Functional Microbial Genomics, Vol 33. Methods in Microbiology

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  • 428 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Functional Microbial Genomics, edited by two leading experts in the field, provides the researcher with an up-to-date collection of articles on post-genome technologies central to studying the function of microorganisms.

Since the release of the first complete genome sequence of a free-living organism in 1995, over 100 microbial genomes have been completely sequenced. The advent of new technologies for post-genomic analyses has allowed the rapid exploitation of this genome sequence information, heralding a golden era in microbial research. Functional Microbial Genomics provides in-depth accounts from scientists working with these new technologies explaining both the techniques and the ways in which they have been applied to the study of gene function in different microbial species.

Methods in Microbiology is the most prestigious series devoted to techniques and methodology in the field. Established for over 30 years, Methods in Microbiology will continue to provide you with tried and tested, cutting edge protocols to directly benefit your research.

* Bioinformatic approaches to genome sequence analysis
* Details the design, construction and applications of DNA microarrays
* Covers advances in bacterial proteome and metagenome analysis
* Describes functional genomic approaches for novel antibiotic target and vaccine candidate discovery
* Presents case studies where functional genomic analyses have revolutionized our understanding of model species

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GENOME SEQUENCE ANALYSIS
Annotation of genomes
From sequence to consequence: in silico hypothesis generation and testing
The atlas visualisation of genome-wide information

CONSTRUCTION OF DNA MICROARRAYS
Microarray design for bacterial genomes
Glass slides microarrays for bacterial genomes

COMPARAIVE NUCLEIC ACID ANALYSIS
Representational display analysis of Cdna and genome comparisons
Application of DNA microarrays for comparative and evolutionary genomics
Gene expression during host-pathogen interactions: approaches to bacterial mRNA extraction and labelling for microarray analysis
High throughput in vivo screens: signature-tagged mutagenesis
Further strategies for signature-tagged mutagenesis and the application of oligonucleotide microarrays for the quantitation of DNA-tagged strains

PROTEOME ANALYSIS
Advances in bacterial proteome analysis
Discovery of protein-protein interaction using two-hybrid systems

SECTION V APPLICATIONS OF MICROBIAL GENOMICS
Cloning the metagenome: Culture-independent access to the diversity and functions of the uncultivated microbial world
Reverse vaccinology: from genome to vaccine
Microbial genomics for antibiotic target discovery

CASE STUDIES
BACTERIA

Helicobacter pylori functional genomics
Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2): from genome sequence to function
Functional analysis of the Bacillus subtilis genome

SECTION VII CASE STUDIES
PARASITES

Plasmodium falciparum DNA microarrays and interpretation of data
Functional analysis of the Plasmodium falciparum genome using transfection
Chromosome fragmentation as an approach to whole genome analysis in trypanosomes
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Wren, Brendan.
Dorrell, Nick.

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