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Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology

The Molecular Biology of Photorhabdus Bacteria

Editors: ffrench-Constant, Richard H. (Ed.)

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  • Focuses on recent advances in the molecular biology of Photorhabdus bacteria
  • Emphasises the application of this new research to agriculture and medicine
  • Discusses open questions and the need for further research
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This book provides an essential update on the startling array of novel insecticidal toxins and drugs produced by the fascinating bacterium Photorhabdus. The respective chapters describe everything from the detailed molecular biology of the ‘Toxin complexes’ or Tc’s to the complexity of insect immune response in relation to both the bacterium and its nematode vector. The volume covers both primary (toxin production and regulation) and secondary (natural product synthesis and regulation) metabolism and emphasises the potential use of toxins and drugs in both agriculture and medicine. It also discusses in detail two totally novel quorum sensing mechanisms and the likely role of LuxR solos in sensing the presence of different bacterial hosts. Lastly, the book explores the unique case of P. asymbiotica, which seems to have evolved the ability to infect both insects and humans. This synthesis proves that Photorhabdus truly does offer a ‘gold mine’ for the discovery of novel insecticidal proteins and novel natural products with potential uses in agriculture and medicine alike.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Insecticidal Toxin Complexes from Photorhabdus luminescens

    Pages 3-23

    Sheets, Joel (et al.)

  • Identifying Anti-host Effectors in Photorhabdus

    Pages 25-38

    Dowling, Andrea J.

  • Flagellar Regulation and Virulence in the Entomopathogenic Bacteria—Xenorhabdus nematophila and Photorhabdus luminescens

    Pages 39-51

    Givaudan, Alain (et al.)

  • Natural Products from Photorhabdus and Other Entomopathogenic Bacteria

    Pages 55-79

    Bozhüyük, Kenan A. J. (et al.)

  • The Regulation of Secondary Metabolism in Photorhabdus

    Pages 81-102

    Clarke, David J.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Molecular Biology of Photorhabdus Bacteria
Editors
  • Richard H. ffrench-Constant
Series Title
Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
Series Volume
402
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-52715-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-52715-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-52714-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84968-3
Series ISSN
0070-217X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 213
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