By Trudy M. Wassenaar
A finished, reader-friendly advent to the realm of bacteria
When most folks listen the notice "bacteria" they believe of meals poisoning; infections; and acute, debilitating, or deadly illnesses. but, whereas E. coli, strep, and different bacterial pathogens definitely reason their percentage of distress on the planet, they're just a tiny section of an enormous universe of microorganisms—the most simple of existence types. with out them, not anything else might stay or develop on Planet Earth. Bacteria: The Benign, the undesirable, and the Beautiful introduces you to this varied, microscopic international and explains the basic microbiological strategies you want to discover the lifestyles and behaviour of micro organism. whether you haven't any prior historical past within the topic, the book's transparent, jargon-free language tells you what you must understand about:
* The origins and evolution of bacteria
* a number of the basic ways that micro organism have formed the world
* micro organism normally present in the fit human body
* Antibiotics and the starting to be challenge of resistance
* Marine microbiology, bacterial pollution, and enzymes
* Bacterial genetics and genomics
* micro organism that live to tell the tale in severe environments, corresponding to boiling water
* and lots more and plenty more
This complete consultant beneficial properties custom-drawn, black-and-white illustrations by means of artist Karoly Farkas, and it illuminates its issues via real-world examples and fascinating tales. Discrete, topic-by-topic constitution, text-box summaries of heritage technology, and a valuable word list make for speedy and simple reference. no matter if you're a technological know-how specialist short of details on micro organism outdoors of your uniqueness, a scholar looking for a great advent, or a curious reader trying to find attention-grabbing and trustworthy details, Bacteria: The Benign, the undesirable, and the Beautiful is the source you need.
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ADGRCs are among the oldest aGPCRs. ADGRC consists of nine cadherin repeats (110 aa), followed by six EGF-like domains (see Sect. 1), two LAG domains, and an HBD (see Sect. 1). The cadherin repeats play a role in extracellular calcium binding . The 3D structure of several cadherin domains in other proteins has been solved lately. These cadherin domains are formed by seven beta-strands and show similarity to immunoglobulin constant domains [91, 92]. Comparable with EGF-like repeats, the quaternary structural composition of several repeats is mediated by calcium binding .
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