© 1986

Bacterial Chromatin

  • Claudio O. Gualerzi
  • Cynthia L. Pon
Conference proceedings

Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. E. Kellenberger, E. Carlemalm, J. Sechaud, A. Ryter, G. De Haller
    Pages 11-25
  3. G. Geraci, L. Tomei, V. Calabro, G. Quagliarotti, L. De Petrocellis
    Pages 26-29
  4. J. Welsh, C. R. Cantor
    Pages 30-44
  5. K. Drlica, G. J. Pruss, S. H. Manes, S. G. Chevalier
    Pages 52-63
  6. M. A. Bjornsti, J. A. Hobot, A. S. Kelus, W. Villiger, E. Kellenberger
    Pages 64-81
  7. I. Lossius, A. Holck, R. Aasland, L. Haarr, K. Kleppe
    Pages 91-100
  8. C. O. Gualerzi, M. A. Losso, M. Lammi, K. Friedrich, R. T. Pawlik, M. A. Canonaco et al.
    Pages 101-134
  9. F. Le Hégarat, V. Salti, L. Hirschbein
    Pages 155-166
  10. D. G. Searcy
    Pages 175-184
  11. Claudio O. Gualerzi, Cynthia L. Pon
    Pages 219-219
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 223-227

About these proceedings


This book brings together various contributions aimed at the elucida­ tion of the structural and functional organization of the bacterial nucleoid. Most of these papers, spanning the fields of physical chemistry through biochemistry to genetics, were presented at the session on bac­ terial chromatin during the Symposium "Selected topics on chromatin structure and function" held at the University of Camerino, Italy, at the end of May 1985. Times when the bacterial DNA was regarded as "naked" or, at most, complexed with polyamines, and when the absence of histones and organized chromatin was considered to be a distinct feature of the pro­ karyotic cell, now appear remote. Our concepts of how DNA is packaged in bacteria are changing rapidly. Studies on the structure of the bacterial nucleoid are not new. Recently, however, investigations in this field have flourished again, leading to some important contributions such as the elucidation of the three-dimensional structure of what appears to be the major protein constituent of the bacterial nucleoid or the development of methods to titrate the extent of DNA supercoiling within the bacterial cell.


DNA bacteria biochemistry cell chemistry genetics protein

Editors and affiliations

  • Claudio O. Gualerzi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Cynthia L. Pon
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Cell Biology, Laboratory of GeneticsUniversity of CamerinoCamerino (MC)Italy
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare GenetikBerlin 33Germany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Bacterial Chromatin
  • Editors Claudio O. Gualerzi
    Cynthia L. Pon
  • Series Title Proceedings in Life Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-16607-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-71268-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-71266-1
  • Series ISSN 0172-6625
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 227
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Microbiology
    Cell Biology
    Medical Microbiology
    Biochemistry, general
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