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Author Seltmann, Guntram.

Title The Bacterial Cell Wall [electronic resource] / by Guntram Seltmann, Otto Holst.

Published Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2002.

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Physical description 1 online resource (ix, 280 pages)
Contents Preface -- Introduction -- The Outer Membrane of the Gram-Negative Bacteria and their Components -- Periplasmic Space and Rigid Layer -- Further Cell Wall Components of Gram-Positive Bacteria -- Cell Wall Components of Archaea -- Components Outside the Cell Wall -- Cell Wall Models -- Cell Wall Functions -- Uncommon Abbreviations -- Index.
Summary The bacterial cell wall plays an important role in the interaction between bacteria and their environment. Thus, knowledge of the cell wall structure helps us to understand the biological properties. This volume presents a comprehensive description of all main cell wall components of both gram-negative and -positive bacteria (including mycobacteria) and archaea. Surface components outside of the cell wall, i.e. capsules, S-layers, and appendices (flagellae, fimbriae, pili), are discussed and the genetic background of their chemical structures is elucidated. On the basis of the structural background, the biological properties are explained. Methodological topics are also presented and critically discussed.
Other author Holst, Otto.
Subject Life sciences.
Biochemistry.
Cytology.
Microbiology.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783662048788 (electronic bk.)
3662048787 (electronic bk.)
9783642076480
3642076483
3662048787