Planctomycetes: Cell Structure, Origins And Biology by John A. FuerstPlanctomycetes: Cell Structure, Origins And Biology by John A. Fuerst

Planctomycetes: Cell Structure, Origins And Biology

byJohn A. Fuerst

Paperback | August 9, 2015

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This book introduces Planctomycetes bacteria and deals in detail with their unusual structure, physiology, genomics and evolutionary significance. It is a definitive summary of recent knowledge of this important distinctive group of bacteria, microorganisms which challenge our very concept of the bacterium. Planctomycetes, and their relatives within the PVC superphylum of domain Bacteria, including verrucomicrobia and chlamydia, challenge our classical concept of the bacterium and its modes of life and provide new experimental models for exploring evolutionary cell biology and the full diversity of how living cells can be organized internally. Unique among bacteria, they include species possessing cells with intracellular membrane-bounded compartments and a peptidoglycan-less cell wall, and bacteria such as the anammox organisms performing unique anaerobic ammonium oxidation significant for global nitrogen cycle.

Title:Planctomycetes: Cell Structure, Origins And BiologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:286 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.17 inPublished:August 9, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1627039406

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Table of Contents

1. History, Classification and Cultivation of the Planctomycetes

Cheryl Jenkins and James T. Staley

2. Cell Compartmentalization and Endocytosis in Planctomycetes: Structure and Function in Complex Bacteria

John A. Fuerst, Richard I. Webb, and Evgeny Sagulenko

3. Structural Aspects of MC Proteins of PVC Superphylum Members

Damien P. Devos

4. Cell Biology of Anaerobic Ammonium Oxidizing Bacteria:Unique Prokaryotes with an Energy Conserving Intracellular Compartment

Sarah Neumann, Muriel C.F. van Teeseling and Laura van Niftrik

5. Acidophilic Planctomycetes: Expanding the Horizons of New Planctomycete Diversity

Svetlana N. Dedysh and Irina S. Kulichevskaya

6. Towards the Development of Genetic Tools forPlanctomycetes

Mareike Jogler and Christian Jogler

7. Genomics and Bioinformatics of the PVC Superphylum

Olga K. Kamneva, Daniel H. Haft, Stormy Knight, David A. Liberles, and Naomi L. Ward

8. The Distribution and Evolution of C1 Transfer Enzymes and Evolution of the Planctomycetes

Ludmila Chistoserdova

9. Unusual Members of the PVC Superphylum: The MethanotrophicVerrucomicrobiaGenus "Methylacidiphilum"

Christine E. Sharp, Huub J.M. Op den Camp, Ivica Tamas, and Peter F. Dunfield

10. Phyla Related toPlanctomycetes: Members of PhylumChlamydiaeand their Implications forPlanctomycetesCell Biology

Claire Bertelli and Gilbert Greub

11. Planctomycetes - their Evolutionary Implications for Models of the Origins of Eukaryotes and the Eukaryote Nucleus

John A Fuerst and Evgeny Sagulenko

12. A Final Word - The Future of Planctomycetology and Related Studies

John A. Fuerst