Koch, Arthur L., 1925-

Bacterial growth and form / by Arthur L. Koch. - 2nd ed. - Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001. - 470 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [443]-462) and index.

1. From the First Cell to the Last Universal Ancestor (LUA). 2. Contrasting the Cellular Abilities of Eukaryotes and Prokaryotes. 3. Bacterial Growth. 4. Synthesis of a Functional Bacterial Wall. 5. Turgor Pressure of Bacterial Cells. 6. The Surface Stress Theory: Non Vitalism in Action. 7. The Mechanical Aspects of Cell Division. 8. The Gram-Positive Coccus: Enterococcus hirae. 9. The Gram-Positive Rod-Shaped Orghanisms: Bacillus subtilis. 10. The Gram Negative Rod: Negative Rod: Escherichia coli. 11. Apical Growth of Streptomycetes and Fungi. 12. Twisting and Rotation During the Growth of Gram-Positive Rods. 13. The Structural and Physiological Roles of the Layers of the Gram-Negative Bacterial Envelope. 14. Gliding Motility, Protonmotive Force, Motor, and Flagellar Rotation. 15. Prokaryote Perspective. 16. Wars over Bacterial Walls.

1402000677 (hb : alk. paper) 9789402416268

Bacterial growth.

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