Regulatory RNAs in Prokaryotes

  • Wolfgang R. Hess
  • Anita Marchfelder

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Colin P. Corcoran, Kai Papenfort, Jörg Vogel
    Pages 15-50
  3. Isabelle Caldelari, Pierre Fechter, Efthimia Lioliou, Cédric Romilly, Clément Chevalier, Christine Gaspin et al.
    Pages 51-75
  4. Elisabeth Sonnleitner, Theresa Sorger-Domenigg, Udo Bläsi
    Pages 77-94
  5. Jens Georg, Wolfgang R. Hess
    Pages 95-108
  6. Karen M. Wassarman
    Pages 109-129
  7. Ruth Schmitz-Streit, Dominik Jäger, Angelika Jellen-Ritter, Julia Babski, Jörg Soppa, Anita Marchfelder
    Pages 131-145
  8. Shiraz A. Shah, Gisle Vestergaard, Roger A. Garrett
    Pages 163-181
  9. Vineetha Zacharia, Daniel Lafontaine, Wade C. Winkler
    Pages 195-219
  10. Wuju Li, Xiaomin Ying, Lei Cha
    Pages 241-253
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 255-258

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date collection of review articles focusing on RNA-mediated regulation in prokaryotes. The various modes of action include the direct interaction with proteins, direct sensing of metabolites or of physical parameters, and the interaction with RNAs to stimulate or prevent binding of ribosomes or to stimulate degradation. Written by leading experts in the field, the book covers small RNA functions, RNA thermometers, riboswitches, the diversity of small RNA-guided CRISPR-Cas defense systems and selected RNA chaperons in both prokaryotic domains, bacteria and archaea. Recent advances towards the computational identification of regulatory RNAs and their targets are included and particular attention is paid to small RNA in pathogenic bacteria. This volume is the only one exclusively covering regulatory RNAs in the prokaryotic domains to date, making it essential literature for anyone interested in RNA function and gene regulation and a valuable resource for teaching these concepts.

Authors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang R. Hess
    • 1
  • Anita Marchfelder
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Biology IIIUniversity FreiburgFreiburgGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Biology IIUlm UniversityUlmGermany

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