Bacteriocins

Ecology and Evolution

Editors: Riley, Margaret A., Chavan, Milind A. (Eds.)

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Microbes produce an extraordinary array of defense systems. These include bacteriocins, a class of antimicrobial molecules with narrow killing spectra, produced by bacteria. The book describes the diversity and ecological role of bacteriocins of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, presenting a new classification scheme for the former and a state-of-the-art look at the role of bacteriocins in bacterial communication. It discusses the molecular evolution of colicins and colicin-like bacteriocins, and provides a contemporary overview of archaeocins, bacteriocin-like antimicrobials produced by archaebacteria. Furthermore, various modeling (in silico) studies elucidate the role of bacteriocins in microbial community dynamics and fitness, delving into rock-paper-scissors competition and the counter-intuitive survival of the weakest. The book makes compelling reading for a multi-faceted scientific audience, including those working in the fields of biodiversity and biotechnology, notably in the human and animal health domain.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-3

    Riley, Prof. Dr. Margaret A. (et al.)

  • The Diversity of Bacteriocins in Gram-Negative Bacteria

    Pages 5-18

    Gordon, David M. (et al.)

  • Molecular Evolution of Bacteriocins in Gram-Negative Bacteria

    Pages 19-43

    Chavan, Dr. Milind A. (et al.)

  • The Diversity of Bacteriocins in Gram-Positive Bacteria

    Pages 45-92

    Heng, Nicholas C. K. (et al.)

  • Peptide and Protein Antibiotics from the Domain Archaea: Halocins and Sulfolobicins

    Pages 93-109

    Shand, Richard F. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bacteriocins
Book Subtitle
Ecology and Evolution
Editors
  • Margaret A. Riley
  • Milind A. Chavan
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-36604-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-36604-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-36603-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07170-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 150
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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