald L. Crawford,

Chapter 18: Solventogenesis by Clostridia
Peter Dürre

Chapter 19: The Clostridial Cellulosome
Anne Belaich, Chantal Tardif, Henri-Pierre Fierobe, Sandrine Pagès, and Jean-Pierre Belaich

Chapter 20: Microbial Community Structure and Functions in Methane Fermentation Technology for Wastewater Treatment
Yuji Sekiguchi and Yoichi Kamagata

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