Archaea: Evolution, Physiology, and Molecular Biology

Archaea: Evolution, Physiology, and Molecular Biology

Editor(s): Roger A. Garrett, Hans-Peter Klenk

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

Print ISBN: 9781405144049

Online ISBN: 9780470750865

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750865

About this Book

Introduced by Crafoord Prize winner Carl Woese, this volume combines reviews of the major developments in archaeal research over the past 10-15 years with more specialized articles dealing with important recent breakthroughs. Drawing on major themes presented at the June 2005 meeting held in Munich to honor the archaea pioneers Wolfram Zillig and Karl O. Stetter, the book provides a thorough survey of the field from its controversial beginnings to its ongoing expansion to include aspects of eukaryotic biology.

The editors have assembled articles from the premier researchers in this rapidly burgeoning field, including an account by Carl Woese of his original discovery of the Archaea (until 1990 termed archaebacteria) and the initially mixed reactions of the scientific community. The review chapters and specialized articles address the emerging significance of the Archaea within a broader scientific and technological context, and include accounts of cutting-edge research developments. The book spans archaeal evolution, physiology, and molecular and cellular biology and will be an essential reference for both graduate students and researchers.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 2

      Natural History of the Archaeal Domain (pages 17–28)

      Patrick Forterre, Simonetta Gribaldo and Celine Brochier-Armanet

    3. Chapter 11

      Genetics (pages 125–136)

      Moshe Mevarech and Thorsten Allers

    4. Chapter 17

      Transcriptional Regulation in Haloarchaea (pages 199–206)

      Felicitas Pfeifer, Torsten Hechler, Sandra Scheuch and Simone Sartorius-Neef

    5. Chapter 18

      Aminoacyl-tRNAs: Deciphering and Defining the Genetic Message (pages 207–215)

      Alexandre Ambrogelly, Juan Carlos Salazar, Kelly Sheppard, Carla Polycarpo, Hiroyuki Oshikane, Yuko Nakamura, Shuya Fukai, Osamu Nureki and Dieter Söll

    6. Chapter 21

      Transcriptomics, Proteomics, and Structural Genomics of Pyrococcus Furiosus (pages 239–246)

      Michael W. W. Adams, Francis E. Jenney, Chung-Jung Chou, Scott Hamilton-Brehm, Farris L. Poole, Keith R. Shockley, Sabrina Tachdjian and Robert M. Kelly

    7. Chapter 26

      Biotechnology (pages 295–321)

      Ksenia Egorova and Garabed Antranikian

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