Unique Features of Prokaryotes and Their Genetics

  • Edward A. Birge
Part of the Springer Series in Microbiology book series (SSMIC)


In beginning the study of the genetics of bacteria and bacteriophages, it is important to have clearly in mind the ways in which these prokaryotes and their viruses organize their genetic processes and the ways in which these processes differ from those utilized by eukaryotic organisms. This chapter provides a brief review of important cell functions, emphasizes their unique features, and then provides an overview of the basic genetic processes to be discussed later in this book.


Replication Fork Phage Particle mRNA Molecule tRNA Molecule Cold Spring Harbor Symposium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward A. Birge
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  1. 1.Department of Botany and MicrobiologyArizona State UniversityTempeUSA

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