Planctomyctes: structure, origins and cell biology

Planctomyctes: structure, origins and cell biology. Edited by John A. Fuerst New York, NY, United States: Springer New York, 2013. doi:10.1007/978-1-62703-502-6

Title Planctomyctes: structure, origins and cell biology
Place of Publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Springer New York
Publication year 2013
Sub-type Edited book
DOI 10.1007/978-1-62703-502-6
ISBN 9781627035019
Language eng
Editor John A. Fuerst
Start page i
End page 286
Total number of pages 298
Year available 2013
Formatted Abstract/Summary
▶ Focuses on the cell biology of planctomycetes
▶ Provides details on the significant ecology and enviromental significance of planctomycetes
▶ Examines planctomycetes' unusual structure, physiology, genomics and evolutionary significance

Planctomycetes, and their relatives within the PVC superphylum of domain Bacteria, including verrucomicrobia and chlamydia, challenge our classical concept of the bacterium and its modes of life and provide new experimental models for exploring evolutionary cell biology and the full diversity of how living cells can be organized internally. Unique among Bacteria they include species possessing cells with intracellular membrane-bounded compartments and a peptidoglycan-less cell wall, and bacteria such as the anammox organisms performing unique anaerobic ammonium oxidation significant for global nitrogen cycle. The book introduces these fascinating and important bacteria and deals in detail with their unusual structure, physiology, genomics and evolutionary significance. It is a definitive summary of our recent knowledge of this important distinctive group of bacteria, microorganisms which challenge our very concept of the bacterium.
Keyword Planctomycetes
PVC superphylum
Cell & molecular biology
Cell biology
Gemmata obscuriglobus
PVC bacteria
PVC superphylum
Planctomyces bekefii
Planctomyces limnophilus
Rhodopirellula baltica
Cell structure
Internal membranes
Non-cellular nature
Nucleoid DNA is tightly folded
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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