Bacterial Genetics in Natural Environments by J.C. FryBacterial Genetics in Natural Environments by J.C. Fry

Bacterial Genetics in Natural Environments

EditorJ.C. Fry, M.J. Day

Paperback | October 19, 2011

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This book has arisen from the Second European Meeting on Bacterial Genetics and Ecology (Bageco-2) held at the University of Wales, College of Cardiff which we organised on 11-12 April 1989. The meeting was attended by some 60 participants from eight European countries and was made possible by partial financial support from the Commission of the European Communities (CEC) and Imperial Chem­ ical Industries (UK) Ltd. The meeting was organised to discuss modern developments in the genetics of bacteria in aquatic and terrestrial habitats. It followed on from, and complemented, the first meeting of this series organised by Jean-Pierre Gratia in Brussels during April 1987 which concentrated more on medical and epidemiological issues. ! The next meeting will be organised by Michel J. Gauthier in 1991 at Nice, France. If you have been fired with enthusiasm for ecological bacterial genetics after having read this book, and want to attend the next meeting but did not hear about the one in Cardiff, you should write to Dr Gauthier to be put on the address list. A lot is now known about bacterial genetics at the physiological, biochemical and molecular level, and bacterial ecology has developed rapidly over the last 20 years. However, until very recently, few researchers have crossed the divide and linked these two specialisms.
Title:Bacterial Genetics in Natural EnvironmentsFormat:PaperbackPublished:October 19, 2011Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:940107318X

ISBN - 13:9789401073189


Table of Contents

Section I: General Aspects of Studying Genetics in Nature.- 1 Genetic approaches to the study of gene transfer in microbial communities.- 2 Factors influencing the dissemination of DNA by bacterial conjugation.- 3 Factors limiting gene transfer in bacteria.- 4 Phage genetics and ecology.- Section II: Aquatic Habitats.- 5 Plasmid transfer in the epilithon.- 6 Laboratory standardised biofilms as a tool to investigate genetic transfers in water systems.- 7 Survival of laboratory and freshwater bacteria carrying an extrachromosomal xylE gene in freshwater microcosms.- 8 Gene transfer in marine environments.- 9 Gene transfer in activated sludge.- Section III: Terrestial Habitats.- 10 Plasmid transfer between soil bacteria.- 11 Gene transfer in polluted soils.- 12 The potential for gene exchange between rhizosphere bacteria.- 13 The use of a Sesbania rostrata microcosm for studying gene transfer among microorganisms.- 14 Plasmid transfer to indigenous bacteria in soil and rhizosphere: problems and perspectives.- 15 Use of wide host range promoters to monitor the fate of recombinant DNA in soil.- 16 The role of soil bacteria in risk assessment analysis.- 17 Gene transfer between streptomycetes in soil.- 18 The survival of genetically engineered microorganisms and bacteria on inanimate surfaces and in animals.- Section IV: Conclusions.- 19 Plasmid transfer and the release of genetically engineered bacteria in nature: a discussion and summary.

Editorial Reviews is a useful and timely initiation into bacterial genetics in the environment and has much to commend it... Society for General Microbiology; ...the book is well worth reading...the book presents tantalizing glimpses of the current state of knowledge of gene transfer in the environment and whets the appetite for future developments in the field. Trends in Genetics; ...The chapters in this book are of a consistently high standard and give an excellent account of the problems and issues of this area of ecology... Biochemical Systematic and Ecology