The Bacteriophages

Hardcover | December 1, 2005

EditorRichard Lane Calendarby. Stephen T. Abedon

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This authoritative, timely, and comprehensively referenced compendium on the bacteriophages explores current views of how viruses infect bacteria. In combination with classical phage molecular genetics, new structural, genomic, and single-molecule technologies have rendered an explosion in ourknowledge of phages. Bacteriophages, the most abundant and genetically diverse type of organism in the biosphere, were discovered at the beginning of the 20th century and enjoyed decades of used as anti-bacterial agents before being eclipsed by the antibiotic era. Since 1988, phages have come backinto the spotlight as major factors in pathogenesis, bacterial evolution, and ecology. This book reveals their compelling elegence of function and their almost inconceivable diversity. Much of the founding work in molecular biology and structural biology was done on bacteriophages. These are widely used in molecular biology research and in biotechnology, as probes and markers, and in the popular method of assesing gene expression.

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This authoritative, timely, and comprehensively referenced compendium on the bacteriophages explores current views of how viruses infect bacteria. In combination with classical phage molecular genetics, new structural, genomic, and single-molecule technologies have rendered an explosion in ourknowledge of phages. Bacteriophages, the mo...

Richard Calendar is Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California at Berkeley. He has been studying bacteriophages since 1966.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:768 pages, 8.58 × 11.1 × 1.61 inPublished:December 1, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Ry Young: ForewordContributorsPART I: General Background of Phage Biology1. William C. Summers: Phage and the Early Development of Molecular Biology2. Hans-W. Ackermann: Classification of Bacteriophages3. Harald Bruussow: Prophage Genomics4. Harald Bruussow and Frank Desiere: Evolution of Tailed Phages: Insights from Comparative Phage Genomics5. Stephen T. Abedon: Phage EcologyPART II: Life of Phages6. Paul J. Jardine and Dwight L. Anderson: DNA Packaging in Double-Stranded DNA Phages7. Allan Campbell: General Aspects of Lysogeny8. John W. Little: Gene Regulatory Circuitry of Phage l9 Regulation of l Gene Expression by Transcription Termination and Antitermination. David I. Friedman and Donald L. Court: 10. Ry Young and Ing-Nang Wang: Phage LysisPART III: Cubic and Filamentous Phages11. Bentley A. Fane, Karie L. Brentlinger, April D. Burch, Min Chen, SusanHafenstein, Erica Moore, Christopher R. Novak, and Asako Uchiyama: fX174 et al., the Microviridae12. Marjorie Russel and Peter Model: Filamentous Phage13. A. Marika Grahn, Sarah J. Butcher, Jaana K. H. Bamford, and Dennis H. Bamford: PRD1: Dissecting the Genome, Structure, and Entry14. Dennis H. Bamford and Jaana K. H. Bamford: Lipid-Containing Bacteriophage PM2, the Type Organism of Corticoviridae15. Jan van Duin and Nina Tsareva: Single-Stranded RNA Phages16. Leonard Mindich: Phages with Segmented Double-Stranded RNA GenomesPART IV: Individual Tailed Phages17. Gregory J. German, Rajeev Misra, and Andrew M. Kropinski: The T1-Like Bacteriophages18. Gisela Mosig and Fred Eiserling: T4 and Related Phages: Structure and Development19. Jon R. Sayers: Bacteriophage T520. Ian J. Molineux: The T7 Group21. Krystyna M. Kazmierczak and Lucia B. Rothman-Denes: Bacteriophage N422. Margarita Salas: Phage f29 and its Relatives23. Juan C. Alonso, Paulo Tavares, Rudi Lurz, and Thomas A. Trautner: Bacteriophage SPP124. Hansjorg Lehnherr: Bacteriophage P125. Anders S. Nilsson and Elisabeth Haggard Ljungquist: The P2-Like Bacteriophages26. Gianni Deho and Daniela Ghisotti: The Satellite Phage P427. Roger W. Hendrix and Sherwood Casjens: Bacteriophage l and its Genetic Neighborhood28. Nikolai V. Ravin: N15: The Linear Plasmid Prophage29. Peter E. Prevelige, Jr.: Bacteriophage P2230. Luciano Paolozzi and Patrizia Ghelardini: The Bacteriophage MuPART V: Phages by Host or Habitat31. Kenneth M. Stedman, David Prangishvili, and Wolfram Zillig: Viruses of Archaea32. Nicholas H. Mann: Phages of Cyanobacteria33. Robert V. Miller: Marine Phages34. Stefan Hertwig, Mikael Skurnik, and Bernd Appel: Yersinia Phages35. Pamela S. Fink and Stanley A. Zahler: Temperate Bacteriophages of Bacillus subtilis36. Lone Bronsted and Karin Hammer: Phages of Lactococcus lactis37. Martin J. Loessner and Richard Calendar: The Listeria Bacteriophages38. Graham F. Hatfull: Mycobacteriophages39. Margaret C. M. Smith: Molecular Genetics of Streptomyces Phages40. Jack Maniloff and Kevin Dybvig: Mycoplasma Phages41. Harald Brussow and Juan E. Suarez: Lactobacillus PhagesPART VI: Applications42. Gregg Bogosian: Control of Bacteriophage in Commercial Microbiology and Fermentation Facilities43. Noreen E. Murray: Phage-Based Expression Systems44. Bjorn H. Lindqvist: Phage in Display45. Charles P. Gerba: Bacteriophage as Pollution Indicators46. Cath Rees: The Use of Phage as Diagnostic Systems47. Patrick L. Wagner and Matthew K. Waldor: Bacteriophages in Bacterial Pathogenesis48. Carl R. Merril, Dean Scholl, and Sankar Adhya: Phage TherapyIndex

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"In summary, the book is a well-edited, comprehensive survey of phage researches and could be recommended for scientists working in various areas of biology."Immunological Investigations