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Microbial Physiology (4th Edition)

  • Authors: Albert G. Moat, John W. Foster, Michael P. Spector
  • ISBN: 9788126521067
  • Publisher: Wiley Publishing
  • Edition: 4th
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Format: Paperback – 736 pages
  • Language: English


The Fourth Edition of Microbial Physiology retains the logical, easy-to-follow organization of the previous editions. An introduction to cell structure and synthesis of cell components is provided, followed by detailed discussions of genetics, metabolism, growth, and regulation for anyone wishing to understand the mechanisms underlying cell survival and growth. This comprehensive reference approaches the subject from a modern molecular genetic perspective, incorporating new insights gained from various genome projects.

New to this Edition
  • Entirely new chapter on microbial pathogenesis, covering the molecular cellular biology of viruses enabling infection of mammalian cells as well as the genetic factors regulating degeneration of host cells.
  • Thorough revision of sections on amino acids and cell division.
  • Text reflects new insights gained from genome projects.
  • New treatment of these topics: inteins, alternative sigma factors, phage exclusion, synthesis of cell walls membranes, mitochondrial evolution, nitrogen fixation, extremophiles, stationary phase regulation, apoptosis, metal resistance.
Table of Contents
  1. Preface.
  2. Introduction to Microbial Physiology.
  3. Macromolecular Synthesis and Processing: DNA, RNA, and Protein Synthesis.
  4. Bacterial Genetics.
  5. Techniques of Microbial Genetics, Genomics, and Proteomics.
  6. Regulation of Prokaryotic Gene Expression.
  7. Bacteriophage Genetics.
  8. Cell Structure and Function.
  9. Central Pathways of Carbohydrate Metabolism.
  10. Energy Production and Metabolite Transport.
  11. Metabolism of Substrates Other than Glucose.
  12. Fermentation Pathways.
  13. Photosynthesis and Inorganic Metabolism.
  14. Lipids and Sterols.
  15. Nitrogen Metabolism.
  16. Amino Acids.
  17. Purines and Pyrimidines.
  18. Bacterial Cell Division.
  19. Microbial Stress Responses.
  20. Bacterial Differentiation.
  21. Mechanism of Microbial Virulence and Pathogenesis.
  22. Index.
Authors Biography

Dr. Moat spent over 20 years as professor at Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia. In 1978 he became Chairman of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University, Huntington, WV.

Dr. Foster is professor of Microbiology and Immunology, and director of the Laboratory of Salmonella and E. coli Genetics at the University of South Alabama, College of Medicine in Mobile. He teaches courses in Medical Microbiology and Microbial Physiology and has published over 80 papers on the molecular strategies used by bacteria to survive environmental stresses.

Dr. Spector is professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. He teaches courses on Immunology and Medical Microbiology and runs the Laboratory of Molecular and Bacterial Genetics and Physiology.

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