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Editors: Elena P. Ivanova (Swinburne University of Technology)
Book Description:
This book presents an accessible and comprehensive survey of recent advances in the understanding of the structure and properties of microbial cell surfaces. Gathering leading experts in the field, it is the first book to cover the fundamental knowledge of microbial cell surfaces at the nanometer-scale resolution that is now provided by various scanning probe microscopy techniques (SPM). The advent of SPM has recently opened up a wide range of novel and fascinating applications for biological research. The book presents the most recent advances in the application of SPM techniques to study cell surfaces. It is a useful guide for researchers that are seeking to tap the power and scope of this technology to further their own work on cell surface structure and properties. The book also provides the reader with a realistic appreciation of the advantages and limitations of the SPM techniques, as well as the potential of these techniques to advance our understanding of biological systems to a new level.

Table of Contents:
Preface;

Chapter 1 - Physical Techniques for Cell Surface Probing and Manipulation; pp. 1-58
(Paul R. Stoddart and Narelle Brack, Swinburne University of Technology).

Chapter 2 - Application of the Atomic Force Microscope to Determine the Nano-Scale Structure and Interactions of Biological Surfaces; pp. 59-95
(Kristen Bremmell et al., University of South Australia).

Chapter 3 - Applications of atomic force microscopy in topographic imaging; pp. 97-110
(N. Mitik-Dineva and P. R. Stoddart, Swinburne University of Technology).

Chapter 4 - Structure of carbohydrate antigens of some Gram-negative marine Proteobacteria; pp. 111-144
(E. L. Nazarenko, Pacific Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry).

Chapter 5 - Morphology, Mechanical Properties and Manipulation of Living Cells - Atomic Force Microscopy; pp. 145-173
(Gregory S. Watson, Griffith University, Australia)

Chapter 6 - Imaging and Investigation of Function(s) and Efficiency of Ordered Cuticular Nanostructures; pp. 175-198
(Gregory S. Watson; Sverre Myhra, Bronwen W. Cribb and Jolanta Watson)

Chaptr 7 - Bacterial Cell Surface Structure and Adhesion to Surfaces; pp. 199-240
(Steven Tomlinson, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)

Chapter 8 - Cell Surface Ultrastructure of Marine Bacteria;
pp. 241-255
(Jonathan P. Wright Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)

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   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2006
   ISBN: 1-60021-242-5
   Status: AV
  
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